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Austin Design Cruise

April 24 | “Flowing Forward: Mobility and More in the Heart of Austin”

Wednesday April 24 6:00-8:00pm @ Capital City Boat Cruises


You’re invited! Our latest sunset cruise explores the intertwined growth of Austin’s architecture, infrastructure, and transit along Lady Bird Lake, led by in-the-know experts.

Your knowledgeable guides are Peter Mullan, Chief of Architecture and Urban Design at Austin Transit Partnership, and Veronica Castro de Barrera, Principal at VCdB Architecture & Art and Board Chair of Austin Transit Partnership.

Please arrive early! Seats are first come first serve, and top deck is not guaranteed. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase on board. Bring a friend (or two) and make a night of it!


Chief of Architecture and Urban Design, Austin Transit Partnership

Since 2021, Peter Mullan has served as Chief of Architecture and Urban Design for Austin Transit Partnership, the new local government corporation charged with implementing Project Connect, Austin’s multi-billion-dollar transit expansion, in collaboration with CapMetro, the City of Austin, and the entire Austin community. Peter brings decades of experience working in public space design and community engagement to the extraordinary opportunity for Project Connect to reinforce and enhance Austin’s diverse and human-centered urban fabric.

From 2015 to 2021, Peter was the CEO of the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy, building an innovative public park system around a restored Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin, including the transformed Waterloo Park and new Moody Amphitheater.

Principal, VCdB Architecture & Art
Board Chair, Austin Transit Partnership

From volunteering for AIA Austin’s Architecture in Schools program, to co-writing a successful grant from City of Austin for urban forestry to plant 14 new trees at Maplewood elementary school, to participating in the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan working group working on transportation and land use, Veronica has a long history of bringing community together.

These past two years, Veronica’s volunteerism has been activated to great heights. She’s a board member of AIA Austin, and the chair of the Austin Transit Partnership Board. Austin Transit Partnership was created in 2020 to implement ProjectConnect, in partnership with CapMetro, the City of Austin, and the community, including expanded transit options throughout Austin with new light rail, a subway, and more transit services across the city.

Students and seniors (65+) can access a $30 ticket using code DISCTOUR2024. Tickets for children 12 and under are $10 with code CHILDTOUR2024. See our FAQs at the bottom of the Eventbrite page.

Image: Jacqueline Gilles