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Sarah Gamble Featured in “4 under 40” article!

July 27, 2013

The November issue of Texas Architect will feature four architects “who have built successful careers before the age of 40.” Our very own Sarah Gamble has been selected!

The article parallels a focus of this year’s Texas Society of Architects Convention on emerging professionals. In the article and during a panel at the Convention, Sarah will share her story of architectural practice in the non-profit and community realm.

Join Sarah, Elizabeth M. Price of Upchurch Architects, Brantley Hightower of HiWorks, and Karen Lantz of Enter Architecture | Lantz Full Circle in Fort Worth on Friday, November 8th for the “4 under 40” panel.


NEA Announces E-Storybook!

July 17, 2013

Along with the 2013 Our Town grant recipients, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the Electronic Storybook project! GO collaborative, as prime firm / project manager and lead researcher, is leading an amazing consultant team to create the online resource for Creative Placemaking professionals, policy makers, and the public-at-large!

Creative Placemaking (CP) has been a growing field for the last twenty years and a programmatic focus for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) since 2009. Having identified the need for an accessible  and comprehensive resource for CP practitioners, policymakers, and the public-at-large, the NEA sought to develop a practical guide and source of case study information in an online format. This interactive resource will serve as both a catalog of projects supported by NEA funding and a toolkit for planning and implementing CP projects in communities. The project will launch in Spring 2014!

GO collaborative has partnered with Hyperakt for Graphic / Web Design and Branding, and Entermedia for technology integration.

Read the NEA’s press release describing the project (scroll to the bottom).


Americans for the Arts Conference

June 16, 2013

Interested in public art design and implementation? We recommend the American for the Arts Annual conference!

On June 13th and 14th, we gathered with artists, administrators, planners, and design professions for the Public Art pre-conference focused on national and international project completed in 2012. Fifty exemplary projects were highlighted, including an installation by Austinites Lucy Begg and Robert Gay from Thoughtbarn! Congrats!

The city tours were a highlight, including the new pedestrian bridge picture below. Shady Liberty was designed by a multi-disciplinary team, including artist Sheila Klein. We love everything about it, especially the handmade, glass reflectors which glimmer in the sunset!

Pittsburg Pedestrian Bridge

GO collaborative to present at 2013 TSA conference!

March 30, 2013

GO collaborative’s proposal to the 2013 Texas Society of Architects Annual Conference has been accepted!
Lynn Osgood and Sarah Gamble will be joined by Diane Miller, Principal at Civic Collaboration, and Larry Schooler, Community Engagement Consultant at the City of Austin, to provide 4 distinct perspectives on community engagement.

Presentation Description:
At pivotal points in the design process, community engagement provides Architects the opportunity to educate the public, build awareness for good design, and gather input. Architects have the opportunity to expand their influence and impact in the process as collaborators, designers, and leaders in their communities. This presentation will focus on four Texas-based case studies where community engagement was completed as part of the design and development process. The case studies will be presented by four panelists: architect, planner, dialogue expert, and city government staff, to showcase successes in community engagement and its contribution to good design from four distinct perspectives. The role of the architect, or absence of, will be highlighted in each, along with techniques utilized and typical struggles in the community engagement process. Presenters will point out resources for further study and continuing education.

Join us for the Convention in Dallas from November 7th to 9th!