Saiki Design provided site and landscape design, construction documents and construction administration services for a major renovation to the Edgewater Hotel on the shores of Lake Mendota. The extensive scope for the overall project called for a historic restoration of the main hotel tower, circa. 1940; the removal of a portion of a 1970s addition to extend the view from the terminus of Wisconsin Avenue all of the way through to Lake Mendota; the construction of a new room tower, ballroom and convention facilities, and restaurants; a challenging expansion of the existing parking below the plaza; and the ambitious construction of a highly visible public plaza overlooking Lake Mendota.
The project represents a major change to the hotel and to the adjacent neighborhood as a whole. A protracted review and approval process involved numerous City of Madison committees and commissions as well as extensive neighborhood outreach and communication. Saiki Design was an active participant in the public process, shepherding the site planning and design pieces of the project through extensive reviews on behalf of the developer.