Re:arrange - 2016 AIA Dallas Retrospect

Page is playing a significant role in this year’s RETROSPECT, an annual Dallas AIA exhibition showcasing the local, national, and international works of Dallas architects and architectural firms. Traditionally, participating firms create dedicated three-dimensional displays designed to provide a glimpse of current trends in architecture.

Now in its 26th year, RETROSPECT demonstrates how architects lead efforts to make our city a better place to live, work, and play. This year's theme is “Re:arrange” and firms were given the option of creating graphic displays that literally or abstractly express how they are re:arranging the possibilities for communities across the world.

Earlier this year, AIA Dallas announced that Page designer Kelsey Flynn had submitted the winning entry for the representative image of this year’s RETROSPECT. Now, a team of Pagers led by Carlos Sierra and friend of the firm Jim Kuchera have designed and assembled an equally outstanding display. It’s a freestanding rectangular structure showcasing significant, recent Page projects that have improved lives through their design.

For example, the Page expansion of the Austin Bergstrom International Airport Terminal East Infill has improved the passenger experience through increased passenger processing capabilities and reduced passenger wait times in inviting architectural spaces. The Center for BrainHealth’s Brain Performance Institute at The University of Texas at Dallas, currently under construction, will be the first facility in the world to focus on leveraging scientifically validated programs to maximize and extend brain performance, increase brain resilience and improve brain regeneration for people of all ages and conditions.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Performing Arts Complex greatly enhances the performance and rehearsal assets of the university’s Music Department as well as the capabilities of the larger Rio Grande Valley arts community. And, the recently opened Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth helped its network meet needs in a rapidly developing neighborhood as well as prepare for future growth.

On another side of the display, images of Page volunteers and the members of the community they helped during design-related service projects ranging from Hearts & Hammers to We Care show another aspect of how design can improve lives. One of the reasons cited for bestowing Firm of the Year on Page last month was “demonstrated outstanding commitment to…community”. We affirm this on our website, noting that our urban improvement vision is intended to make the firm reflective of the nature of our community.

To see the process Pagers went through in developing and executing the installation design, click through the above gallery images. 

For more information about the event, which will be on display to the public at NorthPark Center April 7 – 16, visit AIA Dallas