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Waller Creek Design Week Kick-Off

Posted by on 5/21/12 at 11:00am

Last week marked the start of Austin’s Waller Creek design competition between four final teams. On Tuesday, our very own David Lake, FAIA, and Robert Harris, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, with Dr. Kongjian Yu of Turenscape, spoke to a packed audience at the Blanton Museum in Austin about our team’s vision of a living and productive landscape for Waller Creek. Afterward, the team was eager to hit the ground running and worked through the remainder of the week in our San Antonio office. Following Dr. Kongjian’s four steps to a successful landscape (productivity, meditation, life-supporting, cultural), the design ideas are flowing quickly. How can we treat landscape and nature as an infrastructure? How can our process of interacting with the landscape adapt, as city-dwellers? We are ecstatic to be working with such a talented and inspiring group of firms and thankful to be included in a competition with as much potential to enliven Austin’s urban center as Waller Creek.