When Froedtert was looking to meet a need for care in Mequon, they looked to Ryan for the real estate solutions that could make it happen. After assisting with the site search and evaluation, we found a group of parcels to accommodate Froedtert’s space needs for this project. It was a complex process that involved securing the land, helping to relocate existing tenants, environmental remediation and the preservation of wetlands. We could not have pulled it off so successfully if not for our long history with Froedtert and our open, collaborative relationship.
The facility is a three-story medical clinic which includes a 10,000 SF, two-story rehabilitation center. The rehab center is entirely open, without intrusions by walls or columns, to allow for flexibility in therapy treatments. One challenge arose when, after construction had begun, the customer elected to increase the scope of the gym adjacent to the main building by roughly 6,000 SF. While this altered construction programming and added three months to the project timeline, Froedtert was pleased with the results and appreciated Ryan’s agility in responding to the change. This center works in tandem with the medical offices, allowing patients and staff to travel between the various services offered by the facility.
While we’re typically dealing with one to two user groups, this project involved no less than seven, each having very specific needs pertaining to the configuration of their offices and exam rooms. In order to make sure all voices were heard, the design-build team led five sets of two-day-long workshops to work through the solutions that would satisfy each. In the end, this initiative paid off and helped to create a facility that will serve Froedtert’s medical professionals and patients for many years to come.