The Docomomo US/North Texas Chapter represents a diverse group of professionals and public whose concern is the protection, interpretation and appreciation of the unique manifestations of the Modern Movement within the region. Works by such nationally-recognized architects as William Lescaze, Harrison & Abramovitz, Paul P. Cret, Richard Neutra, F.L. Wright, H.H. Harris, E.L. Barnes, Philip Johnson, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Louis Kahn, I.M. Pei and Paul Rudolph exist in number within the chapter’s boundaries. In addition, such regional modernists as O’Neil Ford, George Dahl, Howard Meyer, Wyatt Hedrick, Bud Oglesby and many others developed intriguing architectural sensibilities within the context. Landscape architects including George Kessler, Hare and Hare, Thomas Church and Dan Kiley have had significant impact on the north Texas environment. It is the intention of the group to document this work and to follow it’s influences into the present day work of design professionals throughout Texas and the nation. Recent activities include a symposium examining the pioneer Modernists in the region and a tour of a spectacular Fort Worth home designed by Paul Rudolph. This year tours are planned of the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Building in Dallas by O’Neil Ford and Felix Candela, and an I. M. Pei-designed home for an art collector in Fort Worth.
Upcoming and Past Events
NorthPark and the Nashers: A Walking Tour of a Historic Dallas Mall
Following this year’s Tour Day theme, the North Texas Chapter of Docomomo US will host a tour of one of the nation’s most architecturally significant malls, NorthPark in Dallas. This unique tour will be personally led by Nancy Nasher, current NorthPark lead executive and the daughter of Raymond and Patsy Nasher, the noted art collectors and original mall developers.
NorthPark Center8687 N US 75-Central Expy 1000, Dallas, TX, 75225
St. Stephen United Methodist Church
Docomomo US/North Texas, in partnership with Partners for Sacred Places and Historic Mesquite, Inc., is pleased to host a tour of St. Stephen United Methodist Church, a noted example of Pratt, Box and Henderson’s portfolio.
St. Stephen UMC2520 Oates Drive, Mesquite, TX, 75150
Modern Spaces of Fort Worth — a Plaza, a Park, a Garden
Join Docomomo US/NTX and visit three of the most iconic, modern spaces in Downtown Fort Worth.
Heritage PlazaN Houston St, Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Shaping Dallas Architecture
Join us for an in-depth conversation about the architecture, planning and advocacy of Pratt, Box & Henderson - one of the most influential Dallas firms of the last half of the 20th century.