Government & University Facilities

Project Inclusion
Construction foreman discuss project with home builder

Cambridge Commons

Client: Mandel Group, Inc.
A LEED Gold Certified building featuring a green recreation area, two green roofs, and stunning views of Milwaukee’s skyline along with access to the beautiful Milwaukee River. This UWM residence hall has retail space along North Avenue and houses 700 students.
City of Milwaukee
  • Goal: 18% SBE
  • Achieved: 19.4% SBE
Construction foreman discuss project with home builder


Client: WEAS Development, LLC
Originally built in 1914 as a Ford Model T plant, the remodeled building is home to the UWM Peck School of the Arts and provides truly unique living options for upper class undergrads and graduate students. This $40 Million, 500,000 square foot building offers retail along Prospect and Kenilworth Avenues.
City of Milwaukee/State of Wisconsin
  • Goals: 18% EBE/15% MBE
  • Achieved: 22% EBE/20% MBE

Third District Police Station and Data Communications Center

Client: Gilbane
Located at the 49th and Lisbon cross-section, this $30 Million construction of a police station and data communication center houses the communications infrastructure cabling and signal transport equipment for the SONET System Wide Area Network.
State of Milwaukee
  • Goals: 18% EBE, 25% RPP
  • Achieved: 19% EBE, 17.9% RPP

West Campus Cogeneration Facility

Client: Madison Gas and Electric
This 42,500 square foot building is a chilled water and electric plant on the UW-Madison West Campus that underwent a $180 million renovation. It generates 1,500 megawatts of electrical power and has a 30,000-gallon water capacity.
State of Wisconsin
  • Goals: $5 million MBE participation
  • Achieved: $4.1 million MBE participation *

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Morgridge Institute for Research

Client: Findorff | Mortenson joint venture
This public-private biomedical research institute is one of three entities occupying the $165 million, 300,000 square foot research facility and vivarium in a LEED certified building.
State of Wisconsin/City of Madison
  • Goals: 5% MBE/5% MBE
  • Achieved: 12% MBE/4.2% MBE

Wisconsin Secure Detention Facility

Client: Hammes | Findorff, Joint Venture
The $42 million construction of the Milwaukee Probation and AODA Facility has a capacity of 1,040 inmates, with the majority of beds designated for adult males (42 beds designated to females).
State of Wisconsin
  • Goals: 15% MBE, 15% Minority Workforce
  • Achieved: 17% MBE, 16% Minority Workforce