The opportunity to reimagine the antiquated and underutilized Lincoln Building on the Gateway Technical College Racine Campus was an opportunity that was years in the making. Originally designed by local architect Hans Geyer in 1963 for the University of Wisconsin Racine Center, the building had clearly outlived its useful life and no longer supported the mission or educational delivery system of the college. The renovation completely stripped the building of its existing exterior shell, materials and systems, exposing the concrete structure of this three-story, 13,400 sf building. The new exterior design accentuates the flat roof line while the perimeter glazing and solar shade system provide a systematic repetitiveness true to the original International Style. The addition of contemporary materials helps to identify the use and function of the renovated interior spaces. The building will be renamed the Lincoln Center for Health Careers and has quickly become the identity of Gateway Technical College’s Racine Campus.
Partners In Design Architects would like to specifically thank Dr. Bryan Albrecht, the Gateway Technical College Board, and the college Nursing staff. It is not every day we have the opportunity to design a building in a park setting overlooking one of the Great Lakes. We appreciate your continued faith in our abilities and greatly value our partnership.