CLIFF WELCH, AIA
Cliff 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, was a principal with Design International, and founded 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.
When not in the studio, Cliff is an avid cyclist, runner, and gym rat. Pastimes include photography, hiking and backpacking.
SCOTT HALL, AIA
Scott is a Dallas Architect whose work has received numerous design honors and recognitions. His background includes working at prominent Dallas firms and for 25 years with OMNIPLAN Architects, known for NorthPark Center, Watermark Community Church and The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, where he was a Principal and Director of Design. His focus for over 30 years has been modern Architecture, concentrating on commercial projects including large to medium scale Retail and Mixed-use, Worship, Office, Institutional and Multi-Family projects. His expertise in authentic historic design is evident in Highland Park Village and has foundations in documenting historic buildings including The White House and Texas State Capitol.
In addition to his practice, he is currently serving on the Texas Tech University College of Architecture Advisory Board and as Design Chairman of the AIA National Knowledge Leadership Assembly: Committee on Faith-Based Design. He served as a visiting design studio critic at Texas Tech University. He is past Executive member of the Dallas Chapter AIA, served two years as Communications Commissioner, and has chaired several Chapter committees and events such as Retrospect, Dallas AIA Home of the Year Competition, Public Relations Committee and 25-year Award Committee. He has served on the Trinity Strand Trail Committee. He has lectured and published articles on design and had projects featured in international periodicals.
Scott is an avid hiker, golfer, tennis player and proud father of two.