New! Go to the RiverFirst website →

Category Archives: News

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

Posted in Global Parks Design, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Community Engagement, News | 3 Comments

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

Posted in News | 6 Comments

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

Posted in News | 1 Comment

View – or view again – the finalists’ presentations

Posted in Events, News | Leave a comment

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

Posted in News, Partners | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Community Engagement, Events, News | 164 Comments

Reserve your seats for the design teams’ presentation, Thursday, January 27

Here’s the scoop: Update, January 7: As of last night, all tickets were snapped up and the Walker is no longer taking reservations. Boy, that was fast! The Walker will have a waitlist; see deets on their website or our … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News, Partners | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Designer’s Notebook: Team Stoss

Here’s the scoop Chris Reed, Principal of Stoss Landscape Urbanism, sent us this post: Had a great (and cold!) few days along the river. Our local partners—Bob Close and Brue Jacobson of Close Landscape Architecture and Kim Chapman of Applied … Continue reading

Posted in Designer's Notebook, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Designer’s Notebook: Team Turenscape

    Steve Durant of team Turenscape submitted the following blog post and gallery. Enjoy! The Turenscape team converged again on the Minneapolis riverfront, in our studio space at MS&R Architects in the Mill City Museum right after Thanksgiving. Over … Continue reading

Posted in Designer's Notebook, News | Tagged | Leave a comment