Architectural River Boat Tour


AIA Milwaukee

Architects look up…from the river level. Join fellow Architects, designers and friends in an evaluation of how the Milwaukee river developments have changed the river scape and added to the growth of a city. Our tour will be narrated by Vanessa Koster from the City of Milwaukee, and she will tell us about each new and potential future development along the tour route and out to the harbor and back.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Bring a light jacket for the cool breezes on Lake Michigan. Please arrive 15 minutes prior boarding time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify new developments on the river front and the connection to the lake as well as hear what may be coming in the future.
  • Examine Milwaukee’s growth as a city engaging the river and plans for expanding the river walk.
  • Discover how housing along the river has grown the interest in Milwaukee as a city to live in. Whether it is apartments or condominiums, engaging the connectivity and recreational uses of a river in a city.
  • See the new city entertainment district’s effect on the growth of river’s edge development as the completion of the new area draws closer.


Registration is limited and required.


Vanessa Koster, City of Milwaukee


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