The 135,000 sq. ft. church and school is composed of striking forms and natural materials evoking the limestone ridge for which Fond du Lac is known. Together with a spacious fellowship hall, meeting space and parish offices, the entire church campus is cradled around a courtyard with a prayer garden and day chapel offering tranquil views to the east.
Bridges Elementary School, Sauk Prairie School District
Prairie Du Sac, WI
The 101,000 sq. ft. elementary school incorporates plenty of natural light to create bright classrooms. The space also utilizes skylights and borrowed lighting to bring natural light into the interior spaces.
The light-filled, contemporary pet surgery center features whimsical elements of wood, dog coat hooks, synthetic area rugs, and resin-rolled arm sofas in exam rooms that add a human touch in a professional environment. Accents of stainless steel, wood laminate and etched glass, along with white, grey, and a pop of the brand’s orange color, create a pet-friendly and calming environment for stressed patients and animals.
The 12,300 sq. ft. tenant space was transformed into an urban, playful bank office setting with the use of angled walls, various styles and different sources of lighting and textiles. The result is a fresh and unique design that maintains the quality image the Johnson Bank name represents.
The 1980’s canning plant was transformed into a world-class Research and Development Center. A new entrance was created by replacing the existing facade with a point-supported glass facade and vestibule to maximize visibility from the exterior. Behind the facade, a new atrium and skylight were added to bring daylight in to the core of the building. Finally, a new reception desk, glass and metal railings, white quartz flooring, a custom stair, and high gloss white paint panels are accented with Bemis colors of red and grey blue to complete the transformation.
Madison College’s 93,000 sq. ft. addition to the existing building’s entrance features a new Welcome Center, Student Achievement Center, café and library space. The design utilized glass to create an inviting and welcoming presence. Accents of light blue, green and orange were used to complement the Madison College blue logo and signage.
The new 750-seat, 30,674 sq. ft. addition features a generous lobby, outdoor plaza, full fly stage, orchestra pit, rehearsal room and high-end sound and lighting equipment. Exterior brick and precast concrete link the addition to the existing high school.
The project consisted of renovating an existing dining room and adjacent spaces to accommodate more residents and include a multi-use room for both staff and residents. Removing the existing entrance wall and demolishing three walls in the dining room opened up the space, and the interior finishes to the dining room were updated.
UW-Health’s 2-story 60,000 sq. ft. Medical Facility features a center atrium with a meandering path of walk-off carpet that leads you to each department. Each department has unique color identity and distinctive entry signage on stone columns that were carried from exterior to coordinate with the original brick. Throughout the building, the use of curves is a repeated theme from the hallways, down to the kiosks, glass and countertops. Other amenities include, artwork by renowned Native American artist Truman Lowe, community gardens and re-used original brick for monument signs and other landscaping features.
The interior of the three-story office space incorporates design elements from the existing, historic cream city brick as well as the sleek contemporary addition. Patterns and textures were selected that emphasized the raw and natural quality of time worn materials such as wood, stone, and concrete while others were chosen to incorporating a graphic quality that speaks to the nature of the firm’s work in marketing.