Panels are free and open to the public as an outreach of the Dallas Architecture Forum. Complimentary beverages at 6:15 pm, Panel discussions begin at 6:30 pm. Panels last approximately one hour fifteen minutes.

The Dallas Architecture Forum was pleased to present our Spring 2018 Panel Series, which was enthusiastically received by those in attendance. Those Panels are listed below.

Look for our exciting Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Panel Season to be announced by the start of this fall. We look forward to welcoming you to the upcoming Panels!

Meg Fitzpatrick
David Cadwallader
Jessica Clements Josh Nimmo
Jason Smith


Meg FITZPATRICK, Moderator

David CADWALLADER, Cadwallader Design
Jessica CLEMENTS, studioOutside
Josh NIMMO, NIMMO Architecture
Jason SMITH, smitharc Architects

15 February 2018
THURSDAY, 6:30 pm
Check-In and Informal Reception at 6:15 pm

Dallas Black Dance Theater
2700 Ann Williams Way
The Dallas Arts District

Free and Open to the Public, Join Us!


Join The Dallas Architecture Forum for our first Panel Discussion of the Season.This will be the first of three Design Inspiration Panels that The Forum will present this Spring—more information on the other two coming soon!

Hear from outstanding architects, landscape architects and interior designers about what inspires their design. Learn more about the creative people behind their award-winning projects.

This will be an interesting and inspiring event - we hope to see you there!


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.


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 commercial projects.  As leader of the studio’s design team, David is committed to providing their clients with creative problem solving and responsive project management for successful projects and lasting client relationships.  The firm’s award-winning projects, primarily in Dallas but also across the United States, have been published in numerous design magazines including Architectural Digest.  Among the many highly regarded architects with whom David has done projects are Russell Buchanan, Lionel Morrison, Ron Wommack, Overland Partners and Lake | Flato. 

Jessica Clements brings a unique perspective and multidisciplinary approach to design in her work at studioOutside. 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 of several notable retail/mixed use and master plan projects at studioOutside. In addition to her work at studioOutside, 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 studioOutside, she was a team member of a studio that received two ASLA National Excellence in Planning Awards for work done in New Orleans, LA. In her spare time Jessica enjoys the perspective of our landscapes by running and cycling through them.

Josh Nimmo is the Founder of NIMMO, a modern, progressive, award-winning architecture firm that pushes conventional boundaries of architecture.  Nimmo embraces the freedoms of modern architecture and has further sought to expand his definition of the modern approach to include innovation rooted in context and relevance. 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. He later worked for the Dallas based firm morrisonseifertmurphy (MSM). During his tenure at MSM he served as senior project architect. Joshua led 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. As Principal of his firm, he continues to infuse numerous passive strategies into his projects; including a variety of energy, water and resource conservation technologies.

Jason Smith 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 AIA and holds the LEED AP designation. Jason serves on the TSA Sustainability Committee and is a lecturer and critic at the University of Texas, Austin and Arlington campuses.


Paul Field
David Hocker
Wendy Konrodi
Max Levy
Joshua Rice


Eurico FRANCISCO, Moderator

8 May 2018
Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Check-In and Informal Reception at 6:15 pm

Dallas Black Dance Theater
2700 Ann Williams Way
The Dallas Arts District

Free and Open to the Public, Join Us!


Eurico R. Francisco, AIA LEED AP is an architect whose passion for cities and buildings drives him to create memorable spaces, to inspire his clients, and to encourage his colleagues and students to achieve excellence in all that they do. Eurico is a Design Principal with HDR Architecture, where he leads projects in the Dallas design studio. His built work includes government, healthcare, academic, research, hospitality, multi-family and mixed-use facilities. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Sao Paulo, Eurico has received over 20 local, regional and national design awards for his work in the US and abroad, and has taught design studios at the University of Sao Paulo, Boston Architecture College, Rhode Island School of Design, and Texas Tech University. He is a contributing editor to Texas Architect magazine and is active as a member of the Board of Directors and Lecture Programming team of The Dallas Architecture Forum, as well as the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects.


