February 2024 Project Spotlight | Historic Tthigwe Gymnasium Nearing Completion

January 31, 2024

The nearing completion of the Historic Tthigwe Gymnasium marks another milestone for the Forest County Potawatomi Community‘s ongoing efforts of the restoration and renovation of their Wgema Campus, the former campus of Concordia College on Milwaukee’s Near West Side. The Wgema Campus is home to many tribal entities and tenants, including Greenfire’s Milwaukee offices. The latest portion of the campus brought back to its former glory was the Tthigwe Gymnasium. Team Greenfire took great care and tactful progress on the historic building, abiding by all municipal and historic building codes. Although the project upgraded and modernized the mechanicals and facilities of the gym, great effort was put forth to preserve many original features of the gym, including restoring and repairing all the original brickwork. A portion of the project scope included the demolition of an unused pool wing that was removed to allow more campus parking space. Upgrades also include modern MEPF systems, windows and doors, lighting, security, upgrades to the theatrical stage and brand new fitness centers to be used by campus tenants. The gymnasium will now serve many Forest County Potawatomi Community activities and will also be used by students of the adjacent Woodlands School, another Greenfire renovation project completed on the Wgema Campus. Greenfire takes great pride in its efforts on the gym and knowing that it will host many opportunities to strengthen the fabric of the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

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