Girard Kinney, AIA, is a lifelong Austinite, graduate of the UT Austin School of Architecture and owner of Kinney & Associates (K&A), an urban design and architectural firm, founded in 1978 as the partnership of Billington Kinney Stone. He is a past president of the Austin AIA, co-founded its Committee on the Environment and currently serves on the Government Affairs/Urban Design Committee. He is a founding member of the local chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism and is founding Chair of the Cherrywood Neighborhood Association. Mr. Kinney was the Project Architect for the Pfluger Bridge, the pedestrian and bicycle bridge across Lady Bird Lake, adjacent historic Lamar Bridge in downtown Austin, and in a JV with Sinclair Black, he co-produced the Great Streets Master Plan for downtown Austin.
Mr. Kinney’s involvement with Mueller, the redevelopment of Austin’s original municipal airport dates from 1983 where he helped organize CARE (Citizens for Airport Relocation) and the “Move it!” campaign, and then remained involved as the planning for Mueller was undertaken, culminating in his Chairmanship of the TF that produced the 1986 Report to the City Council that established the Vision and Goals for the redevelopment. Throughout he has been involved both as a neighborhood representative and a professional architect and planner, the most recent example being the successful completion of the E51st Street Vision, a joint project with McCann Adams Studio, which borders Mueller on the north, dividing it, but potentially connecting it with, Windsor Park, the neighborhood to the north.