IMPORTANT NOTES for THIS EVENING:
-Late last week, Jason Roberts & Jim Anderson joined our slate of speakers!
-many of you know Jason thru Better Block, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, The Oak Cliff Transit Authority, Art Con, etc. Oh yeah… & he's running for Congress. We're glad to have him!
-Jim Anderson is a former City of Dallas Preservationist who is in private practice now & consulting on Good's
renovation of Davy Crocket School. Pretty exciting!
-We're talking about a 108 year old historic building here that was abandoned by DISD & purchased by Ken Good to do something …well GOOD with.
-really unique venue for us which we're excited about. IT REALLY IS LIKE A FIELD TRIP
-Ken has offered, along w/ Jim above, to give a tour of the building to those interested post.event. pretty awesome!
*2 IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. Since the building under renovation the space we're in is not currently ADA-accessible.
If you require assistance, please do let us know in advance and we will help.
2. Ken will have fans & a temp AC, but dress comfortably. We've got some great weather suddenly,
but this is not a hotel conference w/ climate set to 60 ;)
-Katy Trail Ice House will be coming w/ beer & wine! Their story is one of adaptive reuse as well. We'll speak a little to that & are glad to have them cater our need for adult bevies.
Quick, fun presentations about the urban environment & in Dallas
DALLAS, Texas Pecha Kucha Nights, an international phenomenon brought to Dallas forthe ninth time on May 10th, 2012 at 7pm in the registered historic landmark David Crockett School in East Dallas. The event is $5 and tickets can be bought online in advance at http://pkndallas9.eventbrite.com/. Tickets will be $10 at the door. The Davy Crockett School is located at 401 N. Carroll Street in Dallas.
Discussion around some of makes our city great is important & timely. It's been a sobering week in the Dallas civic & cultural news. Time for some clarity ...& a Beer Break!
RSVP on a dedicated site: http://pkndallas9.eventbrite.com/. Visit the official PKN Dallas site: http://pkndallas.org
Confirmed presenters (more coming!):
-Ken Good (Good Signature Properties), Owns & currently renovating the David Crockett School http://goodsignature.com/
Ken Good is with Good Signature Properties. Good Signature specializes in buying, renovating, and leasing older commercial buildings. Over the last 18 years, Good Signature has completed 17 projects totaling over 300,000 square feet. They are currently renovating the Davy Crockett School and Midway Office Park in Addison. Mr. Good holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Trinity University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Virginia.
-Jason Roberts (Congressional candidate, Better Block Originator, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff & Art Conspiracy Co.founder, Oak Cliff Transit Authority Founder & President...) http://www.jasonrobertsforcongress.com/
Jason Roberts is the President and founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, originator of the Better Block Project and co-founder of the Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. In 2006, Jason formed the non-profit organization, Oak Cliff Transit Authority, to revive the Dallas streetcar system, and later spearheaded the city's effort in garnering a $23 Million dollar TIGER stimulus grant from the FTA to help reintroduce a modern streetcar system to Dallas. In 2010, Jason organized a series of "Better Block" projects, taking blighted blocks with vacant properties in Southern Dallas and converting them into temporary walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, cafe seating, and landscaping. In 2011, the American Society of Landscape Architects bestowed a National Honor Award to Team Better Block for their work while heralding the Better Block project as “a 21st-century version of what the Chicago World’s Fair did in 1893.” The project has since become a national movement with 20 cities around the country implementing their own Better Block projects which are helping to rapidly revitalize their communities.
-Noah Jeppson (Dallas Parking Day) http://www.parkingdaydallas.org/
Noah Jeppson is a recognized environmental designer and urban activation thought leader. His most recent community projects include PARK(ing) Day Dallas and a crowd-funded map of the downtown Dallas Pedestrian Network. He is currently working to create a constructive dialogue between community groups and business leaders in the Dallas area and espouse urban activism within the DFW metroplex. Noah also authors unvisiteddallas.com — a website exploring the history of structures in the city — and serves on the Dallas Landmark Commission CBD/West End Task Force. Noah can be found on Twitter as @dfwcre8tive.
-Wanda Dye (University of Texas at Arlington), Professor of Architecture http://www.uta.edu/architecture/
Wanda Dye is an assistant professor in architecture at UT Arlington and founder and director of RE gallery + studio in the Cedars, Dallas, Texas. Set to open fall 2012 – RE - a new collaborative community - will exhibit, consult, create, and disseminate RE practices in art and design - practices such as retrofitting, repurposing, reclamation, and reuse. Professor Dye received her Bachelors of Architecture from Auburn University and her Masters of Architecture from Columbia University. While in New York she worked in award winning design offices of Skidmore Owings and Merrill and Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects. For the past twelve years she has taught at several institutions and served as a consultant and/or collaborator on many design proposals and projects. Her most recent service learning teaching, consulting, and creative practice include collaborations with the Arlington Urban Design Center, AURORA, Carl Small Town Center, Cedars Open Studios, Change Chamber Development, Design Build Adventure [Jack Sanders], Ecological Community Builders, Fort Worth Avenue Development Group, National Housing Partnership, PARK[ing] Day Dallas, Alison Starr, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Team Better Block and The Galleries on Hickory. These collaborations have been covered in Art + Seek, A+C [Arts+ Culture] of North Texas, Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Green Magazine, Pegasus News, The Dallas Observer, and Texas Architect.
