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First Renderings of Populous' Downtown Milwaukee Stadium

The Milwaukee Bucks have just unveiled Populous' initial renderings of their downtown revitalization plan for Milwaukee’s sports and entertainment district, anchored by a multi-purpose arena. The first step in their vision, the arena hopes to be a modern expression of Wisconsin’s heritage and a vibrant cornerstone to the growth of downtown Milwaukee.

James Corner Field Operations Amongst Frontrunners for Milwaukee's Lakefront Gateway Plaza

The City of Milwaukee has announced the four finalists in a competition to redevelop the city's lakefront, naming OJB, James Corner Field Operations, multidisciplinary firm AECOM, and Wisconsin-based consulting firm GRAEF. Selected from 24 entrants, the shortlisted teams are competing for a chance to revitalize the Milwaukee lakefront as part of the Lakefront Gateway Project masterplan. Each firm must now submit specific proposals for the Plaza project in time for a June deadline, after which all proposals will be made available to the public and judged by a selection committee. Learn more about the project after the break.

Milwaukee Urban Farm Movement Grows

After the foreclosure crisis, hundreds of cities despaired at the downturn - but in Milwaukee, the HomeGr/own Initiative saw opportunity. The organization converts empty lots into urban farms, calling upon citizens to assist in this growing local food movement. But while other cities have tried similar projects (and failed), Fast.Co reports that the HomeGr/own Initiative seems suited to last. Learn why here

Urban Edge Symposium

Curated by Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss of Weiss/Manfredi, the biennial Urban Edge Award Symposium titled 'Evolutionary Infrastructure / Evolving Practices' will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Taking place April 5th at 10:00am, the event focuses on expanding the definition of ‘infrastructure’ to address an escalating set of design challenges that are at once cultural, architectural, and environmental. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will host a series of cross-disciplinary talks and discussions between innovative architects, artists, ecologists, engineers, and theoreticians. For more information, please visit here.

Iron Horse Hotel / The Kubala Washatko Architects

  • Architects: The Kubala Washatko Architects
  • Location: 500 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
  • Architect:  The Kubala Washatko Architects
  • Area: 100000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 0
  • Photographs: Courtesy of  The Kubala Washatko Architects 

Courtesy of  The Kubala Washatko Architects  Courtesy of  The Kubala Washatko Architects  Courtesy of  The Kubala Washatko Architects  Courtesy of  The Kubala Washatko Architects 

Roast Coffee Co. / SARUP

  • Architects: SARUP
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Architect: School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Project Team: Adriana Arteaga, Chad Bloedel, Ali Carlucci, Joseph Luehring, Therese Hassett, Blake Villwock, Kyle Talbott (SARUP Faculty)
  • Structural Consultant: Marco Lo Ricco (SARUP Faculty)
  • Client: Roast Coffee Co.
  • Fabrication Consultant: Frankie Flood, Matt Maybee (UWM PECK SCHOOL Faculty)
  • Digital Fabrication Consultant: Design Fugitives
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Joseph Luehring, Blake Villwock, Chad Bloedel, Bilal Sayyed, Grit Tank

© Blake Villwock © Chad Bloedel © Chad Bloedel © Chad Bloedel

Erie Street Plaza / StossLU

  • Architects: StossLU
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Architect: StossLU
  • Project Team: Chris Reed, principle; Scott Bishop, project manager; Tim Barner, Adrian Fehrmann, Kristin Malone, Chris Muskopf, Graham Palmer, Megan Studer
  • Consultants: Vetter Denk, urban design; Light TH!S, lighting design; GRAEF Anhalt Schloemer & Associates, engineering
  • Area: 13000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: StossLU 

© StossLU  © StossLU  © StossLU  © StossLU 

HERC Holocaust Sculpture Competition

The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (HERC) is sponsoring an open, two-stage competition to choose a design for a sculpture commemorating life after the Holocaust. This sculpture will be uplifting in its celebration of life of the survivors and future generations. The sculpture will be located at a prominent site at Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center located at 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More information on the competition’s official website.

The Blatz / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

  • Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Architect: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
  • Project Team: Brian Johnsen, AIA; Sebastian Schmaling, AIA
  • Area: 836.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Kevin Miyazaki

© Kevin Miyazaki © Kevin Miyazaki © Kevin Miyazaki © Kevin Miyazaki

Palomar Welcome Center / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

  • Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Architect: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
  • Project Team: Brian Johnsen, AIA; Sebastian Schmaling, AIA
  • Area: 372.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008

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