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Platinum Winner Residential | Kilbourn Tower | Donna Sweet, Allied ASID – Haven Interiors Ltd.

Platinum Winner Commercial | Bemis Innovation Center | Michael Sobczak, ASID – Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP

Our Projects Spring + Summer 2016




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Chapter Events

Thank you to the people who helped us put this magazine together.

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2015 Annual Design Excellence Awards

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The Judges

CO-CHAIRS Jenny S. Rebholz | Allied ASID Michelle Swier | Allied ASID Amanda Pirlot | Allied ASID

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Platinum Award Winners

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Gold Award Winners

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Silver Award Winners

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Bronze Award Winners

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Student News

COVER DESIGN & LAYOUT Tyra Baumler w/Tessera Design

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Student Award Judges

EDITOR Jessie Dowd

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Student Award Winners

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City Feature | Green Bay

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Calendar of Events

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Industry Partners

ASID-WI Chapter 600 Gisholt Drive, Ste 200 Madison, WI 53713

COMMITTEE MEMBERS Melissa Smith | Allied ASID Carmen Cowan | Allied ASID Ellen Sweeney | Industry Partner of ASID Erin Jende | Industry Partner of ASID Rikki Crowe | Industry IIDA, Industry Partner of ASID April Loterbauer Patty Schell Ariel Steuer | Allied ASID, LEED AP ID+C Nancy Mooney | Allied ASID Leah Knox | ASID, WRID, LEED GA

Thank you Benjamin Moore! The Color Trends 2016 palette is the perfect complement to our 2015 Design Excellence Award winning projects. We appreciate your support and hope that the ASID community will find inspiration in these pages.

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THE VALUE OF DESIGN Despite a 100-year-old history of the interior design profession, there is still a vague idea amongst consumers about what we do. It’s a regular part of my day to educate current and prospective clients about the complexity of the design process I engage in. I’m sure it’s the same for you. And although it may seem like a mundane and an unnecessary effort at the time, it is critical we keep at it. An accurate perception of the interior design professional is a step toward building a greater value for the industry and helps strengthen the impact of design. Thanks to the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI), there is one day in a year when interior design and architecture is celebrated on a global level. On Saturday May 28, 2016, we all unite in support of the industry we love. This year’s World Interiors Day focus is interior intelligence. While general public awareness of design is steadily increasing, now is the time to strengthen the knowledge foundation, developing a deeper understanding of the positive affects of built environments on their occupants.

“An accurate perception of the interior design professional is a step toward building a greater value for the industry and helps strengthen the impact of design.”

Another great way of promoting the impact of interior design is through local community and industry recognition. In March the ASID Wisconsin Chapter held the highly anticipated, annual Design Excellence Awards event. Submissions in several categories (ranging from live work play learn and heal type environments) are carefully reviewed and judged by out of the state jurors. It is a night of celebration and recognition of the diverse design talent and the industry growth. I congratulate all winners on their individual achievements. But I am also very proud of the collective work and effort our design community is undertaking to push the industry forward. This issue of WI | Design magazine highlights the incredible work recognized at the Design Excellence Awards event this year. I hope that you enjoy and get inspired by the features projects, and that you share this issue with your network and help us spread the word about the important work that all interior designers do. Keep up the good work, Wisconsin designers.



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Holiday Party

The holiday party was a great success! Evolution Gastro Pong, a ping pong bar in downtown Milwaukee, was a cheerful environment and fun for everyone. The ping pong tournament led to quite a few laughs and smiles and, in the end, the winner, Jennifer Moehring, Student ASID was awarded a $75 gift card from Olson House! ASID WI also hosted a silent auction this year, which we are happy to announce was a great success!

Student Career Day

The 2016 statewide Interior Design Student Career Day, co-sponsored by ASID WI and IIDA WI was held March 4 at a new venue—the UW Madison School of Human Ecology. This year’s theme was “Present Yourself,” and featured a stylist who helped the students understand their personal style in the workplace. The topic was reiterated during breakout sessions throughout the day, along with topics such as resume building and personal branding. A panel discussions geared toward entry-level students focused on the many career options available to designers, while a panel of design directors spoke to more advanced students about what potential employers look for in a future hire and what can they expect from their future bosses.


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2015 Annual Design Excellence Awards

TMJ4’s Shannon Sims served as the master of ceremonies for the 40 & Fabulous-themed Annual Design Excellence Awards. Co-chairs Roxann Bentfield, ASID and Amy Meyer, Industry Partner Representative for Gunlock, along with their hard-working team, coordinated another fabulous celebration at Turner Hall Ballroom.

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hank you to all who submitted projects for the 2015 Annual Design Excellence Awards. The Wisconsin Chapter is proud of its members and the work you do close to home and across the country. We want to congratulate the winners and take the time to share some of the stories behind these award-winning projects. We wish you all the best in your design work in the coming year and encourage you all to continue to raise the bar, to challenge yourselves and your clients, and to take your projects to the next level. We look forward to the 2016 submissions.

About the Awards The Design Excellence Awards are based on a point system with a maximum of three winners selected for each category. Each project is evaluated by a specific set of criteria and awarded points based on the level of achievement in these specific areas: appropriateness of design solution, functional use of space, innovative/creative use of space, scale/proportion, color composition and design elements (such as material selections, lighting and furniture). Three judges representing different design disciplines and geographical regions are selected to score each project on its own merit. The points are tallied for a total score, making the project eligible for a Bronze-, Silver- or Gold-level award. Careful consideration is taken to select the maximum of three finalists. Two Gold-level projects (one residential and one commercial) have the ability to be elevated to receive the Platinum-level awards. This year, the judges selected two projects to receive Platinum awards. The Gold designation was awarded to 11 projects, followed by 11 recipients of Silver awards and seven Bronze winners. Congratulations to the 2015 Annual Design Excellence Award winners!


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Impressed EXPERTS The 40th-Annual Design Excellence Awards took place on March 10, recognizing some of the biggest names on the Wisconsin interior design scene. Fair interpretation and judging technique are the foundation of any good design awards competition. It’s important the panel of judges provide an experienced working base knowledge of interior design in order to benefit and add value for each participant. The judges’ ideas and observations transfer to votes and feedback, helping participants get insight about their work. For both the Professional and Student categories, the selection of judges was comprised of expert, recognized and experienced designers. The Professional awards judges consisted of three designers with multidisciplinary backgrounds, representing three different ASID chapters. Judges included:

JASE FREDERICK ASID, LEED AP, owner of Jase Frederick

Design Sustainable Interiors & Consulting. Frederick is committed to educating clients and colleagues on the value of bringing holistic sustainability to all aspects of a project. Fredericks’s background also includes marketing, communications and public relations. She is the current president-elect of the Illinois Chapter of ASID.

CHRISTINE FRISK, ASID, is a leader in the Twin Cities design

community. She is the principal of Minneapolis-based InUnison Design. Frisk’s portfolio includes high-end residential projects, as well as commercial projects for clients in healthcare, multi-family housing, hospitality, financial services and other industries. Frisk is active in ASID on the local and national level.

