Sugar Land, Texas — the largest city and economic center of Fort Bend County — is one of the fastest-growing suburbs of the Houston area. With rapidly expanding developments over the last decade, the planned addition of an Entertainment District to the south will continue to make Sugar Land an economic force. The new 6,500-seat Performing Arts Center is the first completed project of the entertainment district development that will include mixed retail, office space, a hotel, and a convention center.

Upon arrival at the performing arts venue, visitors are greeted by a stunning and spacious 3.6-acre public park/plaza designed for gatherings and events. Inspired by the graphics used to diagram musical sound waves, the design of the plaza features curved patterns extending outward from the building. The park serves as the key link to the area’s lively theatrical theme while connecting all the future master-planned projects and creating a walkable district. A custom, interactive water feature is a signature element of the plaza and provides both a dramatic water show and interactive play for visitors. Additionally, the park includes a multi-purpose lawn, custom district street lighting, moveable furniture, a public art program, tree groves, plantings, turf, festoon lighting, and a food truck zone to create a quintessential destination.

This project has been featured in the July 2018 issue of Landscape Architect & Specifier News. Learn more here.

LOCATION: Sugar Land, Texas
CLIENT: City of Sugar Land
SIZE: 3.6 Acres
SERVICES: Design through CA
HIGHLIGHTS: New Entertainment Venue with Urban Park. Flexible Outdoor Gathering Spaces. Sculptures. Custom, Interactive Water Feature. Multi-Purpose Lawn. Custom Street Lighting. Festoon Lighting. Public Art Program. Tree Groves. Food Truck Zone.
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