Construction begins at Brassworks

Nearly 10 years after the completion of the Ironworks building and gymnasium just across the street, Eppstein Uhen Architects is proud to be a part of the historic preservation and expansion of the Goodman Community Center campus at the Madison Brass Works’ site. What’s more exciting is that construction is well on its way.

Over the past few months a lot preparation has gone into what is now a very active construction job site. Remediation, lead paint and asbestos abatement work is nearly complete.

With the removal of remnants of manufacturing equipment that were part of this foundry’s past life, what has been revealed is the raw beauty of the Brass Works’ structural bones.

Original masonry walls from 1918, segmental-arched trusses and the steel-framed roof monitors provide a wonderfully day lit open space which will become the largest rentable multipurpose room that the Goodman Community Center has to offer.

In the coming months, construction activities will include renovation of the existing structure, excavation and concrete pours for the new foundation walls and basement addition.

The collaborative vision of honoring this building’s historic significance while enhancing the site is becoming a reality. Eppstein Uhen Architects is honored to be a part of this Goodman Community Center campus expansion.

Written by Margo Duffy, CTD , Project Specialist at Eppstein Uhen Architects