Last Friday was the 15th annual International PARKing Day, and our Austin studio had a great time re-envisioning two of the parking spaces in front of our office at 905 Congress. Instead of accommodating only a handful of vehicles for the day, our parklet provided a serene respite for a multitude of pedestrians.
To also support the Global Climate Strike that coincided with this year’s PARKing Day, we designed our space using sustainable materials such as live plants (provided by Leaf), reused carpet tiles, borrowed furniture from our team, and umbrellas that can be re-used by our team and clients. After some amazing feats of engineering by our talented team, we managed to get our umbrella shade structure hung to withstand regular wind gusts, and the end results were well worth all the effort.
Luckily it didn’t rain on our #PARKingDayATX parade today, but we’re enjoying Nelsen Partners’ umbrellas nonetheless! ☀️ ☂ 💙 😍 pic.twitter.com/hrqioexldw
— ATX Transportation (@austinmobility) September 20, 2019