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The Daily Reporter is now accepting submissions for its Top Projects of 2014.

Top Projects is our chance to honor those in the industry — generals, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners — whose projects met and exceeded expectations in 2014. Projects can be of all sizes and types.

In addition to the awards dinner, we will celebrate all of our Top Projects winners in a special publication of The Daily Reporter.

Eligible projects must be completed in 2014 (by December 31, 2014).

All entries must include an electronic version of a HIGH-RESOLUTION color photo of the project and a COMPLETE list (with contact information) of contractors, architects, engineers, owners, subcontractors, project managers and suppliers involved in the project.

Electronic sub-list preferred. For photos, please include who to credit for use.

Hard copies can be mailed to: 

Sarah McQuin, The Daily Reporter
225 E. Michigan St., Suite 540
Milwaukee, WI 53202

NOMINATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 30, 2015

Click here for PDF nomination form

 

Questions? Call 414-225-1814 or email Caley Clinton.

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The Daily Reporter on Thursday night celebrated the industry’s best and brightest during the annual Newsmakers of the Year event in Milwaukee.

Jeff Niesen (from left), The Boldt Co.; Oscar Boldt, The Boldt Co.; Mark Federle, Marquette University Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Tom Boldt, The Boldt Co.

Anna Stern (right), Tri-North Builders Inc.; Liz Brierley, PIKE Technologies

Robert Barr, Continuum Architecture & Planners; Shannon Metoxen, JP Cullen & Sons Inc.

William Kurtz, Chequamegon Bay Group Inc.; Erika Kurtz, Chequamegon Bay Group Inc.

Carolynn Gellings, Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Mike Gellings, Performance Plastering

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See the official 2014 Newsmakers of the Year magazine

Meet this year’s Newsmakers:

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Oscar C. Boldt

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architectArchitect of the Year

Robert Barr
Continuum Architects and Planners SC

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Jason Geschke
M.A. Mortenson Co.

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builderBuilder of the Year

Gilbane Building Co.

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Anna Stern
Tri-North Builders Inc.

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developerDeveloper of the Year

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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educatorEducator of the Year

Mark Federle
Marquette University

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engineerEngineer of the Year

Pat Cashin
HNTB Corp.

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estimatorEstimator of the Year

Lou Olson
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

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humanitarianHumanitarian of the Year

Hunzinger Construction Co.

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innovatorInnovator of the Year

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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project-managerProject Manager of the Year

Shannon Metoxen
J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc.

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rising-young-proRising Young Professional of the Year

Mike Stern
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

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safety-directorSafety Director of the Year

Mel Langlais
M.A. Mortenson Co.

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service-providerService Provider of the Year

WRTP/BIG STEP

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Dairyland Energy Solutions Inc.

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Marek Landscaping LLC

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Julie Plagge
Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council

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up-and-coming-firmUp and Coming Firm of the Year

Dominion Properties

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womanWoman in Construction of the Year

Carolynn Gellings
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Emerging Business Awards

emerging-woman-ownedWoman-Owned Business of the Year

E3 Group LLC

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emerging-veteran-ownedVeteran-Owned Business of the Year

Chequamegon Bay Group Inc.

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The crowd gathers Wednesday in Milwaukee for The Daily Reporter's annual Top Projects event. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)
The crowd gathers Wednesday in Milwaukee for The Daily Reporter’s annual Top Projects event. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

The crews behind an 800,000-square-foot addition to the Epic Farm Campus took home top honors Wednesday night at The Daily Reporter’s Top Projects of 2013 event.

The Verona project, which included three buildings and a parking structure – all in the theme of a farm – was named Best in Show at the annual awards dinner, which celebrates the best in Wisconsin construction in the past year.

The 30 Top Project of 2013 winners were selected based on challenges they overcame before and during construction, the benefit the projects offered to the communities they were being built in and any advancement they provided to the state’s construction industry.

