MSOE’s Grohmann Tower has been named one of the Top Projects of 2014 by The Daily Reporter and among the winners of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2015 Real Estate Awards.

The Top Projects award is given to the most challenging, innovative and awe-inspiring Wisconsin construction projects from 2014 that:

  • have a lasting effect on the community in which they were built
  • had serious challenges that were met by contractors on the job
  • used construction innovations
  • served their purpose with extraordinary efficiency and style
  • showed excellence in planning, engineering, design and construction management.

In April, 17 projects will be honored by the Milwaukee Business Journal and first-place winners and “Project of the Year” will be announced at their real estate awards program. The awards honor real estate projects that make an impact in the Milwaukee area.

The Grohmann Tower is MSOE’s newest and most desirable on-campus housing option for upperclassmen. The apartment building opened at the beginning of this academic year and 184 students moved into 102 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments on the fourth through ninth floors. The second phase of construction is currently under way to complete apartments and meeting spaces on the 10th through 14th floors.

The building originally was slated to be an extended-stay hotel, but the project went bankrupt while it was under construction in 2008. The building is named after Dr. Eckhart Grohmann, the major donor who made the project possible.

Uihlein-Wilson Architects were the project developers, and Hunzinger Construction Company was the general contractor.