PAUL FIELD, Architect
Paul Field received a bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Carleton at Ottawa, Canada, graduating with distinction in 1999. He began his career in the experimental office of Cunningham Architects in Dallas, where he worked on a variety of commercial, institutional and award-winning residential projects. In 2007, Paul partnered with Braxton Werner to form the firm Wernerfield. The progressive multi-disciplinary firm approaches every project, regardless of scale, in a holistic and hands-on manner. Wernerfield searches for a rich balance between artful conceptualism and rigorous pragmatism in each project. Some of the firm’s most acclaimed work has been design-build projects, including the CCR1 Residence, which received both the AIA & Texas Society of architects Honor awards in 2015.

DAVID HOCKER, Landscape Architect
David Hocker, ASLA, has established a highly respected reputation for himself and his award-winning firm, Hocker Design Group (HDG), since its inception in 2004. His work has become known for the unique use of materials, particularly recycled and regionally sensitive, in unexpected and precisely-executed ways. He has a keen sense of scaled relationships and construction detailing, both of which are apparent in his firm’s built work. Studying in Italy introduced David to the “master builder” concept of the Renaissance and the Italian tradition of landscape and architecture that offers consideration to both private and public spaces. His successful built works have contributed to a greater design conversation regarding landscape architecture’s ability to bridge between interior and exterior spaces.

WENDY KONRADI, Interior Designer
Wendy Konradi is an interior designer with over twenty years of experience collaborating internationally with leaders in the fields of architecture, fine art and interior design. Her study of contemporary art and furniture weaves modern concepts with historical references. As principal of Wendy Konradi Interior Design, she procures vintage, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces for clients with the goal of elevating furniture to fine art. Before launching her own firm, Konradi advanced her craft under esteemed interior designers Naomi Leff in New York and Emily Summers in Dallas and became equally informed by traditional and contemporary design idioms. Notable projects include homes for Ron Howard, Nicole Kidman, Jerry Bruckheimer and Stephen Spielberg. Drawing on these varied influences and an academic approach to design, Konradi crafts modern interiors with a focus on building lasting, meaningful collections for her clients.

MAX LEVY, Architect
Max Levy, FAIA, grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and received his Bachelor of Architecture at UC – Berkley. Starting his career working at Skidmore Owings Merrill, (SOM) then at Oglesby Group for eight years, Max founded his firm Max Levy Architect in 1984. Max enjoys bringing nature into play architecturally. Working in this way he has received local, state, and national design awards, his work has been widely published, and in 2017 he was the recipient of The O’Neil Ford Medal. Max is respected for his ability to use Texas regional vernacular elements in meaningful and elegant ways in his projects. He has long believed that persistent cultivation of one’s inspirations can deepen one’s work.

JOSHUA RICE, Interior Designer
Joshua Rice grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in interior design. In mid-2000 he joined with the respected Dallas-based architecture & design firm bodron + fruit where he worked until founding his own firm, Joshua Rice Design in early 2007. His firm seeks to go beyond short-lived design trends to create spaces that are pure, clean, logical and refined. A premium is placed on respect for beauty and purity of natural materials to create warm modernism based on the ideas of subtraction as opposed to decoration. His firm also assists clients and investors in search of decorative art and design investments, including rare and important furniture and design as well as functioning as a liaison between client and auction houses and design galleries.

bang Dang
Jessica Stewart Lendvay
Robyn Menter
Madhavi Sonar


Kate AOKI, Moderator

15 May 2018 
Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Check-In and Informal Reception at 6:15 pm

Dallas Black Dance Theater
2700 Ann Williams Way
The Dallas Arts District

Free and Open to the Public, Join Us!


Kate Aoki is an Architect with DSGN Associates in Dallas, where she works on a wide range of project types including master planning, single-family residential, and retail. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for The Dallas Architecture Forum, where she is leading the Design Society initiative to engage audience members from a broader range of design disciplines. Additionally, Kate is Co-Chair of the Communities by Design Committee of the Dallas Chapter of the AIA.


