Re-imagining Waller Creek through Downtown Austin
How do you design a public space that unites nature, culture and community?
Peter Mullan will lead a discussion of the ambitious plan to revitalize 35 acres of public open space in downtown Austin; taking a forgotten riparian landscape and transforming it into a world-class natural amenity and cultural destination for all of Austin.
About our speaker
Peter Mullan is the Chief Executive Officer of Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC), a position he accepted in January 2015 after an extensive nationwide search. Prior to his role with WCC, he served as Executive Vice President of Friends of the High Line (FHL), from 2004-2014. FHL is the not-for-profit organization responsible for envisioning, creating and maintaining the High Line—-a public park in New York City—-in partnership with the City of New York, and for engaging the local community through education and programming.
An architect by training, from 1997 to 2004, Peter was a designer at Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects), where he led a series of master planning and design projects for universities and cultural institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery and Arts Area Master Plan, and the University of North Carolina Arts Common.
Peter is a graduate of Princeton University and the Yale School of Architecture, where he was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi medal for Leadership.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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