Hill Farms State Office Building & Parking Garage

Madison, Wisconsin

"Smith Gilbane approached the project with a focus on maximizing value for the State of Wisconsin and delivering results. The team was professional, knowledgeable, and committed to success. On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, I commend the Smith Gilbane team for their invaluable experience, attention to detail, quality, and support."

Paula Veltum, Deputy Division Administrator, Dept. of Administration - Division of Facilities Development & Management


Gilbane partnered with the State of Wisconsin and its joint venture partner to redevelop Hill Farms in Madison. The project features the replacement of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (“WisDOT”) 60-year-old, 400,000 SF headquarters building with a $190 million, 600,000 SF modern multi-tenant state office building and 1,700-car parking garage, and the redevelopment of residual land into Madison Yards - a vibrant $300 million, 1,200,000 SF mixed-use development. Developing the office building project through an innovative public private partnership delivery model, Gilbane and its team first delivered the state’s facility on budget and three months ahead of schedule, on a turn-key basis, saving the state and the taxpayers of Wisconsin millions of dollars in capitalized interest alone. 

Why P3?

  • Financial certainty
  • Speed to market
  • Risk transfer
  • Cost savings/value creation for State of Wisconsin

Developer: Smith Gilbane (Gilbane Development Company and Summit Smith Development)
Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company and C.D. Smith Construction, Inc., a Joint Venture
Architect: Hammel, Green, and Abrahamson, Inc.
Project Size: 608,770-SF State Office Building and 1,700-space garage
Completion Date: January 2018