Waller Creek Conservancy Hosts
Public Exhibition of Final Design Concepts

 The public is invited to view the final four design concepts of
 “Design Waller Creek: A Competition”

AUSTIN, Texas—The Waller Creek Conservancy will host a public exhibition that will showcase the final four design concepts of “Design Waller Creek: A Competition” from Sept. 17 to 30 in select locations throughout Austin. The public is also invited to provide feedback on the designs at each location and at www.WallerCreek.org/FinalFour. The feedback will be shared with the design teams; the judging is by a professional jury of design experts.

“This has been a thorough process and we are thrilled to unveil images of the possible transformation of Waller Creek,” Stephanie McDonald, executive director of the Waller Creek Conservancy, said. “These teams represent the best in their fields and they have worked tirelessly tocreate their final design concepts. The winning vision will maximize WallerCreek’s potential to become the connective tissue of downtown Austin, a gathering destination for the whole city.”

The design concepts focus on transforming 1.5 miles of Waller Creek, with a total area encompassing 28 acres. The entire Waller Creek project represents approximately 11 percent of downtown Austin. The final design concept will be announced mid-October.

“Many key department directors and staff from the City of Austin, Travis County, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, Texas Department of Transportation, The University of Texas at Austin and the Waller Creek Conservancy are working together as members of the Technical Advisory Group to make ‘Design Waller Creek: A Competition’ a reality,” Sheryl Cole, councilmember for the City of Austin, said. “The public exhibition gives Austin a glimpse of Waller Creek’s future.”

Beginning Monday, Sept. 17, the final images will be available online at www.WallerCreek.org/FinalFour. The images from each design team will be at Laguna Gloria (AMOA-Arthouse) from Sept. 18 to 30. The designs will also be on display at various locations, including:

September 18-30

Laguna Gloria (AMOA-Arthouse)

3809 W. 35th Street, Austin, TX 78703

September 17-19

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Goldsmith Hall 

310 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7500, Austin, TX 78712

September 20-21

Austin City Hall

301 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

September 22

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 2nd floor lobby

1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

September 23-24

University Medical Center Brackenridge

601 E. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701

September 25-26

Blanton Museum of Art, Smith Building200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, TX 78701


September 27


Northwest Recreation Center2913 Northland Dr., Austin, TX 78757


September 28


Oswaldo A.B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center
2100 E. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78702

September 29

Sustainable Food Center Farmers Market, Republic Square Park

400 W. Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701

September 30

HOPE Farmers Market

414 Waller St., Austin, TX 78702

The international design competition began in November 2011. Since then, the Waller Creek Conservancy has raised more than $1 million inprivate funds alone. The conservancy received 31 submissions from design teams throughout the world and an independent jury narrowed the competition to four teams. For more information on the Waller Creek Conservancy and the design competition, please visit www.wallercreek.org.

About the Waller Creek Conservancy

The Waller Creek Conservancy serves as the steward of Waller Creek and plays a vital role in its preservation, maintenance and redevelopment. The Conservancy seeks to create a very special district within Austin, a landscape that allows everyone to experience nature within the city, and a place that expresses the culture of the Capital of Texas. For more information about the Waller Creek Conservancy, please visit www.wallercreek.org

Lia Pette
Account Associate 
Elizabeth Christian & Associates Public Relations