Bryan Rising

July 26, 2017

Aggieland goes chic with the debut of The Stella, the area's first independent full-service hotel. Already a utopia for Aggie sports lovers, not to mention a destination of note for Texas wine aficionados, Bryan steps it up a notch with The Stella- a bona fide boutique retreat. Showcased in Lake Walk, Bryan-College Station's emergent, 180,000-square-foot town center and planned community...

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Striking New Skyscraper in Downtown Dallas will be Tallest in Decades

June 1, 2017

Chicago-based developer Amli Residential is building the tallest tower in Dallas in three decades. The 45- story apartment high-rise will go up on Field Street on downtown's north side. When the folks at Amli started planning the high-profile tower, they knew it had to be more than just another glass and concrete box.

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Construction Starts This Week on $136 Million Senior's Towers in North Dallas

April 18, 2017

Construstion will start this week on a two-tower seniors residential development in North Dallas. The $136 million Ventana development is being constructed across the street from NorthPark Center mall at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 75 and Northwest Highway.

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Construction Kicks Off on Huge Deep Ellum Mixed-Use Project

March 22, 2017

Developers have quietly launched construction of what will be the largest mixed-use project in Dallas' Deep Ellum district. The Epic development is on the eastern edge of downtown at Elm Street and Good-Latimer Expressway. This week construction crews began site work on the property, which is adjacent to the historic Knights of Pythias Temple on Elm Street.

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What's Next for Dallas's Skyline? Developer Buys Site, Plans 40-Story Sky Scraper

March 20, 2017

Developers have purchased property to build downtown Dallas' first true skyscraper in seven years. Chicago-based Amli Residential bought the vacant block on Field Street just north of Ross Avenue. The developer plans to build an apartment tower over 40 stories tall on the parking lot next to the landmark Fountain Place office tower.

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Hang Out With Howler Monkeys at This New Nicaragua Resort

February 7, 2017

On 1,300 acres filled with animals and organic gardens, a Central American philanthropist has built one of the region’s most luxurious eco-resorts. "How do you like your gallo pinto in the morning?” Don Alfredo Pellas Jr. asked me over dinner my first night at Nekupe. This is not your usual small talk.

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Dallas Holocaust Museum to Build New State-of-the-Art Museum in Downtown Dallas

October 27, 2016

The Museum will have a new name--Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum--and an expanded mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference at a time when Texas leads the nation in the number of active hate groups.

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World's Best Awards 2016 | The Best Resort Hotels in Mexico

July 7, 2016

Nestled between the dense Riviera Maya jungle and Playa del Carmen’s longest stretch of beach lies Mahekal Beach Resort, still basking in the glow of a three-year, $16 million re-imagination. Mahekal’s extensive re-imagination involved the complete restoration of the resort’s adjacent sister property, Las Palapas, to introduce an entirely new experience with the same authentic concept.

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2016 Recipient | Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

January 4, 2016

The stratified concrete facade of the Perot Museum is like a gigantic visual pun announcing the intention of the institution contained inside. Concrete is made from a scientific treatment of natural earthen material, and the museum is dedicated to nature and science.

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Richard J. Lee Elementary School

October 22, 2015

Richard J. Lee Elementary School incorporates environmentally-friendly elements, adding them as teaching tools for students. The first net zero elementary school designed and built in Texas, this school integrates principals of sustainability directly into its learning curriculum.

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The Seer with a Shovel

August 4, 2014

The landscape architect knew that street trees and tidy shrubbery would never do for the out-there Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Almost two years in, has he proved his point?

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

January 15, 2013

Sheared and Shirred/Surfaces and Solids: Thom Mayne and his firm, Morphosis, turn a corner for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

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Coy Talley on the Landscape Architecture of the Perot Museum

December 26, 2012

Coy Talley of Talley Associates recently collaborated with Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects to design the grounds of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Their shared vision of landscape-building integration resulted in a stunning design celebrating a cross section of Texas ecology.

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Bursting With Science, Some of It Unsettling

November 30, 2012

DALLAS — When you approach the new $185 million Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which opens here on Saturday, it is clear that you are not being led into a serene temple, where a harmonious cosmic order is going to be revealed.

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Building Flexibility into Mixed-Use Projects

May 31, 2012

An infill project configures the street grid to connect to nearby museums and surrounding uses so it can flexibly mix offices, retail space, hotel space, and housing.

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