Bradley Tech and Trade School

Milwaukee, WI
New Construction
Inspiring Students to Prepare for Their Future

At a Glance

  • DESCRIPTION: New High School
  • SIZE: 350,000 SF
  • COMPLETION: 2002
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: $50,000,000
  • OWNER: Milwaukee Public Schools
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Project Overview

The two- and four-story building houses 1,400 students and is designed to identify the four different schools — Communication, Construction, Mechanics and Transportation — within the building. The long, barrel shaped space contains all of the shops and labs, while the masonry clusters express the classroom spaces for the different academies. The two-story north building houses all student support functions such as the library, food service, physical education, and administration.

The 145’x 106’ gymnasium houses a WIAA regulation sized basketball court for varsity play and spectator seating and is overlaid with three practice courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. The facility includes adjoining meeting rooms, locker rooms, and equipment storage. The gymnasium is overlooked by the wrestling, aerobics and weight rooms and is naturally lit by clerestory windows. The facility also provides support and easy access to the outdoor football practice field.


  • Honor Award, Excellence in Architectural Design, AIA Wisconsin, 2005
  • Showcase Award, WCREW, 2003
  • Top Project, The Daily Reporter/Wisconsin Builder, 2002
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