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Register for “Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place”

Klyde Warren Park, designed by OJB Landscape Architecture. 2017 ASLA Award of Excellence, General Design.

A constellation of landscape-architecture stars will explore the profession’s role in shaping Dallas on Friday, October 4, 2019, during the daylong conference Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place, in the Horchow Auditorium of the Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States and growing; the number of residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area increased more than in any other metropolitan area in the nation from 2017 to 2018, according to recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The conference, organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), will explore the choices that will shape the city’s future, and how to initiate and inspire broad, community-based participation in decision-making. Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place will highlight the city’s leadership in projects that balance design with natural and cultural values and the imperative to deal with climate change. It will also showcase public-private initiatives and recent innovations in creative management and stewardship.

Introductory presentations (by Peter Walker, FASLA, Peter Ker Walker, and James Burnett, FASLA) will illuminate the role that landscape architects have played in laying the foundation for today’s planning and design work by exploring several iconic projects completed in the Dallas Arts District over the past 35 years. A morning panel, titled “Transforming the Downtown Core,” will then examine four projects (by Field Operations, Hargreaves Associates, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and SWA) that are currently in the design or construction phase in downtown Dallas, revealing how a public-private partnership enabled the development of these priority parks in the urban core. The afternoon panel, “Transforming and Connecting the City,” will facilitate a forward-looking discussion of larger-scale projects currently underway (i.e., in the planning, design, or execution phase) that aim to balance, leverage, and steward both natural and cultural resources. The closing panel, featuring leaders in landscape architecture, planning, journalism, patronage, and stewardship, will reflect on the day’s presentations.

Early-bird registration rates apply through August 16, and 6.25 LA CES™ professional development hours for conference attendance will be available, upon approval.

The conference will be preceded by a reception featuring the speakers and participants on Thursday evening, October 3, at the Nasher Sculpture Center (separate registration required). The day after the conference, Saturday, October 5, offers several opportunities to attend expert-led tours of new projects examined during the conference, as well as iconic projects in Dallas. On the schedule (with more to be added): Creating Klyde Warren Park – The Insider’s Guide; The Art of Design for Creating a Healing Medical District; Harold Simmons Park on the Trinity River; and Downtown Rebound – Two Successful New Parks (separate registration required). Varied LA CES™ professional development hours will be available, upon approval.

Making Space within Place is the fourth installment in an ongoing series of TCLF-organized conferences about the Second Wave of Modernism. Earlier conferences on that theme were held at the University of Toronto (2015), New York’s Museum of Modern Art (2011), and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (2008).

Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place is made possible by Lead Sponsor ABC Stone. Presenting Sponsors include: Bartlett Tree Experts; Landscape Forms; Select Trees; Victor Stanley; SWA; Texas ASLA; OJB Landscape Architecture; and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects. Event Partners include the Dallas Architecture Forum and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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