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Muskego, WI – City Hall and Police Station

The City of Muskego engaged Zimmerman in 2012 to provide a comprehensive study for all of their public buildings. The resulting plan included construction of a new City Hall and a conversion and expansion of the existing current City Hall for the new police station.  Both projects were completed adjacent to one another and on the existing City Hall site.  The project also included renovation the existing Public Works facility as well as remodeling a newly purchased fleet maintenance facility.

Phasing the projects also brought on site improvement challenges.  The enabling project was the new City Hall.  By building it first, all municipal government services remained uninterrupted.

The Council Chambers and other public meeting spaces are located to enable flexible scheduling for events while maintaining off-hours security for the building’s daytime service areas.

Since daylight within the space was a priority, the design incorporates a courtyard and a high volume lobby space with clerestory windows to ensure that each room would is filled with natural light.

The City favored a prairie style aesthetic for the building. Meeting the challenge of converting an existing building of traditional design with a long hipped roof was met by wrapping new construction around the existing building on the three most visible sides.  A large amount of exterior glass and clear anodized metal panels gives the building a contemporary feel and civic appeal.

Location: Muskego, WI

Size:  39,080 SF (Police Department)  |  26,199 SF (City Hall)

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s):  2019 (Police Department)  |  2018 (City Hall)

Contractor / Construction Manager:   Absolute Construction

John Sabinash, AIA

John Sabinash, AIA

Vice President | Civic + Government Studio Director

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Jack Blume, AIA, CDT

Jack Blume, AIA, CDT

Vice President | Senior Project Manager

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