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MCW chooses key partners for new professional office building construction

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has chosen three key partners in the construction of its new professional office building. CG Schmidt was chosen as MCW’s construction management partner; Flad Architects will lead the architectural and engineering design team; and The Concord Group will act as MCW’s Owner’s Representative. The new professional office building will be located at MCW’s Milwaukee Campus on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center grounds in Wauwatosa, Wis. Completion of the professional office building is projected for fall of 2017.

CG Schmidt is a construction management and general contracting firm headquartered in Milwaukee. The firm will be overseeing contracting and construction for the professional office building. CG Schmidt previously worked on an expansion and remodeling project for MCW’s medical education facilities.

Flad Architects, a Madison based architectural firm specializing in the planning and design of facilities for health care, higher education and science and technology clients, will provide design expertise for both the professional office building and master planning services. Flad has worked with MCW on numerous programming, planning and remodeling projects over the past fifteen years.

The Concord Group is a consulting group specializing in project management, cost management, cost segregation and real estate advisory services. The group is headquartered in Chicago with a regional office located in Milwaukee. The Concord Group will provide expertise in project management for the design and construction of the building as well as master planning of existing facilities to accommodate future programs such as MCW’s School of Pharmacy. Previously, The Concord Group provided project management services for a renovation and technology upgrade project within MCW’s academic buildings.

MCW’s professional office building is being constructed with the intent of accomplishing four key objectives: to bring clinicians together for clinical, research, educational and community engagement endeavors; to create a modern workplace fostering innovation, collaboration and collegiality; to attract and retain the best students, faculty and staff; and to support clinical growth and improved patient experience while preserving space for future expansion on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. Groundbreaking for construction is set for spring of 2016.

The six to seven-story, 225,000 square foot building will be located on the north side of Connell Avenue between MCW’s Medical Education Building and Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories and will house up to 1,200 MCW faculty and staff members. It will not be utilized for patient care. Total construction costs for the new building are estimated between $55 and $60 million.

About the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school. Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, and 26 medical students are enrolled at MCW-Green Bay. A regional medical education campus is scheduled to open in Central Wisconsin in 2016. MCW’s School of Pharmacy will open in 2017 or 2018 with an initial class size of 60 students. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY 2013-14, faculty received approximately $154 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which approximately $138 million is for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,350 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 425,000 patients annually.


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