Edgewood College – The Stream

Madison, WI

The Stream is Edgewood College’s new visual and theater arts center. It is a three-story, state-of-the-art structure that dramatically improves the size and quality of arts space for the liberal arts department at Edgewood College.

This exquisite building includes: offices for staff, a professional art gallery, an art therapy lab, a central commons area and art studios for students in graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, video and photography. It also holds a 7,000 square foot theater with seating for 125 people and space for stagecraft and a green room.

The building is uniquely designed to blend into the Edgewood campus beautiful woodland area and the surrounding neighborhood. Copper panels, that will eventually patina to a dark green, were used on the exterior to blend with the woodlands, as well as the scale and sloping roof will be kept relative to the surrounding neighborhood houses. The sloping roof will also provide clerestory light for the studio classrooms. Top-notched interiors combined with high-end finishes, truly makes this building one-of-a-kind.


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Attributes /

New Construction
Sustainable Building

Architect /

Potter Lawson

Awards /

2012 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
2013 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Gold Design Award - Educational
2013 In Business Commercial Design Award - Project of the Year
2013 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best Green Built
2013 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best Medium Project