MYRIAD GARDENS RENOVATION IS FOCUS OF FREE, PUBLIC TALK
AT OKLAHOMA CITY’S SKIRVIN HOTEL
OKLAHOMA CITY (March 7, 2012) — The new design of the Myriad Gardens, along with other improvements aimed at enhancing the pedestrian environment of downtown Oklahoma City, is the focus of a free, public lecture scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Skirvin Hotel, 1 Park Ave., in downtown Oklahoma City.
The lecture is being hosted by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Urban Land Institute. Featured speakers are the designers of Project 180, which provides a significant street and public space overhaul in downtown Oklahoma City. Both speakers, James Burnett and Jereck Boss, are principals at the landscape architecture firm the Office of James Burnett.
In addition to many other projects around the country, the Office of James Burnett is responsible for the designs known as Project 180, a four-year, $160 million effort to improve the pedestrian environment of downtown with landscaping, art, lighting, bike lanes, on-street parking, and renovated parks and plazas.
The registration cost for non-members is $10, with registration available online at oklahoma.uli.org.
The same presentation will be delivered at 4 p.m. that day in the Buskuhl Gallery of Gould Hall, 830 Van Vleet Oval, on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. OU’s Institute for Quality Communities will serve as host for the afternoon presentation as part of its ongoing Streets for People lecture series. For accommodations on the basis of disability for the presentation at OU, please call (405) 445-4477.
For more information about the Institute for Quality Communities, visit http://iqc.ou.edu.