Milwaukee Journal | Mary Louise Schumacher
From a petite Hillel to a tucked-in Bay View tavern, from a healing garden at a hospital to an outdoor space for a motorcycle-inspired hotel, 23 projects will be honored Thursday by Mayor Tom Barrett for contributing to the design excellence of the urban landscape.
Barrett will present the Mayor’s Design Awards, for design excellence, as well as awards for historic preservation at a reception at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2131 E. Hartford Ave., Thursday at 5:15 p.m. (a pre-reception begins at 4:30 p.m.).
The design awards will go to:
In the “Design That Grabs You” category, awarded to projects that have great curb appeal, street engagement, inviting exteriors, welcoming entries and gathering spaces for the public, the winners are:
- Educator’s Credit Union, 2034 N. Prospect Ave.
- HOPE Christian School: Fortis Campus, 3601 N. Port Washington Ave.
- Hotel of the Arts, 1840 N. 6th St.
- Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association, 8701 N. Lauer St.
- The Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
In the “It’s All in the Details” category, awarded to projects with creative uses of materials or lighting, with details that celebrate culture or heritage, with unique reuses of older elements, or with art and other public amenities, the winners are:
- Pritzlaff/Hack Building, 333 N. Plankinton Ave.
- Milwaukee Riverwalk Trellises
- Lighting at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd.
- The Iron Horse Hotel and “The Yard” outdoor patio, 500 W. Florida St.
- Koenig House, 1731 N. 32nd St.
In the “Live. Work. Harmony” category, awarded to projects that make an extraordinary contribution to the live/work environment, the winners are:
- Hillel Student Center, the Joseph & Vera Zilber Building, 3053 N. Stowell Ave.
- One at the North End, 1531 N. Water St.
- St. John’s Lutheran Church Welcome Center, 4001 S. 68th St.
- Washington Park Apartments and Townhomes, 39th St. and Lisbon Ave.
In the “Spaces and Places” category, which honors notable bridges, walkways, pedestrian amenities, streetscaping, parks and gathering spots, the winners are:
- Thurston Woods Community Garden, 5974 N. 40th St.
- Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage, Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive
- Lakeshore State Park & Pedestrian Bridge, 300 N. Harbor Drive
- Zilber Park at the Brewery, 1217 N. 10th St.
In the “Urbanism Redefined” category, for projects that are sensitive to the urban context or promote housing or employment density, the winners are:
- Columbia St. Mary’s Campus Buildings, 2305 N. Prospect Ave.
- The Brewery Parking Structure, 902 W. Juneau Ave.
- Zilber Administration Building, Marquette University, 1200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
- Badger Railing, 3880 W. Milwaukee Road.
- Derse Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 3800 W. Canal St.
The “Cream of the Cream City Awards” for excellence in historic preservation will go to:
- Frank Lloyd Wright American System Built House, 2714 W. Burnham St.
- North Lion Bridge in Lake Park, 3233 E. Kenwood Blvd.
- Cardinal Stritch University, The Brewery, 1250 N. 11th St.
- Lake Drive Carriage House, 2655 N. Lake Drive.
- Historic Mitchell Street facade restoration, 828 W. Historic Mitchell St.
- St. Benedict the Moor Church, 1015 N. 9th St.
A photo gallery of the winners can be found here: http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/photos/94334819.html?page=1