PUBLIC SPACE ACTIVATION
Crowdus Park: Dallas, Texas
Crowdus Park was a block-long, four-day demonstration of a potential public space in Deep Ellum, Dallas’ most urban and creative neighborhood. ASH+LIME guided a team of city officials, three architecture/landscape architecture firms, dozens of artists, and over 100 volunteers to design and program the pop-up plaza. ASH+LIME guided permitting and production while coordinating the fundraising efforts. This event led to various follow-ups, including a monthlong event series and City of Dallas infrastructure investments.
Deep Ellum Outdoor Market: Dallas, Texas
ASH+LIME co-founder and Partner Brandon Castillo started the DEOM and ran it for about six years. Brandon brought an instinct for urban activation to the DEOM. The market played a key role in bringing consistent daytime activity to a walkable urban neighborhood which was traditionally dominated by nightlife. He replicated this model in various Dallas neighborhoods, including the Design District, Downtown Dallas, Lower Greenville, and Knox Street.
Food Truck Loft: Garland, Texas
Local Garland property owner and developer Robert Smith engaged ASH+LIME to program a roofless, burnt out, long-abandoned building. Two weeks later, the structure was repurposed into a successful outdoor event space. The first event attracted about 600 people and incubated a successful brewery. The success of this space played a key role in attracting other businesses, bringing new visitors, and creating new momentum in the Downtown. It was a major, immediate impetus in the square’s revitalization.
West End Fusion: Dallas, Texas
ASH+LIME worked with various Downtown/West End stakeholders (Downtown Dallas Inc., El Centro College, Dallas Police Department, DART police) to design and plan a potential event series called West End Fusion. The proposed designs and programming strategies are intended to create an active environment that promotes a greater sense of safety in Rosa Parks Plaza and the surrounding station area.