Lisa Fitzpatrick, MA, ASID, is owner of Fitzpatrick Design

Studio in Alexandria, Va. Her studio specializes in interior and architectural design for the hospitality market; the aviation design community and high-end residential projects. Fitzpatrick also is a passionate writer and public speaker on topics such as interior design, leadership, mentorship and aviation. The judges enjoyed a seamless process and experience during the design competition thanks to the ASID WI leaders. Frederickson says the judging structure made for an easy experience and felt having the opportunity for commentaries created beneficial feedback for participants.

One thing all judges felt weighed heavy on the judging process was a clear articulation of the project statement. The end-user who experiences the space every day should be the focus of the design. Their advice for designers: focus on solutions that will solve your user questions. A clear explanation of this gives the judges a richer understanding of the overall project statement.

Frisk, who has judged other chapter design competitions, felt the Wisconsin residential project submissions were some of the best she has ever seen. She also was impressed with the way the ASID WI designers are looking at learning and senior living environments, and particularly enjoyed the opportunity to speak with the winners.

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Platinum Winner

Collaborative. Artistic. Cool. by Jenny S. Rebholz, Allied ASID How do you transform a gray box into an out-of-the-box style residence that houses art from all over the world? The answer is collaboration. Donna Sweet, Allied ASID, of Haven Interiors worked side-by-side with her creative client, and with the support of her design team and project partners, to create an edgy 6,000-sq.-ft. residence in Kilbourn Tower. “This project was a collaborative effort with the client,” Sweet says. “She is an art collector with a great eye for design and she knows what she wants.” The biggest challenge for Sweet was staying a step ahead of the client’s creativity to come up with unique and dramatic details. In order to accentuate the art and provide opportunities to infuse interesting elements, a neutral, tonal palette was used throughout the residence. After thoughts of using white as the backdrop color, like a museum, the team decided to take a different approach. They felt the floor-to-ceiling windows along the perimeter of the entire residence provided the light


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KILBOURN TOWER LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Kilbourn Tower, Peggy Ann ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Donna Sweet, Allied ASID Haven Interiors Ltd. TEAM MEMBERS: Jane Neuburg CONTRACTOR: Brian Link, Link Builds MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: N/A PHOTO CREDIT: David Bader

tone needed for the space, so they chose to infuse drama with a gray palette. Dark gray stained concrete floors are complemented by walls and ceiling in a similar gray hue. “The same was true of the furniture,” Sweet explains. “By keeping most of the furniture similar in tone, but changing up the styles of the pieces and textures of fabrics, we were able to keep the art the main focal point.” Due to the incredible and diverse collection of art, the selection of fabrics was very methodical. In some cases, they looked for fabrics that were artful; in other areas, they chose more textural options. They carefully decided where to come forward with impact and where to drop back and complement. This is a project where interesting things are happening everywhere, such as a custom rug where the pattern is literally the client’s brain scan, and a powder room with a bronze bird walking up the wall and across the ceiling. Even old items were given new interest. Due to ongoing work with the client over the years, the team had the opportunity to repurpose furniture for the new space. For Sweet, everything about this residence is awesomely cool, and everything about the project was challenging. “It pushed me as a designer to think past picking finishes and matching things to doing things spectacularly different, yet making the space classy, sophisticated, chic and edgy,” she says. “It gave me the courage to move on to the next project with a different attitude about design—an inner drive to do more and to do things differently. Now, we ask how we can make something different or come up with an idea and then figure out how we can actually make it happen.” Sweet was stunned when she realized the project was being introduced as a Platinum winner. “I am genuinely honored to receive an award like this and to be recognized by such high-caliber judges. It has meant a lot to me and to Haven Interiors,” she says. “We see it as a challenge to keep raising the bar on our work.”


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Platinum Winner

Breaking Apart the Box by Leah Knox, ASID, WRID, LEED GA When challenged with the design of the Bemis Innovation Center, Michael Sobczak, AIA, NCARB, ASID, IIDA, partner of design/corporate for Plunkett Raysich Architects in Milwaukee, faced a daunting task. Bemis Company of Neenah, Wis., a global supplier of flexible packaging used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare and other companies worldwide, had initially requested interior design services for a small project to create a “customer experience” area of approximately 15,000 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft. in their existing offices. The company hosts global customers who come to Bemis for innovative performance packaging solutions that are often designed and prototyped on-site during their visits. In evaluating the desire for a world-class customer experience, it was determined that there was actually a need for an entire master plan for the facility. The existing office space was a typical, generic, featureless box tacked onto the front of a manufacturing facility—a former tanning factory. It did not speak to the innovation and technology that Bemis offered its customers. Over a two- to three-year period, including an analysis of all of Bemis’ real estate holdings, the master plan encompassed the 125,000 sq. ft. of existing office space and resulted in a


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BEMIS INNOVATION CENTER LOCATION: Neenah, Wis. CLIENT: Bemis Company, Inc. ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Michael Sobczak, ASID Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP TEAM MEMBERS: Daniel Effenheim, ASID; Linda Moses, ASID; Laura Frydach, ASID; Paulette Billington, IIDA; Michael Brush, AIA; Scott Kramer, AIA, NCARB; Brian Scheibel, AIA, NCARB; Heidi Kramer, AIA; Devin Kack, AIA, NCARB CONTRACTOR: Brian Dobish, CR Meyer & Sons MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Ceridon Kreuzer, Corporate Design Interiors; Renee Primeau, Tandus; James Bluhm, North Star Surfaces; Erin Jende, Interface Carpet; Denise Kirschman, Shaw Contract PHOTO CREDIT: Tricia Shay

re-working of the whole building. The new design “broke the box apart” by cutting key openings into the building with skylights and glass, allowing for daylight to penetrate into the interior. The challenge of designing the interiors came in the form of working with many different client groups (marketing, the board of directors, departmental stakeholders) and the many varying types of spaces required: office space that embraced current workplace design trends appealing to the Millennial generation, product development labs, equipment showrooms and wellness spaces, which they dubbed “human health labs.” The redesigned office space serves to attract and retain sought-after, high-quality employees that reinforce the Bemis brand of a world-class company. The project also included the client experience area—a hospitality space akin to a first-class airport lounge. Plush amenity spaces, including a client lounge, luggage room, conference rooms and private phone rooms, provided for the “high touch” client experience that Bemis had initially requested—and that became the genesis of the larger project. Winning the ASID Wisconsin Chapter 2015 Platinum Design Excellence Award in the Contract project category is the “highlight of my career,” Sobczak says. “Once in a while, a landmark project comes your way, and to be recognized for it—given the quality of work recognized by ASID is very high—is outstanding.” In evaluating the success of the project, Sobczak points to the rave reviews from company stakeholders and the many new requests for building tours. He also credits the team at Plunkett Raysich, including Daniel Effenheim, ASID, with the successful project outcome. “For me, success is that the space is working for the client—is it doing what the client wanted?” Sobczak says. The answer, by all accounts, is a resounding, yes!

