Announcements 06.10.2021

Austin City Council Unanimously Approves Carver Center Expansion Plan ahead of Juneteenth Celebrations

Juneteenth Celebration
Serving as the home of Juneteenth celebrations in Austin, the future expansion of the plaza will come with a new outdoor music venue.

Our Austin and North Carolina studios partnered with Smith & Company Architects to create the long awaited expansion plan for the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center. On June 10th, 2021, the Austin City Council unanimously approved the plan days before Juneteenth celebrations were held.

The planning process started in April 2020 just after Austin shut down for the pandemic, making this our first plan completed 100% virtually. Despite having yet met the Parks and Recreation Department leadership in person, the planning committee was  able to connect with civic leaders, visual and performing artists, and community residents to capture feedback that shaped the plan’s guiding principles.