Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present  “Dallas’ Emerging Neighborhood ‘Hot Spots’: Will They Survive?”, a Panel Discussion on April 8, moderated by Marcel Quimby, FAIA.

Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue! 

The venue for each of the Panels presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum is 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201 (offices of the DCFA). Each of the free Dallas Architecture Forum Panels will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend the Panels.

Dallas is experiencing a growth of neighborhood ‘hot spots’. These long awaited retail and entertainment developments are providing a long awaited amenity for inner city residents. What’s their secret as they develop and to their continued success? Will planning and success nurture or impair these largely organic developments?


Marcel Quimby is a distinguished leader in Dallas’ preservation community. Her experience ranges from complex restoration projects such as the Newton County Courthouse, which will be substantially reconstructed, to extensive historic resource nominations such as the Downtown Dallas National Register nomination.

Also in downtown Dallas, Quimby has prepared a preservation plan for Dallas’ historic Municipal Building and served as the preservation planner for the Downtown Parks Master Plan. Her work experience includes the development of ordinances, training for Landmark Commissions and the preparation of preservation criteria for numerous cities across Texas. She is a former Landmark Commission member, serving on its Designation Committee for over twenty years, a former Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a former President and active member of Preservation Dallas and AIA Dallas.

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit or call 214-764-2406.  Advance registration is not necessary to attend any of the Panels in the Panel Series. 

Panel Season Sponsors are Balfour Beatty Construction, John Eagle Dealerships, HOSSLEY Lighting Associates, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Cindy + Armond Schwartz, Talley Associates and WDG Architects.  Sponsors for this specific panel are LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine and Fashion Optical.




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