Overview

State of Wisconsin/ University of Wisconsin Madison

School of Education

Madison, Wisconsin

Overview

The six-story, 66,000-square-foot School of Education Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been a campus landmark on Bascom Mall since it was completed in 1900. In approaching this renovation, HGA sought to restore the original historic character, add a 33,000-square-foot academic wing, create a new light-filled Commons with views of Lake Mendota, and upgrade the building's mechanical systems.

Most prominently, the two-story Commons tucked between the new wing and existing wing essentially creates a second front entrance along the former backside, which now opens to a new plaza and pedestrian path. For the original historic building facing the Mall, HGA worked with a historic preservation architect to restore the façade, entrance lobby and grand staircase.

Sustainable Design

The design offers a high level of energy efficiency throughout the building. The building's post-and-beam structure and low floor-to-floor heights led to an innovative use of a chilled beam air-conditioning system that allowed ductwork to be reduced by almost two-thirds. Energy-efficient design features include new lighting, electrical, telecommunications and fire-protection systems, as well as three separate green roof areas and rain gardens.

Sustainable Design

LEED® Platinum certified.

... praised for creating a sensitive addition to the historic building, with a glassy atrium that ties three wings of the structure together.
AIA Wisconsin Honor Awards Jury

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State of Wisconsin/ University of Wisconsin Madison

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