Educational Event

Building Tour: Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons - May Update


AIA Milwaukee

Join AIA Milwaukee for a tour of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons (Residential), 777 North Van Buren, a 35-story mixed use development with underground parking for residential parkers, a 1,000 car above grade parking deck for Northwestern Mutual employees as well as public use on nights and weekends, a 10,000 square foot retail space along Mason St, and a 310 unit apartment development starting on the 9th floor amenity deck.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate how using design strategies to disguise code required safety features in a high-rise construction.
  • Explore design and construction challenges with providing below grade parking adjacent surrounding structures in a dense urban environment.
  • Comprehend how reacting to a changing market after construction had already begun.
  • Identify design challenges with mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and Utilities that required special construction and city variance.


Registration is limited and required for this tour.


Chad Wright, AIA, Northwestern Mutual


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