• Location Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • Client Community Property, Inc.
  • Program Programming and design for community cultural hub
  • Project Team:


The Tribune Building

Concordia lead a ground-breaking community effort to reuse and reprogram an historic former newspaper printing building on the riverfront in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. At the core of the engagement process, community members suggested program options, voted for and refined popular ideas, and then allocated building space in pursuit of a final program portfolio. Each meeting built upon work completed during previous meetings. Concordia prompted the community to consider size considerations, time utilization, the possible overlap of existing assets, and operational feasibility.

Next, Concordia and the community redirected their energy towards architectural design and program implementation. The community guided the architectural team through the physical design of the building, and continued engagement will ensure that the completed programming work is implemented.