June 2013

Designer Q+A: GGN, VJAA and Interboro

June 24, 2013 by Elizabeth Hixson

This last of three posts in our Water Works finalist Designer Q+A series features a collaboration of three firms spanning the country, from Seattle to Minneapolis and New York City. Kathryn Gustafson of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Vincent James and Jennifer Yoos of VJAA, and Georgeen Theodore of Interboro responded jointly on behalf of the team. Water.....

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Go “Walk-About” with our SiteSeeing kids (photos)

by Janette Law

Our SiteSeeing class with Webber Park Rec+ went “Walk-About” last Wednesday. With permission, of course! Through this very special field trip, kids learn both technical and conceptual design skills. Kids begin to see the city differently by choosing physical features to photograph, identifying them on a map, and learning how they connect with each other.....

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Designer Q+A: Adriaan Geuze for Team West 8

June 21, 2013 by Elizabeth Hixson

This is the second of three exclusive Q & A’s with the Water Works finalist teams. Find the others by selecting Water Works in our blog Categories (at right). Today, Adriaan Geuze responds on behalf of Team West 8. Water Works has many layers including history and archaeology, significance to First Nations, geology, the river,.....

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Designer Q+A: Kate Orff for SCAPE and Rogers Marvel

June 20, 2013 by Elizabeth Hixson

We invited the three Water Works shortlisted firms to share more about themselves and their work. The following is the first of three posts, this one from SCAPE and Rogers Marvel, written by Kate Orff. Watch for more posts this week and next! Water Works has many layers including history and archaeology, significance to First.....

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Minne’s Lake Nokomis Summer Home

June 18, 2013 by Julie Wedig

__[_ (also known as Minne, the Lake Creature) sailed into the waters of Lake Nokomis on June 6 and dropped anchor for the summer. Many visitors have stopped by to say hello already, and if you need help finding her, the map below will help. Why did Minne choose Lake Nokomis? The lake received the most.....

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News Release: West 8, SCAPE, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol named Water Works finalists

June 7, 2013 by Janette Law

Design teams will interview in Minneapolis, June 25-26 Minneapolis, Minn. – Three award-winning design teams were shortlisted for the Water Works park schematic design project, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced today. The teams are Gustafson Guthrie Nichol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); and Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York)......

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News Release | __ [ _ plots course for Lake Nokomis, ETA June 6, 11AM

June 5, 2013 by Janette Law

Community members chose the popular Minneapolis loch for Minne’s 2013 summer home Minneapolis, Minn. – Minneapolitans chimed in on where __[_ (Minne, the Lake Creature) should cruise this summer. Nearly 50% of voters “Liked” Lake Nokomis over four other bodies of water in a Facebook poll that ran on the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s Facebook Page.....

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