University of Wisconsin Research Park

Madison, WI




University Research Park Mandel Group


Perkins & Will (architects for Element Labs)


100 acre master plan 7.4 acre mixed-use development


Scope of Work

Master Planning, Entitlements, Architecture

Originally established in 1984, the University Research Park (URP) is an internationally recognized research and technology district located near the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The URP is currently embarking on a course to transform the aging suburban research campus into a walkable, active and vibrant neighborhood.

Tryba Architects is partnering with URP to create a masterplan vision of 100 acres, with the catalyst of urbanization beginning with a 7.4-acre mixed-use development on a prominent corner site. The location will include 725,000 SF of uses supporting the research campus including hotel, multi-family residential, retail, food hall, gym, and daycare. Phase II, currently under construction, includes innovative lab office spaces. With approximately 40 feet of grade change, structured parking is integrated into the topography to allow for a more dynamic, pedestrian-friendly streetscape.