• Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX

    Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX. Photo courtesy of OJB Landscape Architecture.

  • Trinity River Park, Dallas, TX

    Trinity River Park, Dallas, TX. Photo courtesy of Trinity Park Conservancy.

  • Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX

    Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX. Photo courtesy of OJB Landscape Architecture.

  • Katy Trail, Dallas, TX

    Katy Trail, Dallas, TX. Photo by Tom Fox/SWA.

  • Fountain Place, Dallas, TX

    Fountain Place, Dallas, TX. Photo by Charles A. Birnbaum.

  • West End Square, Dallas, TX

    The Porch at future West End Square, Dallas, TX. © James Corner Field Operations, Courtesy of Parks for Downtown Dallas and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department.

  • Belo Garden, Dallas, TX

    Belo Garden, Dallas, TX. Photo courtesy of Hargreaves Associates.

  • Pacific Plaza, Dallas, TX

    Pacific Plaza, Dallas, TX. Image courtesy of SWA.

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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 (TCLF) will curate a one-day conference on Friday, October 4, 2019, in the Horchow Auditorium of the Dallas Museum of Art. 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. 


Making Space within Place is the fourth installment in an ongoing series of 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).



LA CES 6.25 LA CES™ professional development hours


LA CES 6.25 hours of AIA Learning Units

Schedule at a Glance / Conference and Related Events

4 Oct


Dallas Museum or Art
Friday | 8:30am-5pm