PRA Madison Design Office

Embracing The Wisconsin Idea

Nestled between two lakes, our Madison office is located in one of the two biggest U.S cities built on an isthmus. Just like the water of Lake Mendota and Monona, the Madison Design Office is ever ebbing and flowing, adjusting to client needs.

The City of Madison is known for a variety of things from Wisconsin’s largest institutue of higher education, to the abundance of high-tech companies, to hosting the world’s largest brat fest every year. Madison is brimming with promise and opportunities to help clients and make a positive difference, which is why, in 1998, we established our Madison Office.

Since 1998, the Madison Design Office has seen many changes in the city and has had a hand in shaping its shores and beyond. From the reaches of work with the Marathon School District to design and construction of nearby Madison Fire Station No. 11, and from luxury residential high rises to local grocery stores, the work of the PRA Madison Design Office consistently adapts to the unique needs of each client, working tirelessly to fulfill aspirations and complete client visions.

A City Entrenched in Education, Innovation, and Industry Diversity

Why Madison?

  • Academia – The City of Madison is home to Wisconsin’s largest higher education provider – The University of Wisconsin – Madison. Much like the university, we embrace the Wisconsin Idea. We aspire to design buildings that go beyond mere structures, positively impacting people’s lives and contributing to a better future for all. Moreover, our collaborative approach mirrors the spirit of Madison’s academic community. We forge long-term and meaningful partnerships, exchange knowledge, and together we build long-lasting solutions.
  • Innovation – Madison is a thriving center of innovation-seeking and continuous improvement,  The innovative nature of Madison is the lifeblood of our team’s approach to problem-solving and design, fueling their creative curiosity to not only tackle today’s challenges but also envision the possibilities of tomorrow.
  • Diverse Industry Sectors – With its diverse industry sectors ranging from technology and education to healthcare and agriculture, Madison offers a rich landscape of opportunities. This dynamic environment empowers PRA’s Madison team to assist a wide range of clients in achieving their visions and making a meaningful impact on the communities they serve.

The City of Madison is abundant with opportunities to positively impact the built environment. Our Madison Design Office is driven by an unwavering dedication to achieving design excellence to create spaces that overcome clients’ challenges and bring ease and efficiency to their daily routines. Our Madison architects breathe life into spaces to not only inspire and uplift, but also strengthen the fabric of those communities in which we build. Our goal is to develop environments that people are drawn to and provide solutions that will last generations to come.

Led by Steve Kieckhafer, this team closely collaborates with clients, key stakeholders, and communities to translate wants and needs into the successful projects that impact lives.