ENCOUNTER—Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou

Honor Award 2019
ENCOUNTER: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou

Allen’s Landing, where Buffalo Bayou meets the heart of downtown, is the birthplace of Houston. Flowing west from this historic landing, Buffalo Bayou Park was successfully revitalized in 2010. Now the focus is along the bayou’s east sector. This section has a distinctly different character from the west and downtown; flowing through historically Hispanic and African American communities and through the industrial zones of the Houston Ship Channel.

People Are Happier In States That Spend More Money On Public Places Like Parks And Libraries

A new study published in the journal Social Science Research finds that Americans report greater levels of happiness in states that spend more money on public goods such as parks, libraries, infrastructure and public safety.

Daktronics Installs Nation’s Largest High School Video Display in Texas

Daktronics Installs Nation’s Largest High School Video Display in Texas

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McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center recently partnered with Daktronics (Brookings, S.D.), to manufacture and install the largest high school video display in the country. The north end zone video display measures 54-feet-wide by 32-feet-tall and features Daktronics patented 13HD pixel layout. For comparison, the display stands seven feet taller than McKinney North High School and, if set on its side, is just five feet shy of McKinney's five-story hospitals.

Mandala Sunrise

Finalist 2018
Mandala Sunrise

Mandala Sunrise was designed to celebrate the unique and remarkable blending of cultures embodied by UTEP’s special relationship and cultural partnership with Bhutan. This partnership, combined with the natural environment of the southwest, was inspiration for the project theme: redefining these elements into a highly engineered yet lyrical installation.


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