The Daily Reporter’s panel of industry judges then selected the Best in Show from those 30 winning projects. The judging panel included:

  • Jeffrey Beiriger, president, Association/Management Services Inc.
  • Gene Guszkowski, president, AG Architecture Inc.
  • Ken Kraemer, executive director, Building Advantage
  • Michael MacLeish, director of engineering, SPI Lighting Inc.
  • John Mielke, president, Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc.
  • Robert Rayburn, executive vice president, National Electrical Contractors Association Inc. – Milwaukee chapter

The judges said they were impressed by the Epic project’s form and function. To craft the individual theme of the buildings – meant to look like a barn, a shed and a stable, respectively – crews used 19 types of wood, 51 paint colors and 64 types of carpet.

Judge Michael MacLeish, director of engineering at SPI Lighting Inc., called the project “an example of using appropriate architectural styling to match a community.”

Judge Ken Kraemer, executive director of Building Advantage, agreed, lauding the project’s “completely different look that fits right in Wisconsin.”

Judge Jeffrey Beiriger, president of Association/Management Services Inc., championed the corporate build-out’s “beautiful look and feel.”

The winning project team was presented with its special award at the conclusion of Wednesday’s event at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. More than 500 people attended the sold-out awards dinner and presentation, now in its 15th year.

Ken Kramer (from left), Building Advantage; Carolyn Bukiewicz, Milwaukee Building Trades; Dan Bukiewicz, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council; and Julie Plagge, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Kevin Fitzpatrick (from left), Amanda Zacharias, William Zippel, and John Van Huis, all of Alfred Benesch & Co. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Jim Otto (from left), James G. Otto Architect; Shilak Shakyn, Pierce Engineers Inc; and Pat Reynolds, Pierce Engineers Inc. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

George Satula (left), TEC; and Bart Adams, Sikich LLP. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Corey Tremaine (from left), Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP; Aaron Smak, Mead & Hunt Inc.; and Irina Ragozin, Mead & Hunt Inc. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

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Meet the top projects of 2013:

1 West Wilson team rolls with the challenges

1 West Wilson Façade Restoration

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88Nine dials up new digs

88Nine RadioMilwaukee

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Airport project maxes out on green

ATW Terminal Building and Hangar

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Patients a priority during tower façade upgrade

Aurora Health Care – St. Luke’s Knisely Tower

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Contractor goes all in for school work

Brown Deer School District Improvements

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Stadium crews hit far-reaching goal

Camp Randall Stadium Student-Athlete Performance Center

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Michels returns Cat Islands to glory

Cat Islands Chain Reconstruction

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Innovation key to Court Tower completion

Court Tower Apartments

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A building to weather any storm

Data Holdings Data Center

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An Epic undertaking in Verona

Epic Farm Campus

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Building a greener future in Milwaukee

Forest County Potawatomi Community Renewable Generation Facility

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Global Water Center hopes to inspire future growth

Global Water Center

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Specialty space for all the animals

Henry Vilas Zoo Animal Health Center

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Winter road work brings highs amid lows

I-43 North South Howard Avenue to the Valley Bridge

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Packers go for the gusto with stadium improvements

Lambeau Field Stadium Improvements

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Open communication kept multisite project on track

Madison College Smart Future Program

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Contractor’s long history with mall helps with upgrade

Mayfair Mall Primary Electrical Upgrade

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Design challenges pay off for museum

Museum of Wisconsin Art

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Aged building becomes pilot for new construction

Northwestern Mutual Van Buren Office Building

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School building reborn as apartments

Oconomowoc School Apartments

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Aged building becomes pilot for new construction

Pamela and Hermann Viets Field

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Plexus breaks the mold in Neenah

Plexus Manufacturing Solutions

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Marshfield project a study in control

PreventionGenetics Corporate Headquarters

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Sustainability at heart of Promega expansion

Promega Feynman Center

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I-94 overpass a first for Wisconsin

Rawson Avenue Interchange and Ramps

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New life for a WWII-era eyesore

Renaissance Place

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School project puts crews to the test

St. Mary Elementary School Renovation

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Milwaukee County project bridges neighborhoods

Three Bridges Park on the Hank Aaron State Trail

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Walworth community teams up to build The Tree House

Walworth County Child Advocacy Center

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Boldt battles tight sight for biomass plant

We Energies – Domtar Biomass-Fueled Cogeneration Facility

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Top Projects of 2012

The crowd gathers at the 14th annual Top Projects event Thursday at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. More than 400 people attended the event.

