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Palm Desert Residence by Cadwallader Design. David Cadwallader will participate in the "Design Inspirations" panel for The Dallas Architecture Forum on February 15. Photo Courtesy of the Designer.

The Dallas Architecture Forum


Opens Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With


“Design Inspirations” 


The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will open its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series on Thursday, February 15, 2018 with “Design Inspirations” moderated by Meg Fitzpatrick,President of MMF Strategies.

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins 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. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for this panel is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.

“Dallas and North Texas are known for award-winning projects – residences and public buildings, interiors and landscapes. With this panel The Forum will explore what motivates and inspires some of our area’s outstanding design professionals to create their highly regarded projects,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

Joining Moderator Meg Fitzpatrick as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished designers:

David Cadwallader, Principal Designer, Cadwallader Design

Jessica Clements,  LandscapeArchitect,studioOutside

Josh Nimmo, Founder and Architect, Nimmo Architecture

Jason Smith, Principal and Architect,Smitharc Architects

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 Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., and WDG Architecture. The Sponsor for this Panel is LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine and Gromatzky Group at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Meg Fitzpatrick
"Design Inspirations”

15 February 2018
Thursday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm

Venue:  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.

Learn from four of Dallas' leading architects, designers and landscape architects about what inspires their design.  This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these outstanding professionals --what motivates and inspires them as they create their highly regarded design projects, and to understand more about the persons behind the inspired design processes. 

All four of our Panelists are recognized by their peers and the greater design community as being leaders in their fields. Hear from architects Joshua Nimmo and Jason Smith, joined by interior designer David Cadwallader and landscape architect Jessica Clements as they engage in a lively discussion moderated by Meg Fitzpatrick.



Meg Fitzpatrick has over 25 years of experience in the fields of strategic thinking, marketing, and organizational assessments. She has consulted with 100+ clients. Her business training in systematic problem solving began in the Dallas office of McKinsey & Company, considered by many to be among the top tier of management consulting firms, and ranked number one in the discipline of strategic planning. She is a trusted advisor to senior management teams and boards of directors – viewed as an extension of their team – known for her expertise in facilitating dialogue about the strategic decisions and paths of an organization, firm or company.



Providing unique, appropriate, design solutions with a keen attention to detail has been the outstanding trademark for our projects. The full range of design services, from project inception to completion can be provided based on each client's particular needs with full documentation to implement each aspect.

With our unique team of creative professionals and consultants, Cadwallader Design is committed to providing our clients personal attention with creative problem solving and responsive project management for successful projects and lasting client relationships.

David Cadwallader is the Principal Designer of Cadwallader Design. David established Cadwallader Design in 1983. His personalized, high quality design and keen attention to detail has become a trademark for both residential and contract projects.


Jessica Clements brings a unique perspective and multidisciplinary approach to design in her work at Studio Outside. As a registered Architect with 10+ years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design her work focuses on the ‘space between buildings’ to create cohesive sites. Jessica’s work is inspired by the idea of creating experiential spaces through a lens of contextual systems (ecological, social, physical). She brings to her work a strength in communication:  from persuasive conceptual design graphics to conveying the design intent through the construction process.

Jessica has been an integrated team member to several notable retail/mixed use and master plan projects at Studio Outside. In addition to her work at Studio Outside, Jessica has lectured/taught as an adjunct facility member at the University of Texas, Arlington in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs. Prior to working at Studio Outside, she has contributed to two ASLA National Excellence in Planning Awards for work done in New Orleans, LA. In her spare time she enjoys the perspective of our landscapes by running and cycling through them.


NIMMO is a modern, progressive architecture firm located in Dallas, Texas; founded by architect Joshua Nimmo [AIA-LEED AP]. Determined to push the conventional boundaries of architecture; Joshua's passion lies in creating environments that inspire individuals and ultimately enhance society. Nimmo thrives on the deep rooted tradition of American innovation. From his beginnings in design, Joshua has embraced the freedoms of modern architecture and has further sought to expand his definition of the modern approach to include an initiative rooted in context and relevance. Nimmo’s focus for architecture goes beyond creating static objects for viewing to realizing dynamic spatial experiences, efficient solutions, and authentic places meant to enliven for generations.

Joshua graduated from Oklahoma State University and began practicing architecture professionally in 1997. In addition to formal practice, he also developed modern single family residences. In 2003, he began work for the Dallas based firm of morrisonseifertmurphy (MSM). During his tenure, he worked directly under renowned architect, Lionel Morrison FAIA, as Lionel’s senior project architect. Joshua led several project teams for MSM on numerous projects of significance including the W Dallas Residences, One Arts Plaza Residences, Northaven Residence, and LEED Gold Certified International Business Park Phase 15.  Joshua is a LEED accredited professional and was MSM's project architect for the first LEED Gold Certified office building in Plano, Texas. He has continued to infuse numerous passive strategies into his projects; including a variety of energy, water and resource conservation technologies.


Jason earned a Professional Bachelor of Architecture degree with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. During his tenure at UT, he traveled extensively while participating in study abroad programs. Adventures throughout Western Europe, Mexico and Central America have provided Jason with a rich, first-hand knowledge of architectural history as well as an acute understanding of contemporary structures.

As a Principal at smitharc, Jason focuses on design and research. His professional experiences include positions as Project Architect for Larry Speck, FAIA (PAGE-Austin) and Lionel Morrison (MSM-Dallas.) Jason was also Design Architect for Dick Clark, FAIA (DCA, Austin) and Senior Architect for Emily Summers Design Associates (Dallas.)

Jason is a registered architect in the state of the Texas and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA.) He is also an accredited professional in the Leadership in Energy and environmental Design program (LEED AP.) Jason serves on the Texas Society of Architects Sustainability Committee and is a lecturer and critic at the University of Texas, Austin and Arlington campuses.

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 230 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”.

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