I.M. Pei

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Drinking with Dallas' One Percent: A Gala Guide for the Creative Class

    "Let me pour you the good stuff. I like to reward the creative drinkers," he said as he pulled out a fresh glass. The audience had just poured out of the McDermott Concert Hall in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on the vibrations of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's dynamic final offering from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Patriot Tower Due for a $40 Million Makeover, to Include both Apartments and Office Space

    Patriot Tower, the I.M. Pei & Associates-designed skyscraper at St. Paul and Bryan Street that opened in 1979, has not been well loved of late. The property changed hands several times before it was sold at a foreclosure auction last year. There are 30 stories of office space that are only about a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Yesterday Was a Sad Day for Dallas

    I sat in the front row of the folding chairs yesterday and gazed around the ceremonial "flag room" at City Hall. Mayor Mike Rawlings and a majority of the Dallas city council were ganged up around the podium endorsing a plan to build a two-billion-dollar toll road next to the Trinity River between d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Owner's Looking to Landmark His House, Designed by the Late, Great Harris Kemp

    The "Harris Kemp House" at 2822 Maple Springs Boulevard​I've driven past this house countless times; it's not far from the office, after all, more or less just behind Maple and Motor on Maple Springs Boulevard. But till I saw the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Landmark Commission, I had no ide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Is Dallas "Built Out," or Are City and County Officials' Priorities Completely Out of Whack?

    ​A little more than a week ago, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that the city of Dallas barely grew between 2000 and 2010 -- by 0.8 percent, to be precise, though Matt Stiles and Emily Ramshaw, the Texas Trib'ers contributing to this morning's New York Times, are generous enough to bump it up to " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    Financial Times on the Good, the Bad and the "Omnivorous" Dallas Architecture

    Justin TerveenDallas City Hall​Woke up this morning all prepared to direct your attention to Monday's Transportation and Environment Committee briefing involving neighborhood farmers markets, in which the key city-staff recommendation reads, "Neighborhood Farmers Markets may operate 24 non-consecu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Not Taking The Cake

    Patrick MichelsThe 33 KDAF's Rebecca Miller dresses up her cake.In a scandal very much like the one where French and Russian figure skating judges fixed Olympics results, I was robbed this morning of a cake decorating crown that was--by at least one account--rightfully mine.But first, the important ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    A Grandfather's Stash Reveals the Dallas That Was and Might Have Been

    Courtesy Justin Cozart Yesterday, I came across a Flickr page maintained by Justin Cozart, who's been uploading in recent days photos of a Dallas that no longer exists -- as you can tell by the photo of the Baker Hotel above, taken as it was being imploded in June 1980. But not all of Cozart's pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    Forty Years Ago, A Man Had a Plan for Downtown Dallas ...

    Whilst cleaning out my office the other day, I came across a copy of Esquire that, just so happens, hit newsstands exactly 40 years ago this month. The cover, conceived by the legendary George Lois, was a publishing first, insisted the legendary Arnold Gingrich in the publisher's note: "the first ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    A "Dallas Center for Architecture"? Nope, Not an Oxymoron, Swear.

    The Dallas Center for Architecture -- no, really The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the name of the architect chosen to design the interior of the Dallas Center for Architecture, scheduled to bow in September at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway -- overlooking the th ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 20, 2006

    Piano Works

    The architect Renzo Piano makes high design for our local culture of kitsch

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005
  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Strung Along

    A party that's music to our ears

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Boxcar Miller

    The floating homeless encampment settles in at Dallas City Hall

  • Film

    February 12, 2004

    The Family Guy

    A son goes looking for his late father and finds some buildings

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    Members Only

    It's a view to a thrill

  • Music

    June 6, 1996

    Virtual DSO

    A new recording technology is music to Andrew Litton's ears

  • News

    October 26, 1995

    From Bauhaus to God's House

    What happens when cutting-edge architecture collides with surburban sensibilities? Mark Alden Branch tells the unholy tale of Plano's Prince of Peace Catholic Church

  • News

    October 12, 1995
  • Dining

    September 21, 1995

    Black velvet Elvis

    A little attitude goes a long way at The Hard Rock Cafe