March 09, 2015
OJB is Named as Finalist for Milwaukee Lakefront Gateway Plaza in Milwaukee Business Journal
The Office of James Burnett has been selected as one of four finalists for the design of the Milwaukee Lakefront Gateway Plaza. The Plaza will connect downtown Milwaukee to its lakefront and engage the surrounding cultural, business, and waterfront sites to act as a vibrant new hub for the city. The Plaza is also planned to include a pedestrian bridge to span Lincoln Memorial Drive to further connect the Plaza with the downtown.
OJB designed the landscape for the new Headquarters of Northwestern Mutual, which sits adjacent to the Gateway Plaza site in Downtown Milwaukee. Construction is currently underway.
The sweeping forms at The Park at Lakeshore East in downtown Chicago were designed with lakefront sailboats in mind. The park has acted as an active commons for the surrounding Inner Loop residents and visitors.