Jeramey Jannene
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2018 Mayor’s Design Award Recipients

Twenty projects honored, ranging from new skyscraper to two new parks.

By - May 29th, 2018 03:19 pm
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2018 Mayor's Design Awards Recipients. Photos by Jeramey Jannene.

2018 Mayor’s Design Awards Recipients. Photos by Jeramey Jannene.

Projects big and small were honored last week by the City of Milwaukee as Mayor Tom Barrett presented the annual Mayor’s Design Awards.

Award recipients ranged from Northwestern Mutual‘s gleaming new downtown skyscraper to a small staircase in Silver City. In between honorees included a host of projects that represent a changing city, from a brewery in a former church to apartments opening in former office buildings.

The city honored the 20 recipients in a ceremony at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. The ceremony marked the 21st installment in the awards program started under former Mayor John Norquist.

The awards this year were broken into four categories, Spaces and Places, Test of Time, Small Gems and Design That Grabs You.

Spaces and Places Award Winners

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 by engaging the public, utilizing existing infrastructure, and creating meaningful community spaces for all to enjoy.

Test of Time Award Winners

The following projects have added value to the city by restoring their properties in a way that 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.

Small Gems

The following projects have added value to the City by displaying design excellence with respecting the urban fabric and contributing ot the character of their surroundings.

Design That Grabs You Award Winners

The following projects have added value to the City by displaying design excellence while respecting the urban fabric and contributing to the character of their surroundings.

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