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The Baker’s Place project in Madison, Wisconsin is a new 14-story mixed-use development constructed from mass-timber, creating 204 homes and preserving the oldest historic piece of the original Gardner Baking Co. Building. The project plans will respectfully develop the site, engaging with the existing heritage architecture and reinvigorating the neighborhood with a stepped residential building that rises from 9 stories to 14 stories, surrounding an elevated landscaped courtyard. The project’s design is driven by a commitment to heritage, sustainability, innovation, and community.
Baker’s Place will be built using cross-laminated timber construction and Passive House design principles, reducing both embodied and operational carbon impacts and improving thermal and acoustic comfort. The project will be LEED certified and has an extensive network of green roofs to assist in supporting a progressive stormwater management strategy. An innovative Tesla ride-share program and a bike-share program have been proposed, which will support occupants in lowering their carbon footprints and living convenient and community-connected lifestyles.
Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam)
Michael Green Architecture
Architect + Structural Engineer–Project Lead
Architect, Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect
RDH Building Science
Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
C.D. Smith Construction
Building Owner / Developer