The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center has transformed its 65-acre core as an initial phase of improvements.
The six-year effort reconfigured circulation and parking, developed new educational facilities, constructed a network of trails, and established sustainable ecologies. The phase one work renews a ravaged landscape – with over 50% of the tree canopy lost from the impact of hurricanes and drought over the last fifteen years – and gives the public a new educational resource with a resilient future. Visitors traverse ribbons of boardwalks and trails, experiencing restored ecologies in interpretation nodes. Visitation has increased dramatically following phase one construction.
Architect: Design Workshop
Project: A Wondrous Return: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center’s Leadership Toward a Resilient Future