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The Green Ribbon Project
Client:     Texas Department of Transportation, Houston District
Committee:

State Representative Garnet Coleman (Chair); Harris County Judge Robert Eckels; Mayor Lee P. Brown, City of Houston; Tina Araujo, Greater Greenspoint District; Glenda Barrett, The Park People; Robin Blut, Keep Houston Beautiful; John Breeding, Uptown Houston Assoc.; Jack Drake, Greater Greenspoint District; Guy Hagstette, Houston Downtown Management District; John Kirksey, Kirksey & Partners; Elyse Lanier, Houston Image Group; Kathy Lord, Trees for Houston; Mickey Merritt, Treescape; Holly Montalbano, Scenic Houston; Jeff Taebel, Houston/Galveston Area Council; Mark Toubin, Attorney at Law; Mike Williams, METRO.

Consultants HNTB Architects Engineers Planners; SWA Group; Rey de la Reza Architects, Inc.; CACHH
Civic Art & Design services: Committee participant; consultant
Project Dates: 1998-1999

The Green Ribbon Project set out a broad framework for future roadway design teams to use, helping to integrate environmental and aesthetic concerns with roadway function.  The guidelines were published in 1999.

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The Main Street Corridor Redevelopment Project
Client: The Main Street Coalition and the City of Houston Planning & Development Department
Team:

Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, Clarke Condon Associates, Anna Mod Preservation Services, Federman Design + Construction Consultants, Inc., The Goodman Corporation, JWR3, Main Street Coalition, The City of Houston Planning & Development Department

Project Dates: 1998-2001

CACHH staff participated in a year-long planning process to produce The Main Street Corridor Master Plan, a comprehensive document that outlines landscaping, historic preservation, and public art principals as well as district plans for neighborhoods along the corridor.  Staff also helped refine The Strategic Plan for Redeveloping the Main Street Corridor, an implementation framework integrating land use, transportation and development planning.

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The Houston Framework
Client: CACHH
Team:

Rafael Longoria, AIA, UH School of Architecture, Chair; Caterine Brown, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Jessica Cusick, CACHH; John Kaliski, AIJK, Los Angeles; Alan Krathaus, CORE Design Studio, Houston; Fletcher Mackey, Artist, Houston; Fiona McGettigan, Core Design Studio, Houston; William Morrish, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Kevin Shanley, SWA Group, Houston.  With the participation of: Stephen Fox, Rice University, Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Dr. John Lienhard, University of Houston; Mary Miss, Artist, New York; Adele Santos, University of California, Berkeley; Houston Framework Advisory Group; CACHH Staff; CACHH 1997-1998 Board of Directors; 1997-1998 Civic Art and Design Committee; the Museum District; the Theater District; the Municipal Arts Commission; and the GHCVB.

Art Budget:  N/A
Civic Art & Design services: Participant
Project Dates: 1995-1997

The Houston Framework is a comprehensive approach to public art and urban design for the region, offering the tools, identifying the demonstration projects, and outlining the administrative structure needed to provide Houston and Harris County with civic art that will enhance the local environment and reinforce positive identity.  Published December, 1997

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