Size: 36,800 square feet
Status: Completed 2005
Program: New construction of public market incorporating sustainable design techniques and industrial materials
Milwaukee Public Market
The highly-anticipated Milwaukee Public Market provides an exciting new venue where local farmers and specialty food vendors can sell their wares. It also offers a dynamic new community gathering place and visitor destination. For the design of the building, we took traditional ideas and expressed them in contemporary form. The use of steel, glass and brick honors the industrial history of the Third Ward.
It seemed only natural that a building dedicated to selling fresh food be designed with a sensitivity to the environment. The market relies on cool daylighting to reduce artificial lighting and lower HVAC costs. Other sun control features include high-performance glass and sun louvers. Natural ventilation reduces HVAC loads.