The Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator in Sturgeon Bay is getting international attention before work even begins on the structure this spring. The transformation plans for the granary by Boston/Milwaukee-based LA DALLMAN recently won the Progressive Architecture Award. It was one of six projects to earn recognition from an international pool of 125 submissions. The design, which is also featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, shows the century-old building turned into a civic event space, trail hub, and educational facility. Visitors will be able to go through the cellular storage bins inside the granary and peer out of its head house. Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Executive Director Beth Renstrom believes the award will just add to the allure of the building once it is able to open to the public.
The award announcement comes as one of the public’s first glimpses of the proposed project. Renstrom hopes it inspires others to support it.
Renstrom says construction on the granary will begin this spring, but admits there is no crystal ball for when the project will be completed.
Photo Courtesy of LA DALLMAN