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EUA – Milwaukee

Providing variety and choice in the workplace to enhance employee attraction and retention

To accommodate a growing workforce in Eppstein Uhen Architects's (EUA) Historic Third Ward headquarters, the renovation increased capacity by 20% in standard and hoteling workstations and 50% in variable-sized advanced-technology conference rooms. Ergonomic furniture and sit-stand workstations adapt to individual needs, allowing greater flexibility, easy collaboration, and better alignment with the changing tools architects use. For optimal energy efficiency, all five floors were re-lamped, creating a brighter, natural aesthetic and dishwashers along with dish and flatware sets reduce use of plastic and paper products to support sustainable practices.

Accessible to all employees, the rooftop terrace addition is a multi-purpose area for work and social functions all year round with a commanding view of the Milwaukee skyline. With limited dining space in the existing building, the terrace offers a central gathering space, creating opportunities for multi-generational socialization and knowledge sharing to foster EUA’s culture. The vertical separation from the street, outdoor access and biophilic design cultivates well-being in a quiet, secluded environment.

Built at the turn of the twentieth century, this historic building was meticulously restored in 1999 from the inside out to house EUA's current Milwaukee headquarters. The original Chicago pink brick, Douglas fir timbers and steel elements set the tone for interior finishes.

Watch the video to see how EUA is creating settings that foster employee well-being.