How to Make a City! The Asakura Robinson edition of BioCity is released in Tokyo

For our tenth anniversary as a firm this year, we’ve been working with the publishers of BioCity, an architecture and design journal based in Tokyo, Japan, to craft an edition of their journal that highlights some of the key aspects of our work over the past decade. The edition features articles by Keiji, Akiko, Zakcq and Eric, as well as our friends Kate Balug and Alexandra Miller. In addition, it also contains a fascinating conversation that took place at the 3331 Arts Chiyoda space in Tokyo between Keiji, Zakcq and L-Studio, an Osaka-based design firm with many shared values. The edition...
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Community Gardens Take Root in Houston

Community and urban gardens are gaining traction in the Houston area. As awareness grows regarding the holistic health benefits that gardens provide, so does the excitement for these projects that create a sense of community, vitality, and livelihood within the populations they serve. Asakura Robinson is currently involved in the conceptual design of a garden being considered for the UT Health Science Center in the Texas Medical Center. We are working with Gensler on this concept that would convert part of the existing Grant Fay Park into a therapeutic and educational community garden. Features proposed for the project include fruit...
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FM 1092 Access Management Study completed

FM 1092 (also called Murphy Road) is the main north-south corridor within the City of Stafford, providing access to regional destinations through freeway and transit connections, including US-59/I-69 and the METRO West Bellfort Park & Ride. Asakura Robinson provided public involvement and streetscape design expertise for the FM 1092 Access Management Study, as well as document design, for a team lead by Traffic Engineers, Inc. The project went beyond the scope of conventional access management studies to provide guidance on placemaking techniques, develop a vision, and inform how entities can play an integral role in transforming the quality of spaces along...
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