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TX ASLA Silent Auction Benefits LA Students

The total for this year’s Texas ASLA Silent Auction proceeds was over $2,700; it all goes for scholarships to Landscape Architecture students! Items included Keiji’s Tofukuji Garden woodblock print: Tofuku-Ji Temple is located in Kyoto at the foot of the eastern mountains.  The garden was designed in1939 by Mirei Shigemori and is noted for its modernist influences and dynamic qualities. This depiction studies the heightened contrast of textures as affected by sun and shade....
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Graphic Design Keeps ARC Busy

In addition to Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning on many levels, and Community Engagement, ARC also has a flair for Graphic Design. Two new projects feature graphic design elements… Five Corners Improvement District: As part of the Environmental & Urban Design Master Plan for Five Corners Improvement District, Asakura Robinson is also helping with the branding and graphic identity of the District.  Community members have been engaged through several meetings and surveys to help us understand the assets within the community and how residents and business owners identify with their environment.  Though there are a number of community anchors present...
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Washington Avenue Livable Centers Final Report Available

The final report for the Washington Avenue Livable Centers project, detailing all of our team’s research, process and 12 recommendations for the future of the corridor, is now available on H-GAC’s website or by clicking here. The plan was created over twelve months, working closely with community members, H-GAC and City of Houston staff and BetterHouston. Our project team included ARUP, Morris Architects, Traffic Engineers, SWA Group, RCLCO and Damon Williams Consulting....
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Five Corners Environmental Design Plan

For more than six months, we’ve been working with the Five Corners Management District, Houston’s newest such agency, which is boarded, roughly, by Main Street, Beltway 8 and State Highway 288 on Houston’s south side. The Environmental Design Plan is intended to help the district use its unique environmental assets, such as Sims Bayou, to define, brand and improve the business environment, the communities key assets and the livablity of the district. Last week, we visited with community stakeholders to share some of our work. You can see some of what we’ve been working on with the community by clicking...
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