2005 Pritzker Prize Laureate, Thom Mayne of Morphosis, and Coy Talley of Talley Associates, unveil schematic designs for the Perot Museum of Nature & Science at Victory Park. Calling it a "living educational tool featuring architecture inspired by nature and science", the museum is expected to break ground fall 2009 and open in early 2013. The overall building mass is conceived as a large 10-story cube floating over the site's sustainable landscaped plinth (or base). An acre of rolling roofscape comprised of rock chards and native drought-resistant grasses reflects Texas' indigenous landscape and demonstrates a living system that will evolve naturally over time. An urban plaza will extend from the lobby onto the roof plinth with premier views to downtown. The site features a landscape that depicts an abstract cross-section of Texas, from an East Texas-inspired forest of large native canopy trees to the plains of the Texas Panhandle. Tucked within the Bosque of mature trees is an urban plaza - complete with signature café tables, seating and an interactive naturalized water feature, which will be used for gatherings and public events.