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12th Annual Mayor's Design Awards

Mayor's Design Awards recognize exceptional places in the city of Milwaukee and outstanding contributions to these places by individuals or organizations.

Design That Grabs You
Credit Union

Operative Plasterers’ &
 Cement Masons’
International Assoc.
8701 N Lauer St
HOPE Christian School:
Fortis Campus

3601 N Port Washington Av
The Tonic
2335 S Kinnickinnic Av
Hotel of the Arts


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 


Cream of the Cream City
Frank Lloyd WrightAmerican System Built House

2714 W Burnham St 
North Lion Bridge Restoration

3233 E Kenwood Blvd
Historic Mitchell Street
Façade Restoration

828 W Historic Mitchell St
Cardinal Stritch University, The Brewery
1250 N 11th St
Lake Drive
Carriage House

2655 N Lake Dr 
St. Benedict the Moor Church

1015 N 9th St 

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


It's All in the Details

333 N Plankinton Av
Iron Horse Hotel &
“The Yard”

500 W Florida St
Milwaukee RiverWalk

800 N Riverwalk Way

1731 N 32nd St
Renaissance Lighting


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


Hillel House
Joseph & Vera Zilber Bldg

St. John’s Lutheran
Church Welcome Center

4001 S 68th St
at the North End

1531 N Water St
Washington Park Apts
& Townhomes
39th & Lisbon 

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


Spaces and Places
Thurston Woods
Community Garden

5974 N 40th St
Lakeshore State Park &
Pedestrian Bridge

300 N Harbor Dr
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse
 tage Henry Maier
Festival Park

200 N Harbor Dr
Zilber Park
at the Brewery
1217 N 10th St

Notable bridges, walkways, alleyways, pedestrian amenities, streetscaping, parks and gathering spots. View additional photos


Urbanism Redefined
Columbia St Mary’s
Campus Bldgs


3880 W Milwaukee Road
The Brewery
Parking Structure

902 W Juneau Av
Derse Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
3800 W Canal St
Zilber Administration Bldg,
Marquette University


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

View related news articles:

The Mayor's Design Awards unveiled JSOnline, May 19, 2010
JSOnline slideshow of winners

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