The Future meets the Past. Norman Alston speaks about historic preservation to students at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The passing of William Murtagh, first Keeper of the National Register
Dallas City Council approves contract for Fair Park First to manage Fair Park.
The inner workings of the lighted ball atop the Lakewood Theater Tower.
Restoration of the neon at the historic Lakewood Theater continues with the removal for restoration of the lighted ball at the top of the Big Tower.
Dallas Park Board votes to recommend to City Council the contract between Fair Park First and the City of Dallas for the long-term management of Fair Park National Historic Landmark.
This article may bring to light a gathering conflict in the way we experience our city.
An unimaginable tragedy as perhaps 20 million historic artifacts may have been lost.
Facadism may occassionally work as an urban design tactic, but please don’t call it preservation - Starr Herr-Cardillo.
"Be grateful for historic preservation policies, laws and advocacy. They enable us to identify and protect America’s significant cultural heritage, ensuring that future generations will continue seeing, using and appreciating meaningful legacies of the past. "
Norman Alston Architects is part of Fair Park First, the team recommended for the care and operation of Dallas’ Fair Park National Historic Landmark.
Art conservator examines Lakewood Theater mural.
This is the Santa Fe Building in downtown Amarillo. Formerly the national headquarters of the Santa Fe Railroad, it has been restored/renovated and is currently used for county offices. The 11th floor contains a ballroom that is available for community meetings and it is in this space that the THC quarterly meetings are taking place. The opportunity to visit amazing places like this are one of the reasons I enjoy serving on the THC's Antiquities Advisory Board.
I had the opportunity to visit the shop that will be restoring the neon at the Lakewood Theater over the next couple of months. I was able to get important insights into the historic process of creating neon installations and to watch the final stages of manufacturing for a small "i".
Lakewood Theater restoration begins with the neon.
A tragic fire overnight at the Glasgow School of Art
A video by the good folks at Planning and Urban Design at the City of Dallas. I have the good fortune to know and get to work with several of them.
My journey up through the interior of the Park Cities Baptist Church steeple.
For the first time, The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has added its voice to the ongoing discussions about the role of historic preservation in our rapidly evolving city. While many AIA members have devoted great time, energy and expertise to preservation efforts over the past several decades, this may represent the first time the profession as a whole has made such a bold statement about the value of our historic resources. It's an important step in a place where so many look to our future, but often at the expense of our past.
I was honored to able to work alongside so many of my colleagues and friends to develop this statement and am grateful to the AIA for their support and encouragement.