Dallas Arts District Architecture Resources

In our efforts to give our great Arts District Walking Tourdocents as much interesting information as we can for them to share, we’realways on the look-out for great resources.  Recently, we ran across several things onlinethat we think are of interest.

Check them out and then join us on a tour very soon.  You can register here.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is a behemoth architecturefirm that has built some of our most renowned modern skyscrapers, includingBurj Khalifa, the Sears Tower and the World Trade Center. Beyond that, theyhave built countless towers in urban centers across the world.  And that includes Dallas. SOM constructed two of the towers in the Arts District.  TrammellCrow Centerand Chase Tower were both designed by SOM’sRichard Keating.  Here’sa look at “the architecture firm that reached for the sky.”

The Meyerson Symphony Centeris a brilliant tour de force of geometry by Pritzker Prize winner I.M. Pei.  Peiis still going strong at 92 and discusses several of his major projects in thisinterview.

And here’sanother interview—this one with landscape architect Deb Mitchell, part ofthe team that designed the Sammons Park at the new AT&TPerforming Arts Center.  Peter Simek of D’sFrontRow gets some interesting answers on the design process the “scoop” infront of the Wyly Theater.

By the way, now that you’ve learned so much…are youinterested in being a docent for our walking tours?  We’re currently recruiting a new class.  Send us an e-mail at and we’ll get you theinfo.

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