Zilber School of Public Health

The Brewery Redevelopment’s Manufacturing & Cold Storage Building is now the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Building. Built in 1919, this site first hosted a hosiery factory and then, with modifications, stored kegs. In a spirit of community outreach and collaboration, the APPS Brewery and the Milwaukee Health Department now have homes here.

A generous donation from the Zilber Foundation allowed for renovation by Epstein Uhen Architects. The Gold LEED-designated building opened in August of 2012. Building features include a welcoming atrium, state-of-the-art technology, exposed steel beams and unique views of the Milwaukee skyline.

The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health will provide visitors with a self-guided building tour pamphlet. Learn about the history, design and current function of the building. View examples of environmental-friendly features that helped UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health Building achieve Gold LEED designation. A wise energy management project, the building exhibits new-old architectural character.
Explore the teaching kitchen, Collaborating Commons, classrooms and stunning Louise Nelvelson-inspired wall sculpture from UWM’s Peck School of Arts students. Docents stationed along the self-guided tour will provide additional information.