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Final Design Juries at the University of Texas

February, 2015

Kevin Sloan was invited to participate for two days in the final design juries at the University of Texas.

The LARK on the Park Mural Installation

February, 2015

Kevin Sloan and team of studio designers that include Mr. Ting Lun Lai, Wenyan Ji and ChenXi Sun, recently installed two chalk drawn murals at Shannon Wynne’s Lark on the Park restaurant at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.

Lark in the Park 2.0
“Manhattan on the Prairie”

Lark in the Park 3.0
“Pegasus and the Twister”

Kevin W. Sloan - Manhattan on the Prairie

Kevin Sloan Studio published in Europe's Topos Magazine

February, 2015

Kevin Sloan published, “Urban Lands on the Prairie,” in Topos magazine. The feature article examined the suburban mega pattern of DFW and recent projects that have built a landscape driven urbanism. The Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, Main Street and the Belo Gardens were case studies that establish a corollary with the venerated Turtle Creek Parkway which was the only part of the 1919 Plan for Dallas by George Kessler that was implemented and has realized a high rise, high rise urbanism along its edges for a century. Considered one of the pre-eminent design journals in the world, two works designed and built by Kevin Sloan Studio were also included; the continuous biofiltration street of the Dallas Urban Reserve and the 17-acre spring fed Vitruvian Park in Addison North Dallas that continues to capture the highest rental rates in north Dallas.

One Landscape Lecture Series

February, 2015

Kevin Sloan recently delivered One Landscape as three lectures at the Dallas Center for Architecture. The set of presentations discussed mega urbanism and the recent view characterized by the Pulitzer Prize winning architectural critic Robert Campbell. “For the first time in human history, the entire surface of the world is being considered as one continuous landscape.” The lectures covered Sloan’s 25 year interest in the contemporary city that began as a graduate architecture fellow in Florence Italy. The presentations also covered the historical events that gave rise to the mega city, the cultural and environmental impacts of mega urbanism and emerging design fields such as Ecological Urbanism and Landscape Urbanism.

One Landscape was also delivered as an all-school lecture in October at the University of Texas-Arlington School of Architecture.

One Landscape to be featured at the April 2015 Texas ASLA Conference

February, 2015

Kevin Sloan will deliver One Landscape at the upcoming 2015 State ASLA conference. More presentations of One Landscape are in the works.

David Farber joins Kevin Sloan Studio

February, 2015

David Farber, BLA, brings a wide variety of landscape architecture and urban design experience to Kevin Sloan Studio. Previously employed by Curtis & Windham Architects, Design Workshop and The Office of James Burnett, David has worked on several major public and private projects. Experience includes private estates to urban parks and plazas as well as institutional and wayfinding/branding projects.

Center for Metropolitan Density

February, 2015

Founded by former Columbia University professor Michael Buckley, the Center for Metropolitan Density is a UT-Arlington think tank exists as a research source for urbanism and the private sector. Kevin Sloan participated on two panel discussions composed of developers, downtown Dallas stakeholders, bankers, architects and planners to discuss the urban potential of removing the elevated section of the inner highway loop around downtown Dallas. HKS Architects hosted the panel discussion.

Sloan is currently the Assistant Director under Buckley for the Center for Metropolitan Density and a Professor in Practice at UT-Arlington

The Urban Design Peer Review Panel at Dallas City

February, 2015

Developed in 2012 by The City Design Studio and overseen by Larry Beasley, the former planning director of Vancouver, Canada, Kevin Sloan has extended his appointment as the Assistant Director of the Urban Design Peer Review Panel for an additional two years. The panel meets monthly at City Hall to review Dallas projects that have applied for TIF funding. Members of the UDPRP include:

Eddie Abeyta, AIA Architect
Rachel R. Hayden, P.E. Engineer
Lenny Hughes, RLA Landscape Architect
Robert L Meckfessel, FAIA, LEED AP Architect* [chair]
Marcel Quimby, FAIA Architect
Paris Rutherford, AICP Planner
Luis Salcedo, P.E. Engineer
Kevin Sloan, ASLA Landscape Architect
Larry Speck, FAIA Architect

Roswell, North Atlanta Georgia

February, 2015

Located on the treasured Chattahoochee National River Parkway, a 140 acre track on I-400 is being planned as a $2.7B landscape-driven urbanism. Historic Old Alabama Road, a relic of the Civil War, will be transformed into an ecological parkway that will connect the Chattahoochee park to a dense mixed-use center.

Brookridge, Kansas City, Kansas

February, 2015

Kevin Sloan Studio has developed a $3.4B mixed-use plan to transform the existing 27-hole Brookridge Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas into a new urban addition. The landscape driven urbanism is organized with a 47-acre ecological park in the center that preserves Indian Creek that will also feature an iconic Performing Arts Center

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