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Northwestern Mutual Life – Towers and Commons

Milwaukee, WI

  • Developer | Owner The Northwestern Mutual Company
  • Designer Pickard Chilton New Haven, CT
  • Architects Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc. Houston, TX
  • Contractors Gilbane Building Co./CG Schmidt Milwaukee, WI

    The Northwestern Mutual Headquarters, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was designed by Pickard Chilton. The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons is an elegant, 32-story glass office tower and a two-block-long Commons. The new headquarters incorporates column-free flexible office space, underfloor air and floor-to-ceiling glass. The expansion to the downtown campus will feature meeting areas, training facilities, dining and public spaces overlooking the newly enhanced three-acre Northwestern Mutual Gardens.

    The Commons Area, 1st floor consists of blueprint matched quartered sliced FSC certified walnut paneling, quarter sliced walnut veneer fixtures with custom stainless-steel accoutrements, quarter cut walnut solids and veneers, solid walnut handrails throughout and laminate and quartz casework with photo printed acoustical paneling.

    The Commons Area, 2nd floor consists of FSC Walnut, quartz and laminate, radius laminate and quartz servery counters with custom upholstered banquette seating, laminate and quartz casework with photo printed acoustical paneling and solid walnut handrails throughout.

    The Commons Area, 3rd floor consists of walnut paneling and soffits with quartz/walnut desks, radius laminate and quartz servery counters with custom upholstered banquette seating, laminate and quartz casework with photo printed acoustical paneling and solid walnut handrails throughout.

    Tower, 32nd floor consists of executive level blueprint matched quarter sliced walnut wall paneling and acoustical fabric paneling and solid walnut handrails throughout. Tower, 5th floor consist of fitness center casework, spa and locker rooms. Tower, Floors 6-31 consist of laminate and quartz break room, copy room and coat room casework and custom upholstered banquettes at eating areas.

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