Potter Lawson Selected by Oconto County

Potter Lawson has been selected to plan and design a new Law Enforcement Center for Oconto County.  This project will include a 120-150 bed jail, Sheriff’s offices, emergency management office, and an emergency operations center.

Potter Lawson Selected for UW-Madison Meat Science Facility

Potter Lawson was selected to design a new Meat Science and Muscle Biology building on the UW Madison Campus.  The new facility will include research laboratories (including a Biosafety Level 2 suite), classrooms, teaching laboratories and specialized animal processing spaces, including an abattoir, carcass chilling and cooling facilities, and a meat processing area.

Nordic Consulting moves into their new space…and loves it!

Nordic Consulting moved into their new office near downtown Madison, giving them three times the space of their previous office.  The fun and energetic design of this interior renovation is home to this fast growing and forward thinking company.  The headquarters is home to 65 support and management staff, and includes room for what Nordic calls its remote solutions center which enables their staff to do exactly what they do on-site with clients.

Wisconsin Energy Institute Featured on TRADELINE

The UW Madison – Wisconsin Energy Institute was recently featured on TRADELINE’s website (to see feature, click here).

Potter Lawson + HOK Selected for UW- Stevens Point Chemistry Biology Building

Potter Lawson + HOK were selected to plan and design the new Chemistry Biology Building on the UW-Stevens Point campus.  This new facility will offer staff and students modern academic lab space, research facilities, offices, classrooms, lecture halls and a computer lab.  Construction of the project is expected to be complete in 2017.

2013 Food Drive a Success!

The food has been weighed, and the dollars have been counted…the 2013 Potter Lawson Food Drive raised 39,024 meals this year ($12,684 and 1,213 pounds of food)!  Since 1989, together we have donated more than 775,000 meals to Second Harvest Foodbank!

Special thank you to our partners who help make this drive a success: Arnold & O’Sheridan  |  Associated Dentists  |  BPI  |  County Materials Corporation  |  Creative Business Interiors  Energy Center of Wisconsin  |  General Heating |  Ideal  Builders  |  Interior Investments  |  J.H. Findorff  |  JDR Engineering  |  Ken Saiki Design  |  KJWW Engineering  |  Krupp General Contractors  |  Madison Trane  Lerdahl Business Interiors  |  MasterGraphics  |  MEP Associates  |  New Glarus Brewing Co.  |  OTIE |  Power Engineers Collaborative  |   RSM McGladrey, Inc.  |  Ryan Signs  | Target Commercial Interiors  |  TURIS  |  SAA Design Group

Groundbreaking for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Shelter

Potter Lawson was proud to be a part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. (DAIS) shelter on Fordem Avenue designed by Potter Lawson.

Executive Director Shannon Barry says she hopes to move into the new facility next summer. “We still must raise just over $2 million to meet our capital campaign goal and hope those who know that our community desperately needs a better shelter and increased program space will find a way to give with gifts of any size.”

DAIS is the only domestic violence program serving Dane County. In recent years, the organization has experienced a huge increase in the number of individuals and families needing assistance. Shelter officials say an emergency domestic violence shelter is long overdue.

The current DAIS Shelter is the smallest domestic violence shelter per capita in the entire state of Wisconsin (1 emergency shelter bed per 19,000 people compared to the state average of 1 bed per 7,500 people). In 2012, there were over 8,200 nights that DAIS had to waitlist people with high safety needs for shelter due to the limited bed space available.

Another Successful Food Drive for Second Harvest

Our 23rd Annual Food Drive for Second Harvest is officially complete.   The food has been weighed, the dollars have been counted and because of of everyone’s generous support we were able to donate 33,060 meals this year (1,348 pounds of food and $10,645)!  Since 1989 we have donated over 738,000 meals…and we look forward to continuing the tradition.