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Cotswold 2000
Client: City of Houston
Artists: Elena Cusi-Wortham, Malou Flato,Tim Glover, Brad Goldberg, Leamon Green, Steve Murphy, Toby Topek
Project Management: Houston Downtown Management District
Architect:   Rey de la Reza, Architects, Inc.
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management
Project Dates: 1999-2003

Cotswold 2000 is a program of streetscape improvements for a 90-block area of north downtown Houston, including art, landscaping, water features and the creation of approximately 2,750 new on-street parking spaces.
In Phase I, currently under construction:
Elena Cusi-Wortham sculpted bronze fountain spouts based on tropical leaves;
Malou Flato designed tilework for a “watertable” fountain to accompany her tile benches at Market Square Park; Brad J. Goldberg worked on the master plan, and designed a fountain, seating and other water elements; Tim Glover created a decorative grate on a section of the first “test blocks”; Leamon Green devised a puzzle-piece pattern for the Preston Avenue sidewalk near Enron Field; Steve Murphy designed custom bicycle racks, to be placed over each block of Preston Avenue; and Toby Topek designed eleven original 10-foot marble mosaics for the sidewalk on Texas Avenue.

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Main Street Square
Client: Central Houston Civic Improvement, Inc.
Artists: Michael Davis, Floyd Newsum (design in progress)
Architect: Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management
Project Dates: 2001-2003

Main Street Square, Houston’s downtown central plaza, will boast innovative architecture and a design built around two light rail stations in the 900 and 1100 blocks of Main Street. Dramatic water fountains, unique landscaping, shopping, dining and art will transform the location into an active town square. The car-free space is scheduled for completion by January 2004, the same time as Metro’s light rail system.

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