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1522 Prospect LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Jack Zehner ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Donna Sweet, Allied ASID Haven Interiors Ltd. TEAM MEMBERS: Jane Neuburg CONTRACTOR: Karl Holtermann, Sazama MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: N/A PHOTO CREDIT: David Bader

Maximized and Multifunctional by Rikki Crowe, Industry Partner Representative for Allsteel Like many downtown condos, it is all about the views. While this space offered incredible lake and city views by day and night, the approximately 2,000-sq.-ft. condo needed to be readdressed to better suit the views, the extremely tall client and the need for entertaining. The change that made the most impact in this space was replacing all interior doors with doors that went as close to the ceiling as possible—even closet doors were replaced. “The doors changed the space completely,” says Donna Sweet, Allied ASID, of Haven Interiors. “The front door, leading to the condo hallway, could not be changed. But a panel was added above the door on the interior, and that one door was then lacquered coral, making a relatively nondescript entry area a standalone visual.” Careful and creative space planning transformed the remainder of the unit. The kitchen was entirely reconfigured, with cabinets deconstructed to make the refrigerator a freestanding furniture piece. Two islands enhance the kitchen while maximizing the functionality of adjacent spaces. One offers a drop down at one end 14

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that serves as an entry table. The second extends from a structural column and incorporates a wine fridge while also functioning as a living room console. Planning solutions in the remainder of the condo also create multipurpose, flexible spaces. In the master suite, the bathroom, closet and bed walls were all completely redesigned. The guest room was designed to also function as a dining room, home office and gallery. A neutral palette creates continuity within the space, while pops of color through pillows and art add vibrancy. Details such as a horizontal striped wallcoverings and a glass subway tile backsplash help give the illusion of more space. “Due to the size and layout, as well as the visibility of all rooms from the main entry, it was a challenge to create a flow that appears effortless while avoiding an overly matched palette that becomes boring and uninspired,” Sweet comments.




Riverview Project at Kane Commons LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Riverview Project at Kane Commons, Beth Gore & Stuart Wong ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Kirsten Termuehlen, Associate ASID French Country Pine & Design, LLC TEAM MEMBERS: N/A CONTRACTOR: Kirsten Termuehlen, French Country Pine & Design, LLC MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Scott Sievert, S S Custom Woodworking; Dan & Dave Krause, Krause Construction, LLC; Chris Bauer, Bauer Electric, LLC; Milwaukee Marble & Granite; The Finial; Zurn; Elite; TMT; Currey & Co; The Woods Company PHOTO CREDIT: Kirsten Termuehlen and Gabrielle Termuehlen

Switching Gears by Leah Knox, ASID, WRID, LEED GA Kirsten Termuehlen, Associate ASID, interior designer and licensed residential contractor, was just finishing with the interior design of her home in the Washington Highlands neighborhood of Milwaukee when her client discovered another, unfinished house built on a lot on the Milwaukee River.

functions in harmony with the details of light, pattern, shadow, color and texture,” Termuehlen explains. The project took shape as a blend of influences that reflected “his and hers,” where Termuehlen learned to trust her instincts on all levels, whether executing the design or managing sub-contractors.

Termuehlen feels strongly that “consecutive work for one client is ideal, as we have gotten to know each other’s subtleties.” This proved true in the case of her ASID Wisconsin Chapter 2015 Gold Design Excellence Awardwinning residential project. She was asked to design and build out the interiors of the river-view house, and together they “switched gears” from a suburban family home to an empty nester home. The project began as a 4,000-sq.-ft. empty shell.

Recognition by ASID is very meaningful to Termuehlen, as she hopes to be an inspiration to younger designers “to claim more of their talents” and broaden their scope of experience and services to encompass architecture and construction. “The possibilities are endless once the door is open,” she says. “ASID opens the doors by showcasing different ways to view and apply a career in design.”

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The Adelman Pool House LOCATION: Fox Point, Wis. CLIENT: Craig Adelman ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Ariel Steuer, Allied ASID The Kubala Washatko Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Justin Racinowski (construction manager & architectural project manager), Joel Krueger, Allen Washatko, AIA CONTRACTOR: Tyler Kober, Sauermilch Construction MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Jody Washatko, Lakeside Stoneworks; Dmitry Brodsky, L&A Crystal; Mike Slagle, Halquist Stone; Kerry Horton, Neuman Pools; David Schaefer, Schaefer Power Systems; John Knoll, Air Care Inc.; Eric Roffers, Roffers Concrete PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Heffron

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts by Erin Jende, Industry Partner Representative for Interface The Adelman House (built in 1948) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and stands as an excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian-style architecture. The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA) had undertaken a comprehensive restoration of the historic home and were then asked to design a new pool and pool house addition. The challenge was to design a space that did not mimic the historic architecture, but that still resonated with the design of the original. TKWA also had to balance the requirements of the client with the federal historic preservation standards. The end result is a stunning, cohesive addition and courtyard oasis. “The goal was for the old building and the new to produce something greater than the sum of its parts,” describes Ariel Steuer, Allied ASID, interior designer at


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TKWA. “The placement of the addition transformed a wide-open sea of grass into a private, lush courtyard space for entertainment.” Careful consideration was given to every element. Steuer selected finishes that had a timeless quality and fixtures that would be at home in a mid-century house. The 66-in.-by-66-in. square grid Wright used to organize the plan and the 8-in. vertical grid used to align ceiling planes, windowsills and basically everything in the home, was extended into the addition. The bluestone pavers were custom cut and the Cypress board and batten siding are 8 in. tall. Every windowsill, door head, cabinet and built-in is organized on this 8-in. grid, producing an impressive level of detail throughout the building.




Kromrey Middle School LOCATION: Middleton, Wis. CLIENT: Kromrey Middle School, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Erica Kirklewski, Allied ASID Bray Architects, Inc. (currently with Workshop Architects) TEAM MEMBERS: Stephen Kuhnen, AIA; Matthew Wolfert, AIA, LEED AP; Michael Hacker, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP; Agatha Vonderberg, Associate AIA CONTRACTOR: Matt Premo, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: N/A PHOTO CREDIT: Shawn Harper

Education Evolution by Erin Jende, Industry Partner Representative for Interface The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District enlisted Bray Architects to design a high-performance, sustainably designed school utilizing 21st-century educational design. The end result exceeded expectations and is representative of the evolution of educational design. “We are designing environments that prepare students for the next step in life and learning,” says Erica Kirklewski, interior designer, Workshop Architects (formerly with Bray Architects).“High schools are being designed more like college campuses, colleges are modeling spaces on the modern work environment and, at Kromrey, we have a middle school that uses technology, amenities and design elements that are progressive even within high schools.” The classroom design supports various teaching and learning styles with the use of operable glass walls. The NANA WALL allows for a 15-ft. opening, creating a blurred line between traditional learning spaces and non-classroom spaces. This maximizes adaptability

and flexibility while still providing visibility and passive supervision. The addition and renovation needed to support the change from a PreK-5/6-8 configuration to a PreK4/5-8 arrangement. Bray’s challenge was to create an environment that facilitates a gentle introduction of these younger students into shared spaces with older students, balancing separation and inclusion. The solution is a two-story academic wing for fifth grade located away from the sixth- through eighth-grade threestory wing, but providing the same amenities and access to academics and resources throughout the school. To assist in wayfinding, designated colors were used in the carpet, finishes and furniture selections throughout each academic wing. The Learning Media Commons (LMC) area unites all of these colors to represent shared space for all students.

