Restoration Hardware to Open in Dallas, Interior Design Camp Comes to Houston, and More News This Week

Texas is full of great designers and creators, and new things happen every day in the Lone Star State. AD PRO has everything you need to know this week to keep you updated on all design news and events in the area.

Restoration hardware is coming to Knox Street

Knox Street in Dallas gets a new tenant. Restoration Hardware opens a three-story, 100,000-square-foot retail building with a restaurant on the top floor and a parking garage on the southeast corner of Avenues Knox and Cole. Four more floors will be placed above the parking garage in a so-called “guest house”. It’s not yet clear when the project will be completed, but until then, locals can stop by Restoration Hardware’s temporary store on McKinney Avenue.

Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown close the Dallas Architecture Forum’s lecture season

The Dallas Architecture Forum today closes its final talk for the 2018-2019 season in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art. The architects and co-founders of TsAO & McKOWN Architects, Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, had a thoughtful conversation about architecture and design. The projects of Tsao and McKown range from residential and commercial towers in Manhattan and Asia to private houses of high-caliber customers to an elderly community for Buddhist monks. The two have received many awards, including a Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum National Design Award.

Forth + Nomad is moving into a larger room

Forth + Nomad is a Houston favorite for art, apparel, and handcrafted housewares in Heights Mercantile, but will soon be moving to a larger room. The retailer will open a store at 731 Yale Street and fill a 4068 square foot building with its beloved products. The new store was designed by local designer Matthew Oakes and will include a maker bar where visitors can make products like candles and ceramics, a wall that local photographers can rent, a podcast studio, a rotating art exhibit, and spaces for more than 100 exhibits brands and 3,000 handcrafted products. Forth + Nomad will open the doors to its new location on May 4th with a day of freebies and workshops. On May 11th they are hosting a pop-up shop with jewelry, ceramics, housewares and pharmacy items in the River Oaks District in 444 Westheimer.

The University of Texas in the Engineering Building in Dallas is featured in R&D Magazine

R&D Magazine’s Labor of the Year program gave the Engineering and Computer Science West building at the University of Texas at Dallas a Special Mention for Engineering Labs on April 29th. The Engineering and Computer Science West building was designed by SmithGroup and cost $ 100 million. The LEED Gold certified property was designed with the research and development collaboration achieved through glazed laboratories in mind. exposed and color-coded plumbing, electrical, mechanical and technological systems; and functions that help with air conditioning.

Rainey Richardson is hosting the Interior Design Summer Camp

A new camp in Houston offers budding design fans an introduction to the ins and outs of the business. Rainey Richardson, who runs a Houston interior design firm of the same name, hosts a summer camp for high schoolers interested in the craft. Richardson, a former school teacher, also owns the Off White Furniture showroom at the Houston Design Center. The camp will guide six to eight students between 11th and 12th grade through various aspects of the industry. The camp is free and takes place from July 8th to 12th between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.

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