UWM Engineering 3rd Floor Redesign

Client: UWM College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Location: EMS Building, UWM Campus, Milwaukee, WI

  • Hallway to Administrative Offices - Scheme 1

Community Design Solutions was hired by the UWM College of Engineering & Applied Sciences to reconfigure the southeastern region of the 3rd floor of the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Building. The task posed to the CDS design team was to produce three different schemes for the space, ranging in their level of development from minimal changes to widespread reconfiguration.

After touring the existing space, CDS determined that the main issues to address were increasing natural daylight, improving connectivity between student spaces, improving office access, and enhancing student work and lounge spaces. The team was also asked to reconfigure the staff office layout in order to more cohesively group members from the same department.

The report includes plans and perspectives for each of the three schemes as well as the precedents used to inspire the contemporary designs.