Kohl’s Planning Downtown Store July 13, 2022 Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee could soon be home to a Kohl’s department store. The Menomonee Falls-based company is rumored to be considering a small-format store in the HUB640 building, which previously housed a two-story Boston Store and its parent company Bon-Ton’s corporate headquarters. The eight-story Boston Store Building was acquired by Chicago-based North Wells Capital in 2017 and fully redeveloped… + Read More
UW Credit Union to open branch in East North Avenue apartment development July 1, 2022 Housing, Milwaukee UW Credit Union is to open a branch in the ground floor of a new apartment building on East North Avenue that is on course to start construction this year after gaining a key city of Milwaukee approval Thursday. That four-story building with 53 apartments is a partnership between Ryan Pattee, owner of Milwaukee developer… + Read More
Urban Spelunking update: Wheatley School apartments June 21, 2022 Housing, Milwaukee As the move-in dates for the new housing units at the former Wheatley Elementary School (aka 20th Street School), 2442 N. 20th St., approach, I stopped over to take a peek at the progress. Wheatley School was built in 1902 – with two additions in the 1960s and another in the early ‘70s – and was… + Read More
New Marion library opening delayed to fall June 14, 2022 Chicago MARION — The new Marion Public Library, which was last aimed to be open around the Fourth of July, is now looking at a September grand opening. Library Director Bill Carroll said the delay comes midst continued supply-chain issues and contractor worker shortages that have been seen around the country since the COVID-19 pandemic began… + Read More
Engberg Anderson Presents New Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship May 9, 2022 Milwaukee As part of our ongoing support of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, we are happy to present a new Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship to M.Arch student, Shavonte Grant. Grant recently presented to our firm her work and research. Her career objective as an architect is to create socially sustaining spaces to achieve healthier… + Read More
1840 Brewing is opening an “enhanced” West Bend taproom May 9, 2022 Milwaukee Bay View's 1840 Brewing Company will open a new taproom in downtown West Bend mixed-use development called The District at Washington and Main Streets. The 6,400-square-foot taproom is expected to open in the 177-unit luxury apartment complex by the end of the year. The District should be entirely complete by next spring. "The West Bend… + Read More
Bronzeville Project Could Be Creative Hub April 18, 2022 Milwaukee A city-owned site near the intersection of N. 6th St. and W. North Ave. could soon house an apartment building and creative hub for entrepreneurs. A partnership of Michael Adetoro‘s FIT Investment Group and Cinnaire Solutions would develop a 54-unit, mixed-income apartment building and entrepreneurial workspace on a 1.1-acre site that fronts W. North Ave. “We are proposing to create… + Read More
Riverwest development with affordable apartments, kitchen incubator advances April 4, 2022 Housing, Milwaukee A $24.7 million development with affordable apartments and a commercial kitchen for classes or young companies gained a design endorsement on its way to a possible July construction start on North Avenue in Milwaukee. That four-story building at 1136 E. North Ave. would have 91 apartments, including 77 for residents earning at most 60% of… + Read More
Elm Grove approves money for $98M Sisters of Notre Dame redevelopment March 31, 2022 Milwaukee Elm Grove officials approved a $23.3 million village spending plan to support a $98.1 million redevelopment at the School Sisters of Notre Dame campus, giving developer Mandel Group Inc. the final major approval needed to work toward a possible fourth-quarter construction start. A tax incremental financing district approved by the Village Board on March 28… + Read More
Chicago firm plans to redevelop historic warehouse buildings near Walker’s Point February 3, 2022 Milwaukee Chicago-based BK Development, LLC plans to transform the historic Lindsay and Walsh warehouse buildings near Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood into 182 apartments. According to building permits filed with the city, 118 units would be added to the Lindsay Bros. Building (126 S. Second St.) and 64 units would be added to the adjacent F.A. Walsh and Co.… + Read More
ThriveOn King project, delayed by pandemic, now aims for February construction start November 9, 2021 Milwaukee Construction of the $105 million ThriveOn King project along King Drive in Milwaukee’s Halyard Park neighborhood has been pushed back to February, due to delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. ThriveOn King is the name of the planned redevelopment of the former Gimbels-Schuster’s building at 2153 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Milwaukee-based project developer Royal Capital… + Read More
Cypress Residential Development Announces Luxury Apartments at Bayshore October 27, 2021 Milwaukee GLENDALE, Wis., Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Residential Development, in partnership with North American Development Group, recently purchased four acres on the edge of Bayshore Town Center in Glendale WI to construct a 400,000-square foot luxury apartment complex. The complex will consist of four apartment buildings with 311 units consisting of studio, one, two and three bedrooms. "We at… + Read More
Ripon Public Library approves $500K renovation design, fundraising to start this fall October 1, 2021 Milwaukee A planned renovation at Ripon Public Library has continued to move forward this summer as a design has been selected and the library’s Board of Trustees will begin planning a fundraising campaign for the update. The proposed renovations aim to update the children’s area, provide a space for teens to hang out and make the… + Read More