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Carroll University Van Male Fieldhouse Renovation LOCATION: Waukesha, Wis. CLIENT: Carroll University ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Mary LaFrombois, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP Kahler Slater TEAM MEMBERS: Jeff Piette, AIA; Adam Bastjan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Scott Lousier, AIA, LEED AP BD+C CONTRACTOR: John Gilroy, Gilbane Building Company MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: N/A PHOTO CREDIT: Carroll University, Ryan Drake

Go Pioneers! by Rikki Crowe, Industry Partner Representative for Allsteel Carroll University wanted to provide a state-of-the-art athletic and recreation experience for students and student athletes within the footprint of an existing building. The current athletic facility, Van Male Fieldhouse, was built in two different phases in the 1960s, which resulted in a series of enclosed spaces and no clear design aesthetic.

The materials palette, inspired by the exterior of the building, incorporates Cream City brick with exposed heavy timber structural elements to provide a classic aesthetic. The team complemented the natural materials with bold yet timeless elements, including the “Pioneer Orange” reception desk and locker room entries, as well as strategically placed wall graphics.

“At times, the biggest challenges in a project can lead to the biggest opportunities, because they force us to think very creatively about a solution,” says Mary La Frombois, ASID, of Kahler Slater. “This project is a good example of this. Congested student-athlete flow through the entrance and existing space allowed us to not only rethink the entire space, but provided the opportunity to enhance the Carroll brand within each space.”

An expanded glass entry and punched openings connect the once-dark space to the outdoors. The combination of Carroll colors, life-size graphics and natural materials helps provide excitement in the lobby space. Full transparency between the lobby and athletic offices creates a new level of connectivity between the student athletes and coaches.

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“We were most pleased with how well the various design elements complemented each other,” La Frombois says. “With the large impact color, branding and concise design elements, the entire design reinforced the student-athlete experience throughout the space.”




Rogers Memorial Hospital: Brown Deer LOCATION: Brown Deer, Wis. CLIENT: Rogers Memorial Hospital ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Heather Olver, Allied ASID TWP Architecture TEAM MEMBERS: Abby Sivwright, Dan Klein, John Curran, Kelly Kilmer CONTRACTOR: Ben Bergles, VJS Construction Services MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Susie Cottick, Knoll; Erin Jende, Interface; Matt Cottick, Coalesse; Carson Cooper, Amtico PHOTO CREDIT: Erika Lee Photography

Nature-Inspired Healing by April Loterbauer Successful projects are all about teamwork according to Heather Olver, Allied ASID, gold winner in the category of Healthcare/Medical 35,000 sq. ft.-99,999 sq. ft. for the 2015 Design Excellence Awards. Being recognized for an award-winning design ultimately means being an important part of a hardworking team, who successfully designed a space that allows for healing and recovery, she says. Creating healing, lively, functional environments and helping people work better, smarter and more effectively is rewarding in itself and makes her feel more accomplished and successful in her career, Olver states. Olver’s work on the Rogers Memorial project provides patients and staff with a safe and nature-inspired setting for recovery. She says that through these extensive renovations, patients and their families from around the

country will be positively affected by being provided new opportunities and options. The design team reduced the institutional feel of the space by using carefully selected features and components, thus providing maximum function and aesthetics. Some of these features include skylights, a living plant wall, a fireplace, natural wood and large windows. A warm, subtle, color palette and patterns were used to craft a welcoming environment. Olver said that large-scale landscape wall murals and carpet reminiscent of water and sand were used to reinforce the connection to nature for patients, visitors and staff.

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Imagination Café – GE Healthcare LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: GE Healthcare ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Roxann Bentfield, ASID Building Service, Inc TEAM MEMBERS: Kristy Hunter, Tracie Losch, Amanda Schauer, Mary Igel CONTRACTOR: Amanda Schauer, Building Service, Inc MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: N/A PHOTO CREDIT: Tricia Shay

Patience is a Virtue Q&A with Design Excellence Award Gold winner Roxann Bentfield | by Ariel Steuer, Allied ASID WI | Design: What was most notable about this project? Roxann Bentfield: We created a café in a dark corner of an office space without changing the ceiling or the lighting. WI | Design: What challenges/opportunities did this project present that you think other designers could learn from or be inspired by? Bentfield: To never give up on a project. When we started working with GE Healthcare, they had big plans to renovate the Tower Avenue office space. They had a goal to improve the space and make it more inviting to current and future employees. The timeframe from start to finish was two-and-a-half years with multiple options, from a complete remodel to the final café project. It would have been great to complete the full design plan for the entire space, and maybe someday they will, but the results and response to the café have been wonderful.


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WI | Design: What was the biggest challenge with this project? Bentfield: The limitations that we had on the project—the location was selected because of access to water; the budget that was set by the client; the limited things we could change. We were not able to touch the ceiling or the lighting. WI | Design: What is your favorite part of the design solution? Bentfield: My favorite part of the design was when the team generated the idea of gathering games, books and art pieces from other GE offices around the world. They now have games from China, Finland and South America. WI | Design: How did this project help you grow as a designer? Bentfield: This project helped me learn perseverance.




Physicians Realty Trust LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Physicians Realty Trust ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Melissa Impellitteri, ASID, CDT JAK Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Jay Knetter, AIA CONTRACTOR: Andy Klimpel and Mark Wyskochil Beyer Construction MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Erin Jende, Interface Carpet; Maria Cieslik, Judith Ann - Soelberg Industries, Clarus; Sandy Weber, MDC Wallcoverings; Ceridon Kreuzer and Kelly Hamilton, Corporate Design Interiors (CDI); Childcrest Tile & Stone PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Impellitteri

All in the Details By Nancy Mooney, Allied ASID In the spring of 2015, Physicians Realty Trust (PRT) purchased space in the historic Renaissance Building, which is located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. The building is filled with reclaimed wood, custom barn door hardware and warm office lighting. As challenges go, a major one for the design was their short 5-month timeframe and producing the high expectations desired in that timeline, explains Melissa Impellitteri, ASID, of JAK Architects, recipient of an ASID WI Gold award for her work on PRT’s new office. Seeing the pride the owner felt about the space upon completion was Impellitteri’s favorite part of the project. “At the end of the day, knowing that a space I poured my heart and

soul into is being appreciated by its user(s) is what really excites me about my role on my projects,” she adds. The amount of site visits due to the unique detailing in the project helped Impellitteri grow as a designer. And being recognized by ASID WI and receiving an award certainly validates the work. “Earning an award given by such a celebrated panel of judges reinforces the efforts of our design process,” Impellitteri says. For such a shortterm design process, the level of high-quality details and thought put into the PRT building is impressive— absolutely Gold award-worthy.

