Mayor's Design Awards

The Mayor's Design Awards are presented in an ongoing effort to recognize design excellence through the city of Milwaukee. Recipients have added 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.

The following projects have received the Mayor's Design Awards: United House, EV National, EV Lincoln.

Veterans Manor HUD Best Practices

"A mixed-use, affordable housing development that provides 52 permanent supportive housing units to veterans recently opened in the heart of the Near West Side in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The building officially opened its doors on Memorial Day 2011 and is now home to many formerly homeless veterans. Built in a prominent location along important transportation corridors with convenient access to downtown and a major freeway, the development is helping to revitalize the Near West Side. Veterans Manor, a modern, four-story building, received three housing awards in 2012: the Mayor’s Design Award, a Partnership Fair Housing Award from the Wisconsin Fair Housing Network, and a Milwaukee Award for Neighborhood Development Innovation from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Milwaukee."

National HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes


"For people living with mental illness, a lack of safe, stable, and affordable housing is a significant barrier to recovery and better health. Absent quality housing choices, many people experience housing instability and live in substandard conditions that exacerbate illness and strain public resources. In recent years, officials in Milwaukee County and the city of Milwaukee have been addressing these challenges by expanding housing opportunities for individuals with mental illness. One result of this work is Highland Commons, a supportive housing complex that was the recipient of an inaugural HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes for 2015."