The Exhibit “A River Runs Through It” Showcases Designs for San Antonio River Expansion

May 6, 2010

Event: Architecture students from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at San Antonio will exhibit development designs for San Antonio's River North project.

When: Local architects, city officials and members of the American Institute of Architects will attend the design unveilings from 2-4 p.m., Friday, May 7, with discussion and feedback planned for 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public through Monday, May 31.

Where: Offices of the American Institute of Architects, 200 East Grayson St., suite 110 (at Pearl Brewery).

Background: The Architecture Foundation of San Antonio will host an exhibit, "A River Runs Through It," to showcase designs depicting potential development for the River North project, a comprehensive, multi-year project to restore and enhance 13 miles of the San Antonio River north and south of downtown.

The designs submitted by students from The University of Texas at Austin focus on a four-block district, using the principals of urban design, including preserving the street grid, incorporating mixed-use buildings, building frontages and incorporating appropriate building types and forms. Their designs include urban residential units, such as condominiums and apartments.

The designs submitted by students from the University of Texas at San Antonio focus on building a Fine Arts magnet school, including theaters and auditoriums. The designs contain all the elements of a complete arts school that could support studies of the visual and performing arts.

For more information, contact: Sinclair Black, professor, School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, and principal of Black & Vernooy Architects, 512-731-4471, or Amy Crossette, 512-573-1078.