Reichert Art Studios
Port Washington, WI


John Reichert, a well known national sculptor recently purchased a building in downtown Port Washington to move his business.  The existing building houses studio offices on the first floor and apartments on the second floor.  John came to Haag Mller, Inc. to expand his building to incorporate additional studio space and pewter production area.  The new one story 1,100 SF addition will be located on the back of the existing building along Morgan Street.  The south facade design, visible to Morgan Street, was introduced to project an old warehouse look and utilizes cream city brick salvaged from an existing building, arched windows, decorative wood garage door, and accent gooseneck light fixtures to fit the fabric of the historic downtown Port Washington.  The addition is a true mix of vernacular architecture learned from surrounding historic buildings and present day sustainable design and energy efficiency.  The building addition features natural daylighting planning, roof garden, natural ventilation and in floor heat.  The mass of the roof garden will provide natural insulation for the addition, rainwater retention and filtering, reduce urban heat gain and provide natural outdoor green space for the apartment tenants which is scarce in a downtown setting.

Existing Building 

Schematic Design Elevation