Austin Founder Lions Club

South Central Waterfront District - Alan Holt

  • 25 Jun 2015
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 700 Dawson Rd, Austin TX 78704


South Central Waterfront District

June 25, 2015

Featured Speaker: Alan Holt
Introduced by Lion Mac Ragsdale

The South Central Waterfront, directly across Lady Bird Lake from downtown Austin, is rapidly changing. The City of Austin is working with property owners, adjacent neighbors, advocates, and stakeholders to create a master plan to ensure that, as the area transforms, it will achieve an attractive pedestrian environment, expand open spaces, enhance connections to and along the waterfront, and encourage significant affordable housing. Come hear the latest information about the master planning effort and learn how you can get involved.

Alan Holt obtained his Masters in Architecture from Columbia University, spent his early career working for architectural offices in NYC, and practiced most of his career in New England until moving to Austin in 2010. He has dedicated his career as an architect to promoting well designed, vibrant, healthy communities through positions in municipal government, education, and his own private practice. He served as the Director of Design and Construction for the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts; was the Urban Designer for the City of Portland, Maine; founded and directed the Planning Workshop at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine; and operated his own town planning and architecture firm, Community Design Studio, from Portland, Maine. Alan currently serves as the 2015 chair of the Texas Society of Architect’s urban design committee, and the Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded him the 2015 John V. Nyfeler Community Service Award. Alan is a principal planner with the Urban Design Division of the City of Austin’s Planning Department, where he leads the City’s South Central Waterfront Initiative. 

Featured Lunch Menu:
Chicken and Rice
Cherry Cobbler
Ice Tea & Coffee
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday   

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

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