Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX

Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place Conference

Dallas, TX




Dallas Conference
Friday, October 4, 2019 | 8:30am to 5:00pm

Although Dallas, Texas, is the ninth largest city in the United States, 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. To explore the choices that will shape Dallas’ future, and to initiate and inspire broad community-based participation in decision-making, The Cultural Landscape Foundation will curate a conference and related events on October 3-5, 2019.

Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place will highlight the city’s leadership with projects that balance design with natural and cultural values and the imperative to deal with climate change. It will also showcase the city’s public-private initiatives and recent innovations in creative management and stewardship.

Introductory presentations (by Peter Walker, Peter Ker Walker, and James Burnett) 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 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 was able to facilitate the development of these priority parks in the urban core. The afternoon panel, “Transforming and Connecting the City,” will be 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.

Conference presenters include:
• Charles A. Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
• Brent A. Brown, Trinity Park Conservancy
• Dustin Bullard, Downtown Dallas, Inc.
• James Burnett, OJB Landscape Architecture

• Isabel Castilla, James Corner Field Operations
• Robert W. Decherd, A. H. Belo Corporation
• Ken Haines, Hargreaves Associates
• Philip C. Henderson, Circuit Trail Conservancy
• Mark Lamster, The Dallas Morning News
• Veletta Forsythe Lill, Fair Park First
• Chuck McDaniel, SWA
• Amy M. Meadows, Parks for Downtown Dallas
• Janette Monear, Texas Tree Foundation
• Christine Ten Eyck, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
• Gail Thomas, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
• Peter Ker Walker, (firm of) Peter Ker Walker
• Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture
• Willis C. Winters, Dallas Parks and Recreation

6.25 LA CES™ professional development hours to conference attendees
6.25 hours of AIA Learning Units available to conference attendees

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 6:00 to 8:00pm

The conference will kick-off on Thursday evening with a reception at the Nasher Sculpture Center, renowned for its collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. Join us to mingle with conference speakers and attendees while enjoying the view from the terrace that overlooks the Sculpture Garden, created by conference speaker Peter Walker of PWP Landscape Architecture. Separate registration required.

Tours and Mobile Workshops
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Various times 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

The day after the conference 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:
(Click on tour names for more info)

- Creating Klyde Warren Park – The Insider’s Guide
The park’s lead designer and project manager Nathan Elliott of OJB Landscape Architecture will lead the tour of the park’s 5.2 acres, and offer a preview of plans for phase II of the project.

- The Art of Design for Creating a Healing Medical District
Learn how the Texas Trees Foundation is approaching the new Southwestern Medical District Urban Streetscape. Stops include the new roof garden at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital’s new healing garden, and more.  Transportation and lunch provided.

- Harold Simmons Park on the Trinity River
Led by staff at Trinity Park Conservancy, the tour will include stops by two signature bridges designed by Santiago Calatrava, recreational facilities already existing in the floodway; and wetland and riparian habitat for native and migratory species that call the Trinity River home.

- Downtown Rebound – Two Successful New Parks
Join us for a tour of two key components in Dallas’ downtown revitalization strategy where programming and stewardship go hand-in-hand - Belo Garden and Main Street Garden Park.

- Tour of Three Modernist Residential Gems
Join us for this tour of three residential properties that represent outstanding examples of the Modernist aesthetic in Dallas. Transportation will be provided to the sites located in Highland Park, Turtle Creek, and Preston Hollow.

Separate registration required. More information can be found via the “Learn more” link at the top and bottom of this page.
Varied LA CES™ professional development hours available to tour attendees.



Refund Policy: Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

  • Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
  • Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
  • No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
  • Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five to seven business days to process.