Music Lane & Fontaine Plaza receive Texas ASLA merit awards

dwg. is honored to have two of our projects recognized as part of the 2021 Texas ASLA Design Awards program.

At the gateway to the South Congress Avenue entertainment district south of downtown Austin, Music Lane is located in the heart of the city’s cultural scene. Paseos, lush green walls and trickling water features invite visitors to explore and gather as they shop, dine and stroll. Two ancient heritage oaks provide deep shade and ambiance for diners and are the centerpiece of two courtyards framed by distinct architecture. Born out of tight collaboration with architects, arborists, engineers and the development team, Music Lane has quickly become a sought-after destination for shopping, dining, work and play.

As a signature gateway park within the Austin Community College Highland Mall redevelopment, Fontaine Plaza tells a vital story of looking to the past and projecting a vision for the future to present landscape as a catalyst for social equity. Quintessentially, the parks are prime examples of “parking lots to parks” and reinforce the role and importance of open space and environmental performance in these times of social distancing.

The awards were announced at the 2021 Texas ASLA Conference in Galveston on April 29th. We were proud to share the recognition with Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm, Executive Director of Campus Operations and Public Affairs with Austin Community College.