LOCATION: North side of the parking structure topped by Pamela and Hermann Viets Field, 1305 N. Broadway, on the Milwaukee School of Engineering campus
SIZE: 10,000 square feet
START OF CONSTRUCTION: Monday
PLANNED OPENING: This fall
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Catalyst Construction, Milwaukee
DEVELOPERS: Uihlein/Wilson – Ramlow/Stein Architects, Milwaukee
SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT: The project will be the product of collaboration among the Milwaukee School of Engineering, We Energies, Rockwell Automation and American Family Insurance. The center is meant to be a place where K-12 students can receive instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – collectively known as the STEM subjects. A priority will be placed on hands-on learning. For instance, the Rockwell Automation-sponsored FIRST Robotics development zone will have a 1,500-square-foot playing field where teams will be able to test out robotics designs and practice for competitions.