The Everett Roehl Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Center has been chosen as a 2017 Top Project by The Daily Reporter, an online construction trade publication. Designed by Bray Architects, Milwaukee, and built by Miron Construction, Neenah, the two-story building on the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County campus opened last September. It houses classroom and lab space for chemistry, microbiology, and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program students.
Chosen from 120 entries submitted by construction and architecture firms, the Everett Roehl STEM Center is one of 50 outstanding projects from across Wisconsin that will be honored May 17 at an awards event at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Milwaukee. Bray Architects entered the STEM building design in the competition, which included a detailed project description and interior photos highlighting the 17,000 square foot facility’s amenities.
“The UW Marshfield/Wood County Commission knew the Everett Roehl STEM Center project was something special and to have that knowledge confirmed with the receipt of the 2017 Top Project award is a validation of that perception,” said Donna Rozar, a member of the Wood County Board of Supervisors and chair of UW-Marshfield/Wood County Commission. “We are excited to have the investments of the City of Marshfield, Wood County and private contributors recognized by this award. Everyone involved in this project is to be commended for a job well done with ‘congratulations’ all around.”
Construction on the Everett Roehl STEM Center and renovation of the existing Aldo Leopold Science Building began in September 2016. The $5.7 million project was funded through a combination of public and private support. Wood County and the City of Marshfield, owners of the land and of the buildings on the campus, each contributed $1 million. Remaining funding came from private donations, as part of a capital campaign led by the UW-Marshfield/Wood County Foundation. In addition, the state allocated $1.5 million for movable equipment and furnishings.