Haag Müller, Inc., DesignShare
and Beeler Construction, Inc.
are proud to present photos of a 3-story addition and remodeling of the Yeshiva
Elementary School located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This addition/remodel
added an additional 17,000 square feet to the existing 21,000 square foot
building. Yeshiva's Rabbi/Principal contacted Design Share and asked for
help in solving the problems facing the staff and students at the school.
The rooms were shadowed, overcrowded and showing signs of deterioration.
Design Share, located in Minneapolis, MN, then contacted Haag Müller, Inc. and
together they blended the old with the new, created bright innovative classrooms
and a school that welcomes the children, staff and visitors alike.
Inc. is the General Contractor for the Project. They faced an extremely
difficult site in which to work and store materials. Much of the
remodeling was to take place while the school was in session; a distraction for
the school, a challenge for construction workers and an inconvenience for both.
This Graphic courtesy of Randall Fielding/DesignShare
Whitney Gould, the Urban Landscape Writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
wrote an article on November 26, 2001 about the completed project.
Some of her comments were:
September 2000, the $2.7 million project opened a year later, in time for
fall classes, and on budget."
more basic dilemmas...........how to make a new building big enough to serve
the school's needs without overwhelming the modest homes along the block?
How to link the addition with the still-needed spaces in the synagogue
building, a faceless, suburban-looking artifact of the '50s, and the former
grocery, a dumpy little red-brick and Lannon stone box from the same era?"
............ a sun-drenched, sky-lighted corridor, its wall punctuated above
and below by bands of windows, bridges the old and new sections and sends
light into basement classrooms and other connecting rooms."
a three-story, sky lighted atrium overlooking a balconied, indoor
playground. With sun pouring in from the atrium, from sidelight panels
next to the doors and from windows in the angled bays, the classrooms
welcome in the outdoors like an old friend - a far cry from the cave-like
claustrophobia of the old school. Also in the works is a roof garden."
"It's a child's
... Perel Wachsman, a teacher.
"The kids like the
playground so much we can't get rid of them at the end of the day!"
... Gila Saltzman, a teacher.