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What Could Houston Roads, Parks and Buildings Look Like in the Future?

What Could Houston Roads, Parks and Buildings Look Like in the Future?

Sky Park - ByDesign - Gensler(Above: An artist’s rendering of a design for a “sky park” at the corner of Milam and Walker in downtown Houston. Image Courtesy: ByDesign/Gensler)

If the future of Houston design was left up to the next generation of architects and designers, what would our city look like? It’s a concept Houston design firm Gensler is exploring with their group called ByDesign. The group is meant foster conversations about design and to think about what’s next for Houston.

Group members recently presented their latest ideas to a small group of brokers clients, and community influencers.

We talk with Tiger Lyon, technical designer for Gensler, and Angela Palmer, a technical designer and an associate with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). They tell us about some design concepts they have for a future Houston, and we invite listeners to call in with their ideas too.

MORE: What Will Houston Be Like in 30 Years? (Houston Matters, June 25, 2015)

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Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →