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UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building

This design / build project constructed a 130,000 GSF Faculty Office Building east of Highland Avenue, in the area that was once the hospital emergency department. The project was built by the UW Medical Foundation and gifted to the University upon completion. The building is seven stories tall and connected to the Hospital via a second story bridge.

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Total $41,820,000
Construction $35,492,731
A/E & Other Costs $2,431,413
Owner Costs $1,298,830
Contingency $2,547,026
Haz Mat $50,000
Gifts $41,820,000


A/E Selection 11/2007
Programming 11/2007 – 01/2008
35% Design Report 01/2008 – 03/2008
Construction Documents 03/2008 – 07/2008
GMP 06/2008
Construction 09/2008 – 04/2010
Substantial Completion 04/2010
Occupancy 06/2010

Key Stakeholders

Occupants UW SMPH
User Reps David Gaarder, Mark Wells
UW PM Dwayne Williams
A/E Flad Architects
Design Arch. N/A
Landscape Arch. Flad Architects
Structural Engr. N/A
General Contractor Vogel Brothers Building Co.
Plumbing Monona Plumbing & Fire Protection
Mechanical Kilgust Mechanical
Fire Protection Monona Plumbing & Fire Protection
Electrical Electric Construction, Inc.

Area Data

GSF 130,000
ASF 80,000
Efficiency 61.54%
Construction $/GSF $273.02
Total Project $/GSF $321.69

LEED Gold certification was achieved in 2011, by the U.S. Green Building Council. UWMFCB was the first on campus to achieve LEED certification with a total of 42 credits in LEED version 2.2. Due to its success, other campus projects are incorporating sustainable features and pursuing certification.

Nearly 50% of the project’s area uses heat reduction strategies such as reflective paving, reflective roof materials or a greenroof to lower heat absorption, creating a naturally cooler building in the summer months.

Stormwater management strategies detain stormwater on site using bioswales and a rain garden before release to a campus-wide stormwater retention system.

Daylight sensors and lighting design has reduced lighting electricity by 80% in the building. Daylight sensors measure the amount of natural light a space receives. If natural light levels are high, they automatically turn off the electric lights.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood, makes up 57% of all wood products used in the building. FSC certified wood products are responsibly harvested from verified sources which promotes well-managed forestry practices.

Low-emitting paints, sealants, adhesives, carpets and furnishings were used in this building to protect indoor air quality. Additionally, all of the workstations have lighting controls.