Detroit Riverfront ConservancyDetroit, Michigan
The Riverfront Vision plan called for public access, open space and recreation facilities both land and water based, that reintroduce community members and visitors to the Detroit River. The effort worked in concert with the adjacent Riverfront Plan, which was already and included a 5-mile riverfront promenade and an island park entrance.
YAMASAKI’s work on the Detroit West Riverfront Vision Plan has been acknowledged by the Detroit AIA, with a 2004 Honor Award, and the Michigan AIA, with a 2005 Honor Award.
Teamed with the Boston-based, urban design firm Chan Krieger & Associates, Detroit architect Mark English Associates, Inc., Detroit Engineering firm Tucker, Young, Jackson, Tull, Inc., and Landscape Architect George Vary, we first identified the major problems and issues on the site. Further efforts focused on seeking comprehensive and creative solutions by working with community organizations and multiple stakeholders with passionate and diverse interests.