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Jacobs Engineering Group Opens New Office Location in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI — Once the largest producer of beer in the country, Joseph Schlitz Brewery — which closed in the early 1980s — employed 3,000 people at its peak. Today, more than 4,000 people work in the office park that stands in the brewery’s place and recently, Jacobs Engineering Group’s Milwaukee team of over 200 people joined them.

Jacobs’ Milwaukee office relocated to the 32-acre Schlitz Park, joining the likes of Time Warner and the Milwaukee Bucks. Located just north of downtown and bordering the Milwaukee River, Schlitz Park is still home to several of the brewery’s original buildings, some dating to 1870.

Among these buildings is the Bottlehouse where the new offices will reside. A few years ago, the two Schlitz Bottlehouse buildings were connected into a single building, upgrading 90,000 square feet of office space — including the 14,650-square-foot second floor space now being renovated by Jacobs’ team.

Housed in cream city brick and original timber, the Bottlehouse’s will offer an open-concept flexible space and include collaborative work areas and a breakroom with a garage door that can be opened to accommodate larger staff meetings and celebrations. The building also features The Link, a large, common conference area created when the two original Bottlehouse buildings merged in 2012. 

Connected to miles of walking and bicycling trails including the Milwaukee RiverWalk, the new downtown office location also offers access to Schlitz Park’s free fitness centers and wellness services. The campus features a free bike rental service and during the summer, the office park partners with a local food center to provide a weekly pop-up farmer’s market. Milwaukee School of Engineering is also located just across from Schlitz Park, offering enhanced opportunities for local STEM engagement and possible internship opportunities.

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Schlitz Park’s multi-year, $30-million-dollar renovation has brought more than 4,200 jobs to the region and reinvigorated a historical portion of Milwaukee’s downtown with updated office, recreational and green spaces — and a unique tie to Milwaukee’s brewing past.

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