3080 South Calhoun Road, New Berlin, WI 53151-3549 • (262) 789-6040


Third Ward Riverwalk

This unique project involved construction of wood walkways, staircases, and landscaping along the Milwaukee River on the river’s east bank in the Historic Third Ward. The half-mile-long Riverwalk has an educational theme with numerous permanent instructional stations installed along the walkway, and a pedestrian plaza at Buffalo Street featuring plantings and observation platforms. A boardwalk was also built along the river next to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.


Mayor’s Urban Design Award
The Waterfront Center Honor Award
Wisconsin Builder, Top Projects Award
American Institute of Architects-Wisconsin, Design Award
American Institute of Architects, Honor Award for Urban Design
Downtown Achievement Award


Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Historic Third Ward Association
Richard Wright,
Project Coordinator


Engberg Anderson
Design Partnership
Paul Lourich, Senior Associate

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