Mayor's Design Awards

The Mayor’s Design Awards are presented in an ongoing effort to recognize design excellence throughout the City of Milwaukee. Recipients have added value to their neighborhoods by restoring, constructing or enhancing their properties in a way that respects the urban fabric and contributes to the character of their surroundings. 

View previous award winners by year

To nominate a building or place for a 2023 Mayor's Design Award, please fill out the nomination form at the link below. The project must be located in the City of Milwaukee and constructed any time prior to December 31, 2022. Nominations must be submitted by March 1, 2023.

Nominate a Project for a 2023 Mayor's Design Awards

The 25th Annual Mayor's Design Awards were announced on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at the UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning, Marcus Commons.

To view a recording of the 25th Annual Mayor's Design Awards announcement, CLICK HERE!
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2022 Mayor's Design Award Winners

Project Categories:

Places & Spaces

Test of Time

Neighborhood Renaissance

Vibrant Corridors


Places & Spaces

The following projects have found unique opportunities to contribute to the character of their neighborhoods and have made their streets and public spaces more attractive and inviting by engaging the public, enhancing public infrastructure, and creating meaningful community spaces for all to enjoy.


Visual Vibes on Villard

W Villard Av, District 1

Brady Beach

1668 N Warren Av, District 3

Northwestern Mutual Community Park Park

200 N Harbor Dr, District 4

Painting the Near West Side

Near West Side, Districts 4 & 15

Historic Highway 41 Bus Stops

S 27th St, W Oklahoma Av to W Ramsey Av, Districts 11 and 13

La Placita & Pandemic Memorial

S Cesar Chavez Dr, District 12

Tiefenthaler Park Community Center

2480 W Cherry St, District 15

Franklin Square Playfield/North Division HS

2630 N Teutonia Av, District 15


Test of Time

The following projects have added value to the city by restoring or reusing their properties in a way that preserves and enhances the character of their neighborhoods and reinforces the traditional neighborhood fabric. These projects will help to preserve the city’s built environment and architectural legacy for future generations.


Oriental Theater

2230 N Farwell Av, District 3

Central Standard Craft Distillery

320 E Clybourn St, District 4

37th Street School Apartments

1715 N 37th St, District 15

Eagleknit Innovation Hub

507 S 2nd St, District 12

Milwaukee Soldiers Home

515 S General Mitchell Bl, District 10


Neighborhood Renaissance

The following projects have added value to the city by providing new or improved options for neighborhood housing, or by adding or improving cultural, educational, or other community amenities that strengthen neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life for residents.


Westlawn Renaissance III

6331 W Silver Spring Dr, District 2

Bay View Point Condominiums

2104-2118 S Aldrich St, District 14

Hmong American Peace Academy

4601 N 84th St, District 5

UCC Ricardo Diaz Early Learning Academy

2130 W Becher St, District 8

Amani Block by Block

2900 Block of N 26th St, District 7

Thirteen31 Place Apartments

1331 W National Av, District 12


Vibrant Corridors

The following projects are revitalizing the City’s commercial corridors by constructing or restoring their properties in a pedestrian friendly way that activates the public realm, adds new housing or employment opportunities, and adds to the vibrancy and diversity of our commercial districts.


AN OX Café

7411 W Hampton Av, District 2

On the Mill/Cream City Boxing

5132 W Mill Rd, District 9

Adams Garden Park

1836 W Fond du Lac Av, District 15

321 N Jefferson

321 N Jefferson St, District 4

Schlitz Park

1555 N Rivercenter Dr, District 6

The Avenue & 3rd St Market Hall

275 W Wisconsin Av, District 4

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