City Council reviews plans for $20 million Bloomington Public Library expansion September 20, 2021 Chicago BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Bloomington property owners learned Monday night how much they might end up paying for renovating the public library. The library board president and library director displayed renovation designs and provided cost estimates during the council's committee-of-the-whole meeting. The cost of library upgrades is estimated at almost $20.8 million, and… + Read More
Revised plan backed for second Bohemian Park building August 19, 2021 Milwaukee ASHWAUBENON – The village’s Plan Review Committee and Plan Commission discussed earlier this month a revised site plan of a second Bohemian Park apartment building, which includes one less floor than originally planned. The second building, to be located at the southwest corner of Holmgren Way and Morris Avenue as part of The Bohemian Park apartment complex,… + Read More
Urban spelunking: Hub 640 in the old Boston Store building July 14, 2021 Milwaukee Like most American cities, Milwaukee was once a hive of department store activity. Many of us remember Gimbels and Schusters, maybe even T.A. Chapman’s, though few of us know Espenhain’s other than as a name from Brew City history. Then there were the smaller ones like Goldmann’s and Miller’s. The last gasp for Milwaukee department… + Read More
Historic Milwaukee School to Become 82 Residences June 2, 2021 Milwaukee The development will utilize low-income housing and historic tax credits. The adaptive-reuse of the former Phillis Wheatley Elementary School along with the construction of a new building will bring 82 mixed-income homes to Milwaukee. Hunt Capital Partners and developer Royal Capital Group announced that the development will be supported by $13.1 million in tax credit… + Read More
Former Boston Store Is Being Transformed May 10, 2021 Milwaukee Bon-Ton was relegated to the dust bin of corporate history in 2018, but the department store chain left behind a lot of real estate. While shopping mall owners work to repurpose the windowless boxes once inhabited by department stores, downtown Milwaukee was left with something entirely different: an empty office building at 640 N. Vel R.… + Read More
St. James 1868: Gothic revival turns place of worship into place of gathering April 29, 2021 Milwaukee In 1868, construction of what today is the oldest remaining stone church in Milwaukee was completed. The Gothic Revival treasure, at 833 W. Wisconsin Ave. – formerly West Grand Avenue – was the ecclesiastical home to St. James Episcopal Church. Many of its original members, including Increase Lapham and Alexander Mitchell, were prominent in the… + Read More
West Bend approves incentives for 177 downtown apartments April 6, 2021 Milwaukee HKS Holdings has until October to pull building permits for 177 planned West Bend apartments under an agreement city officials approved to provide up to $5.4 million in city financial support. HKS Holdings is partnering with the city for the new market-rate apartments in two buildings at North Main and West Washington streets. Plans also… + Read More
Plans for second Bohemian Park apartment building recommended March 15, 2021 Milwaukee ASHWAUBENON – Plans to construct a second Bohemian Park apartment building received backing March 2 from the village’s Site Plan Review Committee and the Plan Commission. The committee and commission recommended approving an amendment to the project’s planned unit development (PUD) height limit and the site plan for a five-story building at the southwest corner… + Read More
Timber Lofts Wins National Design Award March 4, 2021 Housing, Milwaukee City's first mass timber project, in Walker's Point, chosen best new wood apartment building. The best new wood apartment building in the country is in Milwaukee. So says the WoodWorks – Wood Products Council. The non-profit bestowed the Timber Lofts apartment building with its 2021 Multi-Family Wood Design award. And while most new apartment buildings are made… + Read More
Rockford leaders hope new library project will attract more residents downtown January 4, 2021 Chicago ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Forest City invests in its library, but the new project will do more than house books. Rockford aldermen voted on details of a TIF agreement with the project’s builder. We show you what that means. “Our riverfront is definitely something that developers want access to,” said 9th Ward Alderman Bill… + Read More
Luxury apartments, houses, possible senior units floated for Elm Grove Sisters of Notre Dame campus September 8, 2020 Milwaukee Mandel Group Inc.’s plans for the former School Sisters of Notre Dame campus include 230 apartments, single-family homes and potentially more rental units for seniors. Mandel Group won the opportunity to buy the 30-acre campus from the Sisters, and is in the early stages of seeking village approval for a major redevelopment. Conceptual plans include… + Read More
First Look: Milwaukee Public Library’s new Good Hope branch July 29, 2020 Milwaukee After years of planning and construction, the Milwaukee Public Library's Good Hope Library opened today at 11 a.m., with limited services. Not only is it the long-awaited debut of this new library, which is part of a mixed-use development at 7717 W. Good Hope Rd., but it also marks the first reopening of any MPL branch… + Read More
Bayshore redevelopment adds 316 apartments to plans for new Target, Total Wine stores July 10, 2020 Milwaukee The next addition to Bayshore’s redevelopment in Glendale could be 316 apartments in four new buildings. Those apartments join the major revamp of Bayshore that includes moving Target into its former Boston Store space, and relocating tenants to tear down its enclosed mall for more mixed-use development. Mall owner Cypress Equities is seeking approval for the… + Read More
The Stone-Clad Huron May 29, 2020 Milwaukee New building begins to look more like its 140-year-old neighbor. The Huron Building, a modern office building in a block filled with historic buildings, is starting to look more like its neighbors. That’s because workers have begun installing a stone cladding that matches one found on the adjacent Mackie Building. While over 140 years separates the… + Read More
