Saiki Design worked closely with Baxter & Woodman, Potter Lawson, the City of Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), and The City of Madison Parks Department on the reconstruction of Pump Station 15. Located within a public easement inside the boundaries of Marshall Park and near the shores of Lake Mendota, the project was challenged to uphold an elevated level of sustainability and stormwater management and minimize impacts to the lake and surrounding open space. The scope of the project included new construction for an above grade structure to house pumps and electrical equipment, a separate structure to include public restrooms, and an aquatic invasive species control center for water sports enthusiasts using Marshall Park as their entry point to the lake.
The site design featured numerous green infrastructure elements that were identified through the ISI Envision design process and align with MMSD’s mission to protect water resources. Stormwater runoff from the buildings and site is captured, staged and treated through a series of interconnected measures including a green roof, permeable paver walkway, two bioretention cells and a vegetated swale. MMSD’s desire to strengthen their core mission and values and improve their visibility within the community supported the inclusion of additional features like educational signage, a viewing deck and window into the pump station itself, and a public plaza with restrooms, water, seating and a bike repair stand. The project was awarded a gold rating from the ISI Envision rating system.
Saiki Design was responsible for site planning and design, working as an integral part of the design team through a series of ISI Envision workshops, public meetings, and the City’s review and approval process. Saiki Design produced design development-level drawings for integrated stormwater management features, working closely with the engineering and architectural team members to coordinate site layout, grading, utilities pavements and plantings into a cohesive package. Saiki Design was responsible for construction documents for site specialty items and site planting and restoration.