Boer Architects, Inc. was founded by Andrew Boer in 1988. Principals Paul Doperalski and Steve Korpal joined the firm in 1989 and 1998 respectively. The firm moved to its current location in downtown Milwaukee in 1989 and incorporated in 1995. Starting modestly from a small office in a private residence, the company has grown steadily and now provides full architectural services to a diverse client list. Projects, that included small single family homes and light commercial buildings when Mr. Boer and Mr. Doperalski first started, have expanded to now include municipal, educational, commercial, industrial, healthcare, multifamily work and military. The firm continues to work from downtown Milwaukee as a demonstration of their commitment to the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin.
The guiding philosophy and purpose of Boer Architects, Inc. is to assist their clients in realizing their vision for a project while solving the technical challenges imposed by changing design and construction industry standards. They utilize an integrated and interactive design process involving all project stakeholders. While adhering to high ethical standards, they strive to design buildings that meet their clients’ programmatic requirements, established budgets and schedules. Their corporate strategy is to retain and inspire their STAFF, empower them with a proven design PROCESS and establish high standards for creative and functional DESIGNS.
Boer Architects, Inc. provides the following services:
New Building Design
Existing Building Additions, Renovations and Remodelings
Building Repair and Maintenance
Historic Building Restoration
Sustainable Building Design
Construction Inspection and Contract Administration
Cost Estimating and Comparative Cost Analysis
Building Investigations/Forensic Architecture
Existing Building Documentation
Selective Building Demolition
Boer Architects, Inc. favors the DESIGN-BID-BUILD approach, and completes the majority of its projects utilizing this traditional delivery method. During the course of completing a project, they work strictly in their Clients' best interest, in effect functioning as their Clients' advocate. They believe the role of the architect, as an advocate, is particularly important during the construction phase of a project.