Center for Healthy Minds

Madison, WI


Ferch Architecture


43,818 ft²


UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds is a leader in understanding the mind and emotions and working to facilitate mental well-being. For this project, we completed a full interior demolition and remodel of what was formerly the Kennedy Dairy building, constructed in the early 1900s for the city’s largest dairy. Throughout the project, we were very careful to protect the original character of the building while incorporating the modern requirements of an office and educational space. We revitalized the historic charm of this unique building, highlighting it as opposed to hiding it through our design choices. All in all, the final product ⁠— a tranquil space alight with character ⁠— provides the perfect backdrop for the CHM team to complete their work.

The center features historic and unique building features throughout

See what sets it apart


Best Renovation – Office award, In Business

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation

Project features

  • A research meditation room, with a capacity for 100, anchors the space
  • Multiple conference and huddle rooms
  • Open-office computer space

Keep browsing our projects.

Foremost Farms headquarters lobby with logo

Tenant Improvement

Foremost Farms


Confidential office thumbnail

Tenant Improvement

Hybrid office space


Fetch Entry

Tenant Improvement



The exterior of the springs window fashions building

Tenant Improvement

Springs Window Fashions


IPC commercial break room construction

Tenant Improvement

Independent Pharmacy Cooperative

Sun Prairie

Great Wolf reception

Tenant Improvement

Great Wolf


See All Work