The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents


Modern Living Every Day of the Year

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum for three great evenings at some of the most significant modern residences in Dallas.

Each evening will include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to see the residence and hear from some members of the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts.

Each cocktail party will be from 6 to 8 pm with remarks by the design teams at appx 6:45 pm.
Valet parking, business or cocktail attire suggested for receptions.

Addresses and other information will be send to confirmed attendees one tickets have been purchased.

NOTE: All Three Receptions—21 May BRIDGE HOLLOW RECEPTION, 4 June CRESCENT RESIDENCE and 13 June WILDWOOD RESIDENCE receptions—are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support of the 365 Modern Living Series!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 6 to 8 pm

The Bridge Hollow Court Residence pays homage to both the early Texas modern architecture of David R. Williams, O’Neil Ford, and Frank Welch and the classical Texas architecture of John Staub. The Texas Modernism of large overhangs, standing seam metal roof, steel windows and Texas Antique Lueders Limestone combine with the gracious and glamorous living of Texas Classicism like the Camp House at the Dallas Arboretum. All combine to create strong connections in this house’s courtyard plan, between the inner and outer living spaces directed towards the Texas sunset. The 9,000 square foot house has the appearance of a one-story house. Nearly a quarter of the living area surrounds a sub-terranean motor court. Trees lining the front of the property provide a hint of seclusion while leaving the architecture visible and welcoming beyond. The ground level upon approach reveals the rear courtyard with a see-through entry and front living room. On either side of the courtyard are the dining space and library both overlooking the neighborhood with the more private spaces placed toward the back of the structure. The outdoor loggia serves as the connection point between all the family living areas while the entry court welcomes guests with its reflecting pool surrounded by more public spaces. The front water feature provides not only a visual, but an auditory sense of calm and peace. The smooth mirrored water on the surface provides a reflection of the sky and surrounding environment.

Crisp geometric forms define the courts, terraces and water features and are countered and softened with textural plantings. The material palette of the home and the landscape is elegant and spare: Leuders limestone, stucco walls, water, metal, glass, IPE wood, gravel and light. The materials bring a clean uniformity so that the landscape gestures compliment and support the architecture and tie the two together seamlessly. The rear garden is terraced down to the infinity, zero edge pool. A linear fire feature and modern trellis provide a year round sitting space close to the master bedroom. Wood ceilings are throughout the house, and flow from the interiors to the outdoor spaces. Ceramic tile which mimics concrete is the flooring throughout and it works beautifully with interior and exterior concrete elements of the structure. Beautiful Italian modern furnishings blend with an excellent art collection in the home. The master suite features bespoke walnut lacquered cabinetry and leather paneled walls. The library features stunning orange lacquer walls which create a dramatic contrast to the otherwise understated decor of this elegant home.

David Stocker, AIA - Design Architect; Philip Pitzer, - Project Architect
SHM Architects

Interior Design
Neil Stewart, Principal Designer; Ann Riedel, Associate Designer
Neil Stewart Designs

Landscape Architecture
Mary Ellen Cowan, ASLA

John Sebastian
Sebastian Construction Group


Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 6 to 8 pm

Crescent Residence sits on a beautiful wooded site with rolling topography and mature trees and was designed in order to save these trees and topographic features. Conceived as three narrow, stone and wood buildings, connected by two double-height glass infill spaces (entry hall and kitchen), the house primarily serves to focus on the visual and physical connections between the occupied spaces and the site. The front entry is accessed by the property’s thoughtfully-designed stone-clad motor court, and a welcoming water feature creates a peaceful atmosphere while lessening any city noises beyond. Entering the house, a vintage mid-century modern chandelier welcomes guests in the vast hall. Beautiful views of the back yard welcome visitors at every turn through floor to ceiling glass walls. A muted pallet of interior finishes helps to blend the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. Flooring of white oak planks and antique limestone extend the ground plane to the terraced lawn spaces at the front and rear, providing transition from home to preserved mature oaks. Clay plaster and bleached white oak paneling are utilized at various wall and ceiling surfaces to expand the visual field across both levels of the house.

Every room has vistas through the mature trees, with direct physical access to the outside. Deep, zinc paneled roof overhangs shelter a series of exterior porches and balconies. A fire pit and seating area in the back yard provide entertainment close to the home while a path of Pennsylvania bluestone slabs ascend toward a sunken fire pit and carport at the rear. The remarkably verdant qualities of the landscape, comfortable furniture, bespoke rugs and fittings, and cherished art throughout the home all help to define this comfortable and comforting home. A neutral pallet of exterior materials, including bevel shell stone, stained wood, and weathered zinc, helps integrate the home to the larger site, while bringing into focus the trees and their changing seasonal color, texture, and dappled light of this site reconnected to the adjacent branch of Turtle Creek.

