Dallas Architecture News

Interview with an Architect: Modernist Cliff Welch Featured in White Rock Home Tour

By Leah Shafer / April 17, 2015 / 1 Comment

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 first one here and the second one here). Cliff Welch, AIA, is a Dallas-based architect who champions modern […]

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Interview with an Architect: Larry Paschall is an Ambassador for Architecture Community

By Leah Shafer / April 9, 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 first one here). Larry Paschall, AIA, is Vice President and founding member at HPD Architecture, an architecture […]

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Preservation Dallas Produces Exhibit on Architectural Styles of Dallas

By Leah Shafer / March 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

For the architecturally curious, things like the difference between Queen Anne and Colonial Revival style houses and the hallmarks of the Tudor Revival style are the stuff of late-night curious Googling. A new exhibit produced by Preservation Dallas aims to clarify such matters using iconic Dallas architecture like the Old Red Museum and the Statler Hilton to […]

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Ask an Architect: The Story on Second Stories — How to Decide Between Building on or Moving Off?

By Joanna England / August 20, 2013 / 2 Comments

Two families in my neighborhood, Casa View Haven, recently announced that they’d be selling their modest post war-traditional homes and heading for the ‘burbs. Sure, that’s an option, but sometimes families choose to invest in an addition to accommodate growing families rather than packing up and moving.

Of course, there are pros and cons for both choices. Sometimes the investment in building onto a home isn’t recouped. And sometimes you can’t sell your existing home in time and end up carrying two mortgage payments. And sometimes, too, Homeowners Associations and deed restrictions can keep you from adding more space.

Michael Staten, a Dallas architect and senior project manager at CBRE, considered adding on to his Lake Highlands home. Instead, Staten and his family of four moved to Richardson. Why?

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