Projects

 

Capital Projects

Campus Planning oversees the planning, coordination, review, design, and construction of campus projects.  Most of our projects in the $0.5 -$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. EMS General Assignment Classroom Project $850,000 Construction
3. Jan Serr Studio at Kenilworth Square East $800,000 Complete
4. NWQ Renovation & Student Health Services Remodeling  $56,680,000 Master Planning
5. Sandburg Residence Hall Renovation $33,000,000 Design
6. Connected Systems Institute $1,200,000 Construction
7. Klotsche Annex Addition Study TBD Complete
8. Golda Meir Library Archives $2,160,000 Planning
9. Children’s Learning Center Classroom Expansion $808,000 Construction


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 some 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: February 2019
  • Occupancy: April 2019
  • Primary Occupants: Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and UWM 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: Platt Construction
  • 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: Summer 2018
  • Percent Completion: 0%
  • Substantial Completion: December 2018
  • Occupancy: January 2019
  • 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: Beeler Construction
  • 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: October 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: $56,680,000
  • Square Footage: 470,100 GSF
  • Sources of Funding: $46,800,000 GFSB, $7,000,000 PRSB, $700,000 Cash, $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: Tammy Haberman (habermat@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


6. Connected Systems Institute

E. Hartford Ave

Connected Systems Institute (CSI) is a multidisciplinary statewide collaboration among academia, industry, and government to develop models for greater productivity through IIoT technologies. Together, we can optimize Industry 4.0. The big data that devices collect and share on the industrial internet of things (IIoT) are already revolutionizing manufacturing – with potential for even greater impact to help manufacturers to become more productive and globally competitive. UWM’s facilities will be designed to test solutions in four consecutive steps, across all stages of the work flow – Machine and Process Data/Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Enterprise, and Cloud Functions – addressing End-to-End from Suppliers to Customers, Product Life Cycle, Asset Management. This new space provides instruction, research and collaboration space for the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, Test Beds, Simulation, Emulation and Maker Space.

The institute blends expertise of the College of Engineering & Applied Science, the Lubar School of Business, the Office of Development, the School of Information Studies, the Center for Technology Innovation, Organizations and Strategic Management and the Supply Chain Management Institute, along with other affiliated centers and institutes at UWM. Partners include Rockwell Automation, Microsoft, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, ANSYS, WI Center for Manufacturing & Productivity, and the WI Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Initial academic partners include UW-Parkside, UW-Stout, Gateway Technical College, MATC; conversations with other potential academic partners are in progress.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: HGA
  • Contractor: JP Cullen
  • Total Project Cost: $1,200,000
  • Square Footage: 10,000 SF located in GML East Wing, first floor
  • Sources of Funding: $1,200,000 Gifts
  • Status: Design Complete
  • Bidding: Complete
  • Project Review: Complete
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: July 2018
  • Bidding: September/October 2018
  • Start Construction: November 2018
  • Substantial Completion: April 2019
  • Occupancy: May 2019
  • Primary Occupants: Connected Systems Institute


7. Klotsche Annex Addition Study

N. Downer Ave

The Klotsche Annex Addition Study provides a needs and feasibility assessment to provide additional space for unmet recreation and athletics space.

The four quadrants that comprise the UW-Milwaukee main campus have physical development on more than two-thirds of the available space. Since the Downer Woods is a protected area established by State of Wisconsin statute §36.37 to permanently designate and protect it as a conservancy area, the land that can support physical development is more than 80% developed already. The inability to provide exterior recreational space on campus, except for Engelmann Field, puts an inordinate amount of pressure on the available interior recreational spaces above and beyond what would be considered normal standards by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Space Planning Guidelines.

The UW-Milwaukee recreational facilities use has increased from 243,296 entries annually to 503,050 (more than 100%) during the past decade, and intramural participation has grown from 4,043 students in 2003 to 7,945 in 2015, a 97% increase. Although the construction of the Pavilion expanded space for indoor recreation, athletics offices, team rooms, and support space, the Klotsche and Pavilion facilities are still over-used, resulting in limitations of recreational offerings and scheduling conflicts that impact academic and athletic performance. In addition, basketball facilities still do not match those of peer institutions, which makes recruitment more difficult. Constructing practice and support space for basketball will provide facilities comparable to those of other Division I universities in the Horizon League. It will also benefit campus athletics, recreational sports-clubs, and intramurals by reducing the overcrowding of existing facilities. Although the Panther Arena provides additional space, that space is off-campus and not easily accessible to students, increasing pressure on the use of on-campus space for athletics and recreation.

This feasibility study plans a new one-court gymnasium with shell space for future multi-purpose and fitness/strength and conditioning areas. It is anticipated that the addition will be located east of the Klotsche Center complex, on a small parking lot, on land outside of Downer Woods. An enclosed, elevated bridge will be constructed to connect the Pavilion to the annex.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: HGA
  • Contractor: JP Cullen
  • Total Project Cost: TBD
  • Square Footage: 16,400 GSF
  • Sources of Funding: Gifts
  • Status: Study Complete
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Project Review: TBD
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: TBD
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Start Construction: TBD
  • Substantial Completion: TBD
  • Occupancy: TBD
  • Primary Occupants: Athletics and Recreation


8. Golda Meir Library Archives

E. Hartford Ave

The project focuses on moving the Archives service point from its current location on the second floor, west wing of the Golda Meir Library to a renovated location on the third floor. The renovation will result in a gallery space to showcase treasures from the collection, a welcome area for reference and research consultation, a spacious and updated reading room, and an active learning classroom for course instruction. The new location will also centralize staff and most collection storage. Environmental controls will be updated to meet the challenge of preserving the diverse holdings for future generations. The project provides a foundation for the eventual merger of Archives and Special Collections as additional funding becomes available.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Engberg Anderson Architects
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Total Project Cost: Phase 1: $2,160,000; Phase 2 $1,100,000
  • Square Footage: 10,000 SF located in GML West Wing, third floor
  • Sources of Funding: Gifts, PR Cash
  • Status: Planning/Design
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Project Review: TBD
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: TBD
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Start Construction: TBD
  • Substantial Completion: TBD
  • Occupancy: TBD
  • Primary Occupants: UWM Libraries Archives & Special Collections


9. Children’s Learning Center Classroom Expansion

E. Hartford Ave

The Children’s Learning Center will complete the shell space planned for future expansion to accommodate expanded enrollment needs. The project includes an infant classroom, infant/toddler play room, toddler classroom, preschool classroom, clinical support space and replacement of existing engineered wood chip fall surface with rubber tile at the climbing apparatus in the exterior play area. New windows are planned for the south and west exterior walls of the preschool classroom.

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Quorum Architects, Inc.
  • Contractor: Toki and Associates, Inc.
  • Total Project Cost: $808,000
  • Square Footage: 3,630 SF
  • Sources of Funding: PR Cash
  • Status: Construction
  • Bidding: July 2018
  • Project Review: October 2017
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: January 2018
  • Bidding: July 2018
  • Start Construction: September 2018
  • Substantial Completion: February 2019
  • Occupancy: March 2019
  • Primary Occupants: Children’s Learning Center