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CATEGORY: OFFICE/CORPORATE 15,000 TO 34,999 SF Gold Winner


Milwaukee Bucks Headquarters LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Milwaukee Bucks ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Jacquelyn Posselt, ASID, LEED AP ID+C Eppstein Uhen Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Jill Schutts, Eric Gebhardt, Justo Banaag, Rich Tennessen CONTRACTOR: Jay Campbell, Campbell Construction MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Cindy Chrisbaum, Creative Business Interiors; Roxanne Carlson, Milliken Carpet; Steve Jende, Interface Carpet PHOTO CREDIT: Tricia Shay

Boldly Branded Q&A with Design Excellence Award Gold winner Jackie Posselt | by Ariel Steuer, Allied ASID WI | Design: What was most notable about this project? Jackie Posselt: Without question, it was the positive cultural change for all employees. The Bucks were located in four different offices and we engaged everyone to present floor plans and renderings. WI | Design: What made you proud to submit? Posselt: I was proud of the innovative design solutions we created under time and budget constraints. The Bucks challenged EUA with creating a high-energy and modern interior that showcased their new brand while functionally allowing the senior staff to mentor new employees. To have staff tell you how the high-energy feel and abundance of natural daylight on the trading room floor keeps them motivated to sell more tickets is a great feeling! WI | Design: What is your favorite part of the design solution? Posselt: The overall transparency in the space. 22

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Programmatically, the client required a handful of private offices. In order to maintain the views and high-energy atmosphere, we implemented floor-to-ceiling glass. It’s important for young designers to understand a client’s brand and how to implement it in a way that highlights it without making it look expected or boring. The bobblehead wall in the lobby is an example of showcasing the brand in a fun, flexible and unique way. WI | Design: What does it to mean to you to be recognized by ASID WI with this award? Posselt: A designer never sets out to design a project to win an award, so when the team is recognized for their solution, it’s a fantastic feeling. Our mission is to create a workplace that is inspiring and allows employees to be more productive. With a client like the Bucks, incorporating their brand is absolutely essential to a successful project, and we know we accomplished that with their new offices. .


CATEGORY: OFFICE/CORPORATE 35,000 TO 99,999 SF Gold Winner


The Feynman Center - Crossroads LOCATION: Fitchburg, Wis. CLIENT: Promega Corporation, The Feynman Center ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Tara Lopez, ASID Uihlein/Wilson Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Sara Meier, ASID; Susie Fondrie, ASID; Del Wilson, AIA; Rebecca Rodriguez; Steve Wellenstein, partnership with Ewing Cole CONTRACTOR: Ryan Kraemer, Kraemer Brothers MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Elizabeth Schraeder, Atlas; Mark Kuepper, Insulation and Supply Company, Inc.; Jackie Kemppainen, Mohawk; Jenny Crubaugh, Segis PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Kienitz

A Retreat or a Factory? by Nancy Mooney, Allied ASID Working with the Promega Corporation to design a new facility that meets current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) required significant coordination between the project architect, interior designer and general contractor. The team designed a new building on the campus that is comprised of two components: a 210,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing space and a 52,000-sq.-ft. customer experience center dubbed, “Crossroads.” The design team worked to meet today’s stringent regulations, as well as the needs of the future. The building objective was to deliver an inviting workplace for the hundreds of employees. Designed to look more like a retreat than a factory, the new two-story facility has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the prairie. This building has the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) installation in the United States, with the wood serving as a beautiful complement to the surrounding environment.

Continuing the effort to bring the outside in, the entry features large boulders (the largest weighing in at more than 18,000 pounds!). Locally sourced, heavyweight, vertical limestone slabs were placed within the newly constructed walls to frame the “living wall” feature in the Winter Garden area. Crossroads is a hub that serves as a link between various campus buildings, providing spaces for training, laboratory demonstrations and conferences. In the additional spaces, employees are encouraged to touch down, share ideas and foster creative thinking and collaboration. Crossroads is an exceptional place for staff to “cross paths,” grab a bite to eat in the Work Café or get in a yoga session in the fitness center, which includes spa-like locker rooms.

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Elan Westpointe LOCATION: New Braunfels, Texas CLIENT: Titan Senior Living, Elan Westpointe ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Kristy Yang, ASID Direct Supply Aptura TEAM MEMBERS: Jan Crain, Allied ASID, Direct Supply Aptura CONTRACTOR: Matt Schumann, Reid & Associates LLC MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Carson Cooper, Mannington Commercial; Jill Jeatran, Kellex; Erin Golden, Wendover Art Group PHOTO CREDIT: Patrick Coulie

High Expectations by Nancy Mooney, Allied ASID The goal for the Elan Westpointe senior living center was to design a resort-style experience that appeals to midto upper-income consumers and their adult children. The center provides a modern, upscale hospitality feel that was designed to make its guests feel comfortable and relaxed. This was the first project that the consultants and clients worked on together; their biggest challenges were the high expectations and the “ambitious timeline,” says Kristy Yang, ASID, of Aptura and recipient of the Gold award from ASID WI for this project. In order to get everyone on the same page, they started on a positive note with a design charette. Yang says she loved the common area near the entrance and how it came together. “It is a beautiful marriage of


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the architecture with interior detailing, executed with expert craftsmanship,” she notes. “As soon as a person enters the building, the sense of warmth and welcome is undeniable.” This project creatively challenged Yang, since it was more collaborative than others she has worked on. Winning the Gold award from ASID WI, Yang says, was an honor, especially since she had such worthy competition. “As designers, we are often our own worst critics and tend to focus on the small imperfections, but having your work validated by others who are equally critical is very gratifying,” she says.




Lake Mills Elementary School LOCATION: Lake Mills, Wis. CLIENT: Lake Mills School District ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Megan Walker, ASID, LEED AP ID+C Eppstein Uhen Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Emily Thomas, ASID; Bob Morris; Teresa Wadzinski; Eric Dufek; Justin Lodle; Randy Schmitz CONTRACTOR: Greg Douglas, Miron Construction MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Joni Jeurgens, Patcraft; Steve Jende, Interface; Cammy Harvey, Henricksen; Laura Gilbert, Muermann Engineering; Chris McIntyre, Duet Resource Group PHOTO CREDIT: C+N Photography



Marquette University Women’s Locker Room Renovations LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Marquette University ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Mary LaFrombois, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP Kahler Slater TEAM MEMBERS: Jeff Piette, AIA; Adam Bastjan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Scott Lousier, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Jacob Walker CONTRACTOR: Mike Stern, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: N/A PHOTO CREDIT: Peter McCullough


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CATEGORY: HEALTHCARE/MEDICAL 15,000 TO 34,999 SF Silver Winner


Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care LOCATION: Janesville, Wis. CLIENT: Agrace HospiceCare ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Kathryn Frey Finkelmeyer, ASID Kahler Slater TEAM MEMBERS: Anika Stewart, Eric Mayne, Mike Szcawinski, Jeni Wright CONTRACTOR: Neal Day, JP Cullen MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: N/A PHOTO CREDIT: Dana Wheelock Photography 2015



Brix Loft Apartments LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Hovde Properties ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Ariel Steuer, Allied ASID The Kubala Washatko Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Adam Voltz, Matt Frydach, Allen Washatko, Laura Gainer CONTRACTOR: Eric Sadler, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Jackie Kemppainen, Mohawk; Scott Erickson, Shaw Hard Surface; Roxanne Carlson, Milliken; Natalie Green, RBC Childcrest; Melissa Smith, KR Schaetz; Chad Miller, Lexco Tile & Stone PHOTO CREDIT: Wayne Reckard


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Goodwill Industries Center for Work and Training LOCATION: Greendale, Wis. CLIENT: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Tara Lopez, ASID Uihlein/Wilson Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Sara Meier, ASID; Rebecca Rodriguez; Scott Ramlow, AIA; Troy Wohlt, AIA CONTRACTOR: Eric Wynn, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Carson Cooper, Mannington Commercial; Steve Jende, Interface; Robert Berger, CJ & Associates; Leona Knobloch-Nelson, Creative Business Interiors PHOTO CREDIT:

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CATEGORY: BATH Silver Winner


