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In Business magazine invites your participation in the 15th annual Commercial Design Awards. The award honors the best commercial design projects built in Wisconsin by local companies. The winners will be featured in the August 2022 issue of In Business magazine with the 2022 Project of the Year gracing the cover of this anticipated issue.


  • Best New Development – Office
  • Best Renovation – Office
  • Best New Development or Renovation – Retail
  • Best New Development – Residential (Multi-Unit)
  • Best New Development or Renovation – Hotel
  • Best New Development or Renovation – Restaurant or Bar
  • Best New Development or Renovation – Civic (includes education and government projects)
  • Best New Development or Renovation – Health Care
  • Best New Development or Renovation – Mixed Use
  • Best New Development or Renovation – Other (indicate category best suitable)
  • Best Outdoor Landscaping Project
  • Project of the Year


For full information about the award, including details about the award submission process and applicable fees, download the nomination guide here.


To submit an entry, click here.

The 2022 Commercial Design Awards are presented by:

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2021 CDA Best New Development or Renovation–Mixed Use: Ellsworth Block

The structure, which was built in 1871 and required a complete renovation, is home to the Wisconsin English as a Second Language School and serves business executives and students from all over the world who want to improve their language skills for academic, personal, or professional reasons.

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