The new homes for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Ballet were among the projects that received the highest honor award from Wisconsin’s society of architects.
The American Institute of Architects in Wisconsin awarded four projects designed by members the group’s highest honor in its annual design awards program.
The Bradley Symphony Center of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, which was designed by Milwaukee firm Kahler Slater, opened earlier this year.
The new home for MSO musicians reimagined the former Warner Grant Theatre at 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. The project involved moving a massive wall, preserving the theater’s wall and ceiling adornments and upgrading the kitchen.
The nomination for the Bradley Symphony Center commented on the restoration of the empty vaudeville movie palace into a live music venue.
“The design concept celebrated and restored the building to its former glory, while strategically placed additions expand the guest experience and provide