Skate-Able Art Plaza

Client

JXTA, City of Skate, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition

Service

Environmental Design

Creative Team

Environmental Design Lab Leads and Apprentices, City of Skate, UMN Landscape Architecture Department, City of Minneapolis

Creative Solution

In the spring of 2018, we announced a capital and legacy campaign to raise $14 million to build a state-of-the-art creative design headquarters. Instead of leaving the corner lot where our building used to sit empty over the next 4 years of this campaign, we decided to build the first skate plaza in North Minneapolis. Apprentices in Enviro Lab worked with designers and architects, as well as our partners, City of Skate, West Broadway Coalition, and UMN Landscape Architecture Department to design to design the plans for this unique and multipurpose skate-able art plaza. The plaza was constructed in spring 2019 and unveiled in June 2019.

Adult and child skateboarding Adult and child skateboarding A skate plaza People milling about in a skate-able plaza Someone skateboarding on a skate plaza A young person skateboarding with a sports mascot