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In January,  NSI, a division of West Bend Insurance Company, moved into their state of the art office inside Sauk Trails Plaza II on the west side of Madison. The new five-story, 160,000 square foot office building was designed and built by Iconica. The building sits on one of the few remaining parcels of land in Old Sauk Trails Park at 1255 Fourier Drive. It is timelessly clad in granite and glass and is the sister building to Sauk Trails Plaza, completed in 1997.

Over the course of the last two years, many of our staff have been part of the project; engineers, architects, project assistants, superintendents, interior design, to the project manager.

“I have been working with The Gialamas Company for over twenty years. We’ve designed and built a variety of commercial and tenant spaces through the years. I was thrilled to be part of the sister building to Sauk Trails Plaza. We took some of the design elements from prior buildings in the office park and incorporated them into the new Sauk Trails Plaza II. Glass and stone banding, repeating symmetrical shapes, large open lobby spaces, and as much window space as possible for tenants are some of the features we used.” – Jeff Eaton, NSI, a division of West Bend Insurance took the top three floors of the building. To see their space and details please click over to their project page.

“I have had the pleasure of being involved in the Sauk Trails II/NSI project from conception.  Like all projects, it did not come without its challenges but I am extremely proud of our team for delivering a building and space that met the vision of our clients.  The Gialamas Company and NSI  are the type of clients that you want to work for and delivering a project of this scale is why I am in this business.  It is incredibly rewarding to drive by a building with that type of presence and know you had a major role in its creation.” Mike Walters, Senior Construction Project Manager

The office building has a spacious fitness facility and an outdoor patio area with landscaping designed to complement the curvature of the building. Sustainability was thought of throughout the project; VRF system, perimeter heat, use of all LED lighting along with many design features to save energy, water efficiency and improve air quality. An aggressive goal of diverting 80% of construction waste to be diverted from the landfill was met with help from the superintendent, project managers, and sub-contractors.

Iconica was selected as the designer and builder for the project and worked closely with both the main tenant, NSI,  and the landlord. The team worked on architecture, engineering, interior design, and construction services. “This was a great team project,” said Tony Blum, superintendent, “From drawings, structural and architectural work, to working with the client’s needs and vision, I believe we gave the client something I think they are very proud of.”

Superintendent: Tony Blum

Senior Construction Project Manager: Mike Walters

Architect: Jeff Eaton

Interior Architectural Designer: Steve Carbin

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Sauk Trails Plaza II Interior Ceiling
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Madison, WI


160,00 SF

January 2018


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