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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING                  UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MILWAUKEE                                    PHONE: 414-229-5686

The School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee offers this website as both a description of the Historic Preservation Degree Program as well as a tool for pro-active preservation. Our intent is to combine academic work with historic preservation activities in the professional community. To that end, we offer the following sections as a consolidation of many areas of concern that make Milwaukee an active and important center for architectural historic preservation.

City Hall Restoration                                        Downtown Milwaukee 9/2/06   Click here/image to view pictures of the restoration process

Historic Preservation Degree

Program Requirements and Faculty


UWM - SARUP offers a degree in Historic Preservation through the Masters of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Historic Preservation Institute

Preservation Projects and Jobs


UWM-SARUP's Historic Preservation Institute gives students the chance to gain hands on experience in the field of preservation. Activities include local as well as international projects that range from documentation to adaptive reuse feasability.

Milwaukee Building Photo Catalogue



A photographic inventory and architectural evaluation of historic Milwaukee Buildings.


Preservation Hotline


UWM - Japan Preservation / John Randall McDonald, Oct. 16, 2006

City of Milwaukee - Lost Milwaukee - City Hall Rotunda, Oct. 22, 2006

State of Wisconsin - Madison Preservation Workshops, Fall 2006

National - Chicago - NCPT Workshops, Fall 2006

International - Australia - Historic Cities Conference, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2006


Student Projects                                                       Unity Temple Addition



Endangered Buildings & Sites


Reference the following categories to see the latest in preservation activities around the city of Milwaukee.

  • Demo request

  • Contact Us

  • Zoning Hearings

  • 10 Most Endangered

  • Guideline violations

City of Milwaukee


The City as a Laboratory


SARUP is located in a dense urban tapestry of historic buildings and neighborhoods dating back to the mid-19th century. Milwaukee is on the western sore of Lake Michigan, 70 miles north of Chicago.