"Union Station Washington DC 24 Sep 2013" by Jason Quinn
The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, together with its partners Amtrak and Akridge, have commissioned Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP and Grimshaw Architects to create the Master Development Plan for Washington, DC’s Union Station. HR&A is excited to have been selected as part of the Master Development Plan team. Building on the initial vision presented in Amtrak’s 2012 Washington Union Terminal Master Plan, the Master Development Plan for Union Station’s 2nd Century is the next major milestone in the process and will encompass comprehensive planning, public engagement, and an environmental assessment.
As America charts its recovery from the Great Recession, certain regions throughout the country are experiencing astounding waves of growth. In Texas, home to seven of the 15 fastest growing cities in America, this positive trend is increasingly evident as cities and towns prepare to accommodate the influx of new residents and jobs with infrastructure [...]
HR&A Partner Jamie Torres Springer participated in two recent panel discussions exploring the future of cities given the need for climate adaptation. On May 5, 2015, Jamie spoke at a panel on “Financing Resiliency” in coordination with the Boston Living With Water International Design Competition, initiated by the City of Boston in collaboration with the [...]
“Boston is home to the world’s most innovative thinkers – in science and technology, and in business, art, and architecture. Our City’s built environment should reflect this culture of imagination. Too often, in recent decades, new buildings have been merely functional. I believe Boston can do better.” – Mayor Martin J. Walsh The IDeAS: Innovative [...]
HR&A Partner, Shuprotim Bhaumik, speaks at the at the Women Executives in Real Estate Breakfast
In recognition for his leadership in New York City HR&A Chairman, John Alschuler, received Coro’s Lewis Rudin Award for Civic Leadership at the Coro Awards Gala held Wednesday, April 22, 2015. This award recognizes New Yorkers who share Coro’s commitment to making the city a better place for all who live and work here. Coro also honored Suri Kasirer, the Honorable Donald H. Hips, and the Honorable Ritchie J. Torres.
In April 2015, HR&A released an economic and fiscal impact analysis of the Louisiana State Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit, on behalf of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association (LFEA) and the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). The analysis examined the dramatic growth of the motion picture and television industry in the state [...]
Friends of The Underline, together with Miami-Dade Transit and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, have selected a team led by James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) to develop a vision and master plan for Miami-Dade County’s planned new feature park, The Underline. HR&A is thrilled to be on the team, which was selected from [...]
“Public-Private Partnerships and Park Development” and “Planning Retail That Can Really Happen” at APA in Seattle
HR&A is proud to participate in the APA National Planning Conference in Seattle, Washington. The annual conference brings together planners, design professionals, and urban advocates from around the world to discuss the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet [...]
In November 2014, the Open Society Foundations retained HR&A to manage a wide-reaching citizen engagement effort for Talking Transition DC – an experiment in innovative civic engagement, policy, and grassroots organizing centered around the mayoral transition. In November 2014, voters elected Muriel Bowser as the next mayor of Washington, DC. Shortly thereafter, Talking Transition DC [...]