Results tagged with 'jim shields'
Published Dec. 13, 2013
The new Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) building, located in West Bend, is currently being highlighted as the "Building of the Week" by American-Architects.com. The feature, originally posted this past Monday, is a part of the website's "2013 50x50 - 50 States in 50 Weeks" series.
Published May 24, 2013
Difficult as it is to imagine now that I've seen the place, I was almost a bit worried I might have trouble spotting the new Museum of Wisconsin Art on my first visit recently. Turns out there's no way I could miss Hammel Green & Abrahamson architect Jim Shields' luminescent West Bend building, the pointed prow of which seems to make a statement by aiming itself not southeast toward Milwaukee, but northwest, toward the broader expanse of the state.
Published Sept. 18, 2012
From the view I usually have of them, the four remaining Agricultural College buildings designed by Alexander Eschweiler and erected in 1911-12, are a mystery. They're perched above Swan Boulevard in a position that suggests respect. But they're also obscured from the road because they're peeking out from trees and overgrown tangles of weeds, lurking like escaped prisoners hiding from their fate.