Grohmann Tower – Milwaukee School of Engineering

Client

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Project size

235,000 SF

Completed

2015

Originally designed and partially constructed as a Staybridge Hotel, progress on this building halted in 2008 after the economic downturn. The building sat vacant until 2013 when MSOE purchased it for redevelopment as an apartment-concept residence hall. The now completed, 14-story building includes a mixture of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units, all with in-unit bathrooms. The top two floors are reserved for faculty housing and include the added amenity of an in-unit laundry. All other apartments are available for students at the sophomore level and above. The fourth floor, originally intended as a main lobby for the hotel, was converted to be a conference center with pre-function space, food service, an outdoor patio and four classrooms seating 12 to 50 people. A 65-car parking garage was maintained and the street level includes over 12,000 square feet of retail space.

Awards

  • Daily Reporter Top Project