Bray Architects
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Bray Architects Buys Walker’s Point Property

Fourth expansion in ten years

By - Feb 4th, 2016 12:14 pm
829 S. 1st Street Rendering.

829 S. 1st Street Rendering.

Milwaukee, February 4, 2016 – Bray Architects, one of Wisconsin’s leading architecture firms, is undergoing its fourth office expansion in the last ten years, and second during the last two years alone since Matthew Wolfert bought the firm with Stephen Kuhnen and Ronet Rodewald. Bray has purchased a former industrial property at 829 S. 1st Street and is teamed up with Milwaukee-based Craft Development to redevelop the Walker’s Point property.

“Our continued growth across all market sectors is driven by our loyal clients, expansion into new markets, and growing staff – phenomenal existing and new talent,” said Bray President Matt Wolfert. “We have had our eye on Walker’s Point for quite some time. We are committed to Milwaukee and this building is a perfect fit for our current and future needs.”

Bray’s new home, a 10,331sf former industrial building, is located on the corner of 1st and Walker streets. Bray will occupy nearly 7,500 sf of the building. The remaining 2,100sf is currently being marketed for lease. Renovations and site improvements have already begun and are scheduled to be completed by mid-May 2016.

The redevelopment of 829 S. 1st Street represents the second phase of Craft Development’s mixed-use redevelopment on the block. The redevelopment, known as Federal Commons, also includes South Second, an events venue being run by Saz’s Hospitality Group that is scheduled to open April 1st.

The final phase of Federal Commons is a 40 unit market-rate apartment building at 822 S. 2nd Street.


Bray Architects
Bray Architects provides master planning, architectural and interior design services for higher education and K-12, civic/municipal, financial/corporate, recreation/athletic and performing arts markets.
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Craft Development

Craft Development, LLC was started by Dan Katt in 2013. The company focuses on brownfield redevelopment and adaptive re-use projects in the city and has completed projects for Saz’s Hospitality Group, Lakefront Brewery, The University Club of Milwaukee, and City Reformed Church. For more information visit or call (414) 412-4555.

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