Asakura Robinson Company received the American Planning Association, Houston Section’s award for Effective Partnership for its work on the Washington-on-Westcott Roundabout.
ARC worked with Washington-on-Westcott Initiative volunteers and collaborators to create an artistic and pedestrian friendly gateway to the Washington corridor. This landmark symbolizes the heritage and uniqueness of major Texas regions, represented by sculptures and native plants assigned their own section of the roundabout. The pedestrian is led along pathways to each “region” within the roundabout and neighborhood signs direct traffic and pedestrians to their destinations. This project is a collaboration of WOW and the City of Houston and is supported by Houston Endowment, Inc., the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County and the Washington Avenue/Memorial Super Neighborhood Council.
Most recently, an art pieces was installed as part of phase two of the project. The piece, “Light Garden” by Houston artist, Tim Glover, is one of four focal art pieces planned for future installation.