Boer Architects was founded by Andrew Boer in 1988. In 1989 Paul Doperalski joined the firm as a principal and their offices relocated to downtown Milwaukee. The firm incorporated as Boer Architects, Inc. in January, 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 and multifamily work. The firm continues to work from downtown Milwaukee as a demonstration of their commitment to the City of Milwaukee and the surrounding urban environment.
The primary purpose and guiding philosophy 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. They believe the role of the architect as an owner’s advocate through the design and construction process is essential. Their corporate strategy is to retain and inspire PEOPLE, empower them with a proven design PROCESS and raise high expectations for a creative functional DESIGN.
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
- Interior Design
- Construction Inspection and Contract Administration
- Cost Estimating and Comparative Cost Analysis
- Peer Reviews
- Building Investigations/Forensic Architecture
- Facility Audits
- Facilities Management
- Feasibility Studies
- Space Planning
- 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.