Bergstrom Smart Car – Milwaukee, WI

Citizens First Credit Union FDL East Branch – Fond du Lac, WI

Citizens First Credit Union Witzel – Oshkosh, WI

LEED & Sustainable Design

At Gries, we used green materials long before “green” became a buzzword. All our Project Architects are LEED* accredited professionals, experienced in designing green buildings.

While we realize that not every client is specifically looking for a LEED-certified building, most of our projects include environmental considerations as a matter of course. That’s because we believe everyone is interested in building with green materials and processes, provided it doesn’t add to the cost.

We promise to be clear and up front about project expenses and present our clients with a matrix that includes eco-friendly design options and their associated costs.  With this information, we’ll work with you to determine what makes the most financial sense within your budgets. These ecologically fiscal choices are one of the many things that set us apart from other firms.

Case Study: Citizens First Credit Union

Citizens First Credit Union administration headquarters is a 35,000-square-foot two-story addition to a 5,000-square-foot existing facility. The building was designed and constructed and is operated to be harmonious in appearance with the existing character of the general vicinity. We designed the facility to meet LEED NC requirements at the Silver performance level.