Five Fifty Ultra Lofts in Deer District May 8, 2020 Milwaukee Deer District should be busy at this point in the year. The Milwaukee Bucks should be heading deep into the playoffs, bringing capacity crowds to Fiserv Forum. Milwaukeeans should be embracing the warm weather and packing the beer garden, plaza and bar around the arena. The COVID-19 pandemic has put all that on hold. But owing to… + Read More
Mandel to develop apartments at Sisters of Notre Dame Elm Grove campus February 24, 2020 Milwaukee Milwaukee developer Mandel Group Inc. was selected to buy and develop new apartments on the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s 30-acre Elm Grove campus. The School Sisters plan to leave the Watertown Plank Road property in November 2021 and move into a planned $40 million project at Mount Mary University’s Milwaukee campus. About 100 sisters… + Read More
Library Board Picks Architect To Create Conceptual Designs For Expansion January 24, 2020 Chicago The Bloomington City Council is expected to get its first look at conceptual designs for a scaled-down $15 million library expansion by late summer. The Bloomington Public Library board this week selected Engberg Anderson Architects to work on those conceptual designs... The board selected Engberg Anderson in part because of the firm’s experience with other library… + Read More
Crowle shepherds transformation of St. James into new events venue January 17, 2020 Milwaukee By Bobby Tanzilo St. James Episcopal Church, 833 W. Wisconsin Ave., has been a fixture on West Wisconsin Avenue for more than 150 years now, and thanks to a new project that's due for completion soon, the 1868 building will move into the future with a new purpose. St. James 1868, a wedding and events venue… + Read More
Groundbreaking held for new senior apartments in Stevens Point January 14, 2020 Milwaukee By: Michael Leischner STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- A ceremonial groundbreaking- rather, snow-shoveling, was held Monday in downtown Stevens Point for a first of its kind senior housing development. General Capital Group will build an 88-unit complex in a current city parking lot at 3rd and Water Street aimed at helping seniors age in place… + Read More
Wood as strong as steel: Timber frame apartment building in Walker’s Point to be completed next spring December 11, 2019 Milwaukee Milwaukee's first building created with an unusual construction method, using high-grade timber instead of steel for its frame, will be completed next spring. Timber Lofts, a 60-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail space, is under construction at 300 W. Florida St., in Walker's Point. The four-story building, with studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, is being constructed with a… + Read More
RACM Approves Deal for Schuster’s Building October 17, 2019 Milwaukee The $84.5 million redevelopment of the historic Schuster’s department store complex on N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. received its first public approval Thursday October 17th. Royal Capital Group is redeveloping the approximately 400,000-square-foot complex at 2153 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. as a home for both the Medical College of Wisconsin‘s community-facing programs and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.… + Read More
In the News: Mitchell Park and the Milwaukee Domes October 3, 2019 Milwaukee Revitalizing Mitchell Park and the Domes: Community Health, Education and Green Jobs Central to Proposed Plan Shepard Express- By Virginia Small An ambitious plan to restore and revitalize the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, known as the Domes, and its surrounding public park aims to enhance Milwaukee’s efforts to be a green city. It would also… + Read More
Joliet City Council hears $10.5 million plan for library upgrades August 20, 2019 Chicago Property taxes proposed to pay for potential $10.5 million project The Herald News Joliet Public Library representatives brought virtual reality goggles to give City Council members a look into the future of what the downtown library would be with $10.5 million in renovations. However, council members appeared more interested Monday in the cost of the… + Read More
Marion library leaders plan to move quickly on new building July 26, 2019 Chicago Project that has been years in the making appears to finally be on track   MARION — After years of starts and stops, Marion Public Library leaders expect to move quickly on preparation for its new $18 million building in the coming months now that a new site has been selected. Earlier this week, the… + Read More
In the News: Mequon Public Market June 21, 2019 Milwaukee Get a peek at the Mequon Public Market before it opens on Saturday The Mequon Public Market at Spur 16, 6300 W. Mequon Rd., will officially open its doors to the public on Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. But you can satisfy your latent curiosity by joining us on a pictorial tour of the space,… + Read More
In the News: The Huron Building June 5, 2019 Milwaukee More Balconies, Windows for The Huron Husch Blackwell will have a balcony on each of its floors in the 11-story office building.   While it’s already under construction, J. Jeffers & Co. is continuing to modify the design of the 11-story Huron Building at 511 N. Broadway. The latest changes come in response to a request by… + Read More
InterLace Boutique Apartments in the Historic Third Ward May 20, 2019 Milwaukee The redevelopment of a Historic Third Ward warehouse into apartments is nearly complete. This summer, the InterLace Boutique Apartments will open in the building at 203 N. Broadway that is best known for its longtime tenant Paintball Dave’s. Entrepreneur Margaret Martin is converting the former American Wholesale Grocery Co. warehouse, built in 1925, into seven apartments. + Read More
