|Architect:||BWZ Architects – Middleton, WI|
The center’s public $2.2 million fundraising campaign, “Vera Vision 2020,” enabled an expansion of space and services at the organization’s location on Madison’s north side. The 3,464 square foot addition doubles the size of the existing facility and includes a dedicated wing for middle and high school students, classrooms, offices, a multipurpose room, bathrooms and storage space. The resulting decrease in transportation and transition time increases dedicated study time for students, and allows the center to add literacy tutoring and staff, and new family workshops. NCI-Roberts also completed a kitchen, bathroom and computer lab remodel, along with complete interior upgrades, for the center. Opened in 1994, it serves 5,000 residents each year, 95 percent of which are low-income, and aims to help all children it serves achieve grade-level standards in math and literacy.
|Architect:||Built Form - Chicago, IL|
This compact, ultra-functional two-story facility features an outdoor terrace, office space, dual-use studio and classroom space, a nature lab, and multiple gathering areas.
Centrally situated on the camp’s 23-acre property along the shores of Lake Delavan, the facility is a key resource for its summer programs for Chicago youth, and year-round, enables a valuable rental revenue stream. The center’s 951 square feet can accommodate groups of more than 100.
|Architect:||MZM Architecture - Madison, WI|
This historic renovation in Madison’s Capitol Square was a cooperative effort by the YWCA of Madison, City of Madison and Heartland Properties, Inc. to address downtown housing needs. The high-visibility, 12-story building was built in 1924 and originally operated as the Belmont Hotel.
NCI-Roberts remodeled existing spaces floor by floor to avoid having to vacate the building. 106 apartments enable the YWCA to serve more than 450 women and children each year, making it the largest provider of affordable housing for women in Dane County.
Unique to the project was removal of 260 tons of swimming pool concrete from the 12th floor, piece-by-piece through a window; new beams for the 12th floor were also delivered through the window. NCI-Roberts replaced the mechanical system, elevator shaft, foundation and all windows. Construction methods complied with the building’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
|Architect:||Bill Montelbano, Architect - Mazomanie, WI|
The exterior of this 12,000 square foot addition is a combination of brick, metal panel and EIFS; windows highlight beautiful views of downtown Madison. Interior spaces consist of offices, a library, a conference room, a meeting hall and a cupola. Serving as the national office for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.