MILWAUKEE – Mayor Cavalier Johnson is announcing the recipients of the 2022 Mayor’s Design Awards. Now in its 25th year, the Mayor’s Design Awards recognize design excellence throughout the City of Milwaukee.

Projects receive awards adding value to their neighborhoods by restoring, constructing, or enhancing their properties in a way that respects the urban fabric and contributes to the character of their surroundings. Awardees range from large iconic buildings, to small business storefronts, outdoor gathering spaces, and community-led public art installations.

This is the first time in Mayor’s Design Awards history where projects in all 15 Aldermanic Districts are recognized.

“For 25 years, Milwaukee has witnessed tremendous growth and activity. New buildings, outdoor spaces, attractions, and landscaping add to the fabric of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson. “These awards celebrate the innovative efforts that make our city a great place to live, work, and have fun. I am excited to recognize these deserving projects that showcase the power of urban design to build stronger communities and move Milwaukee forward.”

The full list of 2022 Mayor’s Design Awards recipients is available HEREPhotos of the projects are available upon request to media representatives.

Following two years of pandemic-related virtual-only awards, the City of Milwaukee will once again host its traditional awards ceremony at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning on Wednesday, May 18. The ceremony will be live streamed for the public to watch on the Department of City Development’s Facebook Page at

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