AUSTIN -- The Seaholm Intake Project is another step closer to reality after the top three design ideas were announced Monday.
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation say they have shortened the list to three final concepts for the former power plant on Lady Bird Lake.
The competition was open to design professionals, students, artists, and collaborative teams. The City says they received 76 design submissions.
The original design competition, overseen by The Trail Foundation, Parks and Recreation Department, Parks Foundation, and AIA Austin, chose the top 10 designs.
The top three ideas were chosen based on public input on Aug. 9.
The City of Austin Parks Department expects to be finished with the Seaholm Intake Facility makeover within the next two and a half years.
The City will now look for private partners to fund the project.
The Top Three Designs were submitted by:
103 “Link” - Gumbully
Brendan Wittstruck, Justin Beadle, Philip Burkhardt, Roberto Jaime Deseda, Heath Henderson, Julia Weese-Young
111 “Lakehouse” - BOKA Powell + Design Workshop
Laura Bryant, Nathan Wilcox, Alex Ramirez, Sarah Simpson, Allison Moore Eric Van Hyfte, Kim Villavicencio, Philip Koske, Steven Moore, Tim Campbell, Mary Martinich, Conners Ladner, Jason Ferster, Magda Sayeg (local artist), Will Steakley (DEN)
145 “Intake” - Gensler Team George
George Blume, Brittney Couch, Jesse Adler, Vineta Clegg, Chris Curson, Adrianna Hong, Gerardo Gandy, Stacy Reed