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Mrs. Bush, Michael Van Valkenburgh and Team Stroll the Grounds

June 21, 2013 1 minute Read by Brittney Bain

This week, Mrs. Bush, Bush Center Landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, and Laura Solano and Matthew Urbanski of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) strolled the grounds to look at the progress of the landscape.  Herb Sweeney of the MVVA team also helped transform the 15-acre park into a Texas prairie. The grounds feature more than 900 trees of native varieties, including many trees that were transplanted from the Bush’s ranch in Crawford, close to 1,900 shrubs and a wildflower meadow.  The group also viewed the urban park from the third-floor green roof decks, which help reduce cooling and heating demands of the Bush Center.


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Brittney Bain
Brittney Bain

Brittney Bain serves as the Director of Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked on Capitol Hill where she served most recently as deputy press secretary for the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary.  Bain interned in the White House Office of Communications during the George W. Bush Administration.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and her master’s degree from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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