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Mayor's Design Awards recognize exceptional places in the city of Milwaukee and outstanding contributions to these places by individuals or organizations.
Great curb appeal; engages the street in a distinct manner; inviting windows, welcoming entries, distinct signage; incorporates active public space, encourages informal public gathering. View additional photos
Historically appropriate restoration or adaptive reuse of residential, commercial, religious or public property; sensitive addition to a historic property; new construction sensitive to a designated historic district; heroic effort to bring a structure back from the brink; ingenious reuse of materials, innovative reuse of a building or space; adaptive reuse and restoration of an original structure; rehabilitation of original building facade. View additional photos
Creative use of common building materials and paint; imaginative design and use of lighting, signs, and other exterior features; design and details evoke brand and celebrate certain ethnicity, culture or heritage; unique or unusual reuse that incorporates new and old design elements; includes art or public amenities. View additional photos
Extraordinary contribution to the live/work environment; reflects the style and personality of the owner, while making a positive and sensitive contribution to the neighborhood fabric; expansion or renovation that’s harmonious with the original structure. View additional photos
Notable bridges, walkways, alleyways, pedestrian amenities, streetscaping, parks and gathering spots. View additional photos
Context sensitive infill that promotes housing and/or employment density; new construction that complements its surroundings; design elements relate to adjacent structures or landscape; contemporary design that’s contextually sound. View additional photos
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