DOA: Governor Doyle Presents 2005 Design and Construction Awards


    Contacts: Scott Larrivee, Department of Administration, 608-266-7362
                    Anne Lupardus, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162    


    Governor Jim Doyle recognized the outstanding design and construction services of four Wisconsin firms, one association, one individual, and one team today by presenting them with the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Design and Construction Services at a meeting of the State Building Commission in Madison. The awards recognize exemplary work on state building projects in 2005.

“The firms and individuals recognized by this year’s awards have made impressive contributions to a variety of state projects,” Governor Doyle said.  “I thank them for their professionalism and hard work, which has improved the quality of our state facilities and produced spaces that will be enjoyed for generations.”

The following firms and individuals received awards:

Excellence in Sustainable Design and Construction Award:

Recipient:              Potter-Lawson, Inc. of Madison
Project:                United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) at Camp Douglas

Potter Lawson was recognized for their work on the USPFO project at Camp Douglas for the Department of Military Affairs.  The Madison firm delivered energy performance and sustainability accomplishments through the use of “cool daylighting,” a practice that takes advantage of new types of glass and dimmable lighting on the market.  Daylighting a building allows for electric lights to be turned off when there is adequate daylight. 

Excellence in Architectural Design Award :

Recipient:              Uihlein-Wilson Architects of Milwaukee
Project:                Taylor Hall Renovation at UW-Oshkosh

Designed by Uihlein-Wilson, the Taylor Hall Renovation Project at UW-Oshkosh serves as a prime example of how an outdated 1960s-era dormitory building can be brought up to date to meet modern technical performance standards.

Excellence in Engineering Design Award:

Recipient:              Omnni Associates of Appleton
Project:                Heating Plant / Boiler Controls Upgrade at UW-Eau Claire

Omnni demonstrated technical expertise and professionalism throughout all phases of the heating plant/boiler controls upgrade project at the UW-Eau Claire campus.

Excellence in Construction Award:

Recipient:              Joe Daniels Construction Company of Madison
Project:                UW-Platteville Chancellor’s Residence Renovation

Joe Daniels Construction Company was recognized for their work on the Chancellor’s Residence renovation at UW-Platteville.  The project required repairs to be done without the use of heavy equipment because of a complicated site area.  Despite this challenge, Daniels Construction completed the project on schedule and impressed UW-Platteville with the quality of their craftsmanship.

Excellence in Service Award:

Recipient:              Friends of Mead-McMillan Association, Inc. of Milladore
Project:                Mead Wildlife Area Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Headquarters and Education Center

Significant financial and in-kind contributions from the Friends of Mead-McMillan Association assisted in providing the building super structure and Wildlife and Environmental Education Facility at the Mead Wildlife Area DNR Headquarters and Education Center.

Excellence in Service Award:

Recipient:              Ken Nickels of Madison
Project:                Tower Replacements for the State Patrol

Over the past five years, the firm of Nickels and Bradley completed 20 tower replacement projects for the Department of Transportation’s Division of State Patrol.  Ken Nickels was recognized for his collaboration and coordination with all parties during the construction and field inspection phases of the projects.

Special Recognition Award:

Recipients:     Camp Randall Renovation Team
Project:                UW-Madison Camp Randall Stadium Renovation

Respect and harmony were key characteristics of the team that worked together in the successful UW-Madison Camp Randall Renovation Project.  Completion of the renovation ensures that the Badgers’ home since 1917 will continue to be a world-class facility for fan and athlete alike.

All entities and individuals involved in state building construction projects are eligible for awards.  Winners are selected by a panel of professionals, assembled by the Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities, who review all projects nominated for the honor.  Winners receive plaques recognizing their achievements from Governor Doyle.