A Modern List of Dallas Texas

andrewvl —  July 19, 2011 — 1 Comment


[Photo by Eddie Yee]

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We’ve often wondered how Bob does it all; a master architect, super-blogger, tweeting nearly everything his brain verbalizes, AIA wunderkind, connoisseur of all things design-minded and, on top of all that, a family man. How does he accomplish it all in the same 24 hours as the rest of us? Is he the bionic man? –maybe, but 6 million bucks doesn’t go very far anymore so if he’s bionic, he had to have more than 6 million bucks. Is he from a different planet? –perhaps, we’ve certainly accused him of this in the past. Could it be a synergistic balance between exercise and diet? If so, he hasn’t mentioned it on his blog. What the hell makes this guy tick?

The issue became so perplexing to use, that we rounded up a crack-team of academics and smarty-pants’ here at the BUILD World Headquarters and stuck them in the BUILD think-tank. There, amongst the trampoline, video games and cans of Rainier Beer, they came up with the answer. We determined that he’s not bionic at all –not even close. As it turns out, what makes Bob extraordinary is his exceptional environment (okay and he’s just a great all-around smart guy too).

So, for our debut performance on Life of an Architect, we’re bringing you the Modern List Dallas. We’ve sent in our commando team of internet scouts to track down all the cool, architecky, design-minded stuff that surrounds Bob; the stuff that gives Bob his aura of design savviness and go-get-em attitude.  We’ve mustered up the fortitude to leave out all those Dallas/ Texas puns, cliché’s, slogans and jokes, but we know you’re all thinking of your favorites right now (it’s hard not to, we know!).  This is about all things Modern in Dallas that makes Bob tick.

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[Photo courtesy of Aloft]

HOTELS
Aloft, 1033 Young St, 214.761.0000

W Dallas, 2440 Victory Park Lane, 214.397.4100

The Joule, 1530 Main St, 214.748.1300

Hotel Lumen, 6101 Hillcrest Ave, 214.219.2400

The Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave, 866.870.8010

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COFFEE SHOPS
Murray Street Coffee, 103 Murray St, 214.655.2808

Atrium Café, 1717 N. Harwood St, 214.922.1835

Bread Winners Café & Bakery, 3301 McKinney Ave, 214.754.4940

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BRUNCH | LUNCH
La Calle Doce, 415 W 12th St, 214.941.4304

La Duni Latin Café, 4620 McKinney Ave, 214.520.7300

Fireside Pies, 2820 N Henderson Ave, 214.370.3916

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[Photo courtesy of Local]

DINNER
Local, 2936a Elm St, 214.752.7500

Fearing’s, 2121 McKinney Ave, 214.922.4848

Stephan Pyles, 1807 Ross Ave, 214.580.7000

Trece Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Lounge, 4513 Travis St, 214.780.1900

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[Photo courtesy of Joule]

DRINKS
Joule, 1530 Main St, 214.748.1300

Five-Sixty, 300 Reunion Blvd, 214.741.5560

Rattlesnake Bar, 2121 McKinney Ave, 214.922.4848

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[Photo by D.McCloskey]

MUSEUMS | GALLERIES
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood, 214.922.1200

Meadows Museum of Art, 5900 Bishop Blvd, 214.768.2516

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm St, 214.747.6660

Holly Johnson Gallery, 1411 Dragon Street, 214.369.0169

The Goss Michael Foundation, 1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard, 214.696.0555

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RETAIL SPACES
Fourty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Ave, 214.559.4510

Mesho, 5331 E Mockingbird Ln, 214.827.4600

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[Photo by Craig Blackmon]

BUILDINGS
The Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, 2100 Ross Ave, 214.880.0202, designed by REX

Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street, 214.954.9925, designed by Foster + Partners

Meyerson Symphony Hall, 2301 Flora, 214.670.3600, designed by I.M. Pei

Old Parkland, 3819 Maple Avenue, 214.661.8000, designed by Good Fulton Farrell Architects

Lochwood Branch Dallas Public Library, 11221 Lochwood Boulevard, 214.670.8403 designed by Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle

Grauwyler Branch Dallas Public Library, 2146 Gilford St, 214.671.1447, designed by Oglesby-Greene

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DESIGN SHOWROOMS
Bulthaup Showroom, 1617 Hi Line Drive Suite 200, 214.752.2000

Jesco Lighting, 2100 Stemmons Freeway, 214.746.5177

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[Photo by Craig Blackmon]

EVERYTHING ELSE
Main Street Garden Park, Main St & S. Harwood St

Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy Suite 100, 214.742.3242

Thanksgiving Square, 1627 Pacific Avenue

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, 214.242.5100W

Dragon Street Design District, between Wichita St & Oak Lawn Ave

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Whew –it feels good to have a better understanding of Bob, doesn’t it? I mean c’mon, with an environment like that, who needs to be bionic.

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  • http://twitter.com/Alexandrafunfit Alexandra Williams

    That pool scares me. But then, so does Bob.