AD EXchange: Binational River Conservation Project

may, 2023

10may5:30 pm7:00 pmAD EXchange: Binational River Conservation Project


Event Details

Join the AD EX for our May AD EXchange: Binational River Conservation Project, An International Prototype Prioritizing Conservation, Collaboration and Cultural Connections for Border Communities Around the World.

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A community led conservation effort between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Mexico, the Binational River Conservation Project aims to strengthen the historic relationship between two nations around a unified vision of a 6.2-mile stretch of the Rio Grande River.

The project champions river restoration and economic revitalization while also celebrating a shared heritage and culture. The first of its kind, this international conservation project enhances our quality of life and serves as a prototype for border cities around the world to follow.

Two Nations. One Community. One River. One Park.

Overland Partners, in collaboration with Able City, were unanimously chosen by Laredo City Council and members of the Binational Working Group to conceptualize the Binational River Conservation Project. With international experts from OLIN Studios and ARUP, and representatives from Crane Engineering and LAN Hydrology, architects, engineers and scientists creatively and boldly imagined the park in the context of its unique environmental and cultural location.

Project Principal – Rick Archer, FAIA
Project Manager – Barbara Warren, RA, WELL AP

5:30 to 6:00 – Reception and networking
6:00 to 6:45 – Project presentation
6:45 to 7:00 – Moderated Q&A

This event is free to attend through the Greg Brown Memorial Discover Your City Fund, $15 donation suggested.
Complimentary self-parking is provided.

About the AD EXchange Series:

AD EXchanges are free bi-monthly presentations, panels, and informal group conversations on architecture, design, our city, and the world.


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST


Architecture and Design Exchange

325 N. St. Paul St.