work together with clients and consultants through every phase of the design process
from new construction to additions, adaptive reuse and renovations
in business for over two decades
pride ourselves on being a small responsive firm with SBE and MBE certification
licensed to practice architecture in Wisconsin, California, Arizona, Tennessee, and Rhode Island
experts in the lastest BIM software available
involved in community design events, charettes, and volunteering for MPS STEM events
recipients of many Daily Reporter Top Project Awards, Mayor's Design Awards, and WMA Excellence in Masonry Awards, amongst others
Milwaukee’s famous Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille is expanding their current location. American Design, Inc. designed a white-box build-out in the familiar SoHi Building to accommodate the popular read more >>
American Design has Moved!
As part of the Milwaukee Public Schools Neighborhood Schools Initiative, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School was created as an African-American Immersion program; focused on the history and read more >>
American Design was lead Architect for each of these state park vault toilet replacement projects; completing the program, design, construction documents and specifications, as well as providing construction read more >>
Heide Hall services both the College of Arts & Communication and the College of Letters & Sciences and had not been remodeled or improved since it opened in read more >>
Project scope included full bleacher replacement, accessible seating and refinishing of the fieldhouse floor. An existing motorized, telescoping bleacher system was replaced with a new system of similar read more >>
American Design consulted on this award-winning historic renovation of a previously converted industrial property, which originally housed the Nunn Bush Shoe Factory. Through a partnership comprised of Wisconsin read more >>
American Design was Architect of Record for this 4,000 sf addition to the southeast side of UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium, creating a new state-of-the-art practice facility for university dance read more >>
In a collaboration with City of Milwaukee planning staff, Jim Piwoni, assisted by American Design, was primary author of the Third Ward Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan. Adopted in 2005 read more >>
American Design was commissioned by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to complete a feasibility study, which included conceptual designs and cost estimates, for a new indoor tennis court facility. read more >>
American Design consulted on this 140,000 sf science research facility on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. The facility houses multidisciplinary research labs and shared core facilities, such as read more >>
American Design consulted on this 107,000 sf bioenergy research center project. Sited in a dense urban section of the Madison campus, this project required demolition of an existing read more >>
This 14,000 sf aircraft hangar addition will provide consolidated multipurpose space for the maintenance, repair and storage of military aircraft for the Wisconsin Air National Guard. In addition read more >>
The Milwaukee Streetcar is a dedicated transit system designed to link together attractions, hotels, surrounding neighborhood areas, and shopping and business districts. American Design’s participation included oversight of read more >>
Multi-phase project including relocation of existing snow removal equipment facility, new 100,000 sf tractor-trailer snow removal unit storage facility, associated maintenance shop expansion, new vehicle wash bays and read more >>
American Design lead this project to comprehensively modernize and improve elevator service, reliability, safety and environmental impacts at this skilled nursing facility located on the beautiful Chain of read more >>
76 residential apartment homes as well as mixed-use retail and office. American Design provided Production Architect services, completing DD’s through Bid Docs on the interiors.
American Design was the Production Architect on this mixed-use project. New construction on sloped site with 39 units over retail and parking, on Milwaukee’s East Side.
American Design was the lead consultant for this pre-design planning project. The project consisted of new construction space planning for a 200,000 sf Health & Human Performance (HHP) read more >>
American Design managed the project development process from pre-design through construction for this new 18,000 sq ft, multi-level, Student Wellness Center, as well as repurposed and renovated vacated read more >>
This high profile project called for the architectural design of pedestrian circulation spaces, commercial tenant spaces and 3 facades of the full block 1,200 car parking structure built read more >>
American Design completed design development and construction documents that provide a complimentary and contemporary backdrop for new retail tenant storefronts at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport.
Creativity and imagination are everywhere in the LEGO Activities tent! American Design enjoys volunteering at this annual event and interacting with families as they construct using LEGOs.
The Medical College of Wisconsin recently constructed their newest building, the Hub for Collaborative Medicine, within the Froedert campus in Wauwatosa. Several departments were relocated from existing MCW read more >>
The northeast corner of the Sports & Activity Center was originally designed to house five (5) 800 ASF, two-story racquetball courts, only two (2) of which were constructed. read more >>
American Design Inc. (ADI) was involved in the St Paul Ave Bridge Rehab project. While the engineering team addressed the bridge, ADI attended to renovating the Bridgehouse, developing read more >>
Subconsultant on a 10 year Facilities Master Plan that considered the historical background of the districts’ facilities, current conditions of notable deteriorating buildings and education trends that would read more >>
Space Planning and Asset Management Plans for 9 different administrative facilities, assessing the capacity, operation and performance of office space projected out to the year 2050.
An American Design led team was awarded this State of Wisconsin Division of Facilities Development (DFD) contract in November of 2011. This intensive 10 month assignment was to read more >>
Study of current stormwater drainage characteristics of the Lincoln Creek sub-watersheds encompassing the 30th Street Corridor in the City of Milwaukee and development of solutions that increase capacity, read more >>