Nobody wants to revisit a childhood home to find it’s been replaced by a convenience store. As it turns out, people don’t feel any better when it happens to familiar public spaces, either. Our landscape is our home, and the Penn Field, Harry Ransom Center, and Driscoll Villa renovation projects have proved that as a familiar landscape changes – be it updating World War I-era airfield barracks for modern business-use, bringing more light into the HRC, or restoring Laguna Gloria’s Tuscan villa to its original 1916 beauty – it can still remain, quintessentially, Austin.
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