African American Cultural & Heritage Facility, Austin, Texas

... Garcia Design, Inc. provided planning, site design, landscape architecture, and permit services for this culturally & politically sensitive project located on a very small site on East 11th Street near downtown Austin. The design team was charged with restoration of a historic house which was originally owned by freed slaves. The house serves as a cultural museum. A new building serves for the promotion and development of arts and local businesses. Two unique landscapes were built. The area around the house appears as a prairie of tall grasses. The courtyard area over the garage roof is a contemporary modern landscape composed of planters, gravel, stone & concrete. The project is LEED Gold certified.


  • ... Landscapes

  • ... Parks

  • ... Education

  • ... Transportation

  • ... Planning & Land Development

  • ... Housing

Contact Us

11701 Stonehollow Dr., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78758

P.O. Box 81356 Austin, TX 78708

Phone: 512 892 0353