Gibbs College of Architecture students’ role in helping to shape Oklahoma City’s Core to Shore plan, including early ideas for Scissortail Park, were recently mentioned in the CityLab article “This Conservative City Built a $132 Million Park Using One Weird Trick,” by Zach Mortice, published on October 11, 2019.

From the article:

The linkage of downtown to the river via a park is the long-running manifestation of the Core to Shore plan, which Hans Butzer, a partner at Butzer Architects and Urbanism and dean of the architecture school at the University of Oklahoma, proposed more than a decade ago through a series of studio exercises focusing on Oklahoma City urbanism. Working with city planners, his students identified many of the key infrastructural revisions that would come to define the park space, setting up civic conversations that would encourage residents and leaders to “start to dream a bit,” says Hans Butzer.

Zach Mortice (CityLab, October 11, 2019)
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Featured Image: The lawn of Scissortail Park, looking toward the performance stage and downtown. Image by Doug Hoke