HGA won two design excellence awards at the 2018 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program.
ThedaCare Juliette Manor Nursing Home won an Honor Award for creating a welcoming, homelike setting for senior residents, and the Milwaukee County War Memorial Bird Cage Stair Restoration won a Merit Award for renewing a landmark memorial with innovative new building material.
Juliette Manor Nursing Home is a skilled nursing facility the provides short-term rehab care, stable long-term care, and memory care on a bucolic setting outside Berlin, Wisconsin. The 40-bed complex features a cluster of interconnected, wood-framed structures, in which gabled roofs, simple clapboard siding, and fireplaces in community spaces create an intimate scale for residents. Finishes and materials reflect the rural setting, projecting a familiar feel while abundant natural lighting, gardens and courtyards provide access to nature. A new road connects Juliette Manor to the adjacent Berlin Memorial Hospital and ancillary healthcare services.
Milwaukee County War Memorial Bird Cage Stair Restoration replaces an existing glass curtain wall with an innovative Vacuum Insulated Glass system that reduces condensation, ice formation, and deterioration seen on the old system. The glazing consists of two panes of 1/8” glass with a thin vacuum cavity. The light-weight insulating glass is only slightly thicker than the ¼” original, allowing it to be glazed into the original custom steel fin frames, retaining the original architectural character of the War Memorial.
Jurors included Anne Schopf, Design Partner at Mahlum Architects in Seattle; Douglas Moss, Partner at Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture in New York City; and Kim-Tran Nguyen, an Architect with Trahan Architects in New Orleans.
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