Royal Capital apartments, restaurant near Fiserv Forum set for summer completion: Slideshow April 25, 2019 Milwaukee Royal Capital Group LLC this summer will open 112 apartments across from Fiserv Forum, which is the first new housing in the downtown Milwaukee arena district. The apartments line South Sixth Street and are connected with the city-owned parking structure that serves Fiserv Forum. See the attached slideshow for a look inside the Five Fifty… + Read More
Water Conservation House April 22, 2019 Madison To celebrate Earth Day, take a look at one of our Green Design projects, the Water Conservation House. The Madison Water Utility created this project to not only make use of vacant city land but to promote the core values of water conservation and efficiency. The modest, 2-3 bedroom single-family home, will feature innovative, water-saving technology… + Read More
Construction Starting on Huron Building April 18, 2019 Milwaukee 11-story office tower went through complicated, four-year design process.   Urban Milwaukee, By Jeramey Jannene - Apr 17th, 2019 Another surface parking lot is about to bite the dust. Construction work is about to begin on J. Jeffers & Co.’s Huron Building at 511 N. Broadway. The 11-story office building will be anchored by law… + Read More
In the News : Ikon Hotel March 28, 2019 Milwaukee Old Sears Building to Become New Hotel 80-room Ikon Hotel and 24,600-square-foot conference center planned for 21st and North. The city and developer Kalan Haywood are advancing a plan to redevelop the former Sears department store at 2100 W. North Ave. into an 80-room hotel and conference center. The hotel, to be known as the Ikon Hotel,… + Read More
Important new partnership will restore King Dr. Schuster’s building March 27, 2019 Milwaukee The former Schuster's department store building on the corner of King Drive and Garfield Avenue – the long-covered facade of which was tantalizingly revealed, briefly, a few years ago – will be renovated, and its facade restored thanks to a new partnership announced this morning. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will… + Read More
Groundbreaking on newly named Huron Building set for April March 14, 2019 Milwaukee The mixed-use commercial building that Milwaukee-based real estate development and investment firm J. Jeffers & Co. announced last year for the northwest corner of Broadway and Clybourn, now has a name. The development – which had been dubbed Broadway Connection – with offices, retail space and parking, at 511 N. Broadway, will be called The… + Read More
Restaurants, pool included in Racine’s @North Beach apartments March 14, 2019 Milwaukee RACINE — A city committee Thursday got the first public look at the 247-unit lakefront apartment complex, called @North Beach, which a Milwaukee developer plans to build on the former Walker Manufacturing site — an estimated $50 million project. The Downtown Area Design Review Committee was favorably impressed. The developer, Royal Capital Group, brought an… + Read More
Hub640 redevelopment in downtown Milwaukee secures $26.6M loan March 7, 2019 Milwaukee Chicago developer North Wells Capital secured a nearly $26.6 million loan for its acquisition and ongoing renovation of the former Bon-Ton Stores Inc. headquarters building in downtown Milwaukee. The Chicago investor is in the midst of an $8 million renovation of that building, now called Hub640, at West Wisconsin and Vel R. Phillips avenues. The… + Read More
Milwaukee’s Uptown Crossing Charrette January 19, 2019 Milwaukee Milwaukee Business Journal The Uptown Crossing neighborhood at North and Lisbon avenues in Milwaukee won recent victories toward attracting folks to visit for a good time and interesting food. Now local businesses are trying to stack up more. Read more...     + Read More
In the News: Broadway Connections January 14, 2019 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Urban Milwaukee- Jeffers Enlarges Broadway Connection Building New East Town office building planned to be two stories taller. Developer Joshua Jeffers proposal to build a new office building for law firm Husch Blackwell is now bigger. The building, originally planned to be nine stories, has now been expanded to 11 stories according to plans submitted to the… + Read More
Racine unveils details of $50 million lakefront development December 21, 2018 Milwaukee RACINE — A minimum $50 million, mostly residential construction project of 242 market-rate apartments is planned for the former Walker Manufacturing site along Lake Michigan. And that’s just phase one. At a news conference in Mayor Cory Mason’s office Wednesday morning, Mason and staff members shared details of the first phase of a planned redevelopment… + Read More
In The News: 550 Ultra Lofts – Milwaukee’s Arena Apartments November 26, 2018 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Urban Milwaukee- Arena Apartments Rising In the shadow of the Fiserv Forum, a new apartment building is rising. The building, known as the Five Fifty Ultra Lofts, is being constructed along the eastern side of N. 6th St. between W. McKinley Ave. and W. Juneau Ave. It occupies a small site left over from the… + Read More
In the News | State Archives Preservation Facility April 29, 2018 Madison History on the move as new state archives and preservation facility begins to fill Wisconsin State Journal | Barry Adams A drum set from an innovative Wisconsin musician and record producer, the roll-top desk of a Milwaukee civil rights leader and a 3-horse outboard motor designed by Ole Evinrude. Each has its place in state… + Read More
The Edge of the River Community Development April 11, 2018 Milwaukee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Racine, WI - Working closely with the City of Racine, Inspired Real Estate Developers, LLC has proposed the Edge of the River Community Development - the anchor project for Racine’s Machinery Row. The development will house approximately 300 residences in three to seven buildings, including the redevelopment of existing buildings on the site,… + Read More