Bang has called Dallas his home since he was five years old, and having a Chinese background, has a unique, Eastern/Western take on architecture. The natural inclination to be rational, subtle, and minimal is countered by the urge to be instinctive, brave, and free. Bang’s focus is making architecture that is abstract in its homage to Texas regionalism and subtle in its attempt to be inventive. Bang’s experience in the field is broad and varied, covering architecture of all types and scales. Bang holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was an Adjunct Professor for six years. Bang taught a variety of design studios including a two semester design/build studio where students design and construct prototype micro houses. Bang is a founding partner, with Rizi Faruqui, of the award winning, modern practice FAR + DANG. A rigorous and proactive research agenda and a passion for exploring ideas of space and lifestyle are the foundations of the firm’s design process.

Jessica Stewart Lendvay is a registered architect and owner of Jessica Stewart Lendvay Architects. The firm is known for their collaborative spirit and thoughtful process which creates work that is sensitive to place and refined in detail. Their work focuses primarily on residences, single and multi-family. Jessica received a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999. She began her career with bodron+fruit working on renovation and new construction residential projects. The renovation work included Howard Meyer’s Lipshy Residence, Edward Larrabee Barnes’ Greenley Residence and E. G. Hamilton’s Hexter Residence. In 2006, Jessica began a long time collaboration with Emily Summers beginning the renovation and addition to the Round House in Colorado Springs to current work including the interior architecture for the Hall Arts Residences. Jessica is a current board member and past board president of La Reunion TX, a non-profit artist residency and outreach organization. She also co-hosts a weekly civic engagement project with Allison V. Smith called the Letter Writing Family.

ROBYN MENTER, Interior Designer
Robyn was born, raised and educated in Johannesburg, South Africa where she resided and worked as an interior designer until emigrating to Dallas in 1981. Robyn set up a textile export company in 1982 and continued with that business until 1986 when international sanctions were imposed against South Africa. She subsequently worked as an interior designer for two Dallas based firms prior to establishing Robyn Menter Design Associates, Inc. in 1994. The firm’s primary focus is residential interior design and architecture including new construction and renovation. Current projects are based throughout the USA as well as a project in the Middle East. Robyn’s style can best be described as modern and versatile with the foundation of inspiration based predominantly on art and architecture. Robyn’s projects have been published in D Home, D Moms, Dallas Modern Luxury, Dallas Interiors, Homes + Estates Magazine, Patron, Dallas Morning News, and Western Art + Architecture. Robyn has received the D Home Best Designer award for the past 11 years.

MADHAVI SONAR, Landscape Architect
Madhavi Sonar is a Senior Associate at Talley Associates, with diverse experience in a broad range of project types including public gardens, healthcare, hospitality, urban design, multi-family and single family residential. She finds joy in every facet of the profession of Landscape Architecture - from the first inkling of an idea to the final details of construction. Her passion lies in the art of sculpting the land and knowledge and in the understanding of plants from different regions and environments of the world as her projects seek to provide exceptional planting designs. She started her career as an architect before her interests led her to the field of Landscape Architecture. Madhavi received her Bachelor’s in Architecture in India, before moving to the United States in 1998 to pursue Master’s in Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining Talley Associates, Madhavi also worked with SWA Dallas and studioOutside. In addition to her work, she enjoys research projects when she finds the opportunity.

Tary Arterburn
Greg Ibanez


Bob MECKFESSEL, Moderator

22 May 2018 
Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Check-In and Informal Reception at 6:15 pm

Dallas Black Dance Theater
2700 Ann Williams Way
The Dallas Arts District

Presented in Partnership with Preservation Dallas

Free and Open to the Public, Join Us!


The Dallas Architecture Forum and Preservation Dallas invite you to attend this important Panel Discussion on how Mid-Century Modern Design has made a lasting impact on the architectural legacy of North Texas. Moderated by nationally recognized expert Bob Meckfessel, the panelists will include some of our region's leaders associated with Mid-Century design: Architects Cliff Welch and Greg Ibanez, Interior Designer Mil Bodron and Landscape Architect Tary Arterburn, all of whom have completed important projects related to the genre.

The Panel will overview the impact of Mid-Century Modern design in North Texas, and also look more closely at important Mid-Century Modern buildings and landscapes in our region.


