Waller Creek Design Competition, CMG and Public Architecture
A competition jury in Austin is considering four very different design approaches to transform a 1.5-mile stretch of derelict urban parkland. The finalists’ conceptual plans for the riparian linear park, which meanders through the downtown, represent the middle phase of an international competition targeting the blighted banks of Waller Creek. An announcement is expected on October 18 to name the winning team of landscape architects partnered with an architecture firm. The selected team’s design will be the capstone for a massive public works project expected to spur dramatic redevelopment of 15 blocks in the central business district.