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Public | Civic Art

 

NW Gateway Park and Streetscape

Fort Worth, Texas

Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. was interested in creating a northwest gateway aesthetic into the downtown area at intersections of Forest Park Blvd. and West Belknap Street.

 

So in April of 2005 Mr. Phillips was asked to provide conceptual designs that created a park space in the largest median that could show off sculpture as an aesthetic.

 

Phillips’ team of landscape architects and urban designers proposed some roadway changes, as well as overlaying a pedestrian sidewalk system in the medians.

 

What came out of the design charrette was a sculpture garden in the main median with additional landscape in the other medians.  CD’s were developed in 2009.

CLIENT:

Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. 

 

Fort Worth Public Art Council

  

ENGINEER:

Huitt Zollars

Rodeo Plaza at the Historic Stockyards

Fort Worth, Texas

On the Northside of Fort Worth, Texas exist the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.  For many years it has been developed into a tourist attraction.   The development board asked Phillips to oversee and develop new designs for a section of the Stockyards that had been neglected.   It was called Rodeo Plaza.  It had become a dark street at night that connected Billy Bob's Night Club to the rest of the  main shops and restaurants on Exchange Boulevard. Safety on Rodeo Plaza had become an issue.  So Phillips team of landscape architects worked with the City and the Fort Worth Public Art Council to bring a great urban space into the Stockyards that fit within the historic architectural style.  Additionally, Phillips brought into the team an artist name Tim Teeter from Lubbock.  He created metal sculptures that were placed along this new pedestrian plaza.

CLIENT:

City of Fort Worth, Inc. 

The Stockyard Board

Fort Worth Public Art Council

  

ENGINEER:

Huitt Zollars

Woodside Urban Park in Uptown

"A Sculpture Garden Design"

Dallas, Texas

The Woodside Park is an urban pocket park located in the State-Thomas redevelopment project started in the 1980s.  As the project continued to develop, and more people moved into the area the need for more public park spaces grew.  This contemporary design was prepared to contrast with the traditional designs typically found in the State-Thomas district.  This park is narrow with Townhomes along the south and a heavily wood cemetery along the north.  A community hike and bike trail comes through the park around a grassy oval shaped mound with a sculpture placed off center.  The project budget was $250,000.  Phillips completed the designs in 2006.

CLIENT:

City of Dallas

  

ENGINEER:

Huitt Zollars