Higher Education

UW Whitewater

Moraine Hall Bookstore Renovation :: Whitewater, WI

Boer Architects
Images by Paul Doperalski

• 22,000 square feet student bookstore and retail outlet
• Custom lighting fixtures to assist in way finding
• Optimizes lighting efficacy through source selection and controls


MATC Milwaukee Campus

Student Activity Center, Bookstore and Dining Complex Renovation :: Milwaukee, WI

Boer Architects

• Complete food court and dining facility, bookstore, soft lounge and internet café, game room and student meeting areas
• Lighting design and controls for an updated and hip student gathering space


Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin, Health Research Center :: Milwaukee, WI

Plunkett Raysich Architects, Milwaukee, WI
Mary Pelikan Photographer

The addition of 165,000 square feet and the extensive renovation of the existing five story 95,000 square foot academic tower offers the Health Research Center the ability to attract the worlds top biotech students and researchers.
The facility includes a conferencing center, lecture halls, an auditorium, two floors of bio medical research laboratories, offices and a world-renowned medical library.
Accent lighting was used to highlight the rich warm woods and cool stone through out the public spaces. Custom designed cast aluminum luminaires were fabricated for use throughout the entire facility. All lab areas were illuminated with indirect lighting.


University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

State of Wisconsin :: Madison, WI

Holibird and Root Chicago, IL
Bowman Williams and Zimmerman Madison, WI

Eric Oxendorf Photographer

A series of very old, very outdated classroom buildings were renovated to provide a technologically advanced Law School for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The construction of a five-story “connector spine” infills the existing buildings and provides an additional 30,500 square feet of new space to the existing 200,000 square foot facility. New and existing space provided for a library addition, clinical practice laboratories, courtroom simulation laboratories, updated classrooms and student commons areas. Improvements in maintenance, health and safety, energy conservation and barrier free access were also incorporated.
The lighting concept was developed to take full advantage of the prominence of the building which is located on a hill and can be seen from most areas on the campus. Indirect lighting was used in the main library and open public spaces to create a sense of complete transparency. Specialty classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories were all equipped with dual direct/indirect lighting and programmable lighting controls. One building automation system with day-light sensing was designed to control the lighting throughout the new building and to unify the controls of all the existing buildings.