A multi-disciplinary team of experts came together around Millican Reserve to set a new standard in quality conservation design in Texas. After establishing an intimate familiarity with the land, the group focused its design efforts on creating an effective and lasting connection between people and nature. The results of this effort speak for themselves not only through the exceptional master plan but also through the myriad of small design touches that make Millican Reserve a remarkably distinctive place.
Over two sunny spring days, stakeholders from various disciplines and backgrounds came together at Millican Reserve to cast a vision for this place. Led by town architect Ted Flato, this participatory charrette (workshop) included land owners, representatives of City, County, and School District, biologists and conservationists, agriculturalists, real estate professionals, and many others. Experts from Texas A&M University, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Research Valley Partnership, Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, and a host of others guided the discussion. Following this organic and interactive exercise, the design team fine-tuned the concept and produced the initial conservation-focused land plan that has since become the nucleus of the Millican Reserve experience.