TRINITY RIVER PROJECT City of Dallas, Texas

The City of Dallas is reclaiming the Trinity River, building new bridges by Spanish Engineer Santiago Calatrava, providing for increased flood protection, creating a great public domain with recreational facilities and access to natural environments, and achieving a model of environmental stewardship while encouraging economic development. Not unlike the era of Frederic Law Olmstead more than a century ago, when cities created extensive park systems to mitigate the impact of industrialization, Dallas has embarked on an ambitious, environmental-enhancing project in the Trinity River Project. The artist, a member of the design team, has been responsible for designing a number of integral features such as an amphitheater, an isthmus feature between the urban and natural lakes, a water maze for children, a series of council circles throughout the river corridor and a master plan for public art. A collaboration with Wallace, Roberts, Todd, landscape architects, and other members of the design team.