Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Design Inspirations, Part Two Panel Discussion
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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Design Inspirations, Part Two Panel Discussion

March 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST


The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series With


“Design Inspirations”

Part Two – March 5, 2019


Free and Open to the Public!

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday,  March 5,  2019 with “Design Inspirations Part Two,” moderated by Meg Fitzpatrick, President of MMF Strategies.

“Dallas and North Texas are known for award-winning projects – residences and public buildings, interiors and landscapes. With this panel The Forum will continue its exploration of what motivates and inspires some of our area’s outstanding design professionals to create their highly regarded projects,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “These design leaders will highlight some of their amazing projects, and there will be time for those attending to ask our esteemed panelists more about their work.” 

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for this panel is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.

Learn from Dallas’ leading architects, designers and landscape architects about what inspires their design. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these outstanding professionals — what motivates and inspires them as they create their highly regarded design projects, and to understand more about the persons behind the inspired design processes. 

All of our Panelists are recognized by their peers and the greater design community as being leaders in their fields. On March 5, attendees will have the privilege to hear from these designers as they engage in lively discussion.  Moderator Meg Fitzpatrick will be joined by the following distinguished designers as panelists:

Lee Lormand, Lee Lormand Interior Design

Christa McCall, Paper Kites Studio

Dan Shipley, FAIA, Shipley Architects

For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.orgor call 214-764-2406.

The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are Electronic Interiors, Purdy-McGuire and Walter P Moore. The Sponsors for this Panel are Wendy Konradi Interior Design and LUXE Magazine.

Meg Fitzpatrick
“Design Inspirations” Part Two

5 March 2019
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm

Venue:  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.




Meg Fitzpatrick has over 25 years of experience in the fields of strategic thinking, marketing, and organizational assessments. She has consulted with 100+ clients. Her business training in systematic problem solving began in the Dallas office of McKinsey & Company, considered by many to be among the top tier of management consulting firms, and ranked number one in the discipline of strategic planning. She is a trusted advisor to senior management teams and boards of directors – viewed as an extension of their team – known for her expertise in facilitating dialogue about the strategic decisions and paths of an organization, firm or company.





Lee Lormand has worked professionally in design since 1998, establishing Lee Lormand Design in 2008. His projects often combine elements of the classic and the modern, with innovation, editing, and style as the basic fundamentals of his work. His clean and timeless interiors are created by assembling the best elements in design, into a thoughtful collaboration between the client, the designer, and an extensive network of artisans and professionals.

Specializing in residential design, his project experience spans a range of showrooms, retail, hotel, and restaurant projects. With meticulous detail and personal attention, each project, large or small, is crafted and curated to reflect the dreams and individuality of every client. As a Registered Interior Designer, Lee Lormand Design offers a full range of services including all aspects of interior design, interior architecture and custom furniture design.

Lee Lormand is named one of “The Best Designers in Dallas 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014” by D Home.


Paper Kites Studio is a landscape architecture firm in Dallas, Texas, founded by landscape architect Christa McCall. The Studio focuses on creating simple, understated and elegant gardens and landscapes. Each landscape is designed and developed through the exploration of space and its connection to architecture and human experience.

Christa McCall’s design approach is the creation and arrangement of space and proportion while combining natural beauty with function. Her motivation is to create timeless spaces that are multi-layered environments where culture and nature meet. The firm’s approach is constantly evolving, both in response to individual clients and to unique site characteristics that forge an emotional connection between the place and the people, valuing local materials and expressing the desire to connect people to nature not merely through plants but through spacial arrangement. Native plant material and successional planting are part of this beauty. Paper Kite Studio strives to create gardens that highlight native plants, their resilience and their beauty. Collaboration is central part of the firm’s design process with close and constant dialogue with like-minded architects, engineers, interior designers, craftsmen and women, and many other specialists.


Dan Shipley, FAIA, is the Founder and President of Shipley Architects. A native Texan, Dan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture in 1979. After arriving in Dallas in 1980 he worked for Thomas & Booziotis Architects for five years, Metro Architects for three years, and HKS for two years before founding Shipley Architects. The four-person firm works on a wide range of project types including residential, commercial, public, and educational work. Shipley Architects strives to make memorable and compelling places by understanding the unique structural and material constraints of every project.



About The Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit

Among the over 230 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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March 5, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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Dallas Black Dance Theatre
2700 Ann Williams Way
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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