The Office of James Burnett is delighted to share that, the Texas ASLA 2011 Awards were recently juried by the Southern California ASLA chapter and OJB earned several awards.

An Honor Award was given for City Centre Houston in the Design – Constructed – Commercial category. City Centre is located on a 34-acre site in west Houston. It was purchased by Midway Companies with the vision to demolish the existing improvements and re-develop the property into one of Houston’s premier mixed-use, lifestyle developments. OJB was hired to be an integral part of the master plan and implementation team for the re-development of this important project.

A desire to have varied amenities clustered in a tight, architecturally-controlled project that answer consumers’ psychographic as well as demographic profiles. Midway’s strategy is to answer these desires by developing the site as a mixed-use development complete with retail, office, hospitality, and residential uses grouped in such a way as to be sensitive to and complementary of certain core adjacencies.

OJB also received a Merit Award for Project 180 Streetscape and Street Improvements in the Planning and Analysis category. The Office of James Burnett is currently working with the City of Oklahoma City to renovate 180 acres of streetscape in the downtown area. Project 180 presents Oklahoma City with the opportunity to revitalize and completely renew the urban core of the City. The streetscape and street improvements encompass over 180 acres of the Central Business District.

Nearly 8 miles of streets will be updated with new intersections, pavement, site amenities, continuous street trees and abundant on-street parking. The project includes the alignments of 17 streets. OJB is directing the efforts of a large subconsultant team to narrow downtown streets, create habitable street environments and establish streetscape design standards.