Riffel Master Bathroom LOCATION: Waukesha, Wis. CLIENT: Patrick and Lindsay Riffel ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Anna Janke, ASID, WRID, NCIDQ Peridot Design Group TEAM MEMBERS: N/A CONTRACTOR: Andy Betchner, Projects Complete, Inc. MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Mike Gullotti, KG Stevens; Sandy LaDue, Kitchen Creators; Joe Hemzacek, ProSource Flooring; Margaret Arndt, Lexco Tile and Stone PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Krueger


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Eastwyn Project LOCATION: Mequon, Wis. CLIENT: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jablonka ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Kim Temkin-Taylor, Allied ASID Temkin-Taylor Design, LLC TEAM MEMBERS: Nathan Gabor, Tina Timm and Shawn Hubatch CONTRACTOR: Nathan Gabor, Gabor Design Build, LLC MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Susie Sumichrast, Carol Synder and Associates; Behzad Shabahang, Shabahang and Sons; Rochelle Thomas, Holly Hunt; Rebecca Hetzel, Lakeside Stoneworks; Kira Brown, C.A.I. Designs; Kim Weis, Inspier Showroom PHOTO CREDIT: Lacy Landre LJL Photo



Affiliated Foods Midwest LOCATION: Kenosha, Wis. CLIENT: Affiliated Foods Midwest ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Laura Schalk, ASID Forrer Business Interiors TEAM MEMBERS: N/A CONTRACTOR: Brian Goodchild, ABCO Construction MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: N/A PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Duzynski

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CATEGORY: OFFICE/CORPORATE 15,000 TO 34,999 SF Silver Winner


Heraeus Electro-Nite LOCATION: Hartland, Wis. CLIENT: Heraeus Electro-Nite ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Jim Olson, Allied ASID MSI General Corporation TEAM MEMBERS: Bert Zenker, AIA CONTRACTOR: John Kutz, MSI General Corporation MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Pat Wilkins, Henricksen; Jason Wertz, J&J Invision; Denise Kirschman, Shaw Carpets; Kristen Briggs, Enterprise Lighting PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Wawro Aero-Fotografik, LLC

CATEGORY: OFFICE/CORPORATE 35,000 TO 99,999 SF Silver Winner


Little Rock Operating Headquarters LOCATION: Little Rock, Ark. CLIENT: Confidential ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Melissa Impellitteri, ASID, CDT JAK Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Jay Knetter, AIA CONTRACTOR: Earl Ballentine, Nabholz Construction MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Carson Cooper, Mannington Commercial; Denise Kirschman, Shaw Contract; Maria Cieslik, Judith Ann – Soelberg Industries and Clarus; Childcrest Tile & Stone; Wolf Gordon PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Impellitteri


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HarborChase of Shorewood LOCATION: Shorewood, Wis CLIENT: Harbor Retirement Associates ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Meg Sutton, ASID Direct Supply Aptura TEAM MEMBERS: Jan Crain, ASID CONTRACTOR: Ryan Raskin, Altius Building Company MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Laura Gibson, Clayton Miller Hospitality; Melissa Smith, KR Schaetz; Tricia Wollersheim, DesignTex PHOTO CREDIT: C&N Photography Inc.


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Providing the  Design  Community  Quality  Floor  Products   Since  1971   KR  Schaetz  Associates,  Inc.  

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The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences LOCATION: Fishersville, Va. CLIENT: Mary Baldwin College ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Mary LaFrombois, ASID, LEED AP Kahler Slater TEAM MEMBERS: Larry Schnuck, AIA; Al Krueger, AIA, ACHA, EDAC; Abby Manders, AIA, EDAC; Jenni Eschner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC; Joe Schultz, AIA; Brenda Reinke, LEED AP BD+C CONTRACTOR: Joe Vavala, Kjellstrom + Lee MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Debbie Lenneck, Creative; Cassie Estes, American Office; Gail Bonn, Staples PHOTO CREDIT: Kate Joyce



The Selig Experience LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Tara Lopez, ASID Uihlein/Wilson Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Sara Meier, ASID; Rebecca Rodriguez; Nat Stein, AIA; collaboration with BRC Imagination Arts of Burbank, Calif. CONTRACTOR: Scott Wendt, Hunzinger Construction Co. MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Carson Cooper, Mannington Commercial; Denise Kirschman, Shaw Inc. PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Paulus


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CATEGORY: HEALTHCARE/MEDICAL 15,000 TO 34,999 SF Bronze Winner


Rogers Memorial Hospital: Cedar Ridge LOCATION: Summit, Wis. CLIENT: Rogers Memorial Hospital ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Heather Olver, Allied ASID TWP Architecture TEAM MEMBERS: Abby Sivwright, Dan Klein, John Curran CONTRACTOR: Ben Bergles, VJS Construction Services MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Susie Cottick, Knoll Textiles PHOTO CREDIT: Erika Lee Photography



Memorial Union Reinvestment LOCATION: Madison, Wis. CLIENT: Memorial Union ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Sara Meier, ASID Uihlein/Wilson Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Tara Lopez, ASID; Rebecca Rodriguez; Del Wilson; Nat Stein; Susie Fondrie; Moody Nolan CONTRACTOR: Melanie Taylor, The Boldt Company MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Carson Cooper, Mannington Commercial; Koreen Pelot, Koroseal; Susie Sumichrast, Axminster Limited PHOTO CREDIT: Skot Weideman


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CATEGORY: BATH Bronze Winner


Master Bathroom Remodel LOCATION: Mequon, Wis. ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Leslie Dohr, ASID Deep River Partners, Ltd. TEAM MEMBERS: Richard Sherer, Nicholas Mather CONTRACTOR: Robert Perlewitz, RP Custom Homes MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Janet Sladky, New Threads; Steve Klein, Klein Lighting; Coleen Gerkhardt, The Finial; Deb Schramm, Ceramic Tileworks; Natalie Green, Childcrest Tile & Stone PHOTO CREDIT: Tricia Shay



Butters-Fetting Company LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Butters-Fetting Company ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Roxann Bentfield, ASID Building Service, Inc. TEAM MEMBERS: Brittany Burden, Tracie Losch, Amanda Schauer, Brett Heikkila, Josh Davison CONTRACTOR: Amanda Schauer, Building Service, Inc. MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Anne Grintjes, D.L. Couch; Carson Copper, Mannington; Carole Syse, Herman Miller PHOTO CREDIT: Tricia Shay


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CATEGORY: OFFICE/CORPORATE 15,000 TO 34,999 SF Bronze Winner


IFS North America – Milwaukee LOCATION: Brookfield, Wis. CLIENT: IFS North America ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Leah A. Knox, ASID Creative Business Interiors TEAM MEMBERS: Verna M. Shavlik, ASID CONTRACTOR: Gary Zimmerman III, Creative Business Interiors MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Ellen Sweeney, Mohawk Group; Janet Quamme, Bentley Mills; Carson Cooper, Mannington Commercial; Debi Johnstone, Milwaukee Signarama; Laura Bush, Knoll PHOTO CREDIT: Tricia Shay

CATEGORY: OFFICE/CORPORATE 35,000 TO 99,999 SF Bronze Winner


Dohmen Corporate Headquarters LOCATION: Milwaukee CLIENT: Dohmen Life Science Services ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Ariel Steuer, Allied ASID The Kubala Washatko Architects TEAM MEMBERS: Tim Hansman, Karen Hancock, Allen Washatko CONTRACTOR: Eric Ellison, Berghammer Construction MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Jessica Chessman-Falkner, Humanscale and Interior Investments; Danielle Spakowitz, EJ Welch; Andrea Savage, RBC Tile and Stone and Lakeside Stoneworks; Melissa Smith, KR Schaetz; Deb Schramm, Ceramic Tileworks PHOTO CREDIT: Wayne Reckard

