Lucille & Sub-Zero



Lucille, Sub-Zero honored for excellence in construction

Two OPN projects have been honored with a 2017 AGC BUILD Wisconsin Award for excellence on the part of our frequent collaborators, Madison-based contractors Ideal Builders. :

OPN and Ideal will be honored at the AGC BUILD Wisconsin Awards banquet on Oct. 5 for the following projects and categories:

  • Lucille – General Contractor, Commercial Projects – Renovation
  • Sub-Zero Wolf Addition – General Contractor, Industrial Projects – New Construction & Renovation

Entries are judged on sustainable practices, unusual design and craftsmanship, innovation in construction technique or material, and meeting difficult challenges. The BUILD Wisconsin Awards stand as a testament to the skill, integrity, hard work, ingenuity and commitment that go into each construction project.

“More than a contractor, Ideal Builders is a partner with us who lends a unique and critical perspective from design conception through construction,” said principal-in-charge, Wesley Reynolds. “We can testify to their commitment to excellence in craftsmanship, innovation, and problem solving. We congratulate them on this well-deserved honor.”

The renovation of Lucille was a transformation of a historic building at the apex of one of Madison’s signature triangular blocks forming a ring around the city’s downtown capitol square. Originally a bank, the building was renovated and purposed many times over its 100-year history. Most recently an office building for the Isthmus newspaper, the century-old brick structure is now an 8,000-plus-square-foot bar and pizzeria. It has also been honored with:

  • 2017 Merit Award, American Institute of Architects, Wisconsin Chapter
  • 2017 Award of Excellence, International Interior Design Association, Wisconsin Chapter
  • 2017 Commercial Design Award, InBusiness Magazine

At Sub-Zero Wolf’s Madison headquarters, OPN and Ideal collaborated on two design-build tenant improvement projects simultaneously transforming the 3,000-square-foot lobby and a 52,500-square-foot office environment for Sub-Zero’s engineering and design teams.

Ideal was also honored for their work on the expansion at Navitus Health Solutions Headquarters and renovation at Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals.

The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin is the leading professional trade association for the commercial construction industry in the state of Wisconsin.  Known as the voice of the construction industry, this chapter of the AGC of America provides its members with a comprehensive and invaluable array of educational, safety, environmental, labor, legal, legislative, public relations and industry-relations products and services.  The association promotes skill, integrity and responsibility within the construction industry.