Design Conference: Collections

The 2013 Texas Architects Design Conference — "Collections" —  will consider the way architects create buildings as repositories of aspirations, intellectual capital, families, lives, the arts, and dreams.  Beyond man's basic need for a place of refuge and shelter there is the need to create a physical manifestation of who we are as individuals and as a society. Architects are the ghost writers of those dreams and the caretakers of the collections.

Please join us for an exceptional weekend and the opportunity to remember why we selected a life creating the built environment.

As part of the 2013 Design Conference, you’ll:

  • Hear from keynote speakers Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, of Weiss/Manfredi in New York 
  • Listen to Thomas Phifer of Thomas Phifer and Partners describe and explore his work in Texas
  • Tour the Wyly Theatre with Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director of the Dallas Theater Center
  • Tour the Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Tour four award-winning residences of Dallas
  • Have the opportunity to earn a full 13.25 LUHs of HSW Credit!

Your registration will also include lunch on Saturday, dinner on Friday and Saturday night, two cocktail receptions, and copies of books authored by the speakers. Registration is limited, so please don’t delay!

For any questions, please call 512-478-7386.

Agenda (as of 1/18/13)

Friday, February 22nd

  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    Presentation and book signing by Tom Phifer, FAIA
    1.5 LHUs, HSW
  • 4:00 – 5:45 PM 
    Tour of Klyde Warren Park
    1.75 LUHs, HSW
  • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
    Reception at Highland Capital Management
  • 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Saturday, February 23rd

  • 9:00 – 11:30 AM 
    Presentation by Kevin Moriarty on the Dallas Theater Center, and Tour of the Wyly Theatre
    2 LUHs, HSW
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM     
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM       
    Presentation and book signing by Marion Weiss, FAIA, and Michael Manfredi, FAIA
    1 LUH, HSW
  • 3:00 – 6:00 PM       
    Dallas Homes Tour
    4 LUH, HSW
  • 6:00 – 7:30 PM       
    Reception at Fifield Roseberry House
  • 8:00 – 10:00 PM     

Sunday, February 24th

  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM    
    Tour of the Perot Museum
    3 LUH, HSW



To register for the 2013 Design Conference, please save the registration form before filling out. Then fax it to 512-478-0528 or email it to


Hotel Accomodations

A room block is reserved at the Hotel Lumen, at 6101 Hillcrest Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205. To reserve a room, please call 214-219-2400 and identify yourself as part of the Texas Society of Architects group. Reservation deadline for the discounted rate is Friday, January 25.