One Alumni Place—University of Wisconsin-Madison

Client

Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association and State of Wisconsin

Location

Madison, Wisconsin

Project size

10,000 SF

Completed

2017

The new One Alumni Place better integrates itself with the adjacent Alumni Park and historic Memorial Union, and at the same time provides better visibility and access to the center for alumni. This 3,000-square-foot new addition to the existing building, along with a 7,000-square-foot renovation, transformed the once nondescript building and has now become a comfortable landing space and a new destination for visiting alumni.

Celebrating the alumni’s contributions to the world, Alumni Park has become a new lakefront destination that welcomes and brings together students, both past and present. This beautiful green space will host a variety of year-round, co-created festivals and events that support the Alumni Association’s commitment to lifelong learning, and it has connected the Library Mall to the lakefront. Embedded throughout the park—both physically and digitally—discovery points encourage conversation, create collaboration and personal reflection. The park is now a year-round celebration of the university, reaffirming alumni commitment to giving back and inspiring visitors to make a positive change in the world.