AIA Dallas

AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards Highlight Innovative Architecture

By Joanna England / April 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Tragically, not every project that an architect designs makes its way from concept to reality. Truly, some of the most ground-breaking work that architects do never break ground. However, these designs and concepts deserve recognition, and that’s just what the AIA Dallas Unbuilt Awards will do. This year’s pop-up exhibition tomorrow, April 28, from 6:30 […]

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Will Dallas Inner City Growth, Urban Infill Change Our City for Better Or Worse?

By Leah Shafer / February 29, 2016 / 2 Comments

Dallas is experiencing phenomenal inner city growth. Neighborhoods like Oak Cliff, the Trinity River Corridor, Deep Ellum, Ross Avenue, and the Design District are seeing urban infill like never before, showing up in all scales and types. These changes are remaking the city and opening up new opportunities for residents and businesses alike. But when we look […]

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Housing Styles: Why Have Interiors Leapt into the Future while Exteriors Wallow in the Past?

By Jon Anderson / July 29, 2015 / 8 Comments

Let’s face it, homes have always been a collection of areas for cooking, sleeping, and primping surrounding a common family or group dining and living area. Sometimes these functions occurred in a single room and sometimes a series of rooms. The more schmancy you get, the more specialized the rooms and the larger the rooms […]

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Two Design Competitions Challenge Dallas-Area Professionals to Show Off Best Work

By Leah Shafer / July 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

Two local design competitions are calling on Dallas-area professionals to show off their best work this summer. The Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition, presented by AIA Dallas and TEXO Association, calls on architects and contractors to team up and design haute houses for dogs. All proceeds benefit the SPCA of Texas Home for the Holidays event. […]

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AIA Unbuilt Design Awards Recognize Innovative Projects by Dallas Architects

By Joanna England / June 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

Dallas architects are designing amazing, mold-breaking structures for sites here and abroad, but not every design becomes more than a concept. Still, good ideas are worth recognizing, so the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects set out to highlight some of the most amazing unbuilt structures designed by Dallas firms. Design award recipients […]

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After a Rash of Earthquakes, Should North Texas Update its Building Codes?

By Joanna England / May 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

Did you feel that earthquake this morning? We definitely did, and it happened just as I was dropping off my preschooler in Lakewood. The tremor, a 2.7 magnitude quake near Farmers Branch according to the United States Geological Survey map, made me wonder if my son’s school was built to withstand a significant earthquake. It’s […]

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