Grand Opening: Retzer Nature Center April 9, 2018 Milwaukee WAUKESHA, WI — The Friends of Retzer Nature Center's Annual Earth Week Celebration Finale concludes week-long Earth-themed activities on Saturday, April 28, including the grand opening of their new Environmental Learning Center. The Finale event is offering free exhibits, programs, and activities for all ages from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Retzer Nature Center is located at… + Read More
Groundbreaking: UW-Eau Claire Residence Hall February 28, 2018 Madison University of Wisconsin Eau Claire brings New Living Options to Campus Eau Claire, Wisconsin - February 19, 2018 marks the day of the groundbreaking for the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's new residence hall. It will be the University's first new on-campus residence hall in nearly two decades. The new residence hall provides housing for 360… + Read More
Groundbreaking: Ashwaubenon Development December 31, 2017 Milwaukee Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin – The groundbreaking of Bohemian Park, a multi-phased, luxury apartment community, minutes from historical Lambeau Field and the new Titletown District, took place on Friday, December 22, 2017 in the Village of Ashwaubenon. The ceremony initiated the construction of a 50-unit luxury apartment facility, which is phase one of four for Bohemian Park. Phase one… + Read More
In the News: Pioneer Hotel November 3, 2017 Tucson Tucson, Arizona - The historic Pioneer Hotel will be transformed into modern office spaces for a variety of tenants in downtown Tucson. Built in 1929, the building was considered the first high-rise in Tucson. Engberg Anderson along with developer Holualoa will be revitalizing the Pioneer building, which includes preserving historical details and architectural components. Read… + Read More
Rockford has big plans for Library August 14, 2017 Chicago Rockford Public Library "Today’s libraries are very much done by communities for themselves...they are a measure of a community’s belief in itself.” - Joe Huberty, AIA In association with Gary Anderson Architects, Engberg Anderson plans to kick-off the Visioning Process for the future Rockford Public Library in 2018. During this process, the project team will engage… + Read More
Groundbreaking: Harmonee Square May 4, 2017 Milwaukee Wauwatosa, WI - Harmonee Square is slated to break ground this month. Led by the developer team Horizon Development and Luther Group, the project will include 30 apartments and 7,500 sf of ground floor commercial space. Harmonee Square will provide a new living option for Tosa residents and will also bring new energy to downtown.… + Read More
UW-Madison Campus Libraries Master Plan April 19, 2017 Madison Madison, WI - As part of a larger long-term strategic goal, UW Madison Campus Libraries in the midst of a master planning study that is looking for community input in shaping what the future of the libraries on campus could look like. Working alongside a New York-based strategic planning firm, brightspot, Engberg Anderson Architects is… + Read More
Groundbreaking: Historic Garfield School March 31, 2017 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI - The entire community was in attendance for the celebration of the groundbreaking for the Historic Garfield School redevelopment. The project, located in Milwaukee's Bronzeville District, aims to transform + adapt the former Garfield School into multifamily apartments. It will also involve demolishing the neighboring vacant properties to construct The Griot, a new building that will include 41-units of… + Read More
Bucks Arena District Housing February 23, 2017 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI - Local developer Royal Capital Group was selected to develop 90-units of multifamily housing within the new Bucks arena district area. “We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Kevin Newell and his team at Royal Capital to continue transforming this portion of the city,” Bucks President Peter Feigin said. “This project has… + Read More
AzLA 2016 October 25, 2016 Tucson Making Connections: AzLA 2016 Libraries speak to the essential spirit of a community and are as much a place of "connection and collection" as they are "a place to create and do things." Linking people to people is the essence of the 21st Century Library. Join us at the AzLA 2016 Conference in Tucson, Arizona.  Stop by our booth… + Read More
Today’s Headline: The Fairchild Building October 14, 2016 Madison Madison, WI – In the fall of last year, the City of Madison hired Engberg Anderson architects to complete a study for the feasibility of locating a men’s homeless shelter within the existing Fairchild building in downtown Madison. Leading the development is the local organization Porchlight Inc. The outcome of the study has provided the… + Read More
WLA 2016 October 5, 2016 Milwaukee Better Together The 21st Century Library sustains the life of the community. An expression of continuity and enrichment, it is a portal to both past and future. It is practical: a tool box for modern life. It is social: the community’s living room. It is a technology center: a business incubator, political forum or refuge… + Read More
ILA 2016 October 5, 2016 Chicago Discovery. Advocacy. Leadership. The 21st Century Library sustains the life of the community. An expression of continuity and enrichment, it is a portal to both past and future. It is practical: a tool box for modern life. It is social: the community’s living room. It is a technology center: a business incubator, political forum or… + Read More
In the News: New London Public Library September 23, 2016 Milwaukee New London Considers a Mixed-Use Library New London, Wisconsin – Engberg Anderson Partner and Architect, Alexandra Ramsey, spoke to the New London Public Library and Museum Board at an August 15th meeting. The City of New London is currently considering building a mixed-use public library that would combine commercial space and multi-family housing, with the… + Read More
