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GRAEF Receives Industry Awards For Local Projects

July 7, 2014

GRAEF, a Wisconsin-based engineering and consulting firm, is proud to announce the City of Wauwatosa has received an American Public Work Association’s Wisconsin Chapter Project of the Year Award, and The U.S. City of Mayors City Livability Awards’ Honorable Mention award for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) Innovation Campus Infrastructure project. GRAEF’s Pulaski Park Neighborhood plan has also received the American Planning Association – Wisconsin Chapter (APA – WI) award for Innovations in Planning.

“These projects are great examples of the many areas in which our design and planning teams have expertise,” said John Kissinger, president and CEO of GRAEF. “These projects have had significant impacts on the broader community and we’re proud to have worked on them.”

GRAEF was engaged by the City of Wauwatosa to design the UWM Innovation Campus Infrastructure to serve the new campus and create a model for sustainable development. Services to develop the 58-acre university research campus included surveying, grading, landscape, roadways, utilities, and storm water management. The storm water system is a highlight of the infrastructure featuring 22 bio-filtration basins to prevent surface runoff from the development site. In addition to the technically advanced storm water system, the project required that all plans were designed with great sensibility to the environment, including the Monarch butterfly habitat and historic nature of the site. The UWM Innovation Campus property will include UWM buildings, apartments, a hotel, and an office park for private, technology-focused companies.

As part of the Green Street Development for a Healthy Community project, GRAEF’s Pulaski Park Neighborhood plan addressed regional storm water management priorities along the Kinnickinnic River Corridor on Milwaukee’s densely populated south side. The project looks at water quality improvements and the ability to capture significant quantities of stormwater before it discharges into the Kinnickinnic River and Lake Michigan. Project partners included the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works and Office of Environmental Sustainability, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center and GRAEF. The plan includes four distinct components: identification of key Performance Standards; definition of the appropriate project area; application and evaluation of specific Green Infrastructure Techniques; and recommendations for next steps.

About GRAEF:
GRAEF is an employee-owned, full-service engineering and consulting firm with proven expertise in planning; landscape and industrial architecture; operations consulting; and structural, civil, transportation, MEP, and environmental engineering. GRAEF serves public and private clients from its offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Orlando, Florida. For more than 50 years, GRAEF has demonstrated its commitment to continuously adapting to meet the changing needs of the industry and its clients. For more information, visit www.GRAEF-usa.com.

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