After 3-1/2 years of work, the crews behind the $350 million Mitchell Interchange project took home top honors Thursday night at The Daily Reporter’s Top Projects of 2012 event.

The massive interchange project was named Best in Show at the annual awards dinner, which celebrates the best in Wisconsin construction in the past year.

The 30 Top Projects of 2012 winners were selected based on challenges they overcame before and during construction, the benefit the projects offered to the communities they were being built in and any advancement they provided to the state’s construction industry.

The Daily Reporter’s panel of industry judges then selected the Best in Show from those 30 winning projects. The judging panel included:

  • Jeff Beiriger, president, Association/Management Services Inc.
  • Gene Guszkowski, president, AG Architecture Inc.
  • Ken Kraemer, executive director, Building Advantage
  • Michael MacLeish, director of engineering, SPI Lighting Inc.
  • John Mielke, president, Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc.
  • Robert Rayburn, executive vice president, National Electrical Contractors Association Inc. – Milwaukee chapter

The judges were impressed by the Mitchell Interchange’s complexity, scope and positive impact on the community.

“To take a major artery in Wisconsin and minimize disruption is truly remarkable,” said Beiriger, president of Association/Management Services Inc.

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Mielke, president of Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc., noted the project “was the most complex part of the largest transportation project in the state’s history.”

And Guszkowski, president of AG Architecture Inc., said “sometimes I will go out of my way just to drive through the tunnels.”

The winning project team was presented with its special award at the conclusion of Thursday’s Top Projects of 2012 event at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. More than 400 people attended the sold-out awards dinner and presentation, now in its 14th year.

Mark Symkowski, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., and Dan Basile, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Fabien Ledebt, Manitou Group, and Lori Heidecker, Manitou Group.

The Balestrieri Group’s Jim Marcello (from left), Diane Marcello, Cindy Balestrieri, and Ken Balestrieri.

Ideal Crane’s Brian Cripps and Jeff Yaeger.

Bob Gosse, Milwaukee World Festival (left) and Chris Gallagher, Eppstein Uhen Architects.

Beth Nethery (from left), Balestrieri Group, Christine Chisholm-Krosnicki, Waste Management, Lisa Michael, Waste Management.

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.’s Eric Sadler (left) and Eric Wynn.

Mead & Hunt’s Julie Hoppe (left), and Sondra Retzlaff.

The crowd gathers at the Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee for Top Projects.

The crowd gathers at the Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee for Top Projects.

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Best in show

Each year, a panel of industry judges select the Best in Show from the Daily Reporter’s Top Projects. This year’s winner is …

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124th Street

Construction team revives a crumbling road

Seeing for the first time the wasteland that was 124th Street between Milwaukee and Waukesha counties made it clear to Brad Abraham just how difficult his company’s job would be.

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2550 University Avenue Apartments

Developer, neighbors find common ground for project

It wasn’t the cherry wood cabinets that won the day. Nor was it the floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances or the wrought-iron balcony just begging for a potted geranium.

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Alterra Bayview Café & Bakery

Alterra takes project changes in stride

Alterra Coffee Roasters rarely orders “the usual” for its neighborhood cafes.

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Beloit Apartments Redevelopment

Beloit housing work boosts a community

Coordination, cost control and working around those who must live in the midst of construction are some of the most difficult aspects of a home renovation.

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Black River Falls Dam

Mead and Hunt navigates uncharted waters

When Mead and Hunt Inc. engineers began design work to replace the Black River Falls Dam and build a new low-flow powerhouse, they entered uncharted territory.

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Clock Shadow Building

Clock Shadow takes sustainability to a new level

In the mind of architect Dan Beyer, the Clock Shadow Building epitomizes the word “sustainability.”

