Studio Addition: Lester Cox

Please welcome our latest team member, Lester Cox!

Lester is a Registered Architect with a strong design and construction background. His experience encompasses a diverse range of project types and sizes including commercial, institutional, municipal, adaptive reuse and renovation projects. As a project manager and designer, several of his projects with DSGN Associates and Oglesby-Greene have been recognized with design awards from industry and professional organizations.

Lester is a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction.

In his free time, he is active in the Richardson, Texas community including FUMC Richardson and the Boy Scouts of America. He currently serves as Scoutmaster of Troop 444 and is a member of the District Leadership Committee. He is father to an Eagle Scout and a First Class Scout. He is a member of the Corinthian Sailing Club at White Rock Lake and enjoys sailing.

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Cool Cars: 1939 Porsche Type 64

This 1939 Porsche Type 64 will be sold at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Car Week auction. It’s considered the foundation for Porsche’s subsequent success and predates the 364 roadster and 911.

To read more about the car’s fascinating history, click on the title of this article.

The Type 64 that will be sold.

The Type 64 that will be sold.

In addition, check out these other cool Porsches.

The first-generation Porsche 911.

The first-generation Porsche 911.

Porsche 356 roadster.

Porsche 356 roadster.

Local Music: Ruthie Foster

Perhaps no one best embodies the blues genre quite like Ruthie Foster. Born in rural Gause, TX, she began her musical career in an unexpected way--by enlisting in the Navy and joining the branch's Pride group. Her incredible skill was recognized by several record companies, including Atlantic Records in New York. However, seeing that she'd have to sacrifice her authenticity for her record deal, Foster walked away and returned back to Texas. Since then, she has released five albums, been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Blues Album, and is gearing up to release her sixth album, Joy Comes Back.

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White Rock Home Tour Follow-up

We are pleased to report that the Lake Highlands in-progress residence was a huge hit on the White Rock Home Tour!

The residence, the third residence for the TEN201 project in Lake Highlands, provided the first-ever opportunity for tour guests to see inside an in-progress project. We had around 1500 people walk through the house over the two days of the tour.

The White Rock Home Tour, which took place on April 27-28, benefits Hexter Elementary School’s Art Program.

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Rosewood Court

The remodel of Rosewood Court is nearly complete!

The remodeled space includes a new garage entryway and a new Flower Child location. Flower Child is a cafe with healthy vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices that are made with locally-sourced ingredients. The remodeled space features a brand-new 1500 square foot patio for outdoor seating.

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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Slated to open on September 18, the new Dallas Holocaust and Human RIghts Museum reaffirms our mission to "[teach] the history of the Holocaust and [advance] human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference." The new LEED-certified museum is located in the Historic West End district near Dealey Plaza.

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Amanda Aman's Traveling Fellowship

Last fall, Amanda applied for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant, provided by the Center for Architecture and AIA New York. Amanda received $10,000 from the grant to fund her exploration trip beginning in July! She is traveling to Norway, Greenland, and Iceland over the entire month to study climate change in the arctic circle periphery and how architects can design with environmental context to create structures that are conscious of its surrounding ecosystems.

Amanda is a project architect at Welch | Hall Architects and an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Fjords in Norway

Fjords in Norway