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2015 Mayor's Design and Go Green Awards

2015 Mayor's Design and Go Green Awards

UWM School of Freshwater Sciences wins 2015 Mayor's Design Award and Reed Street Yards wins 2015 Go Green Award

2015 Mayor's Design Awards

"The Mayor’s Design Awards were handed out Wednesday at UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Winners from across city received recognition for projects that incorporated innovative architecture, promoted neighborhood revitalization, included sustainable development practices and contributed to the built environment within the city of Milwaukee. The event marked the 18th installment of the program started under former Mayor John Norquist."

The UWM School of Freshwater Sciences is a $53 million, 100, 000 square-foot research and education facility focused on freshwater science. The building is equipped with classrooms, aquaculture labs, aquatic life research rooms, meeting spaces, and offices.

2015 Go Green Award

Reed Street Yards was the recipient of the Go Green Award. "The “Go Green” award winners are projects with designs that include sustainable practices and technology including: passive solar design, convective cooling techniques, green roof, cutting edge storm water management techniques, and environmentally friendly construction practices."

Reed Street Yards is a research and technology park focused on the water industry. The "green" building contains porous pavement, bioinfiltration basins, bioswales, rain gardens, and a "purple pipe" for grey water capturing.

Both of these projects, combined with the Global Water Center, strengthen Milwaukee's stance as the Freshwater Capital of the World. The success of the Center, a FirstPathway Partners project, has been a driving force behind the development of water-related research facilities in the Milwaukee area. To read the latest on the Global Water Center, click here.