Madison Children’s Museum

Madison, WI

Findorff constructed the new Madison Children’s Museum in a renovated 80-year-old, former Montgomery Ward’s Department store building on Madison’s Capitol Square. The interior features large open exhibit spaces, creative interior finishes and a 3-story atrium. The rooftop is highlighted by an outdoor roof garden providing wonderful views and unique attractions.

The exterior façade recaptures its original character and architecture by bringing back storefront glazing, a grand flatiron entrance and restored masonry. The building also incorporates the addition of a new stair tower, new elevators and completely new MEP systems.


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Attributes /

Additions and Remodels
Historic Renovations
Sustainable Building

Architect /

Kubala Washatko Architects

Awards /

2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
2011 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
2011 Starnet Environment Design Award
2011 WCREW Impact Ingenuity Award