A downtown Wichita development project will be showcased as part of an international designer workshop later this year in Washington, D.C., according to a news release.
The American Architectural Foundation announced this week that the development known as the “Project Downtown: Douglas & Market” public-private partnership will be one of a handful of projects featured in August at a designer workshop known as the Sustainable Cities Design Academy.
The Douglas and Market project refers to a cluster of properties along Douglas and Market Street that have been developed as part of a partnership between the city, the Wichita Downtown Development Corp. and Bokeh Development.
Designers and sustainability leaders will look at projects from four “teams” at the workshop in Washington, which runs Aug. 3-5, according to the release.
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“This will allow us to look at the Douglas and Market area of Downtown through a new lens,” Jason Gregory, vice president at Wichita Downtown Development Corp., said in a statement.
“We know that partnerships between the City and the private sector will continue to play a critical role going forward.”
The academy provides resources, education and best practices support for environmentally, fiscally and socially sound design decisions, according to the release. Since establishing the academy in 2009, the foundation has served more than 50 project teams in cities across the U.S.
“Bringing buildings to life through sustainable design is what our company is about,” Mike Ramsey of Bokeh Development said in a news release. “We look forward to the design academy and the expertise it affords our projects and this community.”