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The Dallas Modern Meet up is about:
Connecting the Dallas Modern Community
Fostering Ideas and Creativity
Building Relationships
Having a good time!

Come network, socialize, learn and share ideas among other stewards of the
Dallas modern community. Our members are designers, enthusiasts, mod
home owners,music people, builders, architects, artists, art collectors,
modern enthusiast, real estate people, business people, health and
fitness, furniture, film and fashion people of the Big D.

This is a monthly meet up, your invited! Feel free to invite another
modernista friend or just bring them with you.

WEDNESDAY MAY 24 // 6.30-8.30pm

1426 N Riverfront Blvd
Dallas, Texas, TX 75207




Dallas Modern Meet Up
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Founding Partner and Design Principal
Mexico City and New York City
MAY03 // 7PM

Enrique Norten was born in Mexico City and studied architecture at Iberoamericana University,
and he holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University. Norten founded TEN ARQUITECTOS
in Mexico City in 1986 and opened a second office in New York in 2000. With over 50 built projects
Norten is recognized for work that includes many important museums, educational and public
institutions, hotels, residential and urban development projects, parks and public spaces.
Among them are the National School of Theatre and Arts, the Habita Hotel, the Americano
Hotel, the High Museum of Villahermosa, the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity,
the University Museum of Chopo, the Amparo Museum, the Emblematic Monument of the
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, Santa Fe Eurocenter, Business School Campus
Livingston for Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Mercedes House in New York.

Enrique Norten has held numerous teaching positions including the Miller Chair at the University
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the O’Neil Ford chair in Architecture at the University of Texas
at Austin, and the Elliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University. He has also served as
a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, SCI-ARC, Rice
University, Columbia University and as Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design
at Yale School of Architecture.

Among the many awards Mr. Norten has received are the “Legacy Award” from the Smithsonian
Institution for his contributions to US arts and culture, the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts
by the World Cultural Council, and he was the first Mies van der Rohe Award recipient for Latin
American Architecture. Enrique Norten has lectured all over the world and has spoken at the
Urban Age Conference, dedicated to shaping the thinking and practice of urban leaders and
sustainable urban development through a worldwide investigation into the future of diverse
cities around the world.

Throughout his career, he has balanced the practice of architecture with a constant participation
on international juries and award committees such as the World Trade Center Site Memorial
Competition in New York City and the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. In 2006 he
was appointed member of Deutsche Bank’s Board of Trustees and on successive years he has
become a board member of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the Americas
Society/Council of the Americas.



The Dallas Architecture Forum
and Voices of Change
365 Modern Music
Saturday, 6 May 2017
11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Designed by Russell Buchanan, FAIA,
Buchanan Architecture

Start your weekend with music in the context of contemporary architecture! Voices of Change
and The Dallas Architecture Forum present an outdoor garden concert featuring wind instruments
in a stunning modern home. Includes a tour of this architecturally significant home designed by
architect Russell Buchanan and refreshments following the concert. Valet parking provided.
Seating is limited.
Tickets can be purchased online ($50 each) at:
Purchase confirmation with tickets and event address will be E-mailed by EventBrite.

MOCKINGBIRD residence is one of the most experimental residences in Dallas. The building is clad
in an ultra energy-efficient metal insulated panel system that combines maximum protection with
minimum long-term maintenance. Designed for a young family in the stone import and fabrication
business, the residence contains a main building in a simple rectilinear shape, designed in plan
using five equal squares. Adjacent to the main building is an entry vestibule clad entirely in onyx
slab. Completing the composition is a polished black stone wall for privacy. Join us for great
modern music and architecture!


Spring Tour- Celebrate Downtown
Date: May 6
Time: 10am-3pm
Venue: Main Street Garden


Join our spring architectural tour as we revisit the city’s center and dive for Celebrate
Downtown!  We are excited to announce partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc.
once again to bring back one of our most popular events back to Downtown!  
Join us on Saturday, May 6, for the Celebrate Downtown! walking tour of downtown
Dallas, and “Dive In.”  We will begin at Main Street Garden and visit multiple historic
properties, ascending to rooftops and lofts for refreshments and unparalleled views.