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The Springs at Lafayette LOCATION: Lafayette, Ind. CLIENT: Mainstreet ASID DESIGNER/COMPANY: Meg Sutton, ASID Direct Supply Aptura TEAM MEMBERS: Jan Crain, ASID CONTRACTOR: Kevin McGovern, Meyer Najem Construction MANUFACTURERS’ REPRESENTATIVES: Roxanne Carlson, Milliken Carpets; Carson Cooper, Mannington; Elizabeth Schraeder, Atlas Carpet Mills PHOTO CREDIT: Tony Frederick

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For the past 13 years, the Gateway Technical College interior design student organization has hosted an annual “Chair-ity Auction” benefiting a local charity and the ASID Student Chapter at Gateway. In November 2015, the school chose to benefit Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO), a local shelter that seeks to prevent the spread of chronic homelessness in southeast Wisconsin’s Racine County. Each year, Gateway interior design students rescue chairs, give them a fresh design and sell them to the highest bidder at this unique benefit event, which typically features both a silent and live auction offering up home goods, gift certificates and the uniquely designed student chairs. This event is open to the community, as well as family members, friends and Gateway faculty. This year, Gateway ASID members were also invited to participate in the student competition for the NARI Home Show event in West Allis, Wis., during Valentine’s Day weekend. Gateway design students put together an industrial-rustic guest room in a 12-ft.-by-12-ft. space with a budget of $250, provided by the NARI Foundation. Then, show attendees casted their ballots for their favorite design.

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Mount Mary University and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design were also involved in the student competition. As an added incentive for participation, the NARI Foundation awarded each school $750. This May, Gateway interior design students will be participating in a global enrichment trip through the school. Included is a 10-day stay in London, and a day trip to Paris. During the overseas excursion, students will be attending the Clerkenwell Design Show, which is the U.K.’s leading independent design festival. Students also will participate in a variety of tours of museums and historic buildings, and spend the days sightseeing to learn about London’s history, culture and amazing architecture. To help make this trip possible, the ASID Student Chapter officers planned various fundraisers at local businesses, including a “Paint Night” (through, and a pottery paint-and-take through a local venue. These fundraising events doubled as networking opportunities and were open to the community.

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SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF THE PROFESSION Each year, the design award committee calls upon a select group of ASID WI Chapter professional members to judge the student award submissions. The committee would like to thank the three designers of Direct Supply Aptura who took the time to review and select this year’s student award recipients. Our thanks goes to:

Erin Berry, senior lead designer at Direct Supply Aptura, has a very diverse design background, ranging from high-end residential design in New York to hospitality and restaurant design to luxury fashion. Berry has traveled the world for her projects and has had the opportunity to draw from amazing art collections from clients. Her passion for design and architecture has now placed her with the opportunity to create excellent design for beautiful and inviting environments for senior living residents.


As design manager for Direct Supply Aptura, Meg Sutton, ASID, believes senior living is an eclectic mix of hospitality, residential and clinical design. She feels design is powerful enough to facilitate relationships, comfort sadness and support clinical outcomes.

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Direct Supply Aptura’s Studio Lead Lynn Vogaltanz, ASID, a past president of the ASID WI Chapter, has a passion for senior living design and strongly believes in getting to know the customer’s vision in order to find the correct products that make a project a reality. Thank you Direct Supply Aptura!



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t the Design Excellence Awards Celebration this year, three students were recognized for their achievements in the contract project category. Charity Koenig, Student ASID from Madison College received the Gold award for her design solution for the Mixed Bag Co-Working Office project; while Ivy Vanbeaver, Student ASID, also from Madison College, received the Bronze award for her approach to the same project. Jennifer Doering, Student ASID from Milwaukee Area Technical College was recognized with a Silver award for her Lippert Tile Showroom project. Not only is winning an award an amazing addition to any resume, but it also can help students differentiate themselves from the competition. Doering says the application process gave her the added experience of strengthening her communication skills and made her look at her project with fresh eyes. All three designers agreed that going through the process of applying and learning to sell your design was not only beneficial to their learning, but provided them with more confidence in their work. Both Koenig and Vanbeaver presented the board with their take on a project called Mixed Bag Co-Working Office. Koenig explains that the project was a co-working office with a focus on collaboration, teamwork and networking, but that it had specific requirements that also needed to be met for the space. The biggest challenge was meeting those needs while still capturing the mindset and essence of a collaborative atmosphere. Vanbeaver shares that her solution for these needs came from approaching the project piece by piece, and taking time to write out the needed, preferred and unwanted adjacencies. Doering tells us that her project was to create a combination showroom, library and resource space for Lippert Tile Company that could also be utilized as a pre-function space for a nearby training room. In her solution, she maximized the square footage by making it multi-functional and created a stunning gallery-style product feature wall. Doering says that the added element of real-world experience helped her to grow as an interior designer tremendously. Congratulations again to our student winners!


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Growing Titletown

by April Loterbauer

The Stats

Originally called “Baie des Puants” or “bay of the stinkers,” Green Bay is more commonly known today as Titletown USA. Green Bay is home of the National Railroad Museum, the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park, and, most notably, our beloved Packers. At 56 square miles, it is the third-largest city in Wisconsin and is host to approximately 105,000 residents.

The Buzz

Cheeseheads everywhere rejoice as plans for a 34-acre mixed-use expansion project are revealed. With Lambeau Field as its backdrop and a 10-acre public plaza at its heart, this project is dubbed the “Titletown District.” It will include a four-diamond hotel proposed by Kohler Co., a sports medicine facility proposed by Belin Health and a new restaurant and brewery proposed by Hinterland. Initial investments of close to $130 million had Green Bay looking to kick this project off in March. The remaining 16-acres will be developed as retail, commercial and residential spaces. Titletown will be the ultimate tailgate experience—but hopes are that it will bring visitors from afar, stimulate the economy and offer new amenities to residents.

The Hotspots

DDL Holdings took the old abandoned Larson Co. vegetable cannery and completely transformed it into an amazing space. It is now home to Titletown Brewing Co. and their taprooms, several office suites and a little gem called The Cannery. The Cannery is a meat market, deli, bar and restaurant all in one great space. If that wasn’t enough, they also have a certified master cheesemaker that makes cheese curds in-house with fresh milk from their farm. The owner John is also owner of Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy Farm, which is a local family-run farm that provides fresh beef and dairy to the restaurant. They offer a fresh, seasonal-inspired menu with artisan cheeses and locally brewed beverages of all types. The Cannery takes the farm-to-table concept quite literally in the sense that not only is their food locally grown, but the wood used for the bar and the tables is from a silo at their old family farm. Paired with the original exposed brick walls, this is a truly charming place that should be on your list of places to see when in Green Bay.

