Wright Design Series: Lake Monona Waterfront—The Design Challenge and What It Took to Get Here

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center AND Zoom. Free registration required.

The city of Madison has embarked on a nationwide design challenge competition to create a visionary, inclusive and environmentally focused master plan for 1.7 miles of downtown shoreline along Lake Monona that includes Monona Terrace. A panel comprised of people who helped spark interest in this project will discuss the design challenge and what it took to get here.

When: 7 p.m. CT on Nov. 1, 2022  

The panel includes:

  • Mark Schmitz, founder and creative direct tor of ZEBRADOG
  • Dave Mollenhoff, author and historian
  • Doug Kozel, architect and founding partner of KEE Architecture
  • Miles Tryon-Petith, University of Wisconsin—Madison, civil and environmental enginnering water resources engineering doctoral candidate
  • Allen Arntsen, Friends of Nolen Waterfront board member and chair of the City of Madison Ad Hoc Lake Monona Waterfront Committee

From 2014-2018, The Friends of Nolen Waterfront, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the reimagination of the Lake Monona Waterfront, worked with UW-Madison Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Capstone Design students, mentors and instructors to create a vision for a signature park on Lake Monona. Earlier this year, with the financial assistance from Friends of Nolen Waterfront, the city of Madison launched a design challenge, in which three nationally recognized planning firms will each receive $75,000 to create conceptual master plans for the proposed park. The firms will present their plans at a special Madison Parks event series, and a special city of Madison committee will select one finalist, who will contract with the city to prepare a detailed master plan for the park.

This free program is presented in partnership with American Institute of Architects Wisconsin. Continuing education credits are available for AIA members.

Free in-person at Monona Terrace (onsite registration)

Virtually on Zoom (registration required)

Source: Monona Terrace

Photo: Courtesy of Monona Terrace