Lake Plaza is the new heart and front door for Hermann Park and has been described as a “community space without equal” in Houston. The project is a diverse 8-acre composition of spaces that accommodates a variety of activities and activates the center of Hermann Park with a distinct spirit of place. Buildings in the Plaza reflect a unique collaboration between the architect, Overland Partners and White Oak Studio. The Plaza design highlights the urban water cycle, celebrates public art, introduces native plants to the public, enlivens McGovern Lake and reflects the diverse Houston community. Lake Plaza received LEED Gold certification and has earned local and state design awards.