First LEED Healthcare Certification in Wisconsin

We are proud to announce that UW Health – Digestive Health Center at University Crossing has been awarded the first LEED Healthcare Certification in the State of Wisconsin.  The new LEED Healthcare Guidelines are stringent and specifically focused around the unique operation and functions of healthcare environments.  UW Health – Digestive Health Center achieved a Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council.  Potter Lawson is proud to have led the design and LEED Certification of this cutting edge facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

Noric Consulting Wins IIDA Award!

Potter Lawson is proud to announce receiving an Award of Excellence in the Office + Corporate Category from the The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Wisconsin Chapter for our Nordic Consulting project.  Winning in the 5,000 sf – 25,000 sf category our design team accepted the award this week during the annual celebration at Monona Terrace in Madison.

Project of the Year & Best Green-Built Project – InBusiness Commercial Design Awards

We are proud to have 749 University Row in the University Crossing Development win the Project of the Year Award for the 2015 InBusiness Commercial Design Awards…this marks our third year winning Project of the Year!  Additionally 749 University Row also earned the Best Green-Built project in this year’s awards.  The project is already LEED C+S Platinum Certified and sits as the cornerstone to the new University Crossing development on Madison’s west side.  A few of the sustainable features of the facility include geothermal wells with a VRF mechanical system, a 10,000 gallon rainwater collection tank, low-flow plumbing fixtures and extensive daylighting.

UW Madison Gordon Dining & Event Center Honored

The University of Wisconsin at Madison, Gordon Dining and Event Center, earned a Gold
Citation from American School & University’s Educational Interiors Showcase.

Situated between several residence halls that collectively accommodate 3,000 students,
the new Gordon Dining and Event Center replaces the campus’s existing dining facility,
built in 1965. The 94,700 sf facility provides students with marketplace-style dining from
12 unique venues.

The goal of the program was to create anything but an ordinary dining hall. The Gordon
Dining and Event Center is a place for student life and enhancing the campus experience.
More than 600 dining seats are distributed throughout a series of distinct spaces with
different seating styles, including bar/counter seating, banquettes and traditional larger
tables that can be moved to accommodate a variety of programming.

The building is sited along a major campus pedestrian mall and features:

  • an outdoor plaza and lawn for game-day barbecues and outdoor movie screenings;
  • expanded meeting spaces including a dividable 750-person ballroom, 300-person
    meeting room and a series of smaller conference areas, all supported by catering
    from the commissary below.

The site is part of the campus master plan, the site extending the main axis from the union and
library to the residence halls surrounding the Gordon Dining and Event Center. In association
with Cannon Design.

“Good choice and use of materials create a variety of seating experiences. Warm,
thoughtful, interesting and engaging.”—2013 jury

Potter Lawson Sweeps InBusiness Design Awards

The 2013 InBusiness Commercial Design awards were a successful event for the Potter Lawson design team.  We were proud to have received the following awards, including Project of the Year!

  • Top Project of the Year – The Stream at Edgewood College
  • Best Green Built Project – The Stream at Edgewood College
  • Best New Medium Development – The Stream at Edgewood College
  • Best New Office Development – Schwarz Insurance

Thank you to our clients for being visionary and enabling us to design award-worthy projects!