Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Design to Reinvent the Way We Live - A Skilled Nursing Home

It has been a while since our last post...But we have been very busy working on the latest designs!
One of these notable projects on our boards is a design which we feel will change the way you look at the future of nursing homes! A project that will have an immediate impact on residents, staff and their families!
St Mary's Care Center in Madison, Wisconsin:
On the Boards: Imagine taking a drab central therapy space in an existing nursing home and transforming it into a coffee shop, gift store and day spa! Picture the ideal space for residents to grab a delicious bakery item, or get their nails done or spend time in the sun with family grilling on the patio. We are proposing a place inside a nursing home that makes you feel comfortable, lets you forget where you are, welcomes healing social connections and truly removes the stigma. Our design is challenging the nursing home status quo! It's the type of project that makes you ask, " Why haven't we been designing nursing homes like this all along?"

Friday, August 11, 2017

Construction Complete - Elmbrook Church Renovation

Brookfield, Wisconsin

Thrive Architects worked with Elmbrook Church to solve interior space planning challenges and improve wayfinding elements throughout the building. We focused on creative ways to design engaging areas for fellowship which complemented the existing building interiors. Some of the solutions included designing information areas that were highly visible to each of the lobby (narthex) entrances, establishing coffee common spaces to improve fellowship and incorporating a welcome center which could serve as a main gathering space for after service ministries.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We have a new project Popping up in Glendale!

Excited to see our upcoming project Goody Gourmet featured in
Read more here.....

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thrive Architects 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

Monday, February 20, 2017

Construction Complete - 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: