Sasaki selected for Arboretum San Antonio Master Plan

Arboretum San Antonio leaders announced today that Sasaki has been chosen as the master planning firm tasked with the foundational plan for San Antonio’s and South Texas’ first arboretum—a special category of botanical garden devoted to a region’s trees and other woody plants. Arboretum San Antonio Founder Henry G. Cisneros, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and Judge Peter Sakai spoke at a press conference emphasizing their support for this green space sanctuary dedicated to trees.

Beginning now, a 12-month master planning process led by Sasaki in partnership with a robust local planning team is underway. One critical piece of the process will be events starting this summer asking for community input to develop and build an arboretum that is reflective of San Antonio’s heritage and diverse culture.

The selection process included an RFQ and a shortlist that included Sasaki; Reed Hilderbrand; and
MVVA (Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates).

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