Alicia Quintans

Sensitive Updates Designed by Alicia Quintans Make a Kings Highway Cottage Shine

By Karen Eubank / October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Laura Bowden and her husband, Michael Shake, have preservation imprinted on their hearts. Their charming classic cottage in the Kings Highway Conservation District is a testament to that. “I need a T-shirt that says, ‘Save All the Old Houses,’ ” Bowden said. She and her husband are from the Southeast, and Bowden grew up in […]

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Interview with an Architect: Alicia Chandler Quintans Solves Modern Design Challenges

By Leah Shafer / December 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

In our ongoing series, Interview with an Architect, we speak with leading voices in the North Texas architecture community and learn about their work, development issues in our community, and good design practices and principals (you can read the last one here). Alicia Chandler Quintans, AIA, is an Oak Cliff-based architect, interior designer, and preservationist. […]

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Preservationist is on a Mission to Revive Vintage Style in Stevens Park Village

By Joanna England / August 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

On the other side of Fort Worth Avenue, just off of W. Colorado Blvd. is a quiet enclave of 176 homes called Stevens Park Village. The North Oak Cliff neighborhood, first developed by Annie Stevens between 1939 and 1941, feels homey and quaint, full of Austin stone Prairie-style cottages — even a few Dilbecks! – […]

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Swiss Avenue Historic District ‘Blazed a Trail’ for Future Dallas Preservation Efforts

By Leah Shafer / April 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

In the late 1960s and 1970s, the preservation climate in Dallas was almost nonexistent. Historic buildings were routinely razed on a whim and the city lost quite a few prominent structures, like the Commonwealth National Bank in 1969, the Melba Theater around 1971, the Southland Hotel in 1971, and the Hotel Jefferson in 1975. The Swiss Avenue area, now one […]

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