Hometown Dorm Site – Project Renderings
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Mandel Group’s efforts to construct a new UWM dormitory on the East Side have included five public meetings, the release of basic site plans, and preliminary project renderings. Jim Shields
, lead architect on the project, has an accomplished and diverse resume of buildings from Discovery World to the renovation of Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, and now he is putting his mark on another Milwaukee project. The plans take into account the site’s unique “edge” location between an urban environment and the river corridor. The design addresses the urban environment by attempting to break up the massing of the building along North Avenue to give the appearance of multiple buildings that fit the size and scale of other buildings along the street. Additionally, it addresses the river corridor by stepping the building back, and by creating a natural barrier between the structure and the bluff.
We’ve re-posted the renderings here to make them more widely available.