The North End – Phase II
New Construction - Commercial
The second phase of The North End project added two stylish new buildings to complete this luxury apartment complex located in Milwaukee’s hot Park East corridor. Portrait, the smaller of the two buildings, boasts 5 floors and 55 luxury apartments above the first floor common space. Silhouette, the larger of the two new buildings, has 6 floors of luxury apartments with 100 units.
The architectural design of this project called for many unique mull configurations, some with 4" and 6" spread mulls. Eight-foot-tall narrow sliding doors with direct set transoms were chosen to provide scenic views of the river, courtyard and Milwaukee skyline. The architect chose 2 different clad feature colors to complement exterior design elements used in each of the buildings – charcoal gray for Portrait and dove gray for Silhouette.
Comments From People Involved
Robert Arend, senior Project Manager with Ray Hintz GC, explained, “The windows were a prominent design element on this project. Throughout the selection process, we paid close attention to the performance of the product and capabilities of the support team. The quality of construction, available options and the personal attention from Windsor and Millwork Distributors were keys in choosing Windsor.
Large expanses of glass required integrating the configuration of the windows into the design. Windsor and Millwork Distributors were available early and often in the design process to offer solutions to these unique challenges. Where required, field-applied spread mulls were used to create the feel and look of a continuous wall of windows while concealing key structural components.
The team worked together to load and deliver trucks in the order in which the windows were installed. There were several conditions that required modification in the field. Windsor and Millwork Distributors worked with our field crews to provide the support needed to make the changes and worked through the field issues in an efficient manner. Working with Windsor helped us deliver the project on time and within budget.”
Phillip Aiello, Senior Development Manager with the Mandel Group, Inc., has a very high opinion of Windsor products and was impressed by their customer service. “The Mandel Group has installed Windsor windows at a number of our apartment communities in the Milwaukee area. Windsor reduces our construction costs by working with our design team to provide high-quality, standard-dimensioned windows. Windsor also helps the design team create our desired aesthetics by providing value-added engineering for custom windows where needed. Windsor’s combination of quality windows and customer service has made Mandel Group a pleased repeat customer with Windsor.”