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Urban Design Commission tours and evaluates recent projects it approved around Madison

Dick Wagner walks through the Bassett Neighborhood with his colleagues on the Urban Design Commission, when he spots something disappointing in front of a brand new apartment building at 636 W. Doty Street. >More
 Our Dream Green House

The wind was howling on Jan. 6 as I awoke to the coldest day in 10 years in the rolling hills west of Madison. The thermometer read -22 F. The wind was gusting over 20 mph. My husband, Doug, and I suited up to venture out into the predawn. The arctic blast almost snatched the storm door out of my thick-gloved grip. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: How architectural renderings shape Madison developments

Isthmus staff writer Joe Tarr reported on the use of computer-based architectural renderings for proposed Madison developments in the February 28 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the February 27 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 From vision to reality: Computer renderings are shaping Madison development

When John Martens read in the newspaper about plans to renovate the Edgewater Hotel, he was thrilled. An illustration of the plans showed a grand public walkway extending from the hotel down to the shore of Lake Mendota -- and Martens has long advocated for more public access to the lakes. But as he stared at the illustrations for a while, he began to notice some peculiarities. >More
 A cleaner, greener design for the Madison Central Library

The new Central Library features elements such as environmentally conscious design, a fully equipped media lab, designated "quiet" and "busy" spaces, and "light wells" to brighten lower-level spaces naturally. It will join the ranks of contemporary libraries conceived with sustainability, community, creativity and accessibility in mind. >More
 The renovated Madison Central Library embraces the 21st century

Madison's Central Library houses a wealth of history, not only in books, but in beams, bookends and bubblers. Yet when the renovated space makes its public debut on Saturday, Sept. 21, nearly two years after it closed for its makeover, the focus will shift to the future. >More
 Aaron Bohrod's Madison Public Library mural is preserved; UW studio faces demolition

The good news is that Aaron Bohrod's mural in the Madison Public Library is saved, restored as a centerpiece of the remodeled central facility, slated to reopen Sept. 21. The bad news is that University of Wisconsin-Madison is poised to demolish Bohrod's historic studio, "Farm Place." It's one of the oldest buildings on campus. >More
 The Memorial Union Terrace is re-imagined and, at last, reopened

Our long local nightmare is over. The Terrace will soon be open. Really open, that is. The iconic sunburst chairs were set out on April 24, but entry points have been limited, and there's been no direct lake access. The deck area between the theater and the lake has been closed for construction, as has the outdoor brat stand. >More
 Der Stiftskeller murals to be reconstructed after Memorial Union renovation

Memorial Union staff are expecting some degree of panic among the thousands of students returning to campus this week when they find most of Der Stiftskeller boarded up tight as part of the Memorial Union renovation. But they say that nearly all artifacts, artwork and furniture will return after construction, save for one casualty. >More
 Historic Wisconsin Union Theater materials are unearthed

Hidden treasure was recently discovered at the Wisconsin Union Theater: a massive collection of documents and conceptual artwork dating back to the venue's earliest stages. "I think it's very important," says David Null, director of UW Archives. "It's really rare to have something like this, documenting the whole process." >More
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