Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

Milwaukee, WI
New Construction
Gateway and beacon to welcome visitors and showcase UWM's creative and innovative entrepreneurial programs.

At a Glance

  • SUMMARY: New center for collaboration between businesses , faculty and students. New welcome center for prospective UWM students and visitors
  • SIZE:  15,420 ASF/24,094 GSF of a new stand-alone, two-level building
  • COMPLETION: October 2019
  • CONSTRUCTION COST:  $7,768,000 project cost
  • OWNER: State of Wisconsin, Division of State Facilities University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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Project Overview

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 UWM Welcome Center and its visitors will benefit from direct observation of the energy and activity occurring in the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, giving visitors a clear understanding of some of the exciting opportunities that await them at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center will benefit from the exposure to the many UWM Welcome Center visitors who will take with them an enhanced understanding of and enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial opportunities available at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the positive impact this affords our region.

The facility’s open plan advances the principle that stimulating space represents the energy and activity of the Campus community, providing an engaging atmosphere while motivating and inspiring excellence and innovation. The building will exude a timeless quality, featuring highly-functional and state-of-the art spaces while offering flexibility to adapt to changing uses through the seasons and over time. With its highly visible location on Campus, the facility will act as both gateway and beacon; welcoming visitors, promoting the rising profile of UWM and enhancing its outreach possibilities.

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