What’s the most interesting project you’re working on right now and why?
Tough question. I am going to cheat and give multiple projects.
First, the Sonnentag Event & Recreation Complex in Eau Claire is very exciting due to the partnerships it is creating. The facility will bring together the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Recreation and Athletics departments, along with the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley and Mayo Health System Sports Performance Clinic. Add in a 4,000-seat event center for concerts and sporting events, and you have a facility that will provide a home for wellness and create a sense of community in Eau Claire for many years.
One of the largest recreation projects I have ever worked on is The University of Wisconsin Madison Natatorium project (260,000+ SF). The site is just of the shore of Lake Mendota and will incorporate some outstanding connections to nature, both physically and visually.
The Milwaukee Athletic Club will not only be a world class facility for recreation and athletics, but the full integration of social activities and spaces bring a new dynamic to fitness. In addition, collaborating with Donald Driver and Driven Elite has produced a design that focuses on functional fitness and its ability to transform lives.