Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place Conference


Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place Conference

Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place Conference
Oct 03, 2019 to Oct 05, 2019
Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, TX
United States

 Early-Bird Registration through August 16




Dallas Conference
Friday, October 4, 2019 | 8:30am to 5:00pm

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 will curate a conference and surrounding events October 3-5, 2019.

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.

6.25 LA CES™ professional development hours to conference attendance
6.25 hours of AIA Learning Units available to conference attendance

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 6:00 to 8:00pm

The conference will kick-off on Thursday evening with a reception at the Nasher Sculpture Center, renowned for its collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. Join us to mingle with conference speakers and attendees while enjoying the view from the terrace that overlooks the Sculpture Garden, created by conference speaker Peter Walker of PWP Landscape Architecture. Separate registration required.

Tours and Mobile Workshops
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10:00am to 5:00pm

The day after the conference offers several opportunities to attend expert-led tours of new projects examined during the conference as well as iconic projects in Dallas. On the schedule (with more to be added):

- Creating Klyde Warren Park – The Insider’s Guide
- The Art of Design for Creating a Healing Medical District
- Harold Simmons Park on the Trinity River
- Downtown Rebound – Two Successful New Parks

Separate registration required. More information can be found via the “Learn more” link at the top of this page.
Varied LA CES™ professional development hours available to tour attendees.




Refund Policy: Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

  • Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
  • Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
  • No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
  • Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five to seven business days to process.
Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
United States