Joshua Prince-Ramus Wins $100,000 Marcus Prize

14:12 - 25 September, 2015
Joshua Prince-Ramus Wins $100,000 Marcus Prize, Necklace Residence / REX. Image © Luxigon
Necklace Residence / REX. Image © Luxigon

REX founder Joshua Prince-Ramus has won the $100,000 Marcus Prize. Awarded by the Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation Foundation, the biennial award is dedicated to honoring emerging designers who've had a decade of exceptional leadership in their field. 

"He is headed to the pantheon of greatness...and yet his ideas are still evolving," said Bob Greenstreet, dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which administers the award.

How Infrastructure Segregates Cities

18:00 - 24 July, 2015
How Infrastructure Segregates Cities, via The Washington Post
via The Washington Post

The Washington Post has published a piece looking at how infrastructure acts as a form of segregation in cities in the US. Using racial dot maps from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, they show how highways, railroads, historically uncrossable avenues, and similar urban design decisions have a huge impact on the physical isolation of different races. These types of infrastructure were also found to reinforce boundaries set by natural patterns of topography and bodies of water. Cities found to have clear infrastructural segregation include Pittsburgh, Hartford, DetroitWashington, D.C., and Milwaukee. Read the full article, here.

First Renderings of Populous' Downtown Milwaukee Stadium

18:00 - 9 April, 2015
First Renderings of Populous' Downtown Milwaukee Stadium, View from Entertainment District Live Block. Image Courtesy of Populous
View from Entertainment District Live Block. Image Courtesy of Populous

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

08:00 - 10 March, 2015
James Corner Field Operations Amongst Frontrunners for Milwaukee's Lakefront Gateway Plaza, Courtesy of City of Milwaukee Department of City Development
Courtesy of City of Milwaukee Department of City Development

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

00:00 - 2 November, 2013
Milwaukee Urban Farm Movement Grows, Courtesy of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Courtesy of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture

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

00:00 - 27 March, 2013
Urban Edge Symposium, Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park / Courtesy of Weiss/Manfredi
Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park / Courtesy of Weiss/Manfredi

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

01:00 - 10 October, 2011
Iron Horse Hotel / The Kubala Washatko Architects, Courtesy of  The Kubala Washatko Architects 
Courtesy of  The Kubala Washatko Architects 
  • 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 

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Roast Coffee Co. / SARUP

01:00 - 13 September, 2011
Roast Coffee Co. / SARUP, © Joseph Luehring
© Joseph Luehring
  • Architects

  • 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

© Blake Villwock © Chad Bloedel © Chad Bloedel © Chad Bloedel +21

Erie Street Plaza / StossLU

01:00 - 6 August, 2011
Erie Street Plaza / StossLU, © StossLU 
© StossLU 
  • Architects

  • 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  +11

HERC Holocaust Sculpture Competition

21:00 - 3 May, 2010

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.

The Blatz / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

01:00 - 30 September, 2009
The Blatz / Johnsen Schmaling Architects, © Kevin Miyazaki
© Kevin Miyazaki
  • 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 +11

Palomar Welcome Center / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

01:00 - 12 July, 2009
Palomar Welcome Center / Johnsen Schmaling Architects
  • 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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