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De Pere Riverwalk and Wildlife Viewing Pier

De Pere Riverwalk a boon to local economy

Providing pedestrian access to the historic De Pere Lock presented construction and engineering managers with significant challenges.

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Former Getzen Co. Remediation

Cleanup team finds potential in toxic wasteland

The abandoned Getzen Co. site left the city of Elkhorn with an eyesore and a toxic threat to public health.

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Gundersen Lutheran Behavioral Health Building

Gundersen team blends security, compassion

There are unavoidable safety realities for those who help people in the darkest hours of their mental health problems.

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Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee

Hilton team finds treasures in Loyalty Building

People who renovate century-old buildings expect the unexpected.

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Langlade Critical Access Hospital

Broad feedback fuels hospital design

Employees and patients played the roles of designers and planners during the preparation for the $47 million Langlade Hospital in Antigo.

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Lapham Park Revitalization

Senior housing gets a refresher

Milwaukee’s Lapham Park senior-housing program has won national awards for providing innovative care to some of the city’s senior residents.

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Marinette Marine Paint Facility

Unusual requests alter Marinette Marine design

Designing and constructing a unique and ergonomically enhanced paint building in less than 10 months was a monumental task for engineers and crews.

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Mitchell reconstruction succeeds with shrewd decisions

Mitchell Interchange

The little things made the difference on the massive Mitchell Interchange reconstruction in Milwaukee County.

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The Moderne

The Moderne keeps it local

The product of Milwaukee’s “native sons,” The Moderne has a local feel from the penthouse floor contractors to the atypical foundation.

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Pius XI High School’s Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center and Wendy Lindsey Theater

Pius XI plays it by ear in new theater

When the stage lights shine and the performers sing in the darkened Wendy Lindsey Theater at Pius XI High School, patrons might feel as if they are in a towering cathedral.

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Resilience Research Center

Resilience crew creates a green machine

Construction for the Resilience Research Center started far deeper than is typical for a project.

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Rogers Memorial Hospital Experiential Therapy Inpatient Treatment and Child & Adolescent Centers

Hospital replicates look and feel of home

On the western edge of Upper Nashotah Lake sits what looks like a stately English manor: a cluster of large, redbrick buildings stylized with white trim, ornate columns and multi-pane windows.

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Selig-Joseph Theater

Theater caps Milwaukee park’s revival

The Selig-Joseph Theater in Milwaukee represents a departure from the ordinary both in its design and its symbolism for a neighborhood.

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The Stream, Edgewood College

The Stream saves the tree

The builders of The Stream, Edgewood College’s new visual and theater arts center in Madison, relied on an arborist, an archeologist and an architect to get the job done right.

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Summerfest South End Development-Phase II

Summerfest sets its next stage

If the nine permanent stages dotting Summerfest were the national acts and the Marcus Amphitheater was the headliner, then the south end stage of the grounds was the band still paying its dues.

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UW-Eau Claire W.R. Davies Student Center

‘Every student’ inspires UW-Eau Claire

Who is Laura?

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UW-Madison Biochemical Sciences Complex

Research complex balances old and new

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s new Biochemical Sciences Complex was built for the future while protecting the site’s past.

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UW-Madison LaBahn arena

Findorff turns theory into LaBahn’s reality

It took a couple of years, but the German student’s BubbleDeck suggestion finally paid off for J.H. Findorff & Son.

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UW-Whitewater Laurentide Hall

Project gives college a new home

From the two walls of windows in her fourth-floor office, Mary Pinkerton’s view of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus can stun visitors.

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The Watermark

Persistence pays off at Green Bay’s waterfront

Green Bay locals weren’t shy about their skepticism of potential interlopers unfurling a new vision for an aged section of their downtown waterfront.

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Westlawn Gardens

Construction team rebuilds Westlawn from the ground up

The Westlawn Gardens construction team proved that, sometimes, the best way to revive a struggling neighborhood is to knock it down and start over.

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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Family Care Center

Crew rescues St. Michael’s site from the flood

When Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare closed St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee in 2006, the property’s future was a big question
mark.

