CIVIC & COMMUNITY PORTFOLIO
UW - PLATTEVILLE BARABOO SAUK COUNTY
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - PLATTEVILLE
BARABOO SAUK COUNTY
Science Building Addition & Renovation
Since our first projects for the UW system in 1968 and 1969 (the UW-Richland Campus and the UW-Whitewater School of Fine Arts Building, respectively), Kraemer Brothers has been an integral construction partner for University of Wisconsin Collegiate System. This contemporary new science building Kraemer Brothers constructed for UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is nestled in the campus hillside to preserve the breath-taking view of the Baraboo Hills, as well as to achieve sustainable energy goals. Consisting of 14,000 square feet of new construction and 10,000 square feet of renovation, this project houses five new research and teaching labs, classrooms, faculty offices, student collaboration spaces, and private research labs. Utilizing a geothermal HVAC system, the new addition also has a unique grass-covered roof that doubles as a platform for outdoor concerts and plays. Because the new facility connects to other buildings on campus, we worked closely with the administration to minimize impact on the students and faculty during construction. We also saved the university over $250,000 in construction costs by recommending alterations to the building plans with no reduction in quality.