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October 14, 2009

Beyond the Arts District: The Future of Downtown Dallas

Beyond the Arts District: The Future of Downtown Dallas

Even as we celebrate the opening of our grand new performing arts center, people are already looking to the next chapter. What additional development is needed to make the Arts District a place for more than just concerts and plays? And what does that mean for the rest of downtown?

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October 12, 2009

Dallas Architects Take on Japan

Dallas Architects Take on Japan

The Dallas Architectural Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and fellowships each year to students and architects to further their studies. This year, the Miyama family (developers here and in their native Japan) funded a generous fellowship for travel to Japan for the study of architecture. There's more information on the recipients and a link to the blog about their adventures after the jump.

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October 08, 2009

Newsweek Notices Our Arts District

It seems appropriate as we open our exhibition on the architecture of the Arts District that we point you to theis article Newsweek has published on the opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The link is after the jump.

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October 07, 2009

Deedie and Rusty Rose Make Multi-Million Dollar Gift for Creation of Dallas CityDesign Studio

Yesterday, at City Hall, The Trinity Trust Foundation and the City of Dallas announced a $5 million gift from Deedie and Rusty Rose. $2 million of the gift will be used to establish the Dallas CityDesign Studio. The Studio will be headed by Brent Brown, AIA. The full press release is after the jump.

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October 01, 2009

More Winners at the AIA Dallas Gala

In addition to honoring community leaders with its Lifetime Achievement Award and honorary memberships, AIA Dallas recognized several firms and individuals for their ongoing contributions to architecture and design in North Texas.

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September 30, 2009

Nasher Sculpture Center Opens The Art of Architecture: Foster + Partners

Nasher Sculpture Center Opens The Art of Architecture: Foster + Partners

As all of Dallas gears up for the opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Nasher Sculpture Center has fired off one of the first celebratory salvoes with an exquisite exhibition on the work of architect Norman Foster. With a score of models and a slew of drawings, the exhibition is a fascinating survey of Foster's firm's work in recent years.

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September 29, 2009

AIA Dallas Presents Community Honor Awards

AIA Dallas Presents Community Honor Awards

At a black-tie gala at the beautifully restored Union Station, AIA Dallas and the Dallas Architectural Foundation presented Community Honor Awards to those promoting architecture and design in North Texas.

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September 17, 2009

Thom Mayne and Talley Associates Unveil Some Wow.

Thom Mayne and Talley Associates Unveil Some Wow.

The Museum of Nature and Science (soon to be the Perot Museum of Nature and Science thanks to a very generous gift from the Perot family) unveiled schematic designs for their new Victory Park building today. Wow. In collaboration with local landscape architect Talley Associates, Pritzker Prize laureate Thom Mayne has created a design sure to have a lasting impact on our city.

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September 15, 2009

A Report from the "Ground Making"

A Report from the

The dirt is flying around downtown. This afternoon, ground will be broken for the new convention center hotel. On Thursday, the Museum of Nature and Science unveils schematic designs for their Thom Mayne-designed building in Victory Park. And yesterday marked a milestone in the construction of the Woodall Rodgers Park...or as we like to call it here at DCFA, our front lawn.

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September 08, 2009

Mid-Century Modern Musings

Mid-Century Modern Musings

Maybe it's our new addiction to the AMC series Mad Men...but we're feeling the mid-century Modern vibe today. And it seems timely. Here are a few news items...from Florida, California, and right here in Dallas.Do we really, as Lewis Mumford once said, reject our fathers and embrace our grandfathers?

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