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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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Demolished in Dallas: Panel Explores the City’s Most Pressing Preservation Issues

By Leah Shafer / May 8, 2017 / 0 Comments
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If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed the destruction of many Dallas historic buildings over the past several years. From the Bud Oglesby-designed home at 10300 Straight Ln. and the Trammell Crow Estate to the razing of an entire block of century-old buildings in downtown Dallas as part of the Joule’s expansion plans, it’s been brutal. And it’s […]

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Northern Heights Contemporary Townhome Combines the Talents of E.G. Hamilton and DSGN Associates

By Karen Eubank / December 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

Northern Heights is one of those neighborhoods you probably never knew had a name. It’s in a pretty sweet spot — adjacent to Highland Park, minutes from Uptown, and within easy walking distance of the Katy Trail and the many shops and restaurants on Knox Street. It’s also rapidly becoming known for significant modern architectural design, […]

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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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Developer Diane Cheatham Advocates Modern, Sustainable Living in Dallas

By Leah Shafer / August 7, 2015 / 1 Comment

Dallas developer Diane Cheatham is a dedicated modernist and committed environmentalist. As CEO of Urban Edge Developers, Ltd., Cheatham has brought those values to her work in multiple settings, from small infill condos and townhomes that won multiple design awards, to her masterpiece at Urban Reserve, a signature modern neighborhood that uses sustainable features creatively. It’s […]

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Friday Four Hundred: Beautiful Urban Reserve Home Feels Warm But is Still Very Green

By Joanna England / February 7, 2014 / 16 Comments

I love Urban Reserve for many reasons, most of which coincide with my general adoration for modern architecture. Another reason to love Urban Reserve, a Matthews | Nichols development East of 75 and North of Royal Lane, is the focus on sustainability. Of course, some people have bought lots in this fantastic subdivision to build […]

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