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Wgema Campus

The Forest County Potawatomi has been redeveloping the historically significant former Concordia College campus into the Wgema Campus to serve as the Milwaukee home to the Potawatomi tribe. The redevelopment, which is serving as a stimulus to development within Milwaukee’s near west side, serves as home to several Potawatomi businesses, as well as other private businesses. Several of the buildings, which date back to the early 1900s, have been renovated and restored. The renovations typically include complete overhauls of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems while also addressing accessibility and building access issues. The exterior of the buildings have been restored, including window repair/replacement, masonry tuckpointing, and in some cases full masonry rebuilding.

Wgechda

  • 85,000 square feet, three-level renovation of the former Albrecht Hall and Library into usable, modern office space

  • A new, glassy stair and elevator pavilion was constructed between the two buildings to serve as a common entry and accessibility piece

Wgemas

  • 27,000 square feet, two-level renovation of the former Refectory building

  • A new elevator and stairs were provided to provide accessibility to all levels

  • The renovation provides a new commercial kitchen, office, and community space

Parking Structure

  • 43,000 square feet, two-level parking structure provides 118 parking spaces in a combination of below-grade and at-grade spaces

  • An entry pavilion with an elevator and stairs matches other lobby entrances on the campus