Presentation: Stripping of Character

Date:April 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy.
Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75201

Join the AIA Dallas Communities by Design Committee and the Dallas Center for Architecture for a new co-sponsored series based on topics and articles in our award-winning Columns magazine. This first panel discussion is inspired by an article in the Winter 2018 issue by urban planner David Whitley, Assoc. AIA on “Character, Stripping, and the Evolution of Place.” David will moderate a lively conversation with a group of developers, designers, and planners on the evolution of downtown Dallas from a collection of 1980’s post-Modern towers to a more street- and user-friendly neighborhood.

There are many elements that contribute to a sense of “character,” and just as many interpretations as to what constitutes environments rich with character vs. those that have been stripped of their character. As downtown Dallas has evolved, many things have shaped its character in both positive and negative ways. What changes have been for the better, and what changes have been for the worse? What of the original “character” should we cling to? While there is no single formula for creating and maintaining character of a place, how can we advocate for an approach to projects that respects original design intentions while making places more valuable to us in the present day?

The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Register here.

Cost:Free and open to the public.
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