“In recent years, the design community has taken off with a lot of new developments that have brought great opportunities from refurbished historical buildings to modern residential and commercial facilities. These developments have received media attention, shining a light on the design community.” – Rebecca Klotz, ASID, WRID, Sales / Design Consultant at EBi


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Upcoming Events | 2016 May

The What’s Next? Mini-conference offers members an opportunity to engage in inspiring, forward-thinking discussions revolving around global trends and issues that affect design. In its fourth year, the conference is focusing on YOU, providing tools and resources to “Thrive In Your Life & Work.” The event takes place Thursday, May 12 at M&M Office Interiors in Pewaukee, Wis.


Design Communities is a program that focuses on creating meaningful interactions with members throughout the state. Mark your calendars for an evening of socialization and education on Tuesday, June 21 in Green Bay, Wis. Location info and more details will be announced soon.


June 21

The magic of Kohler is rolling into town—literally. Plan to stop at the Kohler Semi Showroom Tour on Tuesday, July 19 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Kohler showroom on wheels, filled with the newest and coolest products, will be parked at the South Shore Pavilion on Milwaukee’s lakefront and open for tours.


Whether you are a competitive pro golfer or simply enjoy a fun game of putt-putt, plan on attending the 2nd-Annual Mini-Golf Outing on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Tee-Aire Miniature Golf Center in Brookfield, Wis. The Re_Purposeful Event is coming back and it will be bigger than ever! Just in the last year alone, through the process of recovery of architectural and interior materials, we have diverted more than 20,000 pounds of product away from landfills and created opportunities for reuse in markets such as education, arts and crafts, and home décor. Join the effort on Friday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-noon at Green Design Center in Waukesha, Wis.


August 25-27

Volunteers are the foundation of this organization. Join us for a celebratory evening when we review our accomplishments, recognize outstanding members and outline what’s to come in the year ahead! The date and venue for the Annual Meeting will be announced soon.

More information on upcoming events can be found at

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We are happy to promote the ASID Wisconsin Chapter Industry Partners. Interior designers rely heavily on the support and knowledge of manufacturers reps and suppliers of interior products and finishes. Thank you for your continuous commitment to the local interior design community. * Chapter Sponsor IPR = Industry Partner Representative

Alexandra Skobel, IPR for Monogram Appliances

Eric Moore, IPR for Kohler Kitchen & Bath Americas

Amanda Henry, IPR for Eddie Z’s Blinds and Drapery

Erin Jende, IPR for FLOR, Inc. *

Amy Meyer, IPR for Gunlocke

Erin Moreland, Eddie Z’s Blinds and Drapery

Andrea Russell, IPR for Delos Rugs

Floor 360, IPR for International Design Guild

Andrew Guskov, IPR for Lutron Electronics Co.,Inc.

Jackie Kemppainen, IPR for Teknion

Anna Parton, IPR for ATG Stores

Jami Radtke, IPR for Able KBS Kitchen & Bath Showplace

Anne Grintjes, IPR for Wallcovering Source

Jane Evans, IPR for Edelman Leather

Barbara Sickler, IPR for Sickler Inc.

Jeffrey Oppermann, IPR for Colleen Horner Kitchen, Bath, Tile & Stone

Brad Cofoid, IPR for Natuzzi Design Studio

Jenna Kelly, IPR for Arteriors Home

Carole Syse, IPR for Herman Miller, Inc.

Jennifer Michalski, IPR for Construction Specialties

Carrie G.Matteson, IPR for FIBER-SEAL Systems

Jill John, IPR for Serena & Lily, Inc

Carrie Perkins, IPR for Sub-Zero/Wolf

Jim Marquardt, IPR for Ann Sacks

Carson Cradduck, IPR for Sherwin-Williams

Joel Mertz, IPR for Grosfillex Contract Furnishings

Chris Holum, IPR for Kohler Kitchen & Bath Americas

Jose Infante, IPR for Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Chris Reohr, IPR for Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring

Joseph Tuffner, IPR for Roppe Corporation

Christy Gwidt, IPR for Interior Investments *

Josephine Lowry, IPR for Bellacor

Cynthia Macleod, IPR for Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center

Katie Brummund, IPR for Delta Faucet Company

Dana Grabovac, IPR for Design Within Reach

Kern Hoppe, IPR for Chapinwood Development

David Laabs, IPR for Haworth, Inc. *

Kerry Tylke, IPR for M&M Office Interiors *

Deb Davis, IPR for Grosfillex Contract Furnishings

Kimberly Krechel, IPR for Kimberly K Associates

Denise Intrieri, IPR for Kohler Kitchen & Bath Americas

Marcia Blake, IPR for Sunbrella

Denise Kirschman, IPR for Shaw Contract Group * Diana Schrage, IPR for Kohler Kitchen & Bath Americas

Margaret Arndt, IPR for Lexco Tile & Stone Division of Olympia Tile, Inc.

Dj Thornton, IPR for Lexington Home Brands

Marty Schallock, IPR for Mohawk Flooring

Doug Becht, IPR for Pride Family Brands

Mary Hoffman, IPR for Benjamin Moore & Company

Elaine Luce, IPR for The Container Store

Mary Ann Best, IPR for M.A. and Associates, LLC

Elizabeth Allen, IPR for The Dixie Group

Maureen Gile, IPR for RBC Tile & Stone *

Ellen Sweeney, IPR for Mohawk Group *

Michael Barrett, IPR for Fortress, Inc.

Ellie Dixon, IPR for Butler Specialty Company

Michael Gehrt, IPR for Caesarstone

Elly Neagle, IPR for Cosentino USA

Molly Hooper, IPR for Brothers Business Interiors

Emily Keon, IPR for Henricksen *

Nick Kilmer, IPR for Excel Dryer, Inc.


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RTNERS Norm Bundt, IPR for A.R.T. Furniture Norman Nance, IPR for KI Patricia Myhre, IPR for Global Views Paul Davis, IPR for Grosfillex Contract Furnishings Penny Fukr, IPR for Mohawk Flooring Peter Topetzes, IPR for Koroseal Interior Products * Rikki Crowe, IPR for Allsteel Robert Kashou, IPR for International Design Guild Robin Swernoff, IPR for Lakeside Stoneworks, LLC Ron Jaeger, IPR for Pratt & Lambert Paints Ronald Gigstead, IPR for The Finial Ryan Hubert, IPR for Littman Brands & SONNEMAN, A Way of Light Sarah Beattie, IPR for Lunada Bay Tile Satya Tiwari, IPR for Surya Sean Meracle, IPR for Sherwin-Williams Shelly Davis, IPR for Armstrong World Industries Shpresa Tairi, IPR for Wilsonart LLC Sofia Ismaili, IPR for Lippert Tile Company, Inc. Stephanie Marshall, IPR for Kohler Kitchen & Bath Americas Steve Jende, IPR for FLOR, Inc. * Susan Mccaffrey, IPR for Wolf-Gordon, Inc. * Tara Gosey, IPR for ROHL LLC Terri Mattiacci, IPR for Currey & Company Todd Morris, IPR for Construction Specialties Todd Graf, IPR for Ann Sacks Tony Barzycki, IPR for Shannon Specialty Floors Tony Lopresti, IPR for Sonance Trey Wilson, IPR for Legrand North America Vic Samaritoni, IPR for Kohler Interiors William Zidek, IPR for Fortress, Inc.

WI | DESIGN Spring + Summer 2016


WI Design Spring/Summer 2016  

A publication of the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID

WI Design Spring/Summer 2016  

A publication of the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID