Archinect - News2017-05-23T03:25:54-04:00http://archinect.com/news/article/149980675/mvva-designed-dallas-trinity-river-park-to-become-america-s-largest-urban-nature-park
MVVA-designed Dallas Trinity River Park to become America's largest urban nature park Alexander Walter2016-11-29T15:16:00-05:00>2016-12-07T00:42:20-05:00<img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trinity River Park, which will be 10 times the size of Central Park in New York, will be made up of 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, 2,000 acres of space between the Trinity River levees and 1,000 acres of already developed space.
MVVA’s design will build on municipal efforts to connect the river with the city. It envisions the space as a “beautiful and naturalistic network of trails, meadows and lakes living in harmony with the river”.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95359093/results-of-the-dallas-connected-city-design-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks</a></li></ul>http://archinect.com/news/article/96429709/the-national-park-project-aiming-to-change-the-landscape-of-st-louis
The National Park Project Aiming to Change the Landscape of St. Louis Alexander Walter2014-03-24T20:24:00-04:00>2014-03-31T20:25:05-04:00<img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9a/9a3504d7af2fa57737fb2a80a1d8c842.jpg" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During a lecture given at Kansas City Design Week earlier in the year, Gullivar Shepard of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) called the St. Louis Arch Ground project, known as CityArchRiver 2015, one of the most challenging projects he has been involved in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79396202/the-park-over-the-highway-is-now-underway" target="_blank">The "Park Over the Highway" is now underway</a></p>http://archinect.com/news/article/75123808/menil-collection-hires-michael-van-valkenburgh-to-enhance-houston-campus
Menil Collection hires Michael Van Valkenburgh to enhance Houston campus Archinect2013-06-12T18:51:00-04:00>2013-06-18T22:37:39-04:00<img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sr/srwv9f8mgu3pqbfj.jpg" width="620" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The appointment signals the start of implementing the Menil’s master plan for its “neighborhood of art,” which consists of six buildings devoted to art spread across several blocks, as well as outdoor sculptures, green spaces and bungalows.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
Winner of Austin’s Waller Creek Design Competition Alexander Walter2012-11-30T18:39:00-05:00>2012-12-07T09:13:35-05:00<img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/51/51ui6pydtrb37vll.jpg" width="650" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The multidisciplinary design team led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Thomas Phifer & Associates was recently named winner of Design Waller Creek: A Competition. Organized by the Austin, TX-based Waller Creek Conservancy, this international design competition called for ideas to revitalize a 7-mile stretch of Waller Creek, a neglected Austin urban ecosystem, and thus turning a "currently fragmented and undervalued section of the city into a vibrant, livable, and workable district."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">