GRAEF, a Wisconsin-based engineering and consulting firm, recently landed two industry awards for projects it spearheaded in the state.
The American Public Work Association’s Wisconsin chapter and the American Planning Association’s Wisconsin chapter presented GRAEF with the honors, including the Project of the Year award from the public work association.
That Project of the Year Award came from GRAEF’s work with the City of Wauwatosa, Wis., to design the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Innovation Campus Infrastructure project. To develop the 58-acre university research campus, GRAEF provided such services as surveying, grading, landscaping and storm-water management. The storm-water system is a highlight of the infrastructure, featuring 22 bio-filtration basins to prevent surface runoff.
GRAEF also won the Innovations in Planning award from the Wisconsin chapter of the American Planning Association for its work on the Pulaski Park Neighborhood plan along the Kinnickinnic River Corridor on Milwaukee’s densely populated south side. The project’s goal was to improve the quality of the water and capture significant quantities of storm water before it discharges into the Kinnickinnic River and Lake Michigan.