The World Architecture Festival (WAF) announced their shortlisted projects that best represent their 2019 awards program theme – “Heralding Sustainable Future”. Rogers Partners’ project, Galveston Bay Park, man-made, mid-bay barrier islands that would act as a surge protection system for the Port of Houston and the communities on the western shore of Galveston Bay, as well as provide inhabitable public space, has been shortlisted in WAF’s new category, Future Project: Infrastructure. With the start of hurricane season just last month, we are thrilled at the timeliness of this announcement and to be among so many innovative submissions. Read more about this year’s program and shortlist here.
Rogers Partners joined the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club to celebrate the opening of the Club’s new flagship facility in Upper Harlem. “The building is a beacon of opportunity, a demonstration of commitment to the neighborhood and will change young people’s lives,” said Rob Rogers, FAIA, founder of Rogers Partners. “Working with such a committed organization like Madison Square Boys & Girls Clubs has been an honor.”
The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board has joined a chorus of supportive voices in and around Houston stating that "The Galveston Bay Park Plan is a creative, timely solution that deserves to be fully explored."
Rob is in Dallas this week to give a presentation on security, access, and equity in the context of our Galveston Bay Park project at the CityAge: The New American City conference. See more info at the CityAge website.
The Executive Vice President of the Buckhead CID spoke about the Park Over GA400 this week. Read more about the project at the Marietta Daily Journal.