WHEDA Office

Partner: Potter Lawson
Size:91,773 Square Feet

The Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority office building was key to the redevelopment of the former Mautz Paint Company site. Designed to complement the current neighborhood, the building recalls the industrial brick loft-style buildings of the historic area while also incorporating modern steel, divided light windows, and a third-floor skywalk to connect employees to the five-story parking ramp. The tight site — bordered by a neighboring hotel and construction project — required daily coordination between trades. The project utilized a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system for improved efficiency; due to the diversity provided by simultaneous heating and cooling, VRF systems require less energy consumption than conventional heat pump systems.