SARUP students envision revitalized Third Ward parking lots

Images of student projects (from top left): Yash Mehta, Tim Sperling, Dabya Sarhan, Steven Rasmussen, Rachel Bergelin, Jonathan Tews. Images from .
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The Milwaukee Business Journal in May featured UWM architecture students’ designs in the 2022 urban design studio for the parking lots surrounding the Summerfest grounds, which are largely unused during the lakefront festival offseason.

“The students’ projects,” reporter Sean Ryan wrote, “offered both broader land-use plans for denser redevelopment of those lots, and more detailed design for public spaces and neighboring apartments, entertainment venues, or other uses.” The Business Journal published the slideshow a day after the students presented their projects at an open house May 10. The graduate students below are listed in the order their works appeared in the slideshow).

Student Program
Yash Mehta Master of Urban Design
Tim Sperling Master of Architecture
Dabya Sarhan Master of Architecture
Steven Rasmussen Coordinated Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning
Rachel Bergelin Master of Architecture
Jonathan Tews Master of Architecture
Lisa Sun Coordinated Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning
John O’Malley Master of Architecture
Erin Seaverson Master of Urban Design
Cole Gullett Master of Architecture
Alexandrea Bence Master of Architecture
Travis Lahr Master of Architecture

Yash Mehta was awarded UWM’s first Master of Urban Design in May. Prior to completing his degree, he secured a job at a firm in Chicago. See “Meet some UWM students hired before graduation” (May 19 UWM Report article). In 2019, Mehta earned his MArch from UWM.

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