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PaperCity Houston March 2023

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GUY CARLANDER (1888 -1975): Amarillo architect Guy Carlander played an enormous role in the architectural development of Amarillo and surrounding area, completing around 100 major projects between 1910 and 1970. He is perhaps most beloved for his New Deal-era Amarillo College buildings with Art Deco elements, but one of his most ambitious projects was the unrealized El Coronado Lodge designed for the rim of Palo Duro Canyon. CATHEDRAL OF HOPE — THE INTERFAITH PEACE CHAPEL, Dallas (2010): Philip Johnson designed this "sculpture as architecture" work in 2005, just before his death. Warped organically shaped forms in three successive heights appear to huddle before an enormous aperture of space and light above the altar. Johnson intended the chapel to be a secondary building for a 2,200-seat cathedral (which was never built) for one of the largest predominantly LGBTQIA+ congregations in the country. Cunningham Architects of Dallas played an essential role D A L L A S C O W B O Y S C H E E R L E A D E R U N I FO R M S (1972): The Dallas Cowboys revolutionized the game from the sidelines in 1972, when the franchise introduced athletic, accomplished dancers wearing white hip-hugger short shorts held up with a low-slung belt and a blue tie-front blouse with a tiny white vest. Added in 2011 were bespoke white Lucchese cowgirl boots with pearlized embroidery. With their own Barbie and custom-designed belt buckles by Dallas artist Brad Oldham (brother of Todd Oldham), the tradition shows no sign of abating. DALLAS DESIGN DISTRICT (circa 1947, revitalized mid-2000s): Formerly an industrial hub for wholesale interior design showrooms forged by developers Trammell Crow and John Stemmons on the old Trinity River floodplain, the district today is composed of fine art galleries, sleek furniture and fabric showrooms, and spaces for designers, artists, and other creatives, alongside a thriving restaurant scene and stylish residential digs. Subsequent residential development by Mike Ablon and his Lionstone Group and, most recently, Dunhill Partners (which sold to HN Capital Partners) furthered the district's transformation, punctuated by a sexy Virgin Hotel. D E G O LY E R H O U S E A N D GARDENS, Dallas (1939): The majority of the lush grounds of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden were once part of the celebrated DeGolyer estate, then known as Rancho Encinal. The Spanish Colonial Revival DeGolyer Home (L.A. architects Derman Scott and Burton Schutt) was built for geophysicist Everette Lee DeGolyer and his wife, Nell. The formal gardens were designed by Dallas' preeminent landscape architects in the 1940s and 1950s, Arthur and Marie Berger, who were brought to Dallas from the Midwest by this commission. Emily Summers Design Associates refurbished the house in 2006 and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON (1948, current building 1972): CAMH celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023. Founded by seven private individuals in 1948 — the de Menils played a major role, including organizing the museum's 1951 Van Gogh exhibition — it's one of the oldest non-collecting museums in the country devoted to contemporary art. In 1972, the museum moved into its distinctive stainless-steel parallelogram building by Gunnar Birkerts, a totemic temple to the avant-garde. CARRARO RESIDENCE, Kyle (1990): Guided by Lake|Flato, Henry and Francine Carraro shopped for their new house at the old Alamo Cement Plant, a campus of hundred-year-old steel buildings in San Antonio being sold for scrap. The two-story, 180-foot- long steel-framed building they selected was delivered and re-erected in three segments: an open equipment shed, a corrugated metal-clad primary suite, and a Texas-sized screened porch with an air- conditioned limestone structure within, all with views to the river below. in giving architectural substance to Johnson's handcrafted model. The chapel was Johnson's last work; he once said it was "a building I've wanted to build all my life. It will be my memorial." JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON The Interfaith Peace Chapel Dallas Design District © GERALD MOORHEAD FAIA 75 TEXAS DESIGN ICONS 44

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