As part of a transition in firm leadership, Stu LaRose, AIA returns to Zimmerman to lead our education and worship facilities studio. For more than a decade, early in his career, Stu acted as a project architect and project manager on many of the firm’s most notable education projects. This includes the multiple award-winning University of Wisconsin-Mechanical Engineering addition and renovation and the University of Wisconsin Fluno Center for Executive Education projects. He also completed work for several private college and university institutions as well as K-12 school districts around the state.
In addition to his early career experiences, Stu also has nearly a decade of experience as a senior facilities architect and project manager with the University of Wisconsin Office of Capital Planning and Development. In that role, Stu participated in all aspects of project development for the University of Wisconsin – from concept requests to agency occupancy. He managed the delivery of more than a quarter billion dollars of constructed projects for UW including the $53 million renovation of Witte Hall, the $42 million Gordon Commons, $47 million Dejope & Leopold Residence Halls, and $46 million Meat Muscle Science facility. Most recently, Stu has acted as a senior project manager for one of the area’s most active design/build firms.
Stu is a proven leader who communicates effectively, thinks critically, believes in the collaborative power of teams, and understands the importance of fierce advocacy for the clients he serves.