Home to Milwaukee’s only law school, Marquette University decided its current facility no longer suited today’s students. Opus Development Company, LLC called upon raSmith to help make this vision a state-of-the-art reality for the higher education institution. The project consisted of the new school building with underground parking and a surface parking lot “J.”
While engineering the site design, raSmith’s team encountered some unique challenges. The design needed to incorporate the property’s other buildings and retain a grove of trees with sentimental value to university staff. Other challenges included a significant amount of grade change and considerable, existing infrastructure with unknown location and elevation.
The $85 million Eckstein Hall is now a pillar of Marquette University and the civic community, reflecting the success of this project.