Citation of Merit
The jury awards an Advocacy Citation of Merit to the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA), a non-profit organization devoted to promoting stewardship and awareness of the historic, cultural, and economic value of Milwaukee’s built heritage. This Award recognizes MPA staff, board members, volunteers, and partners for their efforts to celebrate and preserve Milwaukee’s modern sites and to educate their audience along the way. MPA has led several high-profile campaigns include Save Our Domes for the Mitchell Park Domes, the Marcus Center Campaign to preserve its Dan Kiley landscape, and the Forest Home Library Campaign. MPA regularly incorporates modern sites into its communications and outreach efforts, placing mid-twentieth century resources on equal footing with older resources.
"MPA exercises comprehensive efforts that combine both advocacy and education."
- Eugenia Woo, 2021 Advocacy Committee member
"It's a great example of an organization that embraces and uplifts Modernism.”
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Advocates:
Jeremy Ebersole, Dawn McCarthy, Peter Zanghi Lori Gensch, Kathy Kean, Beth Wiza, and John Rothe
Jennifer Sandy, Grant Stevens, Diana Tisue, Tiffany Tolbert, and Genell Scheurell (National Trust for Historic Preservation); Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR and Scott Craver (The Cultural Landscape Foundation); Eric Vogel (Vogel Design Group); Kelsey Kuehn (Jacobs Engineering Group); Jennifer Current (Quorum Architects); Julia Ausloos-Bedinger (Architectural Resources Group); Andrea Clunie Photography; Mike Lilek (Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block); Paul Wellington (MKE Black); Virginia Small (Independent Journalist); Lillian Sizemore (Lillian Sizemore Design)