Lower Rainier Vista & Pedestrian Land Bridge
March 28, 2017 – The groundbreaking celebration for Frost Tower will be held at 10:00am, 111 West Houston Street in San Antonio, TX, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29.
The iconic new Frost Tower is a welcome addition to the San Antonio skyline, which has not seen a new office tower since 1989. The project is part of an ongoing revitalization of downtown San Antonio, and will connect San Pedro Creek and the adjacent Frost Park through the creation of a promenade along Houston Street. The 400,000 sq. ft. tower is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli for Weston Urban and its development partner KDC.
March 23, 2017 – Today the Puget Sound Business Journal announced that GGN is designing the landscape for REI’s new headquarters at the Spring District in Bellevue, WA. Marc Stiles writes, “The campus will have bridges spanning courtyards, outdoor staircases, rooftop walkways and outdoor meeting spaces. There will also be outdoor space for employees to exercise and host community events.”
GGN is the landscape architect for the Spring District, being developed by Wright Runstad. In addition to REI, the development includes the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), currently under construction. Earlier in the development process, GGN completed the Spring District Park.
The exhibit of Shannon’s process drawings, titled “Repair Works,” is open today, March 21 at the Stuckeman School's Rouse Gallery. The lecture, to be delivered tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Stuckeman Jury Space, will build on the “Repair Works” theme of the exhibit. “GGN is particularly interested in design work that does not bestow a novel layer of design onto a clean-slate site, but, instead, strategically repairs a ‘messy and broken’ transitional space in a city,” says Shannon. “Novel solutions can be found by fixing the old, in situ systems and designs of a highly altered site.”