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Oconomowoc Lake Club

Fire destroyed the historic Oconomowoc Lake Club in December of 1994. Zimmerman was engaged to generate a design that would allow club members to rebuild the club exactly like the original.  Because no blueprints or drawings survived the fire, Zimmerman interviewed members of the club and utilized personal photos to recreate the design.  Bringing the building up to current code standards was also a priority of the project.  The 1914 masonry structural load bearing walls, built 30 feet into the lake, were saved and used to support the new structural system.  Major improvements to the new building include central air conditioning, energy efficient glazing and insulation systems;  ADA compliant entrances, toilet rooms and elevator;  finishes that are durable and easy to maintain;  lighting that is energy efficient and flexible;  furnishings that are practical and more comfortable;  and spaces that are more acoustically acceptable for dining and large parties.

Location: Oconomowoc, WI

Size: 24,000 s.f.

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

Completion Date(s): May 1996