Wauwatosa Hart Park Improvements – Muellner Building Expansion & Rotary Stage
Muellner Building Community Center
Built during the Great Depression under the Works Progress Administration, the building served as a multi-purpose facility for public and private functions and events within the community. The program called for a newer gathering area for the city’s senior citizen organizations which hold card parties, dances, socials and featured speakers. The remodeling includes a new fitness center, aerobics room, creative arts and crafts room, continuing education room, computer access and tax and legal counseling area. The building houses a permanent historical display of the original plans and historical photographs of the building. The curling club will continue to use the building for practice and league play.
Zimmerman produced a concept design suitable for fundraising for a new band shell/performance venue in Wauwatosa’s Hart Park. The firm provided a considerable amount of research of similar facilities in other communities. The performance stage was designed to accommodate a range of performances from small band and orchestra groups to local school bands and includes provisions for temporary expansion for even larger groups such as a symphonic orchestra performance. A wide variety of seating opportunities surround the venue including permanent tiered seats immediately adjacent to the theater stage as well as grass seats beyond.
Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
Completion Date(s): Muellner Expansion 1999 | Rotary Stage 2009
Contractor/Construction Manager: Selzer Ornst Construction (Rotary Stage)