Architecture & Design

Dallas Architecture Forum Hosts Design Inspirations — The Art of Craft

By Heather Hunter / October 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum on Tuesday, October 29, for a free panel discussion, “Design Inspirations–The Art of Craft.” Moderated by David Hocker, FASLA, President and Founding Partner of HOCKER, the discussion features three talented and inspirational designers sharing their personal insights into the design process. “In the first Panel Discussion of our 2019-2020 Season, […]

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Why Are Newer High-Rise Floor Plans So Bad?

By Jon Anderson / October 17, 2019 / 1 Comment

Back in 2016, I recognized 3525 Turtle Creek for having the best high-rise floor plans. I said they were pretty fine as-is, but also were very malleable for owners to change with the times. Most of you know this building was built in 1957 as Dallas’ first residential high-rise. Since that column, I’ve often wondered why older […]

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What Do You Do With an Old Newspaper Building?

By Bethany Erickson / August 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

It’s been a month and a day since it was announced that Ray Washburne’s Charter DMN Holdings had purchased the former Dallas Morning News headquarters on Young Street.  Known by many as the “Rock of Truth” because of the words etched on the front, Washburne’s company purchased the campus for $28 million, paying $5.6 million […]

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Dallas AIA Student Designs Show Inspiration of Future Architects of Distinction

By Jon Anderson / June 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded student designs at their recent event that also showcased unbuilt projects. All three student winners are from the UT Austin School of Architecture. The image above is from Krishnan Mistry and Alison Walvoord and titled “A Home is Not a House.” Instead of being a […]

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Sacred Spaces: What Do You Do With an Empty Church?

By Bethany Erickson / May 19, 2019 / 1 Comment

It all started in a Facebook group: Someone asked about the status of the now-dormant Oak Cliff United Methodist Church in a group devoted to Dallas history. “Anybody know what’s going on with this place?” the group member asked. “I’ve been driving by it daily on the way to my school and just watching it […]

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NYT Publishes Emily Summers’ Highland Park Preservation Home & Design Book!

By Candy Evans / January 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

They got a few real estate numbers wrong, but what does it matter? It’s the New York Times, right, and they got the design story spot on. Check out this splendidly glowing write up on Emily and Steve Summer’s house (with a well-deserved plug for her forthcoming book, “Distinctly Modern Interiors,” ) in the “affluent Dallas […]

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