St. Pete residents will have a chance to get up close and personal with lead designers of Pier Park this Thursday evening.
Rogers Partners Architects and Urban Designers principal architect Rob Rogers will speak at Sunken Gardens 7-9 p.m. to showcase his broad portfolio of previous work and lay out how urban design can flourish in St. Pete’s downtown community.
“Rob creates institutional and cultural buildings that are civic works. Believing that even a single building is a piece of urban design and that every surface deserves intimate attention, his work assertively and elegantly combines urbanism and architecture,” an email blast describes Rogers.
Attendees can expect a wide array of visuals showing previous work and a talk from designers outlining the relationship between architecture and downtown growth.
While Pier Park will likely be a hot topic of conversation, the meet and greet with residents is intended to be more of a conversation about urban design, growing communities and a showcase of work.
There’s a $5 suggested donation for the event, but it’s not required if anyone is unable to pay. However, residents wishing to attend do need to pre-register online. They can do that here.
Rogers will be in St. Pete preparing for another presentation Friday. Five design teams, including Rogers Partners, are vying for another $20 million project that would revitalize the Pier uplands to create a seamless transition between Pier Park and Beach Drive.
The winner of that bid will be chosen Friday.