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Join us Nov. 12 as our team covers the Art of Managing Construction. For all of the measurements, calculations and iterative analyses conducted during the design phase of a project, the construction of that design is often as much an art as it is a science. This brownbag focuses on the art of construction management.

Content:

  • Construction During Design
  • Alternative Project Delivery
  • Communication
  • ...

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The latest issue of the North Texas Commission's NTX Magazine focuses on the future of North Texas and how the advancement in technology will play a role. A panelists of experts were consulted as to what these changes and innovations may look and feel like. One of the experts was our Urban Planning + Design Group Manager/Pratice Leader Wendy Shabay .

With her 25+ years of planning experience in Dallas-Fort Worth, Wendy was...

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In its efforts to be a leader on energy efficiency, the Texas Army National Guard turned to an innovative geothermal-based design to reduce energy demand and increase sustainability for the heating and cooling system at the El Paso Hondo Pass Readiness Center.

The system, designed by Freese and Nichols, helped resolve problems encountered by air-cooled systems in locations such as El Paso, where dusty conditions make constant cleaning...

Read More - Geothermal Power Improves the National Guard’s Resiliency

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City Hall in Colleyville, Texas, looks out on a 140-by-140-foot flat area of lawn with no trees or distinguishing features. But not for long.

City leaders envisioned turning that unadorned lawn into a dynamic public space with a critical linkage to City Hall and the Public Library . The goals included creating a signature gathering place for residents of this city of 25,000 residents nestled between...

Read More - Capturing a City’s Vision for a Dynamic Public Plaza

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In today’s busy, fast-paced world, the curb is one of the most in-demand spaces. With new players in the game – electric scooters and car-share services – planners and cities must rethink their approach to curbside planning and management, especially for big cities and high-density urban areas.

Who are the Major Players?

There’s a long list of people who are competing for their piece of curbside realty from your typical designated...

Read More - Is Parking A Thing of the Past?

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Tagscurbs, curbside management, curbside planning, street design, streetscape, Transportation, Transportation Design,

As the population in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) continues to grow along with development opportunities we are left wondering what development trends can be anticipated in 2019.

I attended the DFW Industrial and Logistics Outlook Conference to understand the industrial demand in DFW and how local developers are getting more creative with site selection and design elements to stay competitive. Lately, there has been a robust market for industrial companies in DFW. Can...

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Tagsindustrial industry, land use, dallas, fort worth, manufacturing, industrial zone, site elements, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, industrial district,

(All photos courtesy of Lamar University.)

Lamar University celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Science and Technology building , a $60 million project for which Freese and Nichols provided design and construction management.

A s Lamar’s first new academic building in 40 years, the building serves as the centerpiece for renewal and expansion of the Beaumont campus. The 83,000-square-foot facility encompasses biology and chemistry...

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Tagsconstruction, construction management, program management, PMCM, lamar, higher education, higher ed,

Wendy Shabay and Chance Sparks, Urban Planning + Design, have been hard at work on behalf of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter (APATX).

A few years ago, APATX started the Great Places in Texas Program, which recognizes the Lone Star State’s Great Places – neighborhoods, streets and public spaces – and celebrates how planning has played a vital role in making these beloved places what they...

Read More - Wendy Shabay, Chance Sparks Rally for Urban Planning at Texas Capitol

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Tagsurban planning, urban design, urban planning and design, texas legislature, apa texas, American Planning Association,

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