PROJECTS

Urban Design
Civic
Transportation

State Street

In the heart of the city and bookended by the State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin lies State Street, perhaps one of the most visited places in all of Madison.
Gardens
Open Space
Campus
Civic

Allen Centennial Garden Master Plan

The garden is something of a hidden treasure on campus. New and renovated entries open the garden visibly and physically to the surrounding campus uses and users.
Open Space
Play
Civic

Bee Branch Creek Restoration

Oriented to overlook the Bee Branch Creek low-flow channel, the amphitheater embodies many of the project’s goals and vision for multi-purpose, timeless spaces. The design team worked carefully to integrate accessible paths along with stairs and seating throughout the corridor.
Transportation
Urban Design
Play

The Village Redevelopment

Careful attention was paid to the selection of streetscape materials that are compatible with architectural features in The Village as well as the natural elements found along the Menomonee River.
Hospitality
Urban Design

Hilldale

The renovation of Hilldale shopping center involved reinvigorating a stable but aging shopping mall through a multi-use infill approach.
Urban Design
Play
Civic

Elizabeth Link Peace Park

Elizabeth Link Peace Park received numerous accolades from the local media as well as an Excellence in Design award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Hospitality
Rooftop
Urban Design

The Edgewater Hotel

Travel + Leisure listed The Edgewater as one of the top properties in the world in large part because of its location along the shore of Lake Mendota with a prominent rooftop amenity deck offering breathtaking views and unique amenities.
Civic
Urban Design

State Capitol Park

The crown jewel of John Nolen’s original vision for the planning of Madison, State Capitol Park sits atop a knoll with Lakes Mendota and Monona on either side.
Campus
Rooftop

Chemistry-Biology

The roofs were designed to serve as an extension of the site; an intensive green roof adjacent to the hospital’s cafeteria provides a looped path, seating, a shade structure and lush plantings.
Health
Rooftop
Gardens

Hilary Grace Healing Garden

This rooftop garden provides a place of relaxation, rejuvenation and a welcoming outdoor area for patients, family, friends and staff with sculptural features, shade structures and lush plantings.
Campus
Open Space

Picnic Point

A natural stone council ring serves as the central gathering space; a place for storytelling and campfires and continuing conversations influenced by the University’s environmental ethic.
Hospitality
Urban Design

Hotel Indigo

True to the Hotel Indigo brand, the project drew inspiration from the eclectic neighborhood and has become a vibrant reflection of the community itself. The outdoor amenity spaces draw from the industrial character of the corridor with an intentional selection of playful colors and materials.
Play
Workplace
Open Space

Christ Presbyterian Church

The idea for the playscape was initially conceived during a landscape master planning process led by Saiki Design but funding priorities at the time were focused on completing the entry plaza and landscape portions of the master plan.
Housing
Rooftop
Urban Design

Seven27


Challenged by a highly urban site, the courtyard is constructed above the building’s parking structure but it seamlessly melds the built environment with the landscape beyond.
Campus
Rooftop
Open Space

Straz Center

The design embraces the College’s mission to advance innovative science education by creating outdoor demonstration, collaboration, and teaching spaces.
Workplace

Bell Labs

One of the highest priorities of the project was to protect and preserve as many of the existing large, mature oaks that defined the vegetative structure of the site. The design team carefully detailed a patio that floats off of the building with a boardwalk with low-impact footings that winds through the lowland oak savanna while mitigating impacts to the intertwined matrix of oak roots.
Civic
Transportation
Urban Design

Monroe Street Plaza

Saiki Design worked through a series of design iterations during the public engagement process, integrating input from City staff and other stakeholders at each milestone. Early design options considered a wide range of functions, aesthetics, maintenance, education and messages and explored public art themes unique to the space.
Rooftop
Campus
Play

School of Human Ecology

The design team collaborated to select timeless, durable materials that reflect the rich character of the building.
Urban Design
Civic
Transportation

Pedestrian Connection

In pursuit of an urban, walkable downtown that connects the community to the adjacent Fox River waterfront, the City of Menasha commissioned Saiki Design to design a linear space between buildings, connecting available parking to downtown businesses through a vibrant pedestrian walkway.
Campus
Rooftop
Housing

Dejope Residence Hall

Saiki Design played a leading role in designing the 28,362 square foot green roof which included decorative stone ballast, precast concrete pavers and diverse plantings. The green roof is visible from second-floor conference rooms and upper floors of private residential suites.
Workplace
Open Space

Culvers Headquarters

The gorgeous prairie landscape embodies low-impact development principles and highlights adaptive storm water management.
Hospitality
Urban Design

Madison Sourdough

In a space the size of a large living room and on a busy arterial roadway, Saiki Design crafted an elegant, cost effective and flexible outdoor patio space that is a reflection of the artisan quality of the breads and pastries produced inside the front doors to this community gem.
Campus
Urban Design

Wisconsin Energy Institute

Artful, abstract geometry delineates bioenergy garden plots utilized by researchers to make projections about greenhouse gas emissions and biomass yield.
Housing
Urban Design
Rooftop

Lucky Rooftop Terrace

The rooftop terrace retrofit provided a larger, more diverse and more interactive space in which new amenities were seamlessly integrated with existing, resulting in a completely reimagined rooftop terrace and lifestyle experience.
Campus
Rooftop
Open Space
Health

Cooper Hall – School of Nursing

Throughout the building, site and rooftop terrace, reclaimed artifacts from the original nurses’ dormitory serve as touchstones and tell the story of nursing education on campus.
Urban Design
Workplace

Findorff Headquarters

Situated along the shores of Monona Bay, Findorff’s headquarters is an iconic building prominently sited on a corner lot in downtown Madison.
Housing
Rooftop
Urban Design

Ovation 309

Spectacular views of Lake Mendota and the State Capitol building dominate the outdoor terraces on the thirteenth floor.
Transportation

Rest Areas 11 & 12

Rest Areas 11 & 12 are among the most heavily trafficked in the state, and planting design solutions took into consideration the volume of visitor traffic and WisDOT maintenance challenges at every stage of the design process.
Hospitality

Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El represents a historic religious community situated along the mature, wooded flanks of Lake Wingra and the landscape architects were commissioned to design a terrace and improved, elegant entry with grand stairway and an accessible walk for the synagogue to better serve the needs of its community.