Many Have Come and Gone, But All Left Their Mark

An abstraction of a bald cypress dome and “spring” help to tell the story of the natural landscape in the heart of downtown Orlando. Originally the "site of beginning" for the layout of the city and county and the location of three previous courthouses, this adaptive reuse of building and site was created as a major public gathering space. Frederick Halback* led a talented team in connecting the space with historic and cultural reminders, redesign of Wall Street Plaza pedestrian mall, and the Lymmo transit stop.


Orlando, Florida

Orange County Board of Commissioners

Urban Design                
Streetscape Design
Landscape Architecture

Spillis Candela and Partners
Kha LeHuu

2.9 acres, 2 city blocks

ASLA, Florida Chapter, Award of Excellence
FPZA, Outstanding Public Development Award

*Executed while a Senior Principal with Herbert Halback, Inc.

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