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  Perhaps the most interesting architects are the ones reluctant to define themselves as such. It’s seems those who straddle the fringes of the profession are in the best position to vault most spryly over its boundaries. Such certainly a.. Read more

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Milwaukee's not a city that immediately conjures up a riot of colors in the mind's eye. That said, a number of architects and developers seem intent on challenging that outlook. Colorful new developments are popping up in different corners of the .. Read more

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What has digital design got to do with craftsmanship? Quite a lot, according to Maria Ponce de Leone, a Venuezuala-born architect who was guest speaker at a lecture last Friday at UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP). Ponce de L.. Read more

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It's that time of year again. The Department of City Development (DCD) is accepting your nominations for the best new buildings and spaces in your neighborhood. Some past winners have proven the categories - and the very definition of "good design.. Read more

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Each semester UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) hosts a series of weekly lectures for the benefit of its students and the public, introducing them to both exciting national firms and occasional developments abroad. On Friday .. Read more

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Some of you may have read the newsletter circulated by the marketing department of the BreakWater condos near N. Prospect in response to a recent article by Milwaukee Magazine architecture critic Tom Bamberger that discusses the new development.L.. Read more

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Founded in 2000 by husband and wife team Grace La and James Dallman, La Dallman Architects is one of a handful of local practices challenging the stultifying output of many of the city’s corporate design firms. Since their formation they’ve won nu.. Read more

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            Recent economic meltdown notwithstanding, the past decade has many positive developments in the city’s architecture sceneone of which is the small, four-person architectural firm Johnsen and Schmaling. Its principals, Brian Johnsen of.. Read more

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According to Germanexpressionist artist Ernst Kirchner you could tell a lot about an artist fromtheir prints. That’s certainly true of Richard Haas. Though best known for hislarge trompe l’oeil murals grafting the unsightly wounds of post wa.. Read more

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog, though unequalled in verity and wit, are entirely my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Shepherd Express, nor are they written for the enjoyment of peevish public rela.. Read more

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Why do you feel you were chosen for this project? One of the reasons I think [Discovery World] was interested in our workwas because our firm is interested in research and work which has itsroot in the geomorphology of landsthe shaping and.. Read more

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On Monday evening I had my first glimpse of the Harley Davidson Museum – albeit one restricted to its exterior (thanks to the tenacious resistance of its staff to all of my passionate entreaties to take a peek at its interior). My first impression.. Read more

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  Ever heard of the terms “Thin Urbanism” or “Thick Urbanism”? They were used by Sarah Dunn, one half of the husband and wifeUrbanLab architecture team based in Chicago, when she came to deliver a lectureto students at UW-Milwaukee’s School o.. Read more

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It’s difficult for any exploration of the Oriental-inspired 19th-century Victorianinteriors to remain entirely uncolored by the strident assertions of EdwardSaid on the subject. Even the mild-toned lecture which John Eastberg, the PabstMansion’.. Read more

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  Almost more than any other discipline, students ofarchitecture are overworked (and eventually underpaid), overstretched and, ithas to be said, overindulged. So when architect Matthew Frederick recentlypublished his survival guide for archit.. Read more

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Though its still uncertain whether March will go out like a lamb there's still a lionshare of artwork to be seen in Milwaukee before the month ends. Here are a few things to catch while you can: - VJAA Case Study at UWM's School of Architecture .. Read more

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If there's one thing Puerto Rican artist Annelisse Molini has learnt from her architecture training it's the power of the sectional drawing. She uses it to great effect in her paintings, though in a much looser and agitated manner than most archit.. Read more

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No wonder so many architecture students fail to go the distance, or if they do manage to drag themselves through the minimum 7 years it takes to qualify with a few shreds of their ego still intact, eventually decide to surrender themselves to a le.. Read more

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What in Mies' name can explain our obsession with glass? Ever since the God of Detail himself began wrapping his buldings with the stuff it seems to have retained a vice-grip on the designer's imagination. At best its proliferation in new building.. Read more

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On Thursday Historic Milwaukee held the second in a series of four discussion panels about urban development in Milwaukee - this time concerning Milwaukee’s historic districts. Though it began as a somewhat dry presentation on how a district quali.. Read more

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