Main Street News

Main Street is honored to be working with Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and HKS Architects on a multifaceted memorial to the historically Black community of Quakertown, in Denton, Texas, which was displaced a century ago by a predecessor institution of the university. The memorial will include an amphitheater, trails, and interpretive nodes distributed throughout a wooded glade on the TWU campus.
(Concept sketch by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects)

The Brevard Zoo has received official approval from the Port Canaveral, Florida port commissioners to proceed with design and development of a new standalone aquarium facility on the shores of the Banana River. This groundbreaking attraction will combine the fun and entertainment of a family water park destination with the conservation and education values of one of the leading zoological parks and environmental organizations in the Southeast. Main Street is providing interpretive planning... Read More

We are thrilled to report that the Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands and Cypress Circle Café at the Houston Zoo received the 2021 Top Honors for Excellence in Exhibit Design from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Main Street provided interpretive planning and design for this project, which sets a new standard for adaptive reuse, converting a stagnant duck pond into a working wetland and a vibrant habitat for iconic Texas wildlife species. Congratulations to Lee Ehmke and his... Read More

The nation’s newest national park opened to the public, fittingly enough, on Labor Day 2021. The site preserves and interprets the history of the Pullman Palace Car Works in south Chicago, a landmark in American industrial and labor history. Main Street provided exterior interpretation and site signage design for this important project. Historic architecture by Quinn Evans Architects and Bauer Latoza Studio. Landscape design by SITE. Fabrication by Sparq1200.

Congratulations to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, a long-term repeat Main Street Design client, on taking another huge step in the transformation of their Memorial Park campus. HANC just opened their state-of-the-art new nature playscape, a hands-on, minds-on, whole body, nature-inspired adventure. Main Street provided interpretive graphics and signage design for this project. Playscape design by Design Workshop of Austin, Texas and fabrication by Sparq1200 of Houston. To learn... Read More

Main Street Design is delighted to announce the completion of our memorial trail at the Dorothy Hamm Middle School in Arlington, Virginia. In conjunction with its renovation and expansion, the former Stratford Junior High School – originally named for Robert E. Lee’s plantation – was renamed to honor a local civil rights activist. The memorial celebrates the courage and confidence of four young Black students who entered the school on the morning of February 2, 1959, making this the first... Read More