BioForward is reaching out to members to highlight their organizations through a new member profile feature to tell more of their stories. Ramlow/Stein Architecture + Interiors agreed to be interviewed as a part of our efforts to heighten the awareness of our region.

About your organization:

RAMLOW/STEIN Architecture + Interiors is a mission-based firm aligning our services, expertise, and culture to benefit and enhance our community. Fulfilling aspirations and vision drives us to design creative and pragmatic buildings, providing a community-focused benefit that improves and enriches lives.

Founded in 1985, our mission and commitment to the community remain the same today as we develop a new generation of creative professionals and service leaders. We provide a holistic vision and a high level of service to each unique design while cultivating a collaborative partnership with every client. We approach all projects the same way, listening first and dedicating one team to manage from beginning to end.

RAMLOW/STEIN serves advanced scientific markets and develops facilities that inspire creative thinking, technological innovation, and a sense of community. We strive to design highly advanced facilities created to increase efficiencies and lower carbon footprint. When designing for biohealth, future development, master planning, design flexibility, and adaptation to new technologies are paramount to the process.

What do you find valuable about being a member of BioForward Wisconsin?

Being a member of BioForward is an opportunity to open our networks, build strong relationships and be a resource for local businesses looking to grow. At RAMLOW/STEIN we strive to see the coming technological innovations, trends, and needs that the scientific community needs.

What are the key areas of or achievements by your organization that are impacting the state of Wisconsin and the overall biohealth industry?

RAMLOW/STEIN has been a leader in sustainability and innovation. Our designs focus on occupant comfort, building performance, and energy conservation, utilizing passive measures and forward-looking technology to exceed standard sustainability metrics. We achieve this by incorporating the use of heavy timber construction, mass hydronic heating and cooling, energy recovery, natural ventilation, and solar photovoltaics.

At RAMLOW/STEIN we design with future flexibility and resiliency; given the fast pace of technology innovations in the laboratory sciences industry, we consider programmatic space growth strategies in offices, lab spaces, and equipment storage.

What about the future of research, medical, technological innovation excites you the most?

We are excited that all of this new and innovative research and technology is right at our doorstep. RAMLOW/STEIN is thrilled to play a role in this growth by creating high functioning lab and research spaces to spur more innovation.

Why Wisconsin? What does Wisconsin (and/or Madison/Milwaukee) offer for your company and/or your/its families?

RAMLOW/STEIN is a local architecture and interior design company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but our work stretches throughout the state. We strive to work on projects that bring prosperity to our local communities, working with businesses, civic centers, educational facilities, and more to develop innovative, pragmatic, and efficient systems for their products, processes, and uses.

What would you recommend about or say to others about Wisconsin’s biohealth industry and research institutions?

Innovation is happening in Wisconsin because we are able to leverage our top-tier research institutions and our strong entrepreneurship sector. Wisconsin has a wealth of support systems to help foster and grow catalytic technologies, and RAMLOW/STEIN is proud to be a part of this growth.

What is one thing others may not know about your organization?

At RAMLOW/STEIN, we make our client’s success our primary goal.  We listen first and apply your vision and mission to a customized process for your project. We believe that bringing our, and your, entire team in from the beginning generates a robust process of discovery that generates the best solutions.

We are also an integrated architecture and interior design firm. Our award-winning interior design group is an integral part of the project team from day one, helping mold the design to fit your needs and create a welcoming and gracious space for the users.