Construction work is scheduled to start next week for a new
six-story apartment-style residence hall located at 252 E.
Menomonee St. for students who attend the Milwaukee
Institute of Art & Design.
Image courtesy of Engberg Anderson
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design has
announced its plans to build a six-story apartment-style
residence hall at 252 E. Menomonee St. in time for new
students’ arrivals this fall.
Five floors of the residence hall will be occupied by up
to 310 students. The 5,780-square-foot ground floor will
be retail space, according a statement from the school.
The designs include 75 fully furnished two-bedroom
suites, each accommodating four students with a living
room, kitchen and two bathrooms. Amenities will include
wide-screen TVs and fully equipped kitchens with
dishwashers. There will be student lounges, common study
areas and laundry rooms on all dwelling floors. Rent
will be $6,800, in addition to services fee of $700 that
includes utilities, cable, Internet and WiFi. The ground
floor will have 47 parking spaces that will not be
available to students.
“The new residence hall will further enhance our
innovative and supportive learning community, and make
an enormous difference in the life of our campus,” said
MIAD President Neil Hoffman. “In addition to living
adjacent to their workspaces, students will have
opportunities to show their work inside and outside the
building, with outdoor terraces for seating and student
Construction of the residence hall, which will be across
from the college’s main academic building on Erie
Street, will begin the week of June 24 with the
demolition of the existing onsite structure, according
to the statement from the school.
The residence hall was developed by General Capital
Group, designed by Engberg Anderson Inc. and to be built
by Northtrack Construction.
“MIAD’s new residence hall will also have a very
positive impact on the Third Ward,” said Alderman Robert
J. Bauman. “The design is excellent and the college is
sensitive to ensuring that there will be no impact on
parking in the ward.”