BEACH HOUSE

El Gouna, Egypt

URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER

AT PHIL HARDBERGER PARK

San Antonio, TX

 

Located within the urban hub of San Antonio is the Phil Hardberger Park.  The property is 311 acres in size was purchased by the City of San Antonio in 2007 to serve the citizens of San Antonio.  The design theory behind the park is comprised of native landscape restoration, preservation, sustainability, cultural landscape and education.  In conjunction with Stephen Stimson Associates, the design team completed the Urban Ecology Center within the Phil Hardberger Park.  The basis of this project was to demonstrate the interaction of the parks terrain, plants and animals with human activity, and to educate the public on design methods to integrate the natural and built environments.  Low impact design construction techniques incorporated into the design include project siting, permeable paving / parking, infiltration swales, bioswale, rain garden, site and roof rainwater harvesting, and use (and re-use) of local and native materials.

2016 Texas ASLA Professional Merit Award

Design Constructed - Public

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RIALTO STUDIO

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE