World’s Fair Park

Ross/Fowler was the prime designer for the transformation of the former site of the 1982 World’s Fair into the World’s Fair Park. The firm provided all landscape architectural and architectural services as well as project management for a multi-disciplinary team of special consultants. The nineteen acre urban park contains a large multipurpose Festival Lawn, a Performance Lawn accommodating 6,000 people in an outdoor concert setting, a lake, cascades and a large interactive fountain.

Pedestrian circulation throughout the park is accessible and designed to accommodate the large numbers of participants in festival events. The park features native and adaptive species plantings as well as seasonal color beds. Other park features include a comprehensive wayfinding and environmental graphics system and a sculptural remembrance of S. Rachmaninoff who played his last concert nearby.

CLIENT:  Public Building Authority
DATE:  Commended 1998 / Completed 2005
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