Welcome, ARC’s newest staff member, Eric!

Eric Leshinsky is an urban designer, planner and educator who has worked on a broad range projects at the intersections of architecture, planning, art and advocacy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University in Political Science-Economics, a Masters in Architecture Degree from Rice University and is the recipient of grants from the Creative Capital Foundation (2012) and the Baltimore Creative Fund (2010). In 2005, he founded the Museum for Missing Places as a short-term experimental institution in Houston, TX, to initiate dialogues about the city’s less acknowledged public places. In 2008 while living in Baltimore, he co-founded D:center, Baltimore...
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Houston PARKing Day

On September 20th, after weeks of planning, Asakura Robinson helped transform the parallel parking spaces in front of Frank’s Pizza into a beautiful park for Houston’s (PARK)ing Day. We arrived at the site at 6am and unloaded four palettes of concrete pavers from Pavestone,  a truck full of furniture from mod-tops and Kerri da Silva, and a trailer full of trees and shrubs from Riley Fuzzel Farm. We laid brick and astro-turf, built tree wells, arranged furniture and lined the park with beautiful plants. Gensler had prepared a shade structure (which turned into a rain structure,) and we assembled it...
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