Projects

 

Capital Projects

Campus Planning oversees the planning, coordination, review, design, and construction of campus projects over $185,000, with most of our projects in the $1-$100 million range including responsibilities to:

  • Manage the capital budget process for all major projects.
  • Review all major campus projects in accordance with Master and Redevelopment Plans
  • Manage the planning, design, and construction for General Fund Supported Borrowing (GFSB) and Program Revenue (PR) funded major building projects in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System (UWSA) and the Wisconsin Division of Facilities Development & Management  (DFDM).
  • Manage the delivery of 100 percent gift- and grant-funded major building projects under the authority granted by WI Act 55.
  • Support the mission of UW-Milwaukee in the development of all major projects.

 

Project Name Total Cost Project Status
1. Lubar Entrepreneurship Center & Welcome Center $8,268,000 Construction
2. Classroom Projects 15-17 $850,000 Design Development
3. Jan Serr Studio at Kenilworth Square East $800,000 Design Development
4. NWQ Renovation and Student Health Services Remodeling $63,246,000

Master Planning

Pre-Design

5. Sandburg Residence Hall Renovation $33,000,000

Master Planning

Pre-Design


1. Lubar Entrepreneurship Center & Welcome Center

N. Maryland Ave & E. Kenwood Blvd

This project will provide a new stand‐alone, two‐level building for the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, Welcome Center and a Grind Café.

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center will include spaces for collaborative activities, project‐based rooms, and active learning environments.  The space will be home to the Ideas Challenge Programming that supports education and entrepreneurship, curricular programs, and an ongoing relationship with business community partners, forming a growing ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Welcome Center will relocate visit programs and services from Vogel Hall to the new facility. It will continue to offer a variety of special tours and campus visits based at the new facility, serving prospective students.

Together the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and Welcome Center will serve as a “front door” to campus, not only for students, but also for business and community leaders who interact with the University.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Continuum Architects + Planners.
  • Contractor: SMA Construction Services
  • Total Project Cost: $8,268,000
  • Square Footage: 15,420 ASF / 24,094 GSF
  • Sources of Funding: $8,268,000 PR-Cash
  • Status: Design Complete
  • Bidding: Complete
  • Project Review: March 2017
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: Summer 2017
  • Bidding: November 2017
  • Start Construction: February 2018
  • Substantial Completion: December 2018
  • Occupancy: February 2019
  • Primary Occupants: Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and Welcome Center


2. Classroom Projects 15-17

Kenwood Campus - EMS Building

EMS Hall – Project intent is to reconfigure 6 existing general assignment, non-mediated classrooms to provide 3 larger capacity mediated classrooms.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Mike Priem (priemm@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Bray Architects
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Total Project Cost: $850,000
  • Sources of Funding: $850,000 GFSB
  • Status: Design Development (0% Complete)
  • Start Planning: May 2017
  • 35% Review: Complete
  • Bidding: Feb – March 2018
  • Start Construction: Spring 2018
  • Percent Completion: 0%
  • Substantial Completion: December 2018
  • Occupancy: January 2018
  • Primary Occupants: General Assignment Classrooms


3. Jan Serr Studio at Kenilworth Square East

2185 N. Prospect Ave

Black box theaters (also known as an experimental theater), are a recent innovation in theatre design and experiences; foregoing the elaborate design, formality and complexity of traditional theaters to create a more intimate and informal experience for both performers and the audience.

The proposed flexible performance venue, will be constructed in a shelled area of Kenilworth Square East  (2185 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin); home of the Peck School of the Arts faculty studios, class labs, and the Innova Gallery.  Located just over a mile south of the UWM main (Kenwood) campus, the facility offers specific physical features (high, laterally clear ceiling space, and a floor area with few structural obstructions) necessary to accommodate this type of theatre project.

