Makers of colossal-sized surface mining equipment, P&H Mining, a subset of Joy Global, is situated along Miller Park Way near the Hank Aaron Trail and has been manufacturing heavy equipment in Milwaukee since 1884.
Saiki Design re-envisioned the visitor experience while dramatically improving the site’s stormwater management. Over 7,500 square feet of bioretention swales filter and stage surface runoff with engineered soils; swales are planted with native grasses and flowering forbs. Once a crumbling sea of asphalt and chain link fence, the reconfigured parking lot is now embraced by sweeping perennial and shrub beds while clay pavers, local stone and seasonally-inspired gardens greet visitors at the entry plaza and drop off. Saiki Design was responsible for finding a visible and integrated pad for a 51-foot-tall shovel on site; the iconic gesture instantly became a neighborhood landmark and icon. In its entirety, the site transformation expresses the brand’s local identity, history, and commitment to quality.
The project was the recipient of a prestigious Design Award from the City of Milwaukee’s Mayor.