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 Brandon Castillo, CoFounder Ash and Lime

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. 

 

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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.

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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.