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Korb Tredo Architects Principals to Pursue New Opportunities

Jeff Tredo, co-founder of the award-winning firm, is departing with his core clients and design team to pursue other opportunities in the greater Milwaukee area.

By - Apr 1st, 2015 07:57 am
Jason Korb. Photo courtesy of Korb Tredo Architects.

Jason Korb. Photo courtesy of Korb Tredo Architects.

MILWAUKEE (April 1, 2015) – Korb Tredo Architects, the Milwaukee-based architectural firm founded in 2006 to serve the commercial real estate, private development, K-12 educational and higher-educational markets in the southeastern Wisconsin region, today announces a leadership transition that will make Jason Korb the sole owner of the firm.  The deal will close in early April.

Jeff Tredo, co-founder of the award-winning firm, is departing with his core clients and design team to pursue other opportunities in the greater Milwaukee area, with more details to follow in the coming weeks.

Korb and Tredo, who initially met at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, will continue to be collaboratively involved in existing projects that are currently underway.  Several other key leaders within Korb Tredo Architects will remain with the firm to continue heading up specific market sectors.  The firm’s main office will continue to be located at 790 N Milwaukee St in Milwaukee’s East Town District.

The move comes after strategic planning sessions led the owners to make the decision that they believe is in the best interest of current clients, staff and their individual career ambitions.

“After a lot of discussion about the future of the firm and what we each wanted to accomplish, Jeff and I came to this decision that we believe allows us continue to serve the architectural needs of this community, but to do so in ways unique to our specific areas of focus,” said Jason Korb, principal. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past nine years, and we’ve worked to build a best-in-class team that shares our vision of world class design in Milwaukee. We believe this decision helps us both further this vision, but in different ways.”

Korb Tredo Architects has led the planning and design efforts for a number of cornerstone projects not only in Milwaukee, but also in other parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.  Highlights include the St Marcus School Campus near 1st and North Avenue, Renaissance Place in West Allis – an adaptive reuse of an Allis-Chalmers building that now houses Wheaton Franciscan’s business office as an anchor tenant, the Milwaukee Bureau of Child Welfare’s new facility on 27th & Wisconsin, and the recently completed Historic Core Project at Marquette University which revitalized Sensenbrenner, Johnston and Marquette Halls.

Clients of the firm have included Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin system, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Martin Luther College (MN), St. Marcus School, Milwaukee College Prep, Milwaukee Public Schools, Hope Christian Schools, Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Mercy Housing Lakefront, Van Buren Management, Klein Development, Wangard Partners, Cardinal Capital, Solaris, Gorman & Company, McClone Insurance, and Transfer Pizzeria Cafe.

The firm saw consistent growth growing from the original two founders in 2006 to a staff of over 20 in 2014.  The recipe for success was to assemble a highly creative, experienced and diverse team of architects and designers with a passion for sustainable design, adaptive reuse projects, and educational projects of all shapes, sizes and types.

“Jason and I are proud of the work we have been involved with over the past decade, particularly in helping to revitalize a number of neighborhoods throughout the city.  We’ve also been fortunate to work with an incredibly talented and diverse mix of people who share our passion for urban design and renewal,” said Tredo. “We love this city.  The Milwaukee region is our home, and we take tremendous pride in what has been accomplished throughout a historically challenging period of time.  We’ll continue to stay connected as we work in different ways to move our community forward.”

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