LiA: San Pedro Creek Exhibition
San Pedro Creek is where the First Peoples lived for thousands of years and where the Spanish settled more than three hundred years ago. The creek was the primary water source for the initial development of San Antonio de Bexar where many groups lived, worked, and worshipped but for the last century served as a drainage ditch and cultural barrier.
In 2012 Bexar County, led by Judge Nelson Wolff and the San Antonio River Authority commissioned one of the boldest and most visionary projects undertaken in San Antonio and the State of Texas. The San Pedro Creek Improvements Project reconstitutes the creek as a multifaceted flood control and water management resource, biotic urban park, and diverse cultural artery.
To mark the completion of the newest phases of the 2.2-mile long project the design team – HDR, Munoz & Co., Alta Architects, Pape Dawson Engineers, Ford Powell Carson Architects, and contractor Sundt/Davila have assembled a unique exhibition that reveals the decade-long process so visitors can explore the hidden history, evolution of the design and engineering, challenges the construction had to overcome, and impact on the future of San Antonio’s urban communities and economy.