Modern Builder Magazine September 8, 2016 Milwaukee "A Talented Team" Recognized as a leader in the multifamily housing / commercial housing market, Engberg Anderson was recently featured in the August + September 2016 issue of Modern Builder Magazine. Our firm focuses on elevating the housing market to provide a variety of options from affordable housing to high-end luxury downtown apartments. The spectrum… + Read More
In the News: Stitchweld September 7, 2016 Milwaukee Stitching Together the Neighborhood On the site of the former Harnischfeger building, where they manufactured welding rods, and the more recent Sweetwater Organics, the new Stitchweld development will provide 291 units of multifamily housing for people looking to live in the South Milwaukee area. In the heart of Bay View, this development will bring together… + Read More
Keystone Apartments August 9, 2016 Milwaukee The sound of shattered glass rang throughout Brady Street yesterday as Ogden Real Estate broke ground on a new housing option coming to Milwaukee's east side. The Keystone Apartments will provide 22-units of luxury living space along the lively street. The design of the apartments references historic cues from existing buildings on Brady Street.  In attendance… + Read More
Metrotech Development July 28, 2016 Madison Metrotech: Bringing a new housing option for Seniors in Madison Developer Royal Capital Group received an unanimous vote from the City of Madison's Plan Commission last Tuesday, moving the Metrotech development "Madison East" forward. Located on the far east side of Madison, the five-story,209-unit mixed-use development creates a new housing option for the community. Marketing towards seniors,… + Read More
Vliet Street Market June 23, 2016 Milwaukee Vliet Street Charrette In April 2016, the UWM School of Architecture (CDS), local community leaders and potential investors worked together as part of a design charrette for the near-westside neighborhood in Milwaukee. The charrette focused on the revitalization of the growing area and to brainstorm a viable solution that would have a positive economic impact on… + Read More
In the News: Rethke Terrace June 8, 2016 Madison Rethke Terrace is the first step to ending Homelessness Madison, WI – After 11 months of construction, the Rethke Terrace Apartments developed by Heartland Housing, Inc is now move-in ready for citizens of Madison. Part of a greater initiative for the city, this development is the first of five new permanent supportive affordable housing sites in Madison. The… + Read More
In the News: Port Washington June 1, 2016 Milwaukee Revitalizing Downtown Port Washington Endorsing two development plans, the Plan Commission continues to search for the project that meets the needs of the Port Washington community. Located on an abandoned restaurant and a boat-trailer parking lot, the plans proposed by Ansay development could meet the needs of the energized downtown. The building calls for a 44-unit, four-story… + Read More
2016 Project Brief: MKE Lofts May 5, 2016 Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin - The MKE Lofts are gaining recognition throughout the region. The Posner building, a department store in downtown Milwaukee when built, was originally constructed in two phases: the first phase in 1907, with an addition in 1913. Now redeveloped by HKS Holdings, LLC, the building has been converted into The MKE Lofts - 105 luxurious… + Read More
In The News: WHEDA Awards Nine Projects May 4, 2016 Milwaukee Every Step is a Step Forward for Bronzeville Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) awarded over $14 million in low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) to fund housing developments across Wisconsin. “Affordable housing and economic development go hand in hand to build strong neighborhoods,” said Lt. Governor Kleefisch. “The developments awarded… + Read More
In the News: Midtown Police Station April 15, 2016 Madison Madison, Wisconsin –At last evening’s public meeting, conceptual renderings of what could be the new Midtown Police station were unveiled. The community showed great support and enthusiasm for the project. Plans include a 32,000 sf building made of an off-white brick with metal and wood accents. Architect Mike Zuehlke, a resident of the area, said… + Read More
2016 WHSF: Felipe Ornelas April 5, 2016 Milwaukee Decisions of Today, Impact of Tomorrow Become an Agent of Change for a Brighter Future Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Architect Felipe Ornelas will be a guest speaker at the 2016 Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Forum.  At this event a number of Hispanic professionals from diverse industries will be in attendance to educate attendees/students and parents on their… + Read More
Bringing Bronzeville a Healthy Option April 4, 2016 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI – With the announcement of a new Pete’s Fruit Market location opening in the Bronzeville neighborhood in Milwaukee, the community will finally see the development it deserves. “The neighbors made it clear they wanted a full-service grocery store here, and we are so proud and happy today,” Alderwoman Milele Coggs said.  “With Pete’s Market coming… + Read More
PLA 2016 March 24, 2016 Chicago What's in your library? Libraries are equally about connections and collections. Linking people to people, staff, outside experts, fellow citizens ― that is the essence of the modern library. We believe buildings shape behavior. Open, engaging and comfortable buildings with connections to the surrounding neighborhoods increase participation and user satisfaction. Environment and service are connected… + Read More
Leadership Announcement March 22, 2016 Milwaukee Looking Towards a Bright Future at Engberg Anderson Milwaukee, WI – Engberg Anderson Architects continues to expand its footprint throughout the Midwest. Led by partners Mark Ernst, Bill Williams, Joe Huberty and Bill Robison, the award-winning architectural firm has a rich portfolio in a variety of building types including multi-family housing, mixed-use developments, aviation, libraries,… + Read More
