Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thrive welcomes David M Raschka to the team

Thrive Architects LLC is pleased to announce David M Raschka has joined the Thrive Architects team as a Project Architect. Within this role, David will take part in all stages of the architectural design process, but will primarily focus on managing projects; from initial conception through construction.

David comes to Thrive Architects LLC with his BSAS in Architecture, as well as his Masters in Architecture. David has spent the last few years completing the licensing process through NCARB, and has recently received his registration through the State of WI. Prior to pursuing his education in Architecture, David spent several years working in the manufacturing industry, specializing in sheet metal and plastics fabrication. Those experiences have given David a unique perspective on the constructability and detailing of his current projects.

Most recently, David has been working as a Project Manager in the retail and entertainment sectors. Outside of the office, David has shown in interest in design competitions, as well as home remodeling projects.  These skillsets and background will serve to provide support to the Thrive Architects team.  David brings a passion for helping small businesses and entrepreneurs find success, following our mission statement, of ensuring that our clients THRIVE. 

Thrive specializes in Religious Projects and Design for the Aging; while also working on projects in Financial, Multi-Family, Industrial, Commercial, Office, Healthcare, High-End Residential, and Retail Design.

For more information about Thrive Architects LLC, please visit their website at http://thrive-architects.com/

Monday, February 20, 2017

Waukesha State Bank - Main Branch Renovation

Waukesha, Wisconsin - A significant renovation to Waukesha State Bank's Headquarters located in Downtown Waukesha.  The project consisted of a complete lobby renovation, teller and drive-thru reconfiguration, meeting rooms, office renovations and a new community space.   The new lobby lighting consisted of new LED fixtures and is the feature design element in the space.

Four Winds Manor & Lodge

Renovation:  Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living
Location: Verona, Wisconsin
Project Size: 14,000 S.F.
Thrive Architects, Llc worked with Four Winds Manor & Lodge to provide the following extensive project scope which took place over 2 years and included multiple Phases as follows:
Phase 1: Provide a new delivery elevator, remove delivery ramp to basement and construct a landscaped patio.
Phase 2: Convert one wing of the existing nursing home into a CBRF (Assisted Living).
Phase 3: Renovate one wing of the existing CBRF (Assisted Living) into a dementia specific household.
Phase 4: Construct new entrance to CBRF and renovate existing dining room and lounge spaces.
Phase 5: Renovate the nursing home dining room and public spaces as well as construct additional supportive service space.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Most exciting News!  We are working with Three Cellars and assisting with their move to the former Rafters Restaurant site in Oak Creek.  Read more at this link on jsonline:

Friday, December 23, 2016

American Dental Professionals - Wauwatosa, WI

Thrive Architects working in partnership with our dental consultant and construction team; assisted in the design of new offices for American Dental Professionals and Dr. Chuan Li.  The design basis for this 6 chair dental practice was to provide a comfortable and convenient office with the latest state of the art equipment.  We designed the space with the idea that it would be set apart from other traditional dental practices by providing a hot beverage center and tech educational station in the lobby.  The decor of the space is exceptional and no detail was overlooked.  Treatment rooms are all located along the exterior walls and offer amazing views of the city.  Inclusion of a private treatment room offers the ability to serve patients that may otherwise be difficult to serve in a traditional open office setting.  You can visit American Dental Professionals website to learn more http://www.amdentpro.com/


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Elmbrook Church Interior Remodel

Elmbrook Church is a non-denominational congregation with years of growth and multiple campus additions.  These various additions fit the growing needs of the congregation at the time but created a sprawling effect today which makes the campus challenging to navigate especially for new visitors.  The goal of this interior alteration is to create various navigation elements and gathering centers throughout the church campus to improve campus navigation.  These centers will have a wide range of functions; such as information kiosks, after service socializing spaces, new visitor areas and a children check-in zone.

This is a sneak peek of the proposed designs for various areas throughout the campus.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Second Story Addition

Construction Update:  The goal for the Panno Residence was to take their prairie style home and add a second floor to it.  As of last week the second floor was framed and it has emerged out of the single story residence.   Most notable the proportions are coming together which help to modernize the home while continuing to complement the existing structure.

Construction of Second Floor over Existing Residence
Image of Residence Before Construction
Initial Concept Sketch