Berlin, Wisconsin Architect: HGA Architects and Engineers Owner: Theda Care Community Health Network Contractor: The Boldt Company This large one-story nursing home uses the traditional local wood-frame house form to break down the scale of the building and create a facility for 40 residents with an intimate residential character.
Extraordinary steps were taken to preserve and reimagine historic architectural elements and incorporate the building’s history in the hotel design.
The building also had to comply with modern codes without sacrificing the delicate beauty of its steel structure.
The exiting trusses were intricately measured and replicated with a larger cross-sectional area to subdivide the existing bays.
‘Dignity’ is the word that best describes this project.”La Crosse, Wisconsin Architect: The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc. Facing a city owned park along a scenic stretch of the Mississippi River, the hotel features an open kitchen restaurant with outdoor sidewalk dining, a main lobby bar and a fifth-floor roof deck lounge.
Renovating a 117-year-old candy factory and former furniture store to meet modern hotel standards while complying with historic preservation guidelines to for historic tax credits presented significant challenges.
White picket fences, which are common in the area, allow residents to spend time outdoors in a controlled environment.