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Gulfstream Park Pegasus

Gulfstream Park Pegasus Gulfstream Park is one of the premier venues for horse racing in the country with some of the world’s top thoroughbred contenders passing through here on their way to the Triple Crown. The Park also boasts a world-class casino, dining, and shopping. GRAEF was part of a team who designed the new…

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Milwaukee Art Museum Cudahy Gardens

Milwaukee Art Museum Cudahy Gardens GRAEF worked with Dan Kiley on the development of this public space at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The entrance plaza is roughly 450 feet by 50 feet and is constructed entirely of granite cobbles and pavers. The entry stairs are bisected at acute angles by sloping accessible walkways. This plaza…

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Museum of Wisconsin Art

Museum of Wisconsin Art The Museum of Wisconsin Art opened a beautiful 33,000 square foot, two-story museum along the Milwaukee River in West Bend. The building takes on the triangular shape of its 1.5 acre site on relocated Veterans Avenue. The building fits this site specifically, even following the slight curve of the river with…

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Caterpillar Heritage Building

Caterpillar Heritage Building The expansion and renovation of the Caterpillarexisting facility in South Milwaukee was completed over a three year period covering 234,000 square feet. GRAEF completed a Master Plan/Study for Caterpillar’s Heritage Building and provided all professional design and construction services, including specialized façade services. This fast-track project was phased to allow design and…

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Wisconsin Exposition Center

Wisconsin Exposition Center The Wisconsin Exposition Center is the largest single exhibit hall in Wisconsin, and one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Midwest. The facility is located on the grounds of Wisconsin State Fair Park, six miles west of downtown Milwaukee. The facility replaces five smaller exposition buildings on site that…

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Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan

Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan Created by the State of Wisconsin, Transform Milwaukee is a comprehensive, public-private initiative that leverages Milwaukee’s workforce, industrial strengths, and transportation assets to expand community investments, increase business development, boost job creation, and strengthen neighborhoods. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) contracted with a consultant team, led by…

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Wade House Historic Site Visitor Center and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum

Wade House Historic Site Visitor Center and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum The Wade House historic site, owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society opened a new $12 million Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum. The Visitor Center has a multi-tiered orientation to the historic site and a museum store, café and ticketing.…

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Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum The Milwaukee Art Museum’s expansion project is an important anchor of the City of Milwaukee’s current cultural renaissance. GRAEF provided structural and site/civil engineering as well as associate landscape architecture for this world-class art museum addition. GRAEF also performed initial environmental site studies and obtained permits in this unique, lakebed site. The expansion…

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The Wisconsin Center

The Wisconsin Center Downtown Milwaukee’s state-of-the-art convention facility, is a design-build project which highlights GRAEF’s expertise in innovative structural design. The building is three levels and covers a four-square-block area. The third level exhibit space is large enough to hold two 747s airplanes or 550 city buses and is accessible to semi-trailer trucks for loading…

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Fountaindale Public Library

Fountaindale Public Library The City of Bolingbrook was outgrowing its existing public library and sought public support for a replacement. Through a series of public meetings, a design was developed and approved by a community referendum vote. The replacement library is a 96,000 square foot, three-story structure that blends into a beautiful natural setting and…

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