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The Awards Are In!

The 2020 Milwaukee Business Journal Awards, that is. Among many impressive recipients, our project for Nō Studios has won Best Renovation - Office. Congratulations to all of the winners! You can check out the full article here.

Mercer School District Wins Grand Prize Scholarship at the 2017 Wisconsin State Education Convention!

Abacus Architects would like to thank you for sharing your 2017 Wisconsin State Education Convention time with us and engaging in meaningful conversations about the vital work you are involved with at your school and in your community. Congratulations to Mercer School District on winning the grand prize $1000 scholarship for a student in their district. Special mention goes to Mauston School District for placing 2nd and Plattville District,  3rd on the leader board .  We also would like to recognize the previous winners. Please contact us to share your story of how the scholarship impacted your education and career! 2016 Stevens Point Area School District Lauren Gerads 2015 School District of Omro Holly Wilmes 2014 Oconto School District Cody Zahm 2013 School District of Stratford Sam Guyer 2012 Burlington School District Jared Tenhagen 2011 Valders Area School District Taylor Korslin 2010 Bowler School District 2009 D.C. Everest School District Paul Bestul 2008 Randall Consolidated School School District of Monroe Reedsville School District Ryan Popp 2007 School District of Waukesha Paige Schultz Rosendale Brandon School District Allison Lemmenes Gillett School District Inga Kolderup 2006 School District of Oostburg Leah Hagen Nekoosa School District Our passionate team looks forward to serving your school and community in 2017, Abacus Architects Connect with us today! Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter | Blog | #Relational Architecture  

Designing for senior living. Building communities.

https://youtu.be/2KBpZ15CaY0 Today's senior living must fulfill a long list of requirements, from enabling residents to feel truly at home, to meet owners' objectives, to providing wide-ranging and adaptable services. Since 2003 Abacus Architects has partnered with clients and senior living experts to create numerous successful and progressive -thinking projects. Applying our philosophy of Relational Architecture, we believe that the best environments for aging enhance and support the lifestyles of their residents as valued members of the whole community. Let us help you realize your vision for achieving person centered-care. View our recent senior living projects here! Connect with us today! #RelationalArchitecture Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter | Blog |  

Meet Lauren Gerads | 2016 Abacus Architects Education Scholarship Award Winner

Abacus Architects is excited to introduce to you, Lauren Gerads our 2016 Education Scholarship Award Winner from Stevens Point Area Senior High. Join us in wishing Lauren the best on her journey ahead to University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee's School of Architecture and Urban Planning! Senior Pic in Green Shirt           Award What do you want to be when you grow up? By Lauren Gerads Now a graduate from high school, I’ve heard this phrase more than my fair share. For a long time I struggled with finding an answer to this question, until I became acquainted with the field of architecture and urban planning. After researching the career path it seemed like an obvious choice. Since I was in grade school, I remember finding immense joy in walking the streets of our neighborhood “judging” or should I say critiquing homes and other commercial structures. I’ve always been in tune with my surrounding environment and the psychological effects it had on me as well as strangers. This was one particular piece I found appealing about architecture. Architects have the ability to affect so many aspects of our world, not only the quality of life, but also critical issues such as shelter, energy, money and natural resources. [caption id="attachment_810" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Habitat for Humanity Home "Here is one project we completed this year in Civil Engineering and Architecture. Our goal was to design a Habitat for Humanity home and follow the codes of creating this particular structure." -Lauren Gerads[/caption] This past summer I attended the Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair that consisted of various seminars. One session on creating energy efficient homes caught my attention in particular. Understanding the principles of function and design that go into building an eco-friendly structure appealed to me because I could appreciate others efforts in a push for future, sustainable design. I realized that I too want to take part in this process. I see this being carried out in a career such as architecture in which I am able to develop and create something that is aesthetically pleasing, inspiring, and environmentally responsible. Constructing a world that harmonizes and protects our natural surroundings is my passion. Architects possess the ability to improve the world for future generations and make positive impacts on ALL people. I’m thrilled to pursue a profession in which I will be able to embrace ancient traditions while challenging future conventions. Connect with Abacus Architects today! Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter | Blog | #RelationalArchitecture  

Stevens Point School District wins grand prize scholarship at 95th Wisconsin State Education Convention!

2016WIEducationlConventioJustinandChewbacca Abacus Architects would like to thank you for sharing your 2016 Wisconsin State Education Convention time with us and engaging in meaningful conversations about the vital work you are involved with at your school and in your community. 2016WIEducationlConventionWinnerBoard Congratulations to Stevens Point School District on winning the grand prize $1000 scholarship for a student in their district, Mercer School District as the  2nd place  winner of a $25 Amazon gift card and Elk Mound School District as the 3rd place winner of a $25 gift card. We also would like to recognize the previous winners. Please contact us to share your story of how the scholarship impacted your education and career! 2006:  School District of Oostburg Nekoosa School District 2007:  School District of Waukesha Rosendale Brandon School District Gillett School District 2008:  Randall Consolidated School School District of Monroe Reedsville School District 2009:  D.C. Everest School District 2010:  Bowler School District 2011:  Valders Area School District 2012:  Burlington School District 2013:  School District of Stratford 2014:  Oconto School District 2015:  Omro School District Our passionate team looks forward to serving your school and community in 2016, Abacus Architects Connect with us today! Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter | Blog | #Relational Architecture 2016WIEducationlConventionKurtandJustin

Next Generation of Leaders and Designers

Join us in viewing and sharing selected inspiring work from the next generation of leaders and designers at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Peck School of Arts and School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

    20151210_193016 2015 UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase  Artivity Center | Sheldon Noel  FooFit | Karaka Singh Halo | Jennifer Brockman Momentum | Dylan Annoyne 2015 UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning Thesis Day Monumental & Milwaukee by Shan Huang 20151215_12143720151215_121425   Stochasticity by Joseph Thrasher 20151215_121206 Greening Affordable Housing by Denis Pohlman 20151215_122119

A Grateful Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and friends!

We are grateful for you, our clients, friends and team. Without clients and friends like you we don’t exist. Our team enjoys passionately serving you from Sheboygan and Milwaukee to make your dreams a reality and in the process we get to live ours every day. These rich relationships and experiences we share with you represent our company core of Relational Architecture.

Designing buildings that connect with people and places. Creating places that inspire, enrich, or simply work well is vitally important to us. In fact, every project we pursue is based on our ability to advance our clients’ lives. At Abacus Architects, we design to build relationships. It’s only fundamental. Architecture should serve the people who inhabit the places we create, not the other way around. It’s architecture for all of us, building together to reach a common goal. 

View some of our featured projects we are thankful to have been a part of!

Enjoy this special time of year with your family and friends enjoying delicious food and watching the historic rivalry between the Green Bay Packers vs. the Chicago Bears in a primetime matchup!

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? We would love to hear from you! Please drop us a message in the comments below.

From your friends and team at Abacus!