Derse, Inc. National Headquarters
Derse Exhibits is located at 3800 W Canal Street in the Menomonee Valley of Milwaukee, WI. Sustainable Building Solutions served as the LEED Consultant to Hunzinger Construction Company who was hired by HSI Development Partners LLC as the General Contractor for a 155,000 square-foot light industrial building that was awarded a LEED NC – Silver certification.
This new 155,000 SF facility consists of 15,000 SF of office mezzanine, 15,000 SF of first floor area, approximately 45,000 SF of manufacturing area, and 80,000 SF of warehousing. Load bearing pre-cast concrete exterior wall panels with steel open web joist systems are the foundation of this open and airy building. The facility is a sharp contrast to the former brownfield it sits on. This former industrial site was left abandoned by a rail manufacturer and for 20 years there was no activity on the site until a public-private partnership began redeveloping the area, attracting new industrial companies to the valley. Elements of new urban design, including pedestrian-friendly walkways and rear parking that allows buildings to be closer to the street, gives the Derse Exhibits building a modern take and gives the Menomonee Valley a fresh look.