Architecture

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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AIA Dallas Built Design Awards Highlight Local Projects

By Jon Anderson / October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Last week, The Dallas branch of the American Institute of Architects awarded winners in their annual Built Design competition (versus June’s Unbuilt awards). There were 72 nominations, which consisted of eight private residences, 10 medical facilities, and nine educational projects – and one scrappy Tyler, Texas, bank who had three entries. Above is my favorite […]

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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 CAN Have Nice Things: SCB Architecture

By Jon Anderson / June 19, 2019 / 4 Comments

In my quest to diversify Dallas’ architectural landscape, I’ve run across a firm that could be a great candidate for Dallas developers looking to make their mark. But first, a history lesson. Back in 1931, Lou, Irving, and Sylvia Solomon opened shop in Chicago. At the time, it was more than an architecture firm, with […]

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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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Dallas AIA Unbuilt Design Awards Need More Dallas

By Jon Anderson / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Back in May, the day I.M. Pei died, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) held their annual awards for unbuilt projects along with a separate student design award. As I walked around the entries with our founder and publisher, Candy Evans, I began to notice that the buildings I liked most […]

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