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Lynn Wyatt and Dene Oliver at River Oaks District grand opening
Houston City Council member David Robinson, from left, Lynn Wyatt and Dene Oliver celebrate after setting a commemorative marker into the stone plaza at River Oaks District. Photo by Shaina Zucker/courtesy of Gensler
River Oaks District grand opening
OliverMcMillan CEO Dene Oliver addresses the crowd at grand opening ceremonies for the new River Oaks District. Photo by Shaina Zucker/courtesy of Gensler
Tom Ford store at River Oaks District
The interior of the Tom Ford boutique looks like a well-appointed home. Photo by Clifford Pugh
River Oaks District grand opening isa Pope-Westerman (Houston), Peter Merwin (Houston office), Duncan Paterson (Los Angeles), Brooks Howell (Houston).
Gensler architects, from left, Lisa Pope-Westerman, Peter Merwin, Duncan Paterson and Brooks Howell, led the planning and design of River Oaks District. Photo by Shaina Zucker/courtesy of Gensler
River Oaks District main courtyard
A central plaza is a focal point of the new River Oaks District. Photo by Shaina Zucker/courtesy of Gensler
River Oaks District grand opening
From left, River Oaks Shopping District general manager Erick Klafter, Elizabeth Hamman Oliver, David Robinson, Lynn Wyatt, Dene Oliver and Greg Wattson, OliverMcMillan senior managing director of development. Photo by Clifford Pugh