Plans drafted by Linda Keane argue for green community spaces over downtown development.
Plans drafted by Linda Keane argue for green community spaces over downtown development.
October 17

Architect and Faculty Member Defends Milwaukee’s Lakefront

An op-ed published in the September 25 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlights plans drafted by architect and SAIC faculty member Linda Keane (Architecture) contesting the construction of a 44-story multi-use tower on Milwaukee’s lakefront Transit Center site. Keane’s plan “emphasizes the importance of our great natural resources and recreational assets,” says writer Bill Hubbard, a board member for environmental advocacy group Preserve Our Parks, which funded the development of the concept. “The plan would expand the area's park-like qualities and make it a focal point for recreation and fun, an inviting development that would add to the city's tax base.” A faculty member since 1985 and co-founder of the Milwaukee/Chicago architectural firm Studio 1032 and NEXT.cc, Keane combines environmental planning and architecture along the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor with animated films and publications.