Architect: Madisen Maher Architects
Owner: Siepmann Realty
Contractor: Accent LLC
The design challenge for the exterior was to create a mixed-use commercial building that fit in with the village scale of the lakefront neighborhood. The site was narrow and deep with the grade dropping 10’ from street level to the river. The design challenge of the interior was to create a comfortable corporate environment for an investment company. Good use the natural views of the lake, as well as, the shingle style architecture to create working environments that connect with the natural context. Hexagon Investments directive was to maximize private office exposure to the lake and river and make sure to provide efficient access to required common spaces.
- 10,000 sqft. Two-story mixed-use building on Pewaukee Lake.
- First floor vestibule with shared access to first floor tenants.
- Provide large sidewalks along street to allow for seasonal community use.
- Provide future access to community parking lot along north property line.
- Corporate office space for Hexagon Investments on the second floor.
All employees get a private office
Every private office gets a view
Create warm and inviting space for guests to visit.
Board room with convenient access to kitchenette
Open space for filing and copying
On the exterior, the building was designed to withstand the harsh beachfront environment. The stone base anchors the buildings and protects it from the blowing sand. The wood canopies add scale and dimension to the building and screen the lower retail windows from glaring sun. On the interior, 9 private offices line the exterior walls of the building maximizing views to the lake and river. The interior offices walls are designed as divided lite windows to allow the views and the diffused light to flow to the interior spaces. We created a central collaboration space at the heart of the project with faux fireplace. We used sloped ceilings along the outside walls add to the open feeling of the private offices. The location of the kitchenette was separated from board room and hidden away from guest views to help make it more convenience for sharing. The overall color palette consisted of cream colored walls, trim, and ceilings against a dark wood floor. Soft Furniture and oriental rugs add color and texture for visual interest.
Photos: Jim Moy Photography