September 03, 2010

Is Landscape Architecture Just "Parsley Around the Roast" of Architecture?

Here's a little food for thought…provocatively titled…for your Friday. What do you think?

September 01, 2010

Dallas and the African-American Experience

One of the many interesting things that is a part of our Dallas Arts District Architecture Walking Tour is the story of Freedmans Town. After the Civil War, several African-American communities sprang up around the area. One of the most vibrant was in what is now the east end of the Arts District. Let’s take a closer look.

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August 30, 2010

The Question of Credit

The Question of Credit

We’ve been in the process of training a class of new incredible walking tour guides in preparation for a busy fall schedule. One of the things that we discuss when we talk about the Wyly Theater is the issue of attribution. Who gets “credit?” The firm? The designer? How much attention is paid to the local architect of record?

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August 27, 2010

Friday Fun: The Family Edition

Today's post is just a big fat reminder to me that I have not yet posted photos from a fascinating trip to Taliesin a couple of weeks ago. I promise to get to them very soon. In the meantime, here's a little Frank Lloyd Wright info to tide you over.

August 18, 2010

Progress on the Perot Museum of Nature and Science...

Progress on the Perot Museum of Nature and Science...

We had the opportunity to stop by a Media Open House for the under construction Perot Museum of Nature and Science this afternoon. There is great progress being made on the Thom Mayne-designed building, and you’ll have the chance to see things for yourself this weekend. Jump for the details.

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August 06, 2010

Friday Fun: The Surrealist Edition

Building a Salvador Dali Museum in Florida? It better be bizarre, right, HOK? Take a look.

August 02, 2010

Let's Go Flying

No doubt about it…airport projects have a huge impact on a region. At its completion in 1974, DFW Airport was, at the time, the largest in the world. With modernization plans in the works for both DFW and Love Field, we thought it was a good time to take a look at the world of airport architecture. The captain has turned on the seatbelt sign, so sit back and enjoy your reading…

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July 27, 2010

More Dallas Architecture News...

More Dallas Architecture News...

Hot on the heels of last weeks’ Dallas news post, we have a few more scattershot tidbits to pass along…

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July 26, 2010

Newest Exhibition Opens at DCFA

We're not taking vacations here at the Dallas Center for Architecture this summer. Last week, we closed our very successful exhibition on Ju-Nel Homes, and we already have a new show of architectural delights to share with you. Elsewhere, TX officially opens today.

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July 23, 2010

Friday Fun Edition: A Treehouse Escape

As is typical of Dallas days in July, it’s hot. But while others are dreaming of trips to Colorado or the beach, we’re having more architectural thoughts. Let’s get above it all with a trip to this aerie retreat. Now where to come up with the $575 per night….

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