To view the predesign draft, click here.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Mike Priem (priemm@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Hammel, Green and Abrahamson
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Total Project Budget: $800,000
  • Square Footage: 10,930 ASF / 12,282 GSF
  • Sources of Funding: $800,000 Gifts
  • Design Development Completed
  • 35% Review: Completed
  • Bidding: March 2018
  • Percent Completion: 0%
  • Substantial Completion / Occupancy: Fall 2018
  • Primary Occupants: PSOA

4. Northwest Quadrant Renovation and Student Health Services Remodeling
E. Hartford Ave

This project will master plan, design and complete the renovation of Northwest Quadrant Buildings A-D. The former hospital buildings must complete code required updates for a change of occupancy for higher education use.  It will replace/repair of end of useful life building systems, and remodel the former health care complex to change to higher education and clinic use.  The buildings will be assessed and evaluated to determine the best way to provide quality space while reducing capital and operating & maintenance cost. Full remodeling is planned for: Student Health Services; Center for Healthcare Transformation and Simulation for the College of Nursing and the College of Health Sciences. Open plan remodeling and/or existing space upgrade is planned for: College of Health Sciences; School of Information Studies; and relocation of some surge occupants’.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Kahler Slater
  • Contractor: tbd
  • Total Project Cost: $63,246,000
  • Square Footage: 470,100 GSF
  • Sources of Funding: $46,800,000 GFSB, $14,266,000 PRSB, $2,180,000 Gifts
  • Status: master planning and pre-design update
  • Bidding: tbd
  • Project Review: tbd
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: tbd
  • Bidding: tbd
  • Start Construction: tbd
  • Substantial Completion: tbd
  • Occupancy: tbd
  • Primary Occupants: Remodeling for: Student Health Services; Center for Healthcare Transformation and Simulation for the College of Nursing and the College of Health Sciences.  Open plan remodeling and/or existing space upgrade is planned for: College of Health Sciences; School of Information Studies; and relocation of some surge occupants’

 

5. Sandburg Residence Hall Renovation
N. Maryland Ave

 

This project will master plan, design and complete the renovation of Sandburg Hall north, south and west resident room towers.   Project programming, including comprehensive building code and facilities condition assessments will be performed on the entire facility complex, including exterior, and a project phasing plan developed to renovate and repair Sandburg Hall. Design alternatives, phasing options, and plan implementation scenarios with corresponding budget estimates and schedules will be analyzed and recommended for the proposed scope of work included in this request, as well as anticipated future renovations and repairs for the next 20 years. The phasing options will be developed to plan maintenance and repairs during the summer as much as is feasible to allow the facility to remain operational during the fall and spring semesters. It is anticipated that the complete scope of maintenance and renovation work identified in the master plan may not be completed under this proposed enumeration request.

This project renovates and repairs the north, south, and west resident room towers (267,525 ASF/429,449 GSF and serving 2,166 students) of Sandburg Hall to replace deteriorated domestic water and sanitary sewer piping infrastructure; renovate and replace elevator equipment and controls; and renovate the HVAC systems, electrical infrastructure and distribution, and fire alarm and smoke detection systems to resolve maintenance deficiencies and meet current life and safety codes. Resident rooms, restrooms, showers, and common spaces will be renovated to meet current ADA accessibility standards and replace architectural finishes and furnishings to facilitate the infrastructure repair work. It is anticipated that multiple bid packages may be required to complete this proposed scope of work and address the most urgent maintenance needs.  It is also anticipated that the elevator renovation and replacement scope could be identified as a separate design component and released for construction via a bid package prior to release of the entire final design package.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Engberg Anderson, Inc.
  • Contractor: tbd
  • Total Project Cost: $33,000,000
  • Square Footage: 429,500 GSF
  • Sources of Funding: $31,000,000 PRSB, $2,500,000 PR-Cash
  • Status: Master Plan pre-design
  • Bidding: tbd
  • Project Review: tbd
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: tbd
  • Bidding: tbd
  • Start Construction: February 2018
  • Substantial Completion: tbd
  • Occupancy: tbd
  • Primary Occupants: Students