Projects

 

Capital Projects

Campus Planning oversees new and remodeling projects, including planning, programming, design and construction of campus projects.  Most of our projects in the $0.5 -$130 million range including responsibilities to:

  • Oversee the capital budget process for all projects.
  • Review all campus projects in accordance with Master and Redevelopment Plans
  • Oversee planning, design, and construction of 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).
  • Oversee planning, design, and construction of 100 percent gift and grant funded building projects under the authority granted by WI Act 55.
  • Support the mission of UW-Milwaukee in the development of all projects.

 

Project Name Total Cost Project Status
1. Lubar Entrepreneurship Center & Welcome Center $8,268,000 Construction
2. Mitchell Hall B95 Active Learning Classroom Project $650,000 Design
3. Purin Hall Repairs $500,000 Design
4. NWQ Renovation & Student Health Services Remodeling  $56,680,000 Design/Construction
5. Sandburg Residence Hall Renovation $33,000,000 Design/Construction
6. Connected Systems Institute $1,200,000 Construction
7. Klotsche Annex $7,000,000 TBD
8. Golda Meir Library Archives $2,160,000 Pre-Design
9. Zelazo Roof $1,200,000 Design
10. Chemistry Building $129,000,000 Design
11. Student Union Renovation $40,723,000 Pre-Design
12. Mitchell Hall Exterior Envelope $5,551,000 Pre-Design
13. SWQ Parking Garage TBD 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 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. Mitchell Hall B95 Active Learning Classroom

Kenwood Campus - MIT Building

Mitchell Hall – The project will renovate existing office space in the basement of Mitchell Hall to provide the East end of campus with a 40-50 seat Active Learning Classroom (ALC).

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Mike Priem (priemm@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Kahler Slater Architects
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Total Project Cost: $680,000
  • Sources of Funding: $650,000 GFSB
  • Status: Design Development (0% Complete)
  • Start Planning: May 2019
  • 35% Review: Complete
  • Bidding: Feb – March 2020
  • Start Construction: Summer 2020
  • Percent Completion: 0%
  • Substantial Completion: December 2020
  • Occupancy: January 2021
  • Primary Occupants: General Assignment Classrooms


3. Purin Hall Repairs

E. Kenwood Blvd

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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: Construction and Design
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Project Review: TBD
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: Phase 1- August 2018; Phase 2-TBD
  • Bidding Phase 2: TBD
  • Start Construction: Phase 1–2019
  • Substantial Completion: – August 2020; Phase 2-TBD
  • Occupancy: TBD
  • Primary Occupants: Remodeling for: Student Health Services; Center for Healthcare Transformation and Simulation for the College of Nursing and the School of Information Studies.  Existing space upgrade is planned for: College of Health Sciences and relocation of UITS


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. There will be individual bids packages for each of the South, North and West Towers. Elevators and fire suppression upgrade will be included in each package.
Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Tammy Haberman (habermat@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Engberg Anderson, Inc.
  • Contractor: South Tower:(CCI) Corporate Contractors Inc.
  • Contractor: North and West Tower: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: South Tower Construction
  • Status: North Tower Design
  • Status: West Tower Planning
  • Project Review: November 2018
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: South Tower-February 2019; North Tower-January 2020
  • Bidding: South Tower-Complete; North Tower-March 2020; West Tower-TBD
  • Bidding: North Tower-March 2020
  • Bidding: West Tower-TBD
  • Start Construction: South Tower-August 2019; North Tower-Spring 2020; West Tower-TBD
  • Substantial Completion: South Tower-August 2020; North Tower-August 2021 & West Tower-TBD
  • Occupancy: South Tower August 2020; North Tower-August 2021 & West Tower-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: Fall 2019
  • Primary Occupants: Connected Systems Institute


7. Klotsche Annex

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
  • Total Project Cost: $7,000,000
  • Square Footage: 16,400 GSF
  • Sources of Funding: PR Cash
  • Primary Occupants: Athletics and Recreation
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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. Zelazo Roof

E. Kenwood Blvd

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert
    (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Specialty Engineering Group LLC
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Total Project Cost: $1,200,000
  • Square Footage: –
  • Sources of Funding: GFSB
  • Status: Design
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Project Review: TBD
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: TBD
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Start Construction: TBD
  • Substantial Completion: TBD
  • Occupancy: N/A
  • Primary Occupants: Peck School of the Arts


10. Chemistry Building

N. Cramer Ave

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert
    (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect: Kahler Slater/Cannon
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Total Project Cost: $129,000,000
  • Square Footage: 150,000
  • Sources of Funding: GFSB
  • Status: Pre-Design
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Project Review: TBD
  • BOR/SBC Authority to Construct: TBD
  • Bidding: TBD
  • Start Construction: TBD
  • Substantial Completion: TBD
  • Occupancy: TBD
  • Primary Occupants: Chemistry


11. Student Union Renovation

E. Kenwood Blvd

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12. Mitchell Hall Exterior Envelope

N. Downer Ave

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13. SWQ Parking Garage Pre-Design
E. Hartford Ave

Project Information:

  • UWM Contact: Karen Wolfert (wolfertk@uwm.edu)
  • Architect/Engineer: Graef
  • Total Project Cost: TBD
  • Square Footage: TBD
  • Sources of Funding: TBD
  • Status: Pre-Design