Author Archives: Janette Law

Places feature interview with Chris Reed of Stoss

Check out this excerpt from a Places interview one of our favorite “kick-a**” landscape designers. (Team Stoss at work on Streamlines, 2010)   Interview: Quilian Riano Landscape Optimism: An Interview with Chris Reed Earlier this year I interviewed Chris Reed … Continue reading

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From Vision to Reality: Join Us for the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative

The wait is over, and much earlier than expected: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced last night (6 April) the formation of the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative (MR|DI), the successor to the Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition that will fulfill … Continue reading

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TLS/KVA’s team members are “solid gold”

The TLS/KVA team is more than the two “marquee” firms of Tom Leader Studio and Kennedy & Violich Architecture. RiverFIRST proposal partners include Sherwood Civil Engineering and Knippers Helbig (engineering); ConsultEcon (economics); and Proverb (graphic design), as well as these … Continue reading

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Completing the Circle

Plymouth Bridge 360 With the 10 February announcement of TLS/KVA as the MR|DC\’s winning team, the design competition closes the circle on an amazing, transformative design process. Beginning this week, we\’ll be preparing a series of short observations on the … Continue reading

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Comment on the Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition

Thank you for participating in the discussion about the MR|DC. Comments on the competition will be relevant to the next steps in the Minneapolis riverfront initiative. You can also join the conversation on Facebook or connect with @MplsRiverDesign on Twitter.

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Today’s Press Conference Agenda

PRESS CONFERENCE Announcing Winning Team 10 February 2011 11-11:45 AM Speaker | Agenda 11 AM Mary deLaittre Project Manager Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition Cecily Hines President Minneapolis Parks Foundation David Fisher Superintendent Emeritus Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Winning Team … Continue reading

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View – or view again – the finalists’ presentations

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Looking forward for the Minneapolis Riverfront

On behalf of the Park Board, competition co-sponsor the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and our Partners, I\’d like to thank the Minneapolis StarTribune for its recent recognition of the role Minneapolis Parks play in our city\’s economic health. In its January … Continue reading

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Designers’ Notebook: Behind the Scenes with Team Stoss

From the notebook of CHRIS REED, STOSS, 6 January 2011: After returning from Minneapolis in December, the Stoss team went to work analyzing, conceptualizing, testing, re-thinking, re-drawing. This was a very animated time for us, with collaborative meetings and phone … Continue reading

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Comment on the Design Proposals

Comments from the public on the four finalists’ designs, along with future community engagement activities developed post-competition, will be relevant to the identification and features of a selected riverfront project. Update: Thank you for all of your comments and discussion … Continue reading

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