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July 23, 2010

A Celebration of ADA Awareness Day

A Celebration of ADA Awareness Day

Twenty years ago Monday, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. To celebrate this important anniversary, AIA Dallas and TRASA have a day of activities scheduled, including a kick-off event at Dallas City Hall and tours of the Lighthouse for the Blind and Texas Discovery Gardens. There are more details after the jump.

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July 22, 2010

Dallas Architecture News

We’ve been busy this week getting ready to install our new Elsewhere, TX exhibition (more on that soon), but wanted to take a break to update you on some of the local architecture stories we’ve run across recently.

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July 14, 2010

Musings on Mies and Modernism

Musings on Mies and Modernism

We’re screening Regular or Super tonight at the Center. It’s an interesting documentary on Mies van der Rohe centered around an ESSO gas station he designed and featuring interviews with Rem Koolhaas and others. It gives us the opportunity to link to a couple of articles on Mies and his work in context.

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July 12, 2010

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

Let’s live vicariously today. I’m pretending that rather than being here in steamy Dallas, I am “abroad.” Spending a week or two cruising across Europe. First stop? You’ll have to jump to see.

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July 09, 2010

Friday Fun: The Flashback Edition

Friday Fun: The Flashback Edition

For today’s issue, we’ll take a look back….waaaaay back. Here are a couple of recent articles featuring architecture from the ancient world. They cover two of the most revered architectural cultures ever.Jump for more.

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July 06, 2010

Preservation Dallas Presents Summer Sizzlers

While many groups slow down for the long, hot summer, Preservation Dallas keeps plugging along. One of the highlights of their programming season is the series of Summer Sizzlers, a variety of adult education lectures, offering insight into local preservation topics, architecture and history. Jump for the details...

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June 30, 2010

Preservation Dallas Announces 2010 Most Endangered List

We were at the Women's Museum at Fair Park this morning as Katherine Seale announced Preservation Dallas' annual list of Dallas' Most Endangered Historic Resources. More details and the full list are after the jump.

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June 23, 2010

Arts District Architecture Online

A couple of weeks ago, a gentleman who has been doing an online series on art and architecture from across the country visited our fair city. While here, he interviewed us and then went out and took some really nice footage of the Arts District.The final product is a rather nice teaser for our full-blown Arts District Architecture Walking Tour. (You have been on one, haven't you?!?)The video is after the jump.

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June 18, 2010

Friday Fun: The Book Report

Just in time for Father’s Day (if you spring for overnight shipping), here are a few books on architecture you might check out.

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June 17, 2010

Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Issues "Architecture at Risk" List

The imperiled Oak Cliff Christian Church has been one of the hot topics in area preservation circles for the last several months. We’ll abridge the narrative, but the long and short of it is that if a buyer is not found by August 15, DISD will be bulldozing the structure to build tennis courts.Prompted by this renewed interest in the architecture found in their neck of the woods, the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League has borrowed a page from the Preservation Dallas folks and issued their own list of “Architecture at Risk.” The list, which includes churches, schools and a whimsical ice cream shop, can be found here.

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