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Mission of Quadruple Bottom Line

Continuum is guided by a mission of quadruple bottom line–people, purpose, profit, planet–which informs how we approach all aspects of our business, including how we gut a building before construction. Recently we had the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity on deconstruction of our Welford Sanders Lofts project. “Working with Habitat on deconstruction is…

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Continuum Announces New Offices

The principals of Continuum Architects + Planners are pleased to announce that the firm is moving its offices in late spring to the spectacularly gorgeous Historic Mitchell Building.  The location is fitting for Continuum, which has accrued a reputation as experts in historic consulting and renovation. It wasn’t always that way, however. Three years ago,…

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Mackie Building: Historic Rehab Expertise in Action

Continuum is renovating all 60,000 square feet of the six-story Mackie Building (photo at left), which was built in 1887 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The project is a continuation of the firm’s highly successful partnership with Milwaukee developer, Josh Jeffers of J. Jeffers & Co. Says Jeffers of Continuum’s work, “They…

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Vaishali Wagh: Crossing Cultures, Mediums and Professions

Vaishali Wagh, RA, LEEP AP, is a design architect at Continuum Architects + Planners who incorporates a cosmopolitan perspective and fine arts experience into her architectural design sensibilities. She earned her BA in architecture in her home country of India.  A few years later, she came to the United States to earn her Master of…

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Direct Supply, Inc. Headquarters Expansion Featuring New Building Announced

Continuum is proud to be designing a major new corporate headquarters building for Direct Supply, Inc.  DSI is an employee-owned, leading supplier of products and services for senior living facilities. The company’s leadership is committed to staying in Milwaukee, even as it is outgrowing its offices. To address this, DSI commissioned Continuum, starting in 2006,…

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Welford Sanders Lofts

As executive director of the nonprofit Martin Luther King Economic Development Corps starting in 2001, Welford Sanders led significant redevelopment efforts on Milwaukee’s King Drive and the surrounding neighborhood. King Drive EDC and Milwaukee in general lost a true visionary and leader when Mr. Sanders passed in 2015. To carry on his legacy and vision…

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Blommer Lofts

In keeping with Continuum’s mission to elevate clients and communities, we are excited to be part of the team creating multi-family housing at the existing historic Blommer Ice Cream Company at 15th Street and North Avenue.  The project is comprised of a total of 64 mixed-income units as well as 2,000 square feet of street-level commercial space….

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What to Do After a Neighborhood Burns

In August, a typically quiet Milwaukee neighborhood erupted in civil unrest that included several businesses being looted and/or set on fire. While the vandalism was the work of a few and not condoned by the community, it is indicative of the state of some neighborhoods in Milwaukee and across the country. Many communities are simmering…

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Global Water Center II

With space in high demand in the first Global Water Center, HKS Holdings and The Water Council have engaged Continuum Architects + Planners to design Global Water Center II. With occupancy slated for late 2016/early 2017, this new facility will soon be supporting the cutting-edge water research and product development activities of the rapidly growing…

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UWM Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship and Welcome Center

This bold new building will be home to two different University programs, each with their own unique missions and an exciting symbiotic relationship to each other. The design enhances the individual missions of both programs by utilizing shared and overlapping spaces. The Welcome Center and its visitors will benefit from direct observation of the energy…

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