Robert Meckfessel, FAIA, has over 35 years of experience in the planning and design of institutional, residential, and commercial projects throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Many of these projects have been recognized for innovation and excellence in urban design, architecture, sustainability, and preservation from professional and industry organizations, including AIA Dallas, NCTCOG, the Texas Society of Architects, Preservation Dallas, and Preservation Texas. He has served as president of leading organizations involved with the quality of the built environment, including The Dallas Architecture Forum, Preservation Dallas, LaReunion TX, Greater Dallas Planning Council, and AIA Dallas. He currently serves on the boards of La Reunion TX, the Trinity Park Conservancy, the Trinity Commons Foundation, DoCoMoMo US, and the Advisory Board of the Dallas Architecture Forum. Bob lectures often at professional events, political forums, and educational venues.


TARY ARTERBURN, studioOutside
Tary Arterburn is one of the founding principals of studioOutside. His design leadership merges his natural energetic spirit, guiding often experimental, and innovative design. This is evident throughout his work from the big picture through to the smallest, most precise detail. Tary’s passion for building the best project for his clients possible is infused throughout the office and projects of studioOutside. Prior to beginning studioOutside, he founded and served as managing partner of MESA from 1981 to 2010. Tary led MESA’s growth from award winning regional projects to an established leader in the field of national and international landscape architecture projects. Tary’s career includes working primarily overseas for ten years in Madrid as well as the Middle East. In 2010 he settled into the Texas community and the regional work that he loves and knows intimately. He is internationally recognized for his design practice heavily rooted in regional nuance, crisp innovative details and systems. Notable residences, expansive ranches, museums, botanical gardens, and campus commissions populate his body of work. Continually involved with the education of landscape architecture education, Tary currently serves on the advisory boards of LSU and University of Texas at Austin.

MIL BODRON, bodron + fruit
Mil Bodron is Co-Founder of bodron + fruit, one of our region's leading architecture and interior design firms. Mil and firm Co-Founder Svend Fruit are known both for careful renovations of some of Dallas' most iconic mid-century modern residences, as well as for award-winning new residence designs. Mil is respected for his impeccable interiors, which have been published in Architectural Digest, the New York Times T Magazine, Town and Country, Texas Architect, D Home, Paper City, Patron, Modern Luxury Interiors and other leading publications. The Forum’s Dallas Modern monograph features both new and restoration projects by bodron + fruit.

GREG IBAÑEZ, Ibañez Shaw Architecture
Gregory S. Ibañez, FAIA, serves as Principal of Ibañez Shaw Architecture in Fort Worth, Texas. Greg received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1980. The recipient of twenty-three AIA Design Awards at the state and local level, Greg was awarded the Charles R. Adams Award for Design Excellence by AIA Fort Worth in recognition of his career accomplishments. In 2012 he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows for his accomplishments in architectural design. Greg is a member of the Board of the Texas Society of Architects, as well as a past President of AIA Fort Worth. At the municipal level he has served as Chair of the Fort Worth Public Art Commission and as a member of the Historical and Cultural Landmarks Commission. He has also been a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Arlington. A founding Board member of the North Texas Chapter of DoCoMoMo, Greg has been a guest speaker for The Dallas Architecture Forum and the Texas Society of Architects convention.

Cliff Welch, AIA is a Dallas architect whose work has been honored at the local and national levels. His background includes working with the late Dallas modernist Bud Oglesby, acting as a principal with Design International, and founding his own practice, welch architecture in 2000. His focus has been modern architecture, concentrating on residential, interiors, and small scale commercial work. He has been a leading resource and proponent for the restoration and preservation of post-war modernism in Dallas. In addition to his practice, he is past President of the Dallas Architectural Foundation, and has taught graduate level design at the University of Texas at Arlington. Cliff is a past Executive member of the Dallas Chapter AIA, served two years as Commissioner of Design, and has chaired several chapter events such as the Ken Roberts Delineation Competition, Retrospect, and Home Tours. He has also served as a design awards juror for other chapters around the state. Currently he sits on the Fair Park Task Force and is on the executive board of the White Rock Conservancy. Cliff was featured in Texas Architect as one of five young professionals leading the way into the coming century and has been honored as Dallas American Institute of Architects’ Young Architect of the Year. A retrospect of his work was recently exhibited at the Max Sullivan Gallery, and one of his outstanding projects is featured in The Forum’s monograph Dallas Modern. When not in the studio, Cliff is an avid cyclist, runner, and gym rat. Cliff’s pastimes include photography, hiking and backpacking.


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