February 21, 2019 - The Austin City Council confirmed on Thursday that GGN has been selected to develop a master plan for John Treviño Jr. Metropolitan Park at Morrison Ranch. The 330-acre plot of parkland was purchased by the City of Austin in 2003.
GGN looks forward to working with the Austin community to articulate a vision for the park that guides its future development and use. The resulting master plan will serve as a framework for preliminary design concepts and outline a phased implementation strategy.
GGN will collaborate with some of Austin’s most exceptional thinkers and community connectors, including dwg. for local landscape architecture, Pink Consulting for community outreach, Siglo Group for environmental site assessment and mapping, DAVCAR Engineering Services for civil engineering, HVJ Associates for cost estimating, and Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. National expertise is contributed by Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates’ Austin office for transportation, mobility, and parking, Sherwood Design Engineers for sustainability and site engineering, TheatreDNA for event and theatrical planning, and HR&A Advisors for economic analysis.
November 8, 2018 - The National Academy of Design has announced its newest class of National Academicians (NAs), who were elected in recognition of their exceptional contributions to American art and architecture. The Class of 2018 represents a commitment to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States and pushing creative boundaries.
Jennifer Guthrie, NA (also representing Kathryn Gustafson, NA, and Shannon Nichol, NA) attended the induction ceremony in New York City last week. She is shown here with Bruce Fowle, NA and President, and Wendy Evans Joseph, NA and Vice-President.
Learn more on the National Academy website.
October 26, 2018 – In collaboration with the University of Washington College of Built Environments and UW Department of Landscape Architecture, GGN’s is currently presenting Paper to Place, an exhibit of GGN’s drawings and new project photographs by Catherine Tighe. The exhibit is being showcased at Gould Gallery at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, and an exhibit reception will be held in the gallery tonight, Friday, October 26th, from 6:00-8:00pm. The show will remain on display through December 7, 2018.
Paper to Place explores the critical role drawing plays in GGN’s design process, as tool for both inquiry and discovery, showcasing the evolution of ideas as cycles of sketching and drawings become instructions for physical transformation on site. The exhibit features sketches from numerous different projects, design phases, and designers at GGN. Paper to Place also highlights new project photographs by Catherine Tighe. While her photographs describe the physical, the detail, and texture of the projects’ construction, they equally describe the feel of the space and specific place in the world – the spirit of those original marks and thoughts evoked through drawing.