Reservations are required.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
preservationdallas.org or call 214-821-3290.  Ticket sales benefit Preservation Dallas.
Price: $30 for members; $35 non-members


presented by:
David Griffin & Company Realtors
The 2017 Spring Modern Home Tour
is presented by
Janelle Alcantara
of David Griffin & Company Realtors and benefits The Dallas Architecture Forum*

Open to the public, the self-guided tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the
Dallas area, as designed by licensed architects. Houses are chosen to showcase a variety
of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.

MAY13 // 11am - 5pm

4 Homes located east of 75

$20 Online • $25 on day of the tour


MAY 31 // 6PM
Price: $125 for members; $175 for non-members
Venue: The Statler


It is with great pride we announce our 2017 Awards keynote speaker will be
Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 31, for the 18th annual Preservation
Achievement Awards being presented at the iconic Statler.  We are proud to
be the first to open the doors for you as the project nears final stages of
rehabilitation by Centurion American.  After 16 years of vacancy and being
listed on local, state and national endangered lists, The Statler is one of Dallas’
biggest preservation success stories.

This year’s awards will include a special tribute to Downtown Dallas, Inc. for
their incredible work in making Dallas’ urban center a great place for people
to invest, live, work and play, and of course, restore historic buildings.

We are very proud to announce our 2017 Preservation Achievement Award

Awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m. in The Statler.  Reservations include valet
parking, sit down dinner, and awards ceremony.  General Public reservations
also include a Preservation Dallas membership.

Non-Refundable Reservations Required
$125 Members/$175 General Public

An exclusive rooftop reception with Stephanie Meeks is available to Silver, Gold and
Patron level Awards Sponsors. To Sponsor or donate to the Preservation Achievement
Awards, call us at 214-821-3290.


Main Street District Walking Tour
May 27, 2017
10:00 AM
The tour begins at Main Street Garden at
the corner of Main and St. Paul.

Skyline 360 Tour
May 27, 2017
2:30 PM
Klyde Warren Park Reading and Games Room
Meet at the games cart

Skyline 360 Tour
May 29, 2017
12:30 PM
Klyde Warren Park Reading and Games Room
Meet at the games cart.

Skyline 360 Tour
June 01, 2017
5:30 PM
Klyde Warren Park Reading and Games Room
Meet at the games cart.




Katherine SEALE, moderator
Presented in Partnership with Preservation Dallas
16 May 2017 // Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Drinks at 6:15 pm
Free and Open to the Public
No Reservations Needed, Join Us!

Dallas Black Dance Theater
2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201
The DBDT building is located directly behind One Arts Plaza, at the corner of Arts
Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way

The last two decades have seen a monumental shift in historic preservation both in Dallas and
across the country. This is reflective of a broader renewed interest in the built environment - old
and new - specifically how buildings, landscapes and places impact our lives. Twenty years ago,
there was very little research on the physical and mental impact of buildings and landscapes.
Today there are many more studies available on the subject, as well as a greater general interest
in how our surrounding affect our bodies and minds.

It has been said that historic preservation efforts are like a town's autobiography. The decision to
keep or demolish something for the future is based on the values of a particular time and place
and attitude. Dallas' citizens are increasingly interested in the decision-making process that
determines what their surroundings look like and how it will affect them. The Demolition Delay
ordinance is one example of the citizenry's growing focus on the preservation decisions being
made in their city. The quality and quantity of the city preservation staff has grown to a complete
office, and many team members hold degrees in historic preservation related fields. Many internal
changes such as increased training, education, and public outreach are happening as a result of
the Downtown Preservation Solutions Committee.

While there is clearly an increased interest in the historic built environment from both the public
and local government, the decisions that impact citizens are still largely unguided. With no city
planning department, there is a lack of vision and coordination in how the city develops and
re-develops. We are working off a Preservation Plan from 1987 and our surveys are decades old.
These tools need to be updated to guide future development and preservation efforts.  



The Dallas Architecture Forum
Continues 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With
“The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia”

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public
education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its
2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on May 23, 2017 with “The Urban Burbs – Corporate
Campuses and Suburbia” moderated by Ian Zapata, a Design Director for the Dallas
office of Gensler Architects.

Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a
public outreach of The Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

Joining Zapata as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished
community leaders and subject matter experts:

Peter J. Braster, Director of Special Projects, City of Plano

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor, Dallas Morning News

Jim Tousignant, Director of Global Real Estate , Verizon

The venue for the Panel Series for this season is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building
directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street
and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is
available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of
the DBDT building.


Preservation Success Stories
Saturday | May 20 | 1-4pm