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Wisconsin Energy Institute

Sustainable UW building enhances collaboration

Sparks of insight often emerge out of the blue, but they’re no accident at the Wisconsin Energy Institute.

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The Women’s Community Inc. Shelter Facility

Women’s Community perseveres for new home

Staff members and designers at The Women’s Community got their happy ending: a shelter for domestic violence victims along with community support illustrated by 1,000 wall signatures.

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Top Projects of 2011

The Daily Reporter hosted its annual Top Projects 2011 event Thursday at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

For the first time in its history, The Daily Reporter declared not one, but two Best in Show winners at its annual Top Projects event Thursday night in Milwaukee.

Marquette University Engineering Hall and UW-Madison Union South took top honors at the event, which celebrated the 30 best projects completed in Wisconsin in 2011.

The 30 Top Project of 2011 winners were selected based on challenges they overcame before and during construction, the benefit the projects offered to the communities they were being built in and any advancement they provided to the state’s construction industry.

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The Daily Reporter’s panel of industry judges then selected the Best in Show from those 30 winning projects. The judging panel included:

• Jeffrey Beiriger, executive director, American Subcontractors Association of Wisconsin Inc.
• Ken Kraemer, executive director, Building Advantage
• Jayne Martinko, president, The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin Inc.
• Robert Rayburn, executive vice president, National Electrical Contractors Association Inc. – Milwaukee chapter
• Matt Rinka, principal, Rinka Chung Architecture Inc.
• Steve Stone, president, Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc.

This year there was a tie at the top, resulting in the two winners. Marquette University Engineering Hall was lauded, in particular, for its design, which joins classrooms with lab space in the view of passersby. UW-Madison Union South was noted for integrating student ideas in a space for the campus and community at large.

Both project teams were presented with special awards at the conclusion of Thursday’s Top Projects of 2011 event at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. More than 400 people attended the awards dinner and presentation, now in its 13th year.

– Caley Clinton

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After-school special: Alternative Learning Center for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District

Transforming the former Allis Chalmers executive office building into an up-to-code educational center for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District took a lot more than incorporating the school colors, although that definitely was part of it.

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Whey to go: Beaver Dam Wastewater Treatment Facility

Dealing with dairy factory excess could qualify as a classic Wisconsin problem.

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Joining the club: Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha

The new Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a working example of the value of teamwork.

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Building??a??work??of??art: Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin

Working on the expansion of the Chazen Museum of Art in the middle of the University of Wisconsin campus was something completely new for Madison-based J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

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A shared success: The Cornerstone

It took two villages to raise The Cornerstone on Oakland Avenue.

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Another point of view: Empowerment Village – Lincoln

When neighbors learned about an affordable housing project along historic Lincoln Avenue, the biggest concern wasn’t necessarily the mentally ill and formerly homeless people who would be moving into their south side Milwaukee neighborhood.

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Fitchburg’s new chapter: Fitchburg Public Library

A history of Fitchburg’s first public library includes anonymous riches, a fervent green streak, agile approaches to budgeting and construction and a back story of more than two decades of public debate.

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Building a butter empire: Grassland Dairy Products Expansion

The owners of Grassland Dairy Products have a vision for their future, and it includes a whole lot of butter.

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Crossing that bridge: Highland Road Bridge over I-43

Timing is everything in most construction projects and that definitely was the case during the summer of 2011 as crews replaced the Highland Road Bridge over Interstate 43 in Mequon.

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A lesson in teamwork: Indian Trail High School & Academy

The crews working on the 420,000-square-foot Indian Trail High School & Academy project were given a crash course in teamwork as they tried getting the building ready in August.

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Watching the bottom line: Junior Achievement Kohl’s Education Center

The Junior Achievement Kohl’s Education Center is a lesson in economics in more ways than one.

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Library turns the page: Kilbourn Public Library

From roof to basement, the project team for the Kilbourn Public Library renovation and addition had plenty of challenges.

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Out in the open: Marquette University Engineering Hall

The development of a new hall for Marquette University’s College of Engineering offered a unique test of Newton’s laws of motion, velocity and pressure.

