Destination Dallas

Destination Dallas


The Remarkable Architecture of Dallas & Fort Worth

October 28-30, 2016 (Subject to availability & participation minimums)

You are invited to join Friends of Architecture Santa Fe for an exciting and very special long weekend in Dallas, Fort Worth and environs. Featuring private and public buildings and spaces by Tadao Ando, Thom Mayne, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Renzo Piano, Brad Cloepfil, Santiago Calatrava, Antoine Predock, Edward Larrabee Barnes, I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Fay Jones, and Edward Durell Stone, the Dallas Metroplex contains a treasure trove of architectural riches.

Tour scholar is architect Mark Gunderson, AIA. In private practice in Fort Worth for over 30 years, Gunderson has a renowned art and architecture archive and library. Currently, he serves as Vice-President of Panels/Symposia for the Dallas Architecture Forum. As a past president of both AIA Fort Worth and the Dallas Architectural Foundation, Gunderson is an acclaimed writer, teacher, and guide for select groups of architectural aficionados. His long time relationships in the region afford our group unparalleled access to spectacular private homes, stunning art collections, and the patrons, developers, and designers of the best architecture Dallas has to offer.

Our short list includes:

  • Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House (Sir Norman Foster, 2009)
  • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (Rem Koolhaas, 2009)
  • Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (I.M. Pei, 1989)
  • Nasher Sculpture Center (Renzo Piano, 2003)
  • Dallas Museum of Art (Edward Larrabee Barnes, 1984 & 1993)
  • Perot Museum of Nature & Science (Thom Mayne, 2012)
  • Kimbell Art Museum (Louis Kahn, 1972 & Renzo Piano, 2013)
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Tadao Ando, 2002)
  • Trammell Crow Center (Skidmore Owings & Merrill, 1984; Booziotis & Co. 1998)
  • Kalita Humphreys Theatre (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1959)
  • Private residences TBD

Gunderson will provide a narrated architectural driving tour of Greater Dallas including insights into the history, planning, preservation, and future projects.

Our exact itinerary at this writing is a work in progress. Our tour will be jam-packed with opportunities to see an astonishing array of work during our three days in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Additional sites of interest will be chosen as the itinerary is developed and every effort will be made to include as many sites in the itinerary as time allows.

Home base will be The Joule Hotel, a 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building located in the heart of Dallas’ central business district and adjacent to the Dallas Arts District, a delightful walking neighborhood that is home to many of the museums and performing arts venues on our itinerary.

Please note: this is a very active tour in an urban setting. Participants will be walking, climbing stairs, and getting on and off a mini bus several times each day. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. There is a possibility of rain. Please assess these conditions before you sign up. We are not able to accommodate anyone with mobility issues.

The cost of this bespoke tour is:

Double Occupancy, per person: $1,990.00
Single Room Supplement: $334.00
Separate tax-deductible donation to Friends of Architecture Santa Fe: $200.00

How to Register for this trip

Interest in this tour is high and we expect a sell out. If you are interested in joining Friends of Architecture Santa Fe for this extraordinary experience, please download, complete and return the trip Terms and Conditions/Registration Form with a non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 to secure your seat. In the event a cancellation becomes necessary every effort will be made to resell your seat from the wait list. If we are unable to resell your seat, your deposit will remain non-refundable. Trip insurance is highly recommended. Do not make air reservations prior to being notified.

Download Terms and Conditions/Registration Form

Pricing is based on a minimum of 20 paying participants. Accommodations are based on double occupancy. The tour begins and ends at The Joule Hotel. Tour pricing includes: Deluxe room at The Joule for two nights; three lunches with wine & beer; one reception or dinner (TBD) with wine & beer; the expertise of tour scholar/guide Mark Gunderson; private air-conditioned bus transportation; cold water on bus; all entrance fees, honoraria, donations, and gratuities; pre-tour mailings; Resonant Journeys tour management. Tour pricing does not include: Round trip airfare from/to Dallas; transportation from/to the airport/hotel; porterage; and meals, services, and purchases not specified as included in the itinerary.

aia-bugLicensed Architects: This tour has been approved for 18 hours of LU/HSW Continuing Education System (CES) credit.

Questions? Contact Us:

Gretchen Freeman at 602.912.0899
Karen Williamson at 602.410.3700