EASTCASTLE PLACE

QUICK FACTS:

Milwaukee, WI

Not-for-profit

Completed in Sep 2006

$22 million

82 – IL / 52 – AL /

18 – MS / 40 – SN

SUCCESS STORY:

A 110-year-old campus is transformed into a 21st Century CCRC in a well-established, high-end, urban neighborhood.

MEET THE TEAM:

Designers – Gene Guszkowski and John Cronin

Project Manager – Tracey Schnick

QUICK FACTS:

Milwaukee, WI

Not-for-profit

Completed in Sep 2006

$22 million

82 – IL / 52 – AL /

18 – MS / 40 – SN

SUCCESS STORY:

A 110-year-old campus is transformed into a 21st Century CCRC in a well-established, high-end, urban neighborhood.

 

MEET THE TEAM:

Designers – Gene Guszkowski and John Cronin

Project Manager – Tracey Schnick

QUICK FACTS:

Milwaukee, WI

Not-for-profit

Completed in Sep 2006

$22 million

82 – IL / 52 – AL /

18 – MS / 40 – SN

SUCCESS STAT:

A 110-year-old campus is transformed into a 21st Century CCRC in a well-established, high-end, urban neighborhood.

MEET THE TEAM:

Designers – Gene Guszkowski and John Cronin

Project Manager – Tracey Schnick

CHALLENGE:
This existing campus, with its 100-year history of providing exceptional care to the elderly, lacked the necessary facilities to meet current Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) standards. Located on a tight urban site, the campus was made up of several aging facilities created by several architects in multiple architectural styles that were constructed from the 1890’s – 1970’s. The challenge was creating new solutions for the organization, including a defined entry point, while complying with Historic Preservation issues.

SOLUTION:
A master plan for repositioning was developed that included thoughtful demolition, new construction, remodeling and adaptive reuse in order to create a modern CCRC. The new building reflects the design vocabulary of surrounding structures, both on and off campus, through the use of massing, color, materials and detail. The new main entry to the campus creates a central point that provides focus for the entire campus. Due to the urban location and tight fit within the site, gathering spaces between the buildings are an important amenity. The overall use of the site is a logical extension of its surrounding urban fabric with thought given to planned means and strategies for additional, future-focused development of the campus.

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ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

AG Architecture is a full-service architectural engineering firm that continues an almost 50-year commitment to the design of innovative senior living environments. We offer extensive experience including all phases of planning, design, project management, as well as the supervision and observation of construction.

Supervision & Observation of Construction
Programming
Project Scheduling & Budgeting
Site Evaluation, Analysis & Selection
Sustainable Design
Urban & Master Planning
Conceptual Design
Schematic Design

Design Development
3-D Renderings & Visualization
ADA/Accessibility Studies
Building Code Reviews
Construction Documents & Specifications
Bidding & Negotiation
Construction Contract Administration & Management
Post Occupancy Evaluation

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

AG Architecture is a full-service architectural engineering firm that continues an almost 50-year commitment to the design of innovative senior living environments. We offer extensive experience including all phases of planning, design, project management, as well as the supervision and observation of construction.

Supervision & Observation of Construction
Programming
Project Scheduling & Budgeting
Site Evaluation, Analysis & Selection
Sustainable Design
Urban & Master Planning
Conceptual Design
Schematic Design
Design Development
3-D Renderings & Visualization
ADA/Accessibility Studies
Building Code Reviews
Construction Documents & Specifications
Bidding & Negotiation
Construction Contract Administration & Management
Post Occupancy Evaluation