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University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Redevelopment - Phase II

Madison, WI


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Owner: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Size: 145,285 SF
Completion: October 2017
Architect / Engineer: Uihlein-Wilson Architects
Seeking Silver LEED Certification

Project Description:

The Wisconsin Union Redevelopment project aims to enhance the experience of faculty and students by restoring significant spaces while preserving the history of the existing architecture.

Phase 2 work consists of much-needed mechanical upgrades and cosmetic restoration to a number of iconic spaces including Der Rathskeller, The Trophy Room, the historic Terrace, Main Lounge, Tripp Commons, Old Madison, Porter Butts Gallery, and the Great Hall. Accessibility issues will also be addressed thoughout the building’s central core, east wing, and Terrace spaces. To meet the demands of the students and faculty, the current cafeteria-style dining space will be upgraded to a set of three eateries.

The Memorial Union is one of the most beloved historic buildings on campus and one of the project goals is to enhance this iconic place. The design team and Miron is working closely with the Wisconsin State Historical Society and student groups to ensure the integrity of the building is preserved while improving its overall relevance, excitement, and vibrancy.