Partners & Artists

When Alumni Park opened on October 6, it was the culmination of many years of work by many different individuals, organizations, and companies who helped to develop the initial vision and then express it in limestone tablets, ceramic panels, bronze sculptures, and lighting elements.

More than meets the eye

It’s been a long road. Just to build the underground loading dock that serves as the park’s foundation, it took:

  • 347 truckloads of concrete
  • 5,187 pounds of Xypex waterproofing agent
  • 372 person-hours of work

Many Thanks

The Wisconsin Alumni Association offers its thanks to the following partners for their help:

By The Numbers

30,000 Weight in pounds of the granite fountain in the park’s welcome plaza, with the ripples in the stone symbolizing the widening circles of alumni influence radiating outward to the world

10,000 Gallon capacity of the tank that will capture stormwater runoff from the Red Gym to be used in the park’s irrigation system

  • Uihlein/Wilson Architects: Del Wilson, managing partner; Nat Stein, partner; Tara Lopez, director of interior design
  • SmithGroupJJR (overall park designer, landscape architect, and civil engineer): Bill Patek ’86, ’95, vice president, and Nate Novak ’99, associate landscape architect
  • Miron Construction (general contractor): Paul Opalewski, project superintendent, and David LaBarge, project manager
  • State of Wisconsin, Division of Facilities Development: Wendy von Below and Erik Sande ’91, project managers
  • UW–Madison Facilities Planning and Management: Gary Brown ’84, director of campus planning and landscape architecture, and Megan McBride, associate facilities architect
  • Ralph Appelbaum Associates (exhibit design and storytelling experience): Ralph Appelbaum, Rob Bolesta, Dennis Cohen, Buke Kumyol, Carlin Wragg, and Nina Boesch
  • Cinnabar (exhibit fabrication): Jeannie Lomma, Senior Project Manager; Jason O’Mara, Technical Designer, LEED Green Associate
  • Nate Koehler (artist, Badger Pride Wall)
  • Fabricators and Suppliers:
    • American Custom Metal Fabricating, Green Bay, Wisconsin
    • Caliber Engraving
    • Cold Spring Granite Company
    • Pechmann Memorials, Madison
    • Quarra Stone Company, Madison
    • Stratasys
    • Valders Stone & Marble, Valders, Wisconsin
    • Walla Walla Foundry
    • Winsor Fireform
  • Filament Games (development and consulting for Badger Pride Wall exhibit on Alex Stone, CTO, and Dan White, CEO
  • Rob Lumley (development for Alumni World on
  • Vicki Tobias (content research for
  • Dennis Chaptman (content writing for
  • Kate Dixon (content writing for
  • Cindy Foss (content writing for
  • Wendy Hathaway (content writing for
  • Sandy Knisely (content writing for

About the Park

The inspiration and action the brought Alumni Park to life. More >

History of the Park

Before it was Alumni Park, it was a parking lot. But that’s not where the story began. More >

Design of the Park

Learn about the breadth and depth of the park design. More >