CSI Madison Panelist: Jim Brown, AIA March 8, 2016 Madison Finding Best Practice in Exterior Detailing Join architect Jim Brown, AIA and Principal of Engberg Anderson - Madison at the CSI: Madison chapter event on exterior detailing. Panelist's will discuss a variety of topics including: Defining Best Practices in Detailing Resolving Conflict in Aesthetics How Form Impacts Function Value of Mock-ups & Control Samples Evaluating Material… + Read More
MANDI Nominee: Maskani Place March 2, 2016 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI - Maskani Place has been nominated for the State Farm Building Blocks Award for the 2016 MANDI Awards. As part of the awards program, Heartland Housing, Inc, building owner, interviewed Maskani resident Michelle Guzman to see how this development has supported her. Read more about Michelle's story at Urban Milwaukee MANDI Nominee Helps Homeless Families. Maskani… + Read More
In the News: The North End Phase IV January 28, 2016 Milwaukee January 26, 2016 - Milwaukee, WI – Estimated to be a $58 M housing development, the North End Phase IV broke ground during this cold month of January. Accompanied by ONE (phase I), Portrait & Silhouette (phase II) and Aperture (phase III), it will be the last of the buildings developed for the North End campus. Read… + Read More
Milwaukee Housing on the Rise January 21, 2016 Milwaukee Dwell. The Standard. Two50Two. New and upcoming housing developments are on the rise, elevating Milwaukee’s multi-family housing options to a new level. Not only has the standard of living dramatically increased, the economic value and impact has as well. In a recent survey conducted by Urban Milwaukee’s – Jeramey Jannene, he’s exposed the truth about… + Read More
1 West Broadway December 18, 2015 Tucson One West Broadway Officially Under Construction! One of Downtown Tucson’s most exciting new projects is officially underway with the groundbreaking of 1 West Broadway by Caylor Design and Construction. 1 West Broadway will be a beautiful and energy-efficient multi-story, multi-use development on the corner of Stone and Broadway, one of the major activity corners of downtown Tucson.… + Read More
In the News: Marion Public Library December 2, 2015 Chicago Marion, Iowa - Discussions continue as the Library Board seeks approval from the community for a new mixed-use library development, which would include an estimated 55-unit multifamily housing component. Leading the discussion is Architect Joe Huberty, Partner of Engberg Anderson Architects, and local developer Ryan Companies. Read more coverage on Marion Public Library story at The… + Read More
Tippecanoe Grand Reopening! November 25, 2015 Milwaukee Tippecanoe Library Grand Reopening WHEN Saturday, December 12, 2015 | 10 AM - 1 PM Ribbon-cutting with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Terry Witkowski and Library Director Paula Kiely begins at 10 AM. Library open until 5 PM. FEATURING Live music from the Ronald Reagan High School Jazz Combo, crafts, tour stations, mini-story times, seed packet giveaways in partnership with… + Read More
WCREW: Showcase Awards 2015 November 12, 2015 Madison, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI – Engberg Anderson Architects received two awards among the six projects being recognized at the WCREW Showcase awards ceremony this past Thursday, October 29th. MIAD Two50Two | The Impact Achievement Award Creating a MIAD District Prior to the 252 development, student housing was sparse and spread out across the Third Ward, none of… + Read More
West Allis Apartments November 11, 2015 Milwaukee West Allis, WI - A new housing development on the rise for West Allis. At last night's Community Development meeting, developer Ogden & Company, Inc proposed a new housing option for young professionals in West Allis, the development is worth $34 million. Progress continues as they seek financial assistance from the City. Read more on… + Read More
Airport Improvement: GMIA November 11, 2015 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport has been a long term client of Engberg Anderson. Our most recent project on the aviation campus however was the most challenging and rewarding. Being one of the busiest parts of the airport, the baggage claim required a highly skilled project management team to ensure the… + Read More
In the News: Mayor Visits Tippecanoe Library October 27, 2015 Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Library's Tippecanoe Library Joined by Milwaukee Public Library's Deputy Director of Public Services Joan Johnson and District Alderman Terry Witkowski, Mayor Tom Barrett toured the Tippecanoe library construction site today. With the renovation underway, the project is on schedule and expected to be complete by December 12th, 2015 More about the Renovation To make the… + Read More
Airports Going Green Conference 2015 October 23, 2015 Milwaukee Engberg Anderson Architects will be in attendance at this year's Airports Going Green Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Led by Project Manager Debra Sider, a recent renovation at the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, WI has begun to earn recognition for their sustainable baggage claim building. Among the many that submitted, only a few are… + Read More
2015 ILA Conference October 22, 2015 Chicago A Library State of Mind | Join us at the 2015 ILA Conference The annual Illinois Library Association conference brings together library organizations in Illinois for a chance to connect, network, and learn together. Engberg Anderson Architects participates yearly at the conference to provide industry knowledge in regards to library facility planning and design. Stop by… + Read More
Library Workshop Roadtrip September 24, 2015 Chicago Where in the world is Joe Huberty? Over a week of planned community workshops, Architect, Joe Huberty, has been on the move. Starting in Northern Illinois and making his way across to Marion, Iowa, Joe has been working with multiple communities, capturing their input and helping them envision the future of their libraries! See what's… + Read More
