MONONA TERRACE CONVENTION CENTER - MADISON, WISCONSIN
In 1995, the State of Wisconsin and City of Madison agreed to jointly develop one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last designs into a state-of-the-art convention and community center at the most prominent and challenging location in downtown Madison. On behalf of Stein & Company, Mark Appell directed the program management services provided by the Findorff/Stein Joint Venture as Construction Manager. The multi-level convention center and adjacent 560-space parking ramp was designed and constructed over a portion of Lake Monona, Highway 51 and the existing railroads, and includes a 40,000 square-foot convention hall, extensive meeting rooms, an auditorium and 600-seat ballroom. Monona Terrace is crowned with an expansive 100,000 square-foot roof top garden and outdoor pavilion. All phases of the project were chronicled in the national media through its completion on budget and ahead of schedule in July 1997.
Mark Appell also gained valuable experience by leading the preparation of a proposal to design and build a 300 room convention hotel for the Monona Terrace Convention Center. The project team was selected and after his departure from Stein & Company, a hotel was designed, constructed and operated by the key members of the project team as shown in the photo above.
*Not an IFG contracted project