IIDA COOL AWARDS GALA

Posted on Jul 21, 2016

Big Thank You to IIDA! They were wonderful hosts at this year’s Cool Awards Gala to honor the IIDA International Design Awards. It was a spectacular event at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. My wife and I enjoyed the evening tremendously. I was so very honored to be one of the designer’s receiving an award.

Pax & Parker

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Pax & Parker is nearing completion in Westbend on University. They will be open for business in mid-December.

TEDxUTA

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

I had a wonderful experience speaking at the second annual TEDxUTA event on Saturday. A great group of presenters spoke (http://www.tedxuta.com/speakers), a truly inspiring event. I’m so grateful to have been a part of it. My talk will be up on TED’s website in a few weeks.

Ed Jackson

Posted on Feb 28, 2014

Ed Jackson died on February 14th. Ed was one of the best designers to practice in our region. Of his works, the one that stands out in my mind is the Sanctuary of Grace First Presbyterian Church in Weatherford. It has an asymmetrical volume with low windows along a planter on one side and a […]

FAITH AND FORM ARTICLE

Posted on Apr 15, 2013

I would like to express my gratitude to Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA for the invitation to be included in Faith and Form for this quarter. This has been the leading journal for Religious Architecture for forty years. I am continually delighted at the ability for this project to touch people. This issue holds some […]

Writing of Wrongs Presentation

Posted on Aug 21, 2012
Writing of Wrongs Presentation

Writing of Wrongs is a Holocaust Memorial Design that was a finalist in the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Competition.  This project was designed by Bart Shaw Architect, based in Fort Worth Texas.  This is a portion of a presentation given at Pecha Kuch Night Fort Worth on June 29th, 2012.

“Postcards” : Terlingua Abaja

Posted on Aug 16, 2012
“Postcards” : Terlingua Abaja

The current exhibit at the Center for Architecture is called ” Postcards”. It is an exhibit of places that have influenced local architects. My family spent more vacations than one could keep track of visiting Big Bend National Park. Several places that we explored there made an impression, and all had strange names like Ernst […]

Architecture of the Olympics, London 2012

Posted on Aug 7, 2012
Architecture of the Olympics, London 2012

It is amazing that with all the economic drama, and escalating conflicts playing on the international stage, that everyone seems to stop down and turn their attention to the Olympics.  It must be the aura of past Olympic Games that we are enraptured by.  A romantic notion of a time when the Olympics were a […]

Pecha Kucha Night Fort Worth – Volume 6

Posted on Jul 3, 2012
Pecha Kucha Night Fort Worth – Volume 6

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.  It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it […]

RIO ROCA CHAPEL

Posted on Jul 3, 2012
RIO ROCA CHAPEL

E. Fay Jones was an apprentice to Fank Lloyd Wright, designed a number of fantastic buildings the most well known is Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He, along with Maurice Jennings designed the much beloved Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth.   Maurice Jennings was the partner of E. Fay Jones for 25 years, […]