bagby street improvement project


downtown redevelopment authority



landscape architect



streetscapes roadways parking

completion date


G2LD was proud to be a member of the design team for the ambitious redesign of Bagby Street in downtown Houston. Lead by Jones|Carter and SWA Group, the design team sought to turn an uninviting, paved entry corridor and transform it into a pedestrian and bike friendly connector between many of downtown's most important parks, civic buildings, and performing arts venues. G2LD was responsible for the design of street, pedestrian, landscape, and special interest lighting along the 2 mile stretch. The design included new 21-foot-wide sidewalks, native plantings, interpretive signage, improved crosswalks and a two-way bicycle lane, which vastly changes the usage and feel of the major downtown artery. The client and the design team looked to lighting for not only safety and security along the vehicular and pedestrian thoroughfare, but also to create a sense of place. In addition to the pedestrian and vehicular lighting, G2LD worked with the team to energize certain areas along the corridor such as the Bagby Tunnel with programable color changing lighting.

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