In The News: Marathon County Public Library September 24, 2015 Milwaukee What's a Library supposed to do with 12,000 square feet of empty space? Put a Museum in it! Architects Alex Ramsey and Bill Robison have been collaborating with the Marathon County Public Library and community to understand their vision for the library. Over the span of multiple community workshops, the results have lead to a unique… + Read More
Pabst Brewery Approved! September 22, 2015 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI - After a City Plan Commission meeting earlier this week, our plans to renovate and rehabilitate the Pabst Brewery - Building 23 have been approved to move forward. Learn project details in this article posted by OnMilwaukee. About the Pabst Brewery Building 23 Building 23 located on the Pabst Brewery campus is one of the… + Read More
Webinar: Play Spaces in the Library September 15, 2015 Chicago Architect Shaun Kelly, AIA joins Demco Products and Barrington Area Library on this week's webinar: Playful Learning in the Library. Tune in as they share their story on the recent renovation at Barrington Area Library and how it has changed the future their library and how it has inspired the Barrington community! Play spaces encourage… + Read More
Groundbreaking: Lemont Public Library August 12, 2015 Chicago Lemont, IL - On August 11th, Lemont Public Library held the groundbreaking ceremony for the modernization of their facility. Over a project timeline of seven months, the Library anticipates a full interior renovation and the construction of a new and welcoming entrance. Read coverage on the event at MySuburbanLife.     + Read More
Celebrating 10 Years in Madison August 1, 2015 Madison Madison, WI – Engberg Anderson Architects has been actively practicing in Madison for the past ten years! In 2005, our Milwaukee based firm expanded into the Madison and opened doors at 1 North Pinckney Street, just two blocks away from the State Capital. Engberg Anderson Architects is currently the headquarters of employees Jim Brown, AIA and… + Read More
Pabst Brewery: Returns to Milwaukee July 25, 2015 Milwaukee Welcome home Pabst Blue Ribbon! We're excited to be a part of this great project on the historic Pabst Brewing Complex. Check out some photos from the event this morning or read more here: + Read More
Madison Supportive Housing July 6, 2015 Madison Madison, WI - The Madison Supportive Housing broke ground July 1st. “This development is a great example of multiple partners coming to the table to create more housing for our community. This is an important step towards addressing affordable housing and getting people the services they need.” - Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive. Read more… + Read More
2015 Project Brief: The Standard at East Library June 20, 2015 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI – The Standard at East Library, a new mixed-use development on Milwaukee’s East Side, is the second development of its kind for the City of Milwaukee. Collaborating with the Milwaukee Public Library District, developer HSI Properties and Engberg Anderson Architects were able to design the catalytic project for the community as a part… + Read More
Tucson: One East Meets 1 West June 2, 2015 Tucson Tucson, AZ - Following the success of One East Broadway, 1 West Broadway is currently in development. Tucson, Arizona has seen a resurgence of interest in Urban living and working. Strategically located in the heart of downtown, Owner's Art Wadlund and Rob Caylor are capitalizing on the demand for an urban lifestyle by continuing to develop mixed-use housing.… + Read More
2015 Project Brief: MIAD Two50Two June 1, 2015 Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI - Two50Two, the newest residence hall for students attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), debuted in the 2014-2015 school year. Across the street from MIAD’s main academic building and steps from the Student Union, the new mixed-use building offers ideal housing for students, and creates an identifiable MIAD District. "The… + Read More
Chicago Office Opens May 31, 2015 Chicago Chicago, IL – Due to the success of Engberg Anderson’s new Chicago office over the last year, the firm is moving to a new office space. Acknowledging years of collaboration with clients throughout northern Illinois and continuing growth across the region, the architectural firm Engberg Anderson opened a Chicagoland location in 2014. Partner Joseph Huberty,… + Read More
Pima Association of Governments Honored for LEED Silver April 6, 2015 Tucson Tucson, AZ – In 2014, the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), designed by Engberg Anderson Architects, achieved LEED-Silver for Commercial Interiors for their new office space. PAG is the anchor tenant for One East Broadway, a new, urban, mixed-use development in downtown Tucson also designed by Engberg Anderson. Seen as a catalyst for green building,… + Read More
Bay View Development March 12, 2015 Milwaukee There Grows the Neighborhood Milwaukee, Wisconsin - A $40 million apartment development with 307 units is being developed in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood. The site is on the former Sweet Water Organics Farm, a once thriving local farm to table non-profit that raised a variety of produce including fish, vegetables and herbs. The project is being led… + Read More
What’s with the New Logo? August 8, 2014 Milwaukee With plenty of growth and new talent in our firm, we felt it was time for a refresh of our visual identity, brand and logo. You may notice that our colors are getting brighter and our logo has evolved. For us, the refreshed brand reflects the culture of our firm and where we stand on… + Read More
Josie Vega: Joins Engberg Anderson Architects December 27, 2013 Milwaukee Josie Vega Join Engberg Anderson as Interior Designer Milwaukee, WI – Engberg Anderson is pleased to welcome the newest member of our award-winning interior design team, Josie Vega. “We are excited about Josie's design talent as well as the breadth of her project experience,” said Bill Robison, Partner. “Even more so, we are certain our… + Read More