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Top Projects of 2017 – Daily Reporter

Published On: May 2, 2018

The Sigma Group was honored to part of these seven exciting projects that recently received 2017 Top Projects from the Daily Reporter.

Freshwater Plaza (pictured): Led the civil engineering and environmental redevelopment of this century old, former foundry and contaminated brownfield site in the burgeoning Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee’s Harbor District. Picture of Freshwater PlazaCollaborated with the architect and UWM School of Freshwater Science to develop sustainable water management techniques to harvest, treat, and store rainwater from the buildings and plaza for irrigation reuse. The Plaza serves as the gateway to UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

1433 North Water Street: Supported the continuum of redevelopment for downtown’s Milwaukee River waterfront as the civil and environmental engineer. Led the environmental restoration of a repurposed 19th century building and site enhancements that included a riverwalk plaza.

Historic Garfield School Renovation: Provided environmental management to transform the aging former public school in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood into a revitalized mixed-use campus including affordable housing and a new home for the America’s Black Holocaust Museum.

Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. Phase I Expansion: Served on the design team for this iconic hometown industry’s expansion of its headquarters with plans to add 500 new, local, family-sustaining jobs. Provided the civil and environmental engineering for site enhancements that featured green infrastructure elements to improve the water quality of the storm water run-off.

Miller Park-Food and Beverage Reimaged: Sigma served as the Miller Park’s owners representative during the construction of the revamped concession stands. This $20 million makeover was the largest upgrade to the 16-year-old stadium. Sigma utilized 3-D scanning to develop as-built documentation of the project.

Standard Electric Supply Co. Corporate Headquarters: Doing business in Milwaukee for over 97 years with over 30 years at their current location in the industrialized Menomonee Valley, Standard Electric expanded to double in size. Sigma provided environmental consulting to deal with historic fill and civil engineering to the building and site expansion. Run-off from the parking lot is managed with green infrastructure features before discharging to the river.

The Westin Milwaukee Hotel: Siting a 9-story 220-guest room hotel on a tight downtown site offered significant challenges to the design and construction team for Westin’s first property in Milwaukee. Sigma provided environmental, surveying, and civil engineering services for the project.

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