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Selected Team

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. and Thomas Phifer & Partners



download Download the Design Concept Summary The MVVA Team, led by Michael Van Valkenburgh and Thomas Phifer, brings together professionals aiming to, "create an exciting and humane landscape that will be critical to great city life in Austin."

The team feels strongly that, "this project is far too complex to resolve with a single sweeping design gesture or by simplifying the creek to an idealized prior condition." They aim to, "seize this moment to create a place that is provocative, yet essentially Austinian in spirit by unleashing the dynamic beauty of a reinvented water course and infusing it with the right mix of economic and social attractors that will shape the city's evolving identity."

Fully Integrated Design Team

  • Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • Thomas Phifer & Partners
  • Greenberg Consultants
  • Ted Zoli – HNTB
  • Development Strategies
  • Metcalfe, Wolff, Stuart & Williams LLP**
  • LimnoTech*
  • Applied Ecological Services
  • ETM Associates LLC
  • Public Art Fund
  • Oscar Tuazon
  • Project Projects
  • Tillett Lighting Design
  • DWG**
  • Joshua Long**
  • Big Red Dog**
  • Davey Resource Group*

** An Austin, Texas, based firm
* A satellite office in Austin, Texas.

Team Concepts

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  • MVVA
  • MVVA
  • MVVA
  • MVVA
  • MVVA
  • MVVA
  • MVVA
  • MVVA

Finalists

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  • CMG
    CMG and Public Architecture
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  • Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates,
    Inc. and Thomas Phifer & Partners
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  • Turenscape + Lake|Flato Architects
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  • Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect,
    Ten Eyck Landscape Architects,
    and Rogers Marvel Architects
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Come see the designs up close at any one of the locations on the map below.


A few important dates for you to remember. Hover over one to view details.


9/17

Final Four Design Concepts Unveiled

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9/17-30

Public Exhibition of Design Concepts

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10/03

City Hall
Presentation

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8:30–10 a.m.
CMG and Public Architecture

10:30 a.m.–Noon
Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and Rogers Marvel Architects

1–2:30 p.m.
MVVA and Thomas Phifer & Partners

3–4:30 p.m.
Turenscape and Lake | Flato Architects

10/18

Design Contest Winner Announced

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As this is a public-private partnership with the City of Austin, Council must endorse the jury's chosen design team. After Council takes action on this item, we hope to have a formal announcement of the winner.


Download Stage III Jury Report