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BUILDING BLOCKS: Sojourner Family Peace Center

Project: Sojourner Family Peace Center

Address: 619 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee

Size: 68,838 square feet

Start date: Sept. 22, 2014

Estimated Completion Date: October 2015

Owner: Sojourner Family Peace Center

Lead Contractor: Mortenson Construction and T.L. Reese Corp.

Lead Architect/Engineer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios and ME Architects/Zoe Engineering and Harwood Engineering

Electrical Contractor: Faith Technologies Inc.

Number of Workers Employed: 80 (15 from Faith Technologies)

Project Challenge: The biggest challenge of the project was the fast-track project schedule; however, the crews have met the challenge head on and are on schedule.

Significance to the Region: Sojourner will be among the first in the nation to house comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence of all ages under one roof. In addition to moving and expanding its current shelter, the Sojourner Truth House, Sojourner has joined Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Police Department, and the Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office, among others, at the site. That will provide a more integrated system of services for adults and children who are impacted by domestic violence and child abuse.

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