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Thursday, September 15 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
How Lone Star Architecture Is Setting Directions in Design - ARCHITECT Magazine Panel Discussion

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ARCHITECT magazine's own Paul Makovsky, Editor in Chief, will be moderating an innovative panel of Texas-based architects examining "How Lone Star Architecture Is Setting Directions in Design”.

Texas is enjoying the largest state population growth in the country, with a tandem boom in construction and renovation turning attention to the Lone Star State. ARCHITECT Editor-in-Chief Paul Makovsky moderates a panel of three industry leaders from firms representing major Texas cities about the latest projects and untapped property opportunities across the state. Themes range from architecture and design at all scales, from adaptive reuse in a downtown high-rise that radically activated a city block; to hospitality projects creating placemaking in small towns by drawing upon local vernacular and history; as well as how lighting can enhance projects. Learn how urban planning, innovative interiors and design process are transforming Texas architecture into a unique model for the rest of the country.

  • Learning about the latest developments in architecture and untapped property opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex from local AIA chapter leadership.
  • Understanding adaptive reuse and transformative reactivation of downtown areas through a case study of the Indeed Tower in Austin, a high-rise incorporating an existing former post office building.
  • Using a series of small, budget-friendly hotels in small towns to illustrate opportunities for placemaking via engaging hospitality environments that play off of local themes.
  • Applying examples of today’s Texas architecture to the broader context of trends in architecture throughout the rest of the United States. 

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Paul Makovsky

Editor-in-Chief, ARCHITECT
Paul Makovsky is a veteran architecture and design journalist and editor who serves as the Editor-in-Chief for ARCHITECT, the Journal of The American Institute of Architects. Prior to this role, Makovsky was a consultant of product development and strategic content for multiple architectural... Read More →
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Chris Evans

Associate Principal, Design Director, Rottet Studio
Chris Evans is an Associate Principal at Rottet Studio with more than 15 years of interior architecture and design experience spread over a variety of commercial and hospitality projects. Recognized for his diversified strengths, Mr. Evans plays a valuable role in all aspects of the... Read More →
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Kris Walsh

IIDA, LEED AP, Principal / Interior Design Director, Page
Kris Walsh is an award-winning interior designer, and Design Director at Page with a career that spans coast to coast. She has led multiple studios across Page offices, and currently leads the Interiors Studio at Page in Dallas. Her passion and extensive expertise include a variety... Read More →
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Ben Crawford, AIA

Senior Principal, Design, HOK
I am fortunate to lead design practice in HOK's Dallas design studio. My portfolio includes commercial buildings, corporate campus and urban mixed-use development, as well as municipal, aviation, and hospitality projects nationally and internationally. I enjoy guiding the creative... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
The SMART Center, Trade Mart 4826