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Ralph Hawkins: Thinking Big in Dallas

Talented Fellows, chosen by an architectural jury, are coming together for three days to think big about serious Dallas community challenges on Nov. 9-12, via the annual HKS Design Fellowship. This year, the group will take an unbiased, fresh look at downtown Dallas.
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Talented Fellows, chosen by an architectural jury, are coming together for three days to think big about serious Dallas community challenges on Nov. 9-12, via the annual HKS Design Fellowship. This year, the group will take an unbiased, fresh look at downtown Dallas.

The development of Uptown, the Arts District, and new parks have spurred interest in reviving a vibrant downtown Dallas. The 2012 HKS Design Fellowship focuses on creating a catalyst for a lively, urban downtown Dallas by engaging and reimagining the relationship between the parks, streets, mass transit, pedestrian tunnels, and sky bridges. The Downtown Dallas 360 plan and other City of Dallas and Downtown Dallas Inc. initiatives will be reviewed.

The Fellows will present their design solutions at noon on Monday, Nov. 12, at the HKS headquarters. Jurors include Angela Hunt, council member, District 14, City of Dallas; Noah Jeppson, member, Tunnel Task Force and environmental graphic designer; Gregg Chilton, general manager, Bank of America Plaza and member, Downtown Dallas board of directors; Brent Brown, founding director and president, bcWORKSHOP; Chuck McDaniel, managing principal, SWA Group; and Heath May, associate of HKS, Inc.

Here’s more information on the HKS Design Fellowship program:

The Fellows: University students and HKS employees from around the world, who brainstorm, research, design and present their ideas to a community partner, which then transforms the ideas into reality.

The Motivation: Helping people, through excellent and thoughtful design, create a better community in which to live. The HKS Design Fellowship encourages Fellows to be part of the solution, part of making change happen, part of the future.

The Evolution: Created in 2005 as a means to cultivate design talent within the firm, the HKS Design Fellowship has evolved from a community outreach event to include regional programs in Detroit, Washington, D.C and Atlanta. All of the regional fellowships share the same values and commitment, and promote design while building relationships with their communities.

Be watching for more details.