Sheboygan City Hall

A full renovation of Sheboygan's historic city hall creates a modern office space and customer-friendly visitor experience.

Need: Restore and renovate the historic city hall

Solution: Create a modern office environment that still preserves the buildings historic elements

Result: A modernized building with notable elements that better serves the staff and the community


  • American Public Works Association, Wisconsin Chapter, Public Works Project of the Year
View at dusk of a new addition that bumps out from a historic three-story building at Sheboygan City Hall

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Sheboygan, WI


33,100 sq ft (renovation); 4,300 sq ft (addition)

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Restoring a 1916 Building

After a two-year, comprehensive study, the Sheboygan City Council opted to keep the Sheboygan City Hall in its current 1916 structure. We developed a plan to completely renovate the building – including completely restoring the historic building shell and renovating the main entry addition. The renovation also includes the installation of new building systems including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology.

The new entry features a three-story glass curtain wall overlooking a pedestrian plaza that connects with the public library and city fountain. The historic stairway has become the focal point of the atrium.

This building retains its original historic design while updating facilities into a modern and cohesive workplace.

A historic split staircase sweeps up from a large atrium in Sheboygan City Hall
A person walks down a curved hallway that overlooks an atrium, with glassed-in conference rooms to one side
A dais faces rows of tables and chairs, backed by arched windows and topped off with a stained glass skylight, in the council chamber at Sheboygan City Hall
A high ceiling with modern, circular lights connects to a historic staircase in the Sheboygan City Hall atrium
A person stands at an approachable counter for city services at Sheboygan City Hall

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