-Diane Collier (West Henderson Neighborhood Association), Designer & Community Organizer
& Michael Friebele (Merriman Assoc. Architects), Architect & Writer
Diane Collier is a design professional with many interests: architecture, preservation, landscapes, and the arts to name just a few. A graduate from the University of Nebraska with a BS in Architectural Studies and the UTA with a Master of Architecture, Diane obtained her licensure and practiced architecture throughout the 1980s. After a decade in commercial real estate development, she co-founding Collier + Collier, representing high-end furniture lines and in 1999 joined Landscape Forms, North America's leading designer and manufacturer of site furniture, as a Direct Representative. Active both in the design community and civically, Diane currently serves on numerous boards and committees including the AIA and ASLA in Dallas and Texas. She is a member of many organizations including the Dallas Architectural Forum and Preservation Dallas, and serves as the association president of a transitioning neighborhood near downtown Dallas.
Michael Friebele is a graduate of Kansas State University and practices with Merriman Associates Architects. Inspired by the historic fabric of his hometown of Saint Louis, Michael’s exploration in architecture is one that focuses around the balance between urban renewal and historic intervention through a number of projects and research. He is currently working on the historic renovation and addition to 500 South Ervay, the First National Bank tower, and is participating in a design competition with a focus on the former site of the Pruitt Igoe housing complex. Michael also contributes to a number of design publications, including Columns Magazine and Texas Architect, and is collaboRating On a new puBlication duE to be Released This upcoming August.
-Patrick Kennedy (Carfree Dallas), Urban Planner & writer http://www.carfreeinbigd.com/
Patrick Kennedy is a professional urban planner and designer with twelve years of experience on local, national, and international projects of all sizes and scales. He is presently partner and owner in Space Between Design Studio, a two-year old startup company focused on walkable, urban projects in DFW. He is on the board of directors of the North Texas Chapter of Congress of New Urbanism, writes a monthly column on urban issues for D Magazine, and maintains the WalkableDFW blog.
-Shannon Driscoll & Kayli House Cusick (Oil & Cotton), Small Business Owners & Artists http://www.oilandcotton.com/
Oil and Cotton is a create exchange located in Oak Cliff. We provide a creative space for education, exhibition, performance and exchange between the public and the art community.
Owners and instructors, Shannon Driscoll and Kayli House Cusick met while volunteering for the Better Block, a neighborhood improvement project that included a free public art studio. Shannon had been working as an art conservator of works of art on paper as well as teaching creative adult workshops. Kayli was a piano teacher and children’s arts curriculum writer who had recently relocated to Dallas to raise a family with her husband, artist Matthew Cusick. The community response to the Better Block studio was positively overwhelming. Neighbors of all ages came into the space to create together using a variety of donated materials with guidance from area artists. The synergy was perfect. Encouraged and assisted by their friends and neighbors, Oil & Cotton decided to make the temporary outpost permanent.
-Samuel Stiles (Dallas Parks Foundation), Director of Development http://www.dallasparksfoundation.org/
Samuel F. Stiles is the Director for Dallas Parks Foundation. Past experience includes Northern Trust – Vice President of Marketing; Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS – Development Director; The Dallas Opera – Development Special Projects & Events. Samuel is a past Board Member of Lake Highlands Area Improvement Association and Glen Oaks Townhomes Association. He is the current President of Hilldale High School Alumni Association, a member of the National Recreation and Park Association – Park Foundation Networking Group and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – Xi Zeta Chapter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northeast Louisiana University and a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership from Southern Methodist University.
-Jim Anderson, Historic Preservation Consultant
While working for the City of Dallas, Jim was instrumental on the team designating over 100 City of Dallas historic structures and districts including some of Dallas’ greatest historic assets including, the Adolphus hotel, Crozier Tech High School, the Texas Theater, the Sears Southwest Distribution Center, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kalita Humphries Theater and Old Parkland Hospital. Jim also reviewed renovations and improvements to over 3,500 individual landmarks and structures. Major renovations include the reconstruction of the bell tower on the Old Red Courthouse, the restoration and reconstruction of the Art Deco structures in Fair Park, the restoration of Union Station and the adaptive reuse of over 40 offices and warehouses in downtown Dallas and Deep Ellum to create Dallas’ highly successful Intown Housing program. Finally, Jim assisted developers with the economic tools; the preservation tax incentive program and TIF funding to create viable economic realities in a very difficult market.
Jim's Awards include Dallas Realtors Award for the for renovation of his 1901 Victorian Cottage, a Black Dallas Remembered Award for his work on the landmark designation that saved the Freedman Cemetery, an award from the City of Dallas for 26 years of dedicated service as the Historic Preservation Officer, an acknowledgment from the Swiss Avenue Historic District for the many years of assistance Historic Preservation Officer and Preservation Dallas’ coveted Stewardship Award for significant contributions to Dallas historic preservation effort.
Jim Anderson Preservation and Design has taken these skills and knowledge into the private sector to assist clients in the fields of Historic Preservation and Urban Design.
When & Where
Pecha Kucha Nights Dallas
ABOUT PECHA KUCHA DALLAS
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. For more information, please visit www.pecha-kucha.org or www.pkndallas.org.