Terrain Studio

landscape architecture · urbanism · planning
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston
Terrain architecture - Uptown Houston

Uptown Houston, Houston, Texas

IDEA: TRANSFORM A CAR DOMINANT EDGE CITY INTO A GREEN, LIVABLE URBAN CENTER DEFINED BY A CLEAR SENSE OF PLACE

Description:
Over a span of 25 years Scott Slaney has collaborated with Uptown Houston, branding designers, engineers, and architects on a variety of transformative projects throughout Uptown Houston’s public realm—pedestrian mobility improvements, light rail, transit amenities, parks, civic spaces, streets, streetscapes, urban delight, the architecture of an interstate highway and related green corridors, urban design standards, master planning, strategic planning, capital improvements budgeting and phasing. Incrementally projects have been design and constructed over time all aimed at creating one of the world’s great urban centers. A place to live, work, play and learn within a liveable, green, safe, economically and visually vibrant urban setting.

Awards:
Mayor’s Beautification Award West Loop Greening, Houston, Texas, 2008, ASLA Texas Chapter Design Honor Award Uptown Houston Streetscape Program, Houston, Texas, 1999, Keep Houston Beautiful, Rose Award Uptown Houston Streetscape Program, Houston, Texas, 1996

Credit:
Slaney Santana Group, Scott Slaney, FASLA, Design Principal, Principal-in-Charge, 1989-1998
SWA Group, Scott Slaney, FASLA, Design Principal, Principal-in-Charge, 1998-2013

Role:
Urban Design, Master Planning, Strategic Planning, Capital Improvements Planning, Fund Raising, Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, Cost Estimation, Bidding and Negotiations, Construction Observation

Clients:
Uptown Development Authority and Harris County Improvement District No. 1

Stakeholders:
City of Houston Department of Public Works, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, METRO, Private Property Owners, Houston Independent School District and TxDOT

Date Complete: Ongoing

Area: 1.4 square miles (356 hectares)

Sustainability:
Tree Preservation, Public Transit Connectivity, Pedestrian Mobility, Storm Water Management, Pervious Surfaces, Heat Island Mitigation, Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction

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