The Buckhead Community Improvement District has unveiled the initial concept designs for a proposed world-class public space that would span over GA400 in Buckhead, Atlanta. Conceptualized as an inter-woven and inter-linked public realm with three distinct zones of programming; the commons, the plaza, and the gardens, the park was designed to improve connectivity and the quality of life for residents, workers, and visitors alike. The design, in collaboration with our partner Nelson Byrd Woltz, was presented to the BCID board this morning with a public presentation to follow this afternoon.
We were honored to host Jenny Sabin, Principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, Principal of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell University, and the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, on Thursday night. Through lively conversation Jenny discussed her innovative and cross-disciplinary methods which foster new approaches to design, research, and production.
The New St. Pete Pier has been recognized with a Gold Medal in Urban Design at the 9th annual International Design Awards! Together with our partners ASD|SKY and Ken Smith Workshop, we look forward to bringing a vibrant and adaptable recreation space to the new pier and to St. Petersburg's rich public realm.
What can the design fields of architecture and urban planning offer to cities trying to provide vibrant urban environments and security concurrently? Subtle interventions in the public realm can make all the difference. When planners in lower Manhattan sought to both enliven and provide safety to Wall Street we designed a series of bollards that doubled as spaces for congregation and safety barriers. Quartz discusses security and architecture and calls our work “a sparkling example of humanistic, multidimensional security planning.”
Rob Rogers joined other design leaders at the Sarasota Design Conference 2016 hosted by AIA Florida Gulf Coast. This year's theme: 'Design to the Challenge' was apt for discussions concerning the rigor that must be brought to contemporary design especially when working in the public realm.
We are excited to announce the grand opening of Kerr Couch Park in Oklahoma City! As the final phase of SandRidge Commons, this park will be a signature landscape component of both the Sandridge Energy Campus and downtown Oklahoma City. The revitalized park includes lush planted windbreaks and generous spaces for gatherings at multiple scales.