Active Projects

Project Overview

The Wisconsin Center expansion project, budgeted at $420 million, will add to the center’s main exhibition hall. The development will also provide a second ballroom with an outdoor terrace and add meeting rooms, indoor parking spaces, and loading docks. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2021.

The expansion project includes a comprehensive economic inclusion plan that maximizes the local workforce and utilization of diverse businesses as partners, subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers designed to move the community forward.

Owner's Representative

Design Team

Construction Manager

Vendors ― Suppliers ― Subcontractors ― Professional Service Firms must register their entities to receive information on project updates and procurement opportunities.

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These links are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Wisconsin Center District of any of the products, services or expressed opinions. The Wisconsin Center District bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site.

Inclusion Plan

The Wisconsin Center District together with its program partners have committed to a comprehensive business and workforce inclusion plan for the project.

Click here to download the ”Wisconsin Center District Expansion Project Business and Workforce Inclusion Plan”

Information Sessions

Program Information Sessions were held on July 27 and August 4, 2021.

Click here to download the presentation from the sessions:

Future Information Sessions will be conducted in fall 2021 and spring 2022. Register at wisconsincenter.gilbaneco.com to receive notifications.

Procurement Opportunities

Bid Release 2 – Concrete, Steel and Vertical Transportation

Bid Package # Description
03A Concrete Work
03B Structural Precast Work
05A Structural Steel Work
07D Expansion Joints Work
10B Operable Partitions Work
14A Elevator Work
14B Escalators Work

The Invitation to Bid for the Wisconsin Center Expansion project - Bid Release 2 is now available. This bid release includes Concrete, Steel and Vertical Transportation work.

If your firm is interested in any of the packages listed herein, please return the “Invitation to Bid Response Form BR2”, per the directions included in the invitation. The full instructions are included in the Invitation to Bid.

Click here to download the Wisconsin Center Expansion Invitation to Bid – BR 2


Matchmaking Forum

Attend a virtual matchmaking forum for Bid Release #21 of the Wisconsin Center Expansion Project on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. CDT. Registration is required.

Bid Package # Description
03A Concrete Work
03B Structural Precast Work
05A Structural Steel Work
07D Expansion Joints Work
10B Operable Partitions Work
14A Elevator Work
14B Escalators Work

Multiple prime bidders will be participating.

Click here to register for the session.


Future Procurement Opportunities will be issued in late 2021. Register at www.wisconsincenter.gilbaneco.com to receive notifications.

Awarded Bids

Bid Release #1 – Early Sitework

Company Scope of Work Location
Michels Corporation Deep Foundations Brownsville, WI
Rams Contracting, LTD. Excavation and Site Preparation Work Lannon, WI
B V Tetzlaff, Inc. Site Utilities Brookfield, WI
Current Program Partners
Company Scope of Work Location
Cross Management Services, Inc. Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Milwaukee, WI
GRāEF Structural Engineering Milwaukee, WI
Henderson Engineers Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Technology Lenexa, KS
Howe Engineers Fire Protection and Code Consulting Norwell, MA
Kapur & Associates Civil Engineering Milwaukee, WI
Morgan Stanley Financial Management Chicago, IL
Prism Technical Management & Marketing Services LLC Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Milwaukee, WI
William Caruso & Partners (WC&P) Food-service Design Consulting Denver, CO