Architect Teodoro Gonzalez de is behind the contemporary design of this Austin institution, dedicated to Mexican American and Latino arts and culture. Here, there are two galleries with rotating exhibits from all over the U.S. and Latin America (admission is free). The calendar is also packed with events, ranging from book readings and dance performances to monthly Mexican film screenings, many of which take place in the center’s lakefront courtyard. Best of all, the center and its adjoining lots are city-protected parkland, so the view is here to stay.
Pulling on talent from those behind The Highline, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, the much anticipated Waller Creek redevelopment will reinstate its environmental value as a natural feature within Austin's flourishing urban landscape. The plan envisions the restoration of the ecological functions of the creek corridor and emphasizes its role as a living element with unique amenity value that can contribute significantly to the identity and livability of the city, and to the economic vitality of Downtown. Coupled with a massive waterworks infrastructure plan and rezoning of the land bordering the creek banks, new paths, bridges, and walkways will accommodate private development that will awaken Austin's east downtown. Learn more about this visionary project here.