Building Info

UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
  • Address:
    600 E. Greenfield Ave.
  • Architect:
    Continuum Architects + Planners, SC
  • Status:
  • Year Built:

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee school and research institute located in Milwaukee’s Harbor View neighborhood.

Content referencing UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan Public Input Meetings
Press Release

Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan Public Input Meetings

Asking for Feedback on Proposals for New Parks and Land Uses

Quorum Architects – Ayres Associates Chosen as Winning Design for  New Public Space in the Harbor District
Press Release

Quorum Architects – Ayres Associates Chosen as Winning Design for New Public Space in the Harbor District

Harbor District, Inc. plans to build the first phase of the winning design during the summer of 2017.

Milwaukee Water Commons Launching “Water City Agenda” to Plan for Milwaukee’s Water Future
Press Release

Milwaukee Water Commons Launching “Water City Agenda” to Plan for Milwaukee’s Water Future

Hundreds of Milwaukeeans Will Gather to Redefine How Water Decisions are Made in Milwaukee

Friday Photos: Freshwater Plaza Rises
Friday Photos

Freshwater Plaza Rises

Walker's Point finally gets a grocery store, plus more apartments, and surface parking galore.

Teams from Chicago, Denver, Toronto, and Vancouver in Milwaukee to Reimagine Milwaukee’s Industrial Waterfront
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Teams from Chicago, Denver, Toronto, and Vancouver in Milwaukee to Reimagine Milwaukee’s Industrial Waterfront

Four teams from across the country and Canada will be in Milwaukee on October 22nd and 23rd to participate in the Waterfront Innovations Design Charrette.

Plats and Parcels: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plats and Parcels

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2015 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects big and small from across the city.

The MMSD Story: From Gray to Green
The MMSD Story

From Gray to Green

The sewerage district has moved from tunnels and pipes to greenways, rain barrels and permeable pavement. Part 2 of a series.

Plenty of Horne: What Is Milwaukee Water Commons?
Plenty of Horne

What Is Milwaukee Water Commons?

The recently-formed grassroots group, which looks to make sure all citizens benefit from Milwaukee's water resources, holds a fundraiser.

Friday Photos: The Brand New UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
Friday Photos

The Brand New UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

New freshwater school is the centerpiece of the burgeoning water cluster.

UWM welcomes the public to the School of Freshwater Sciences’ new home
Press Release

UWM welcomes the public to the School of Freshwater Sciences’ new home

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee celebrates the opening of the expanded home of its School of Freshwater Sciences.

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell Named Co-Chair of Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE)
Press Release

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell Named Co-Chair of Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE)

Academic representation key to leadership team in supporting innovation, collaboration

Neighborhood House announces Jeff Martinka as its new Executive Director
Press Release

Neighborhood House announces Jeff Martinka as its new Executive Director

Milwaukee native tapped to lead community center on Milwaukee’s West Side

Friday Photos: UWM’s New Freshwater School Makes Progress
Friday Photos

UWM’s New Freshwater School Makes Progress

The $53 million, UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences is rising along the waterfront.

Much Like Milwaukee’s Past, Its Future Can be Fueled by Water

Much Like Milwaukee’s Past, Its Future Can be Fueled by Water

History has given the Milwaukee area a firm foundation in water technology and research that can be applied to water issues facing the world.

Sad to See Chancellor Santiago Leave UWM

Sad to See Chancellor Santiago Leave UWM

Recently, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago announced his resignation from UWM to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Hispanic College Fund in Washington, D.C.

School of Freshwater Sciences to the Reed Street Yards?

School of Freshwater Sciences to the Reed Street Yards?

It was recently reported that UWM is considering the Reed Street Yards as a potential site for the School of Freshwater Sciences.

A Brand for Milwaukee?

A Brand for Milwaukee?

The Milwaukee Common Council recently passed a resolution creating a branding task force for Milwaukee, and certainly there is a place for creating a brand for Milwaukee, but the key to creating this brand isn't a marketing campaign, catch phrase or tag line.

Water for Jobs Application Approved by City Committee

Water for Jobs Application Approved by City Committee

At the January 6th, 2010 Public Works Committee meeting the first step was taken towards creating a special water rate that could be given to businesses in return for job creation within the City of Milwaukee.

UWM’s Expansion Must Include Former Columbia Hospital Site

UWM’s Expansion Must Include Former Columbia Hospital Site

Although, we have been critical of UWM's efforts to expand in Wauwatosa, we have always believed that UWM's growth is critical to Milwaukee.

Oops! No Money for UW-Tosa

Oops! No Money for UW-Tosa

To think, I was just about to put the UW-Tosa t-shirts up on the new Urban Milwaukee store, maybe I can hold off now? Apparently, UWM's backing out of the fight to locate the School of Freshwater Sciences on the former Pieces of Eight restaurant site ruffled some feathers, and Michael Cudahy decided to return the favor by backing out of funding UWM's proposed Wauwatosa location for the Engineering School.

UWM Freshwater School a No Go on the Pieces of Eight Site

UWM Freshwater School a No Go on the Pieces of Eight Site

The UWM School of Freshwater Sciences will not continue their plans to build a new headquarters for the school on the lakefront site that formerly housed Pieces of Eight restaurant. We had supported the location choice, but that location choice was certainly controversial. Seeking a less controversial site to house the cornerstone piece of something so valuable to Milwaukee's future is a wise move.

A Postcard Location for UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences

A Postcard Location for UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences

It's certainly good that we value our parks, public places, and the lakefront, so a public debate over the appropriateness of placing UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences on Lake Michigan is worth having, but the downtown lakefront is the right location.

Milwaukee the Water Capital?

Milwaukee the Water Capital?

The single most important expansion of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee currently underway is the proposed School of Freshwater Sciences.

City Moves Forward With Water Initiative

City Moves Forward With Water Initiative

Planning for the future of Milwaukee as the Fresh Coast appears to be moving ahead.

Milwaukee’s Stimulus Request

Milwaukee’s Stimulus Request

Yesterday the U.S. Senate approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and although it still has conference committee changes to go through prior to arriving on President Obama's desk it's interesting to see what items the City of Milwaukee would like to see funded.