The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) are relocating from their current residence in the Village of Elm Grove to a new multi-generational community on the campus of Mount Mary University (MMU) in the City of Milwaukee. This new partnership of SSND, MMU, and Milwaukee Catholic Home will create a community that provides housing and support for SSND, aging seniors, and single mothers who attend the university and their children, as well as a daycare and early childhood center — all under one roof and integrated into the existing university campus.
raSmith provided a variety of technical services to support the design and construction of this $45 million development project. raSmith’s services included site civil engineering, structural engineering, land surveying, wetland and woodland evaluation, endangered resources review, traffic assessment, stormwater management, landscape architecture, grant writing, and municipal entitlement.
The project was selected to receive up to a $1,356,030 construction cost reimbursement from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) as part of the 2020 Green Infrastructure Partnership Program — the largest reimbursement MMSD has ever awarded. raSmith’s civil engineers and landscape architects designed an extensive system of porous pavement and bioswales to capture nearly 700,000 gallons of rainwater.
This project has earned a Civil + Structural Engineering Yearbook of Engineering Achievement Award.