A vibrant, green future for Austin requires that we protect and enhance the natural assets that sustain healthy urban living. Our design proposal is structured around two intertwined efforts, the transformation of Waller Creek into an OASIS in every sense of the word, and the cultivation of creekshed communities that express an authentic and symbiotic relationship with the Creek.
Our approach to creating the Oasis is to apply minimal interventions that “speed up or slow down the process of nature” to maximize ecosystem services that benefit the people of Austin. In this way we, like farmers, take on the role of time as we reshape the land, cleanse the water and harness the creekshed’s sustainable resources to grow an unforgettable Oasis experience along Waller Creek.
Location: Austin, TX, US
My Role: Project Manager
Additional Credits: Lake|Flato, SvR Design, Black+Vernooy