T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full architectural and structural engineering services for a reimagined Lake Winnebago home. This project consisted of an asymmetrical second floor addition nestled within an existing roof line to relocate the master suite, utilize natural light, and create additional living space. This reorganization yielded an expansive second floor master suite, additional bathroom, and a cohesive exterior façade within the original footprint.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full architectural and structural engineering services for a reconstructed Lake Winnebago home. This project consisted of a complete redesign of the entire structure. Utilizing an open concept parti the common areas were combined and expanded vertically by the use of a cupola to disperse natural light. The project generated an open concept floorplan, vastly improved
natural lighting, additional bathroom, and additional subgrade living space.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full architectural and engineering services in the complete restoration of the original Oshkosh Yacht Club building, built in 1903 on the shore of Lake Winnebago. The Waters, named for architect William Waters, is a banquet hall and serves as the headquarters for the Oshkosh Yacht Club. Restoration involved extensive architectural research to accurately reconstruct the classical façades. The restoration included structural analysis, interior design, code compliance, a new elevator and the addition of a garage and refuse enclosures.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full architectural and engineering services for the restoration of the historic Grand Opera House. This landmark in downtown Oshkosh was in dire need of a structural overhaul. The existing roof trusses above the ornate ceiling, dating back to 1883, were in severe disrepair. The scope of work included extensive structural investigation of the opera house, documentation of the existing conditions and drafting comprehensive construction documents that articulated both the structural improvements and sensitive historic architectural nature.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full architectural and engineering services for the Ruby Owl Tap Room, a restaurant and pub on Main Street in downtown Oshkosh. The scope of work included a change of use permission from the City of Oshkosh, repairing the original wood floor and ceiling joists, and design and fabrication of the owl logo and signage in metal.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided architectural design services for an interior remodel of the First National Bank (FNB) branch on Koeller Street in Oshkosh. This project included 3-D renderings to aid the client in visualizing the space. The program utilized an illuminated circular ceiling soffit, curved teller desks and half walls to complete the radial scheme.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full construction design services for a new automotive repair shop on Main Street in Oshkosh. The new building features an expansive rear shop and an architecturally sensitive street façade reminiscent of the historic storefronts of the area.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided architectural services for an addition to a local dry cleaning business. The scope of work included an analysis of existing operations and development of a small addition to house a drive-thru operation, giving this local business a new level of customer convenience.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided architectural services for the restoration of Albee Hall on the UW Oshkosh campus. The scope of the project included replacement of doors and hardware, as well as new ceiling, floor, and wall finishes on all three floors. Additional challenges included extensive asbestos abatement and strict project phasing as to not disrupt university operations.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full architectural and engineering services for a large manufacturing plant addition as well as renovations to existing bathroom, lunch and conference room areas.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full architecture and engineering services for a new pre-engineered metal building for a large manufacturer in Oshkosh. The scope of work included designing an interior two-level office, restroom and covered loading dock. This project included site design for two building phases: the initial building and a future expansion.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided full architecture and engineering services for a new pre-engineered metal building for a heat treat facility adjacent to the company’s existing facility. We designed foundations for several large equipment pits, a loading dock and recessed equipment rails.
T.R. Karrels provided full architectural and structural engineering services for Accu-Com’s new office building in an Oshkosh redevelopment area. The building included a two-story office space with an attached operations center.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided complete design services for House of Flowers, an Oshkosh retail business. The new building’s exterior features an inviting stone and brick aesthetic and large pergola to showcase House of Flowers’ artisan work. The interior space utilizes tall ceilings, natural daylight and unique finishes to meet the needs of this trademark Oshkosh business.
T.R. Karrels designed an office building with several tenant spaces on a constrictive corner lot at a high-traffic intersection in Oshkosh. The site presented formidable design challenges because of the existing city infrastructure. The building and site were configured to avoid these obstacles, make the most of the available square footage and provide on-site parking.
T.R. Karrels and Associates provided complete design services for the restoration of an office building on Algoma Boulevard in Oshkosh. The office became the home of T.R. Karrels’ current architecture studio. The restored building features an inviting stone and brick aesthetic and provides ample sunlight within.
T.R. Karrels provided site planning and 3-D visualization services for an outdoor ceremony and banquet area at La Sure’s in Oshkosh. The project scope included a development of a phased master plan and owner consultation. The new ceremony area is on the site of the client’s banquet facility and has enabled them to expand services to include outdoor events.
T.R. Karrels provided conceptual architecture building and site planning services for a new office and manufacturing facility in the Oshkosh area. The project scope included a two-story office structure and a large manufacturing area with truck loading docks. This facility is planned as an anchor for a new industrial development in the Oshkosh area.
T.R. Karrels provided full architecture and engineering services for a new aircraft hangar at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The hangar area is a pre-engineered metal building with an office area, pilot’s lounge and mezzanine. This hangar incorporates different methods of construction and exterior finishes to add interest to a large pre-engineered building.
T.R. Karrels provided full architecture and engineering services for a new addition to an existing office/warehouse/manufacturing building. The addition included warehouse and manufacturing space, truck loading docks and office space.
T.R. Karrels provided full architecture and engineering services for the new Barr Warehouse and its load-out building in Oshkosh. The scope of work included a pre-engineered metal building with 19 storefronts and a load-out building.
T.R. Karrels provided conceptual architectural and site planning services for a local developer building a retail and daycare complex in Oshkosh. The project scope included a multi-tenant building, an adjacent daycare center and associated parking.
T.R. Karrels provided full architectural and structural engineering services for refuse enclosures at various locations in downtown Oshkosh. The project scope also included designing screen walls to serve as buffers between the enclosures and adjoining businesses.
T.R. Karrels provided full architectural and structural engineering services for an otter husbandry building and an extensive exhibit enclosure wall in Oshkosh’s Menominee Park Zoo. The extensive slope of the site presented challenges as the depth and height of the wall around the enclosure varied greatly to prevent the otters from escaping. The project scope included a husbandry building, viewing windows and the concrete enclosure wall.
T.R. Karrels has an extensive portfolio of industrial architecture modifications, including adding cranes, overhead doors, loading docks, robovents, mezzanines, catwalks, dyno pits, foundations, solar panels and dust collectors.
High-end residential contractors often contact T.R. Karrels for structural engineering services. Examples of these projects include extensive balconies, complicated roof framing, pool enclosures and outdoor kitchen areas. T.R. Karrels also offers structural repair for numerous residences and apartment buildings, including repair and replacement of balcony support columns, foundation failures, lintel design and roof framing reinforcement.
Architects and engineers work closely with the contractor to find the best solution to complicated design problems and offer the best architectural services.