1969 was a remarkable year for American art, culture and technology.

Woodstock rocked. PBS took to the airwaves. Armstrong & Aldrin walked the moon. The School of Architecture & Urban Planning took root at a young public university in Milwaukee.

Join the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee as we celebrate a landmark anniversary. Our architecture program turns 50; Urban Planning turns 45. This yearlong celebration kicks off this September and concludes with a gala weekend, April 16-18, 2020.

You helped build the School of Architecture & Urban Planning into an institution that is innovating and reshaping southeastern Wisconsin. Please help us celebrate this legacy as we look toward SARUP’s next 50 years.

Past Events
Upcoming Events
Plan Your Stay
Anniversary Weekend
  • Thursday, April 16: Lecture hosted by PhD students.
  • Friday, April 17: Afternoon tea and Bikkies
  • Friday, April 17: Evening Lecture by Jose Ibarra (2019 Urban Edge Fellow) and Michael Jefferson (Innovation in Design Fellow)
  • Friday, April 17: Post-Lecture Gallery exhibition and reception.
  • Saturday April 18: Mid-Morning Brunch with Pecha Kucha: SARUP in the City
  • Saturday April 18: Afternoon Faculty led Tours
  • Saturday April 18: Mid-Afternoon UP/Leenhouts/Student organization reunions
  • Saturday April 18: Evening Grand Celebration Dinner!
All are welcome for these events. We’ll share registration details and links in early 2020. Until then, save the dates, and please check back to this web page for updates.

Thank you to our sponsors: Aro Eberle, CG Schmidt, Design Fugitives, Iconica, John and Norene Thiel, Third Coast Design Centre, Inc. Contact Mary Frieske friesekm@uwm.edu for additional sponsorship opportunities.