Sample images of projects completed, more to come. See Overview for a more comprehensive project list.
The first greenway on St. Stephen’s campus, the Moody Walk project converted an obsolete driveway and eroded hillside cluttered with utility lines into an extensive pedestrian corridor. A wide limestone walk meanders through mature Live Oak trees, connecting different parts of campus and creating shady spots for student to to study or relax. A “dry creek” made of limestone boulders harvested on site channels runoff during rains. Native grasses, perennials & shrubs complete the environmental restoration, which was funded by a grant from the Moody Foundation.
St. Stephen's Tennis Center
A 14-court hillside tennis center facilitates the school’s specialized tennis program. Taking advantage of the site’s hilly topography, the courts are arranged in pairs and clustered on naturally occurring terraces. Stepped walls of quarried native limestone built into the hillside provide spectator viewing in lieu of a 4-foot retaining wall. Extensive native plantings reflect the surrounding landscape. The project received a state design award.
New Topfer Theater at Zach Scott
Completed in 2012, this landmark 400-seat theatre designed by Andersson Wise Architects was funded by a public private partnership. Extensive streetscape improvements on South Lamar Blvd. and connections to downtown, public transit and the adjacent waterfront park significantly increased pedestrian traffic to the South Lamar District as well as the Theatre. Five on-site rain gardens filter water entering Ladybird Lake by using native plantings to treat the first inch of rainfall runoff from parking lots & building.