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Barry Hand, Principal with Gensler Architects, will moderate "Retail Space -- What Works in Dallas" for The Dallas Architecture Forum on June 13th. Photo Courtesy of Mr. Hand.

The Dallas Architecture Forum


Concludes 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With


“Retail Space – What Works in Dallas” 


The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will conclude its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on June 13, 2017 with “Retail Space – What Works in Dallas” moderated by Barry Hand,Principal for Gensler Architects.

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 this panel is the One Arts Plaza Conference Center on the Ground Level of One Arts Plaza Building at 1722 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201 (at the intersection of Flora and Routh Streets). Free parking is in the One Arts Surface Parking Lot located behind (to the east of) One Arts Plaza Building.

The panel discussion is FREE and will be held 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.

“Dallas, the home of Neiman Marcus and NorthPark, is a city that has been defined by and sets the standard in retail excellence. Today’s consumers are now looking for more authentic experiences, especially in light of on-line options now available to shoppers. This panel will explore how the future of retail in Dallas can be genuine and still memorable,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

Joining Hand as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished community leaders and subject matter experts:

Jack Gosnell, Senior Vice President, CBRE Urban

Tip Housewright, Principal, Omniplan

Scott ROHRMAN, CEO of 42 Real Estate, with major holdings and focus on Deep Ellum

Terry MONTESI, Founder and CEO Trademark Property Company

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

The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are John Eagle Dealerships, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Janet + Terry Kafka and WDG Architecture. The Sponsor for this Panel is LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine.

 Barry Hand
“Retail Space – What Works in Dallas”

13 June 2017
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm



One Arts Plaza Conference Center

Ground Level, One Arts Plaza Building, 1722 Routh Street | Dallas, TX 75201

(at intersection of Flora and Routh Streets)

Free Parking Available in One Arts Surface Parking Lot located behind (to the east of) One Arts Plaza Building

The birthplace of Neiman Marcus and home to NorthPark, Dallas is a city whose identity has been built on the art of retail excellence. From fine dining to world-class luxury shopping that bridges art and fashion, Dallas has, in many ways set the highest standard for retail across the nation. In recent years, however, there has been a noticeable shift towards themed, gimmicky trends, in both shopping and dining.

Fighting to break free of a cycle of trends, consumers are now searching for undeniable authenticity and lasting culture. Shaking off buzzwords, they instead want immersive, visceral experiences. This Panel will explore the future of the retail landscape, and how innovative design can shape memorable environments and genuine experiences.

About the Moderator:

Barry  HAND

Principal, GENSLER

Barry is a Principal in Gensler’s Dallas office, where he serves as Regional Mixed Use Practice Area Leader. His studio creates projects to improve the places we live, work and play with a focus on Mixed Use and Hospitality.  His 25+ year career spans a wide range of large, aspirational projects in domestic and international markets where he has developed an expertise directing large teams and complex projects – many of which have engaged public/private funding mechanisms.  Examples include the Irving Music Factory, Verizon’s campus at Hidden Ridge, the Legacy West development, and Palisades.

Barry is a graduate of Leadership Dallas, and is active in numerous professional and civic organizations.  He is a Full Sustaining Member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association, and was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Wind Symphony.  He also recently completed a full term as Chairman of the Planning Commission in Richardson, Texas.  Barry earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. As an Adjunct Studio Critic for Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture, he recently wrote a semester-long curricula around the influences of neighborhood mixed-use redevelopment in revitalizing decaying neighborhoods and urban perimeters.



Senior Vice President, CBRE Urban

Jack Gosnell is a Senior Vice President with CBRE Urban in Dallas. His arrival prompted the development of the company’s Urban division – formed to pursue redevelopment for mixed-use projects in Dallas’ urban core. Jack’s principal focus is on adaptive re-use and redevelopment of urban cores. He is active in the redevelopment of Downtown Dallas having chaired the Retail Recruitment Committee for Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) and is working on a leasing plan for the Specialty Retail District in Downtown Dallas. He was instrumental during the creation of Uptown as a recognized neighborhood and district and provided valuable input on the marketing and branding of the area. Additionally, Jack has also been the leasing agent for Dallas’ iconic building, The Crescent, for many years and through the building’s most recent renovation. In 2015, Jack received the Stemmons Service Award, the highest award and honor given in the commercial real estate industry in Dallas by The North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR). named a D Magazine Broker of the Year in 2014. Jack’s current projects include 1401 Elm in Downtown, McKinney & Olive in Uptown, The Union, The Farmers Market privatization and Trinity Quarter in The Design District.  In addition, Jack and his Urban team are working with AT&T on a massive redevelopment of their Global Headquarter campus in Downtown Dallas.  The goal is to energize the plaza and the base of the four main buildings by adding restaurants and retail so that patios enliven the plaza environment.


Principal, OMNIPLAN

Tipton Housewright FAIA, joined OMNIPLAN more than 30 years ago. In his role as Principal, he leads a wide variety of project types including regional retail and mixed-use projects, innovative churches and higher education projects. He brings to each project a commitment to client service and innovative, cost-effective solutions. His work is characterized by his passion for creating memorable spaces that connect with their communities.  Tip is a proud Longhorn and holds a MBA from SMU.  He is a former Board Member of The Dallas Architecture Forum, and has served as the President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the President of the Dallas Center for Architecture.  Tip is currently serving on the Dallas City Plan Commission and is very active in his neighborhood of Lake Highlands.


CEO, 42 Real Estate

Scott Rohrman is founder and CEO of 42 Real Estate which owns and operates investment properties, land acquisition, and develops corporate build-to-suits, for Fortune 500 companies in 15 states. Rohrman and his team have a strong focus on Deep Ellum, owning and/or developing over 50 projects in that area. Rohrman works to maintain Deep Ellum’s character by thoughtfully choosing new tenants and carefully reviewing plans for any changes to existing buildings to maintain Deep Ellum’s roots. He recently completed serving as President of the Deep Ellum Foundation. Rohrman is also responsible for the 42 murals (selected from over 225 submissions) on the sides of various buildings in the historic Dallas neighborhood. Rohrman focuses on Deep Ellum development for a long-term future to benefit the neighborhood.

Rohrman started his career as a broker with Henry S. Miller Company and has also been associated with Grubb & Ellis, The Stratford Group and Fischer & Company. Prior to forming 42 Real Estate, Rohrman was a partner in two separate commercial real estate development companies that completed numerous development projects for tenants including FedEx, Kraft, United Healthcare, Best Buy and many others. Rohrman is also active in the Dallas community, including serving as a board member of Downtown Dallas, Inc. and The Real Estate Council of Dallas.


Founder and CEO, Trademark Property Company

As founder and CEO, Terry Montesi has led Trademark Property Company through years of innovative, community-focused development. Under his leadership, Trademark has worked on more than $2.5 Billion and 11.8 Million Square Feet of some of the most stakeholder-centric retail and mixed use properties from coast to coast. With over 30 years of industry experience, Terry has cultivated a company philosophy that is defined by creating meaningful customer experiences, collaborating with communities, and unlocking potential. Terry developed his own development model, Conscious Place, setting the tone for a continued focus on innovative and experiential retail and mixed-used places.

Terry sits on the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Board of Trustees, is a member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors Hall of Fame, the World Presidents’ Organization, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI); and has served on numerous committees and judging panels for ULI, ICSC and the Texas Exes. Before founding Trademark in 1992, Terry was a principal and co-founder of Huff, Brous, McDowell & Montesi, Inc., Fort Worth’s largest commercial brokerage and management firm, and earlier in his career he worked for Lincoln Property Company.

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 160 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”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon. 

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