Gary Cunningham, FAIA; Michael Bessner, Assoc. AIA; Tom Dohearty, AIA; Sharon Odom, AIA
Cunningham Architects

Interior Design
Shannon Bowers, RID; Marci Thomas, RID
Shannon Bowers Design

Landscape Architecture
David Hocker, FASLA; Ashlee Lehmann, ASLA
Hocker Design Group

Lighting Design
Steven Byrd, IALD, IES
byrdwaters DESIGN, LLC

General Contractors
Steve McCombs; Vaughn Shadle
S.H. McCombs Company, Inc.
George Bramblett
Webster Street, Inc.


Thursday, 13 June 2019, 6 to 8 pm

The Wildwood Residence brings the outdoors in as it sits nestled in a heavily forested area of Bluffview. The house has large sliding glass doors that connect to the pool deck area to the east, creating an expansive feel. A large sliding glass pocket door extends the kitchen / family room space to the screened porch, continuing the indoor / indoor connection. The Eggersman kitchen anchors this expansive living area, finished in walnut and stainless steel. This entire living space (family room, kitchen and porch) has Mediterranean Blue limestone floors which seamlessly flow from the interior to the exterior living area. The screened porch has a full outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, fireplace, grille and dining area with granite countertops throughout. The house’s dramatic entry, which is partitioned from the sitting area by an art glass stair wall, features a custom Tibetan area rug and 11' tall iridescent chandelier. The sitting area beyond includes a bar and wine display wall and exotic iron red granite. The study, adjacent to the dining area, features leather floors. The house’s exterior materials allow the house to blend in organically in relationship to the heavily wooded lot. The stone veneer is a dry stacked chopped stone that complements the smooth gray stucco and Ipe wood siding.

The home’s site showcases mature trees and the soothing sounds of nature. Special attention to the site’s layout preserved existing trees by curving the vehicular approach from the center to side of the lot toward a coordinated wood gate the conceals the side-facing garage and entry to the home. Once inside the house, a floor-to-ceiling view to the reflective, dark pool in the rear yard reveals shadows of the surrounding Japanese maples and other trees emerging from the pool’s deck. A monolithic, rectangular granite block serves as a focal point and water feature in the pool’s shallow shelf. The dense shading of the site required a carefully selected plant palette of shade tolerant specimens. This is a home that clearly reflects the meaning of its name.

Patricia Magadini AIA Design Architect; Bruce Bernbaum AIA and Dan Typaldos AIA Project Architect
Bernbaum/Magadini Architects

Interior Design
Rick Rozas
Rick Rozas, Designer

Landscape Architecture
David Hocker, ASLA
Hocker Design Group

Lighting Design
Jim Mc Millan, MIES
JCM Lighting Design



16 May 2019
Thursday, 7:30 pm, Presentations Begin at 8 pm

Wild Detectives Bookstore
314 West Eighth Street, Dallas

Free, $5 Donation Appreciated

Last year's PechaKucha (our first) focused on beginnings, join us this year as we ask our presenters to mull over their Second Thoughts. Notable presenters from various art and design fields will share their interpretations of the theme through words and pictures.

Mingling begins at 7:30 at the Wild Detectives with presentations beginning at 8:00pm. No tickets required, but $5 donations at the door appreciated!

**"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format. Find out more at PechaKucha.org




Rick JOY
Founder and Principal
Studio Rick Joy
The Frank Welch Memorial Lecture


23 January 2019 (Wed, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Thomas WOLTZ
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects


6 February 2019 (Wed, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA


Deans Addington, Parr, Vanegas and Williamson
UT Austin, UT Arlington, Texas A & M and Texas Tech

2 April 2019 (Tues, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Co-Founder and Partner
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

17 April 2019 (Wed, 7pm)
Angelika Film Center, Mockingbird Station

Calvin TSAO and Zack McKOWN
Founders and Partners
Tsao - McKown Architecture and Design


1 May 2019 (Wed, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA


Alberto KALACH
Principal and Co-Founder
TAX Architects, Mexico City

In partnership with UTA CAPPA

11 September 2018 (Tues, 7 pm)
Note Venue Location: Angelika Theatre, Mockingbird Station, Dallas

Founder and Director
Skyscraper Museum, New York City
In partnership with the DMA and its exhibition
Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

25 September 2018 (Tues, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Founder and Partner
Thomas Phifer and Partners

23 October 2018 (Tues, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA


Monograph featuring 20 outstanding contemporary residences in Dallas
Produced by the Dallas Architecture Forum.

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