This is late notice but if anyone in the Houston area would like to join up on a team let me know. Going solo was the plan for me but figured it would be more enjoyable to have a team.
WHAT: People, Places, and Promenades: Unifying Museum Park Super Neighborhood, 2012 Rice Design Alliance Design Charrette
WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2012, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Reception** will be held Monday, August 6, from 6-8 pm.
WHERE: Rice University, School of Architecture, Anderson Hall (Building 4), 6100 Main Street (Off Entrance 1).
HOW: $30 for non-RDA members and $20 for members. Breakfast-Lunch-and afternoon refreshments included.
Rice Design Alliance’s 2012 design charrette will focus on creating a master plan for the Museum Park Super Neighborhood, the boundaries of which are Hermann Park, Main Street, State Highway 288 and Highway 59. This thriving cultural center of Houston contains eighteen museums, including The MFA,H and Houston Museum of Natural Science, five churches, several preschools, MacGregor Elementary School, Park Plaza Hospital, Baylor Outpatient, Hermann Park, the little train, Hermann Park Golf Course, and the zoo. During spring breaks, over 275,000 people a day frequent the area, and in a year, the neighborhood attracts between 8-12 million visitors.
Charrette participants will be challenged to brainstorm general solutions for the constant growth in the area, including ways to help ease vehicle and pedestrian traffic.