2015 Design Conference: CRAFT

*****The 2015 Design Conference is SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waitlist, you must complete the Registration Form and submit it to arlena@texasarchitects.org. If you are enrolled from the waitlist, you will be notified by email.*****

During the Fourth Annual Design Conference, explore how Craft — the art and science of how materials come together to make architecture — has influenced the creation of architecture in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The conference will be framed by a discussion of O’Neil Ford and how he blended both historic and modern ideas about craft to create an architecture that is uniquely suited to its place in the world. Presentations by two world-class architects will highlight alternate regional approaches while demonstrating the importance of Craft in contemporary practice.

Home to many of Ford’s early works, Denton provides a unique setting to hear from speakers, tour buildings, and enjoy fellowship with peers. Located a short drive north of the DFW Metroplex, Denton is approximately a half-hour drive from both DFW International Airport and Love Field. Register now.


Presenters at the 2015 Design Conference will include:

  • Tom Kundig, FAIA
    Olson Kundig Architects (Seattle, Washington)
  • Dr. Kathryn O’Rourke
    Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • David Salmela, FAIA
    Salmela Architect (Duluth, Minnesota)

Note: Bus transporation will be provided.

Friday, February 27
1:00 PM      Registration — Courtyard by Marriott
2:00 PM      Little Chapel in the Woods: O’Rourke's presentation

4:15 PM      Tour of First Christian Church
5:30 PM      Dinner and drinks at East Side Denton
9:00 PM      Return to Courtyard by Marriot

Saturday, February 28
9:00 AM      Tour of Denton Civic Center
10:30 AM    Denton County Courthouse Museum: Kundig's presentation
Box lunch and self-guided tour of the courthouse
1:00 PM      Josey Pavilion: Salmela's presentation (Leo Ranch, Decatur)
Pavilion Tour
4:45 PM      Return to Denton
5:45 PM      Dinner and drinks at Guiseppe’s Italian Restaurant
9:00 PM      Return to Courtyard by Marriott

Sunday, March 1
9:00 AM       Little Chapel in the Woods: Panel Discussion
11:30 AM     Return to Courtyard by Marriott
12:00 PM     Adjournment

Courtyard by Marriott
2800 Colorado Blvd.
Denton, TX  76210
phone 940.382.4600

How to Register
1. Download our PDF registration form.
2. Return completed PDF for with payment via email arlena@texasarchitects.org or mail:

Texas Society of Architects
ATT: Arlena Buck
500 Chicon Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Please make all checks payable to "Texas Society of Architects."

Room Rate
$79 single/double (includes Continental Breakfast)

Room Rate Cut-Off
Feb. 6, 2015

Complimentary self-parking

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