Join ALA for the Wisconsin Annual Cookout at the South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee. Our guest presenters are Joel Krueger and Wayne Reckard of TKWA sharing their work on the Lakeshore State Park Visitor and Education Center.
Located along the shore of Milwaukee’s lakefront, the 22-acre Lakeshore State Park is the newest state park in Wisconsin and the only state park located in an urban setting. It has become a destination for nearly 250,000 visitors a year who enjoy the open prairie spaces and panoramic vies of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee skyline. Significantly, Lakeshore State Park has grown into a local center for Great Lakes and freshwater education. Providing easy access to Lake Michigan, Lakeshore State Park now conducts over 100 education programs each year in collaboration with Milwaukee schools, regional colleges and universities, and local community centers.
The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA) was engaged by the Friends of Lakeshore State Park to design a new Visitor and Education Center. When completed, the Center will provide a dynamic new lakefront attraction, support transient boater needs, and offer a venue of ongoing educational and social activities. A key goal of the Center is to achieve the highest levels of environmental stewardship, including the Living Building Challenge.
1. Describe in detail the philosophy and key requirements of the Living Building Challenge. In addition, the presentation will explain how the Living Building Challenge differs from other third party sustainable rating systems such as LEED.
2. Review the unique challenges and opportunities of designing a self-sustaining building on an island. In particular, the presentation will discuss solutions for stormwater and grey water/black water management.
3. Discuss how to integrate low-technology solutions for energy efficiency into building design. Key strategies include building orientation and shape to maximize natural daylight and ventilation, use of thermal mass to regulate temperature swings, integration of proper solar shading to reduce heat gain and glare.
4. Address how architects can work with non-profit groups to create integrated Schematic Design fund raising packages that support capital campaigns as well as public outreach.
Joel Krueger was the Project Manager for many of TKWA’s highly sustainable projects, including the LEED-Platinum Leopold Legacy Center, the LEED Gold Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and the Urban Ecology Center.
Wayne Reckard is TKWA Marketing Director and has acted as project manager for the preliminary phase of work for the Lakeshore State Park Visitor and Education Center.
Earn 1.0 LU in HSW.
Cost: $30.00 Members / $40 Non-members includes cookout and drink ticket.