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Out with the old: Miller Park Scoreboard

To get a second look at that 10th inning, playoff clinching single by Milwaukee Brewer Nyjer Morgan, thousands of fans at Miller Park turned their eyes to the centerfield scoreboard.

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Neighborhood protest: Milwaukee Public Library – Villard Square Branch

The six silhouettes hold protest signs and stand before a large, open book in the main corridor of the Milwaukee Public Library – Villard Square Branch.

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Achieving a lofty goal: National Avenue Lofts

A combination of creativity and persistence turned a weed-choked former parking lot for trucks into the National Avenue Lofts housing complex in Milwaukee.

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Strength in numbers: St. Catherine’s Medical Center Campus Vertical Expansion

St. Catherine’s Medical Center’s three-story vertical expansion not only made the building taller, it made it stronger.

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Riding the financial wave: Saint John’s On the Lake

After navigating rough financial seas, the $50 million Saint John’s on the Lake expansion project not only survived, it’s thriving.

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An off-season encore: Summerfest South End Development – Phase I

Given their repeat construction performances at Milwaukee’s Summerfest grounds, a handful of architects and contractors are something like off-season roadies for the music festival’s home base.

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More than just a building: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

When a building is constructed for the community as a whole, it becomes imperative that it is a living, breathing part of the community. The Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Green Bay is an example of such a building.

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Tried and Truax: Truax Park Redevelopment

The challenges began for the Truax Park Redevelopment in Madison long before contractors walked onto the site.

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By popular demand: UW-Madison Union South

Designers expected student input for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Union South project, but they scarcely imagined getting ideas from 20,000 people.

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Centering the arts: UW-Parkside Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities

A four-year, $31 million construction project at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha has improved the school’s music, theatre and visual arts facilities for students and the community.

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Mission accomplished: YWCA Madison-Mifflin Street

When a leaking roof and outdated mechanical systems began to threaten the YWCA’s central mission — providing shelter and affordable housing to Madison’s disadvantaged population — the organization knew it was time for a major renovation.

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Dogs have their day: Wisconsin Humane Society – Ozaukee Campus

The full-time tenants aren’t talking, but architect Tim Hansmann really didn’t expect much feedback from them.

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Along for the ride: Zippin’ Pippin’ Roller Coaster

Miron Construction crews faced a steep learning curve when the company took on construction of a wooden roller coaster in Green Bay.

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GREEN PROJECTS

Second life: Potawatomi Administration Building demo

When the Forest County Potawatomi Community needed to take down one of the buildings on its administrative campus, it opted against the easy route.

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Little wasted: UW-Madison Biochemistry Expansion

J.H. Findorff & Son blew way past standard construction waste recycling rates on the University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry complex and, along the way, helped the state set new benchmarks.

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Building for the future: UW-Oshkosh Sage Hall

After 40 years of waiting, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh got a new academic building this past year with the completion of Sage Hall.

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Waste not, want not: UW-Stevens Point Waste Education Center

The new Waste Education Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point began its teachings long before it was built.

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Top Projects of 2010

Top Projects of 2009 winners

Top Projects of 2009 Event Photos and Video

The Daily Reporter is now accepting submissions for its Top Projects of 2011.Top Projects is our chance to honor those in the industry — generals, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners — whose projects met and exceeded expectations in 2011. Projects can be of all sizes and types.In addition to the awards dinner on April 19, 2012 we will celebrate all of our Top Projects winners in a special publication of The Daily Reporter.Eligible projects must be completed by December 31, 2011.All entries must include an electronic version of a high-resolution color photo of the project and a complete list (with contact information) of contractors, architects, engineers, owners, subcontractors, project managers and suppliers involved in the project. Electronic sub-list preferred. For photos, please include who to credit for use.NOMINATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 4, 2012.Click here to submit your nomination online.You can also submit a hard copy if preferred, to:Caley Clinton, Associate EditorThe Daily Reporter225 E. Michigan St., Suite 540,Milwaukee, WI 53202Questions? Call 414-225-1814 or email Sarah McQuin.
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