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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.

Cedar Hill 330

February, 2015

330 thirty acres overlooking Lake Joe Pool will be studied as a premier resort town by Kevin Sloan Studio. Situated on the West Dallas Escarpment, the site has over 300 vertical feet of grade change.

The Connected City Presentation By OMA - AMO On October 29th

October, 2013

Three Professional Teams are presenting their design proposal for The Connected City Project as a lecture series at the Dallas Museum of Art from October 22nd to November 5th, 2013. Please join us for the OMA*AMO lecture tomorrow to see how their urban design solutions drive Dallas forward with the Trinity River. You can also visit the final board from each team on Ross Avenue Plaza at the DMA until November 9th.

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The Changing Face of Architecture: Relevance in Transition

September, 2013

Kevin's Article, "Relevance in Transition", discusses and explores community, culture, and lives through the impact of architecture. The article is published in the Fall 2013 edition of Columns magazine.

"Relevance in Transition" in Columns Magazine Fall 2013

The Changing Face of Architecture: Relevance in Transition

September, 2013

Kevin's Article, "Relevance in Transition", discusses and explores community, culture, and lives through the impact of architecture. The Dallas Chapter of The American Institute of Architecture features the article on the website.

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Broken Silo in Alabama is the Star of Weather Photos by Photographer Tim Hursley

August, 2013

Architectural photographer Tim Hursley's photos of a broken silo are featured on Weather.com. As the star of the day on Weather.com, Tim provides a tornado-damaged silo in Alabama with a new life. His phenomenal insight lights up abandoned objects in our surroundings. (Text Courtesy of Kevin Sloan, ASLA, Landscape Architecture Magazine)

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An Interview with Randall Korman, AIA

August, 2013

This Interview was conducted by Kevin Sloan, ASLA, as part of the article "The Changing Face of Architecture: Relevance in Transition" for Dallas AIA Columns Magazine. The general topic of the article will compare a broad examination of the good and bad changes that have happened in the profession and in the academy in the last few decades.

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