The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents


Modern Living Every Day of the Year

The Forum’s 365 Modern Reception on 19 November 2019 is SOLD OUT. To be placed on the wait list in case tickets become available, please send an Email with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired to

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum for a great evening on Tuesday, 19 November at an extraordinary residence recently completed in Dallas. This evening will include a reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and the chance to see the residence and hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. The reception will be from 6 to 8 pm with remarks by the design teams at approximately 6:45 pm. Valet parking – business or cocktail attire suggested. Address will be sent to confirmed attendees once tickets have been purchased.

Payment may also be made by check. Mail check, payable to:

Dallas Architecture Forum
PO Box 596119
Dallas, TX 75359

We hope you will attend this great event on Tuesday, 19 November 2019!

Tuesday, 19 NOVEMBER 2019, 6 to 8 pm

The House on Ricks residence is woven into a park-like setting of almost two acres that is graced by a dense cluster of mature live oak trees. The owners set out to create an architecturally stunning, minimal one-story glass house that would sit lightly among the trees as its own work of art. In addition to existing as a captivating home in the woods for its residents, the house is designed to serve as an alluring place to gather for events supporting the causes that are closest to the owners’ hearts. Inspired by the precision and form of well-tailored custom fashion design, interior finish selections and details were kept to a minimum, as not to disrupt the eye from the expansive trees and landscape which sits just outside. Monolithic forms and walls in natural stone create a subtle backdrop, while carefully selected polished brass fixtures and hardware act as moments of polished ‘jewelry’ punctuating the precision of the black, white, and grey interior palette.

The home gestures quietly to the neighborhood, with guests entering the property through a foliage-screened front courtyard. Visitors are then invited to enter with a monumental staircase spanning the length of the front façade, together with a roof plane that hovers above the front hedge and rests upon a dark, cubic monolith that penetrates into the formal areas of the home. The front door ushers guests into the formal living and dining rooms, which frame a view of the expansive side yard with its mature trees and meditative water feature. More private areas of the home gradually unfold toward the rear of the property, including a family living space, guest wing, and master wing. The minimal, sensual material palette includes large-format porcelain wall panels, stunning book-matched marble and granite, custom acoustical ceilings, and breathtaking expanses of native live oaks.

While the footprint of the home is nearly 10,000 square feet, the foundation is about half the area of the footprint; the floors of the home cantilever off the foundation in order to reduce the impact of the home on the root systems of the trees. This solution also allows visitors to experience different perspectives of the landscape as they move through the site, which subtly slopes up from the natural grade of the home. The result allows for the trees and the site to play a primary role in the experience, in harmony with the building itself.


Joshua Nimmo, AIA, LEED-AP; Kristin Walsh, LEED-AP
Nimmo Architecture

Interior Design
William Nash, Allied ASID
William Nash Design

Landscape Architecture
David Hocker, FASLA; Ashlee Lehmann, ASLA

General Contractors
Steve McCombs; Vaughn Shadle
S.H. McCombs Company, Inc.