Domestic Abuse Intervention Services I Madison, Wisconsin

Potter Lawson was chosen to design a 35,175 square foot facility on a 1.4 acre site for DAIS in Madison. The project  included the reuse of 19,030 square feet of an existing facility and a new 16,145 square foot two-story addition. DAIS relocated all of its services and programs to the new facility as well as administrative, fund development, and management staff.

The facility is a mix of residential, program, and office uses. It includes seven eight-bed suites, each divided into four bedrooms with two bathrooms, for a total of 56 beds. Residents have access to shared kitchen, pantry, dining room, lounge, library and laundry room facilities, as well as a playground.

A possible future expansion of the residential portion of the facility would add an additional four suites (32 beds) for a final total of 88 beds.

“All of us at DAIS are so grateful for the amazing design team that brought us this far.  From the beginning, the team at Potter Lawson listened, patiently design and designed again as they took early wishes, hopes and dreams and brought them to life in the drawings for our new home.”