Check out what's been going on this year!
2013 marks bcWORKSHOP's 5th year as a non-profit! We would like to share our accomplishments from this milestone year, in which we received national and international recognition of our work and opened an office in Houston.
2013 OVERVIEW 34 Active Projects and Initiatives - Centered on improving livability and viability, project types range widely and include single family homes, multi-unit developments, university campus planning, and community/artist collaborations.
144,678 Square Footage Designed - The unique social, economic and environmental conditions of place guide the design process and products in Dallas, Houston, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley communities.
10,137 Voices Heard - By listening to and amplifying voices, our outreach efforts change perceptions of place and build stronger communities through understanding common challenges and celebrating shared histories.
102 Stories Documented - Documenting and exhibiting stories highlights the unique culture and development of neighborhoods, and creates a platform for active dialogue about the history and future of our communities.
148 Community Engagement Meetings and Events - Engaging stakeholders is at the core of a thoughtful design practice and ensures that design solutions reflect community values, identify and respond to core issues, and are held to high professional standards.
Work Across Texas - bcWORKSHOP's projects span seven counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Harris, Cameron, Starr, Hidalgo, and Willacy. Over the last two years, we have expanded our office to include Dallas, Brownsville and Houston, applying our community based practice to address both needs that are unique to each locality as well as their shared needs.
Awards & Recognition
bcWORKSHOP has been fortunate in 2013 to receive recognition on local, national and international scales for both architecture and planning work. Awards include:
- Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Silver Medal- Congo Street Initiative
- Public Interest Design Global Award, Honorable Mention- POP Neighborhood Stories
- SXSW Eco Place by Design Competition, Finalist-POP Neighborhood Stories
- AIA Dallas Design Award, Jury Commendation- sustainABLEhouse - 3313 Beall Street
- LRGV-AIA Merit Design Award- sustainABLEhouse - LRGV
Our office's work was also exhibited at AIA Dallas Small Firm Roundtable's "Under the Radar" exhibit at the Dallas Center for Architecture and the Texas Society of Architects State Convention in Fort Worth.
Revenue & Expenses - We greatly appreciate the time and support of our funders, partners, participants, and advocates. We look forward to continuing our work in 2014. Your support is what makes our work possible.
Supporters & Partners - Thank you very much for your support in 2013! Join us, and get involved in 2014 by volunteering, donating, joining our email list, or attending future community meetings and events.
Corporations - Bank of America CITI
Government - National Endowment for the Arts
Foundations - Communities Foundation of Texas Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation Ford Foundation Leland Fikes Foundation Rudy Bruner Foundation The Dallas Foundation The Horizon Foundation Trinity Trust Foundation
Non-Profits - Advocates for Community Transformation AIGA - Dallas Fort Worth The Real Estate Council
In Kind - Larry Ferguson, R.P.L.S. Mark Smallridge SWA Group
Individuals - Rik Adamski Robyn Anderson Donald A Baty Maria Bergh LeAnn Binford Lawrence Bogan Cathy Boldt Anne & Brent Brown Sue & Frank Brown Laurne Cadieux Michael Carriveau Brandon Castillo Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cheatham Eva Cherry Patricia Clements Sara Cohen Heather Commons John Curran Reece Dike George Ellis Andrea Farris Sara Beth Frye Donald Gatzke James Gibbs Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Ben Jones Maria & Victor Jones Zach Kauffman Tierney Kaufman James Lawrence Kristi Macadaeg Abby Medin Ron Medin Jesse Muniz Dhriti Pandya Wanda Pate Shea & Cleo Patricek Maribeth Peters A Reece Deedie & Rusty Rose Evan Stone Amanda Streitmatter Kyle Talkington Barbara Teeter Ann Weflen Roger Whaley
Partners - A Resource in Serving Equality Advocates for Community Transformation Affordable Homes of South Texas AIGA DFW Iv Amenti Austin CDC AVANCE Ann Bagley Melody Bell Big Thought Yesenia Blandon Christopher Blay Brixmor Property Group Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation Caruth Foundation CDC Brownsville CDC Harlingen Morgan Chivers City of Dallas City of Dallas CityDesign Studio City of Denton, Neighborhood Planning Program CitySquare Rob Colburn Phillip Collins Communities Foundation of Texas Maurice Cox Patricia Cox Tisha Crear Catherine Cuellar D Academy Dallas County Criminal Justice System Dallas Engaged Professionals Dallas Homeowners League Dallas Independent School District Dallas Parks and Recreation Dallas Public Library Bang Dang Deep Dallas Music Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association Dorothea Leonhardt Foundation Downtown Dallas, Inc Wanda Dye East Dallas Community School Elizabeth Chapel CME Church Eloise Lundy Recreation Center Equal Voice Network Fraizer Revitalization Inc Friends of the Sant Fe Trail Fruteria Cano Don Gatzke Gensler Golden SEEDS/Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church Tammy Gomez Greater El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Groundworks Dallas Gulf Coast Community Design Studio Healing Hands Ministeries Henderson Neighborhood Association Anna Hill Hocker Design Group Erika Huddleston Paula Hutchinson Tipton Housewright Jewish Family Services Linda Jones Kadleck & Associates Keist Park Neighborhood Association La Union del Pueblo Entero Lakewood Trails LIFT Rick Lowe Christa McCall Sara Mendez & Isaac Cortez MEP Systems Design & Engineering Inc. Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance Metrocare Services Akin Babatunde & Liz Mickel Mill City Community Association Shaun Montgomery Cythia Mulcahy John Mullen National Endowment for the Arts New Hope Empowerment Center Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Parkview Church of God David Perkes Plastiki Marcello Pope (Rosie Lee) David Preziosi Proyecto Azteca Proyecto Juan Diego Public Architecture RabbleWorkshop Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna Temple Samuell Grand Recreation Center Danny Samuels San Felipe de Jesus Lou Nell Sims Alphonso Smith SMU: Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity SMU: Innovation Lab South Texas Adult Resource and Training John Spriggins Supermercado Azteca SWA Group TEDxSMU Tenth Street Crimewatch Texas A&M - Commerce Texas A&M University College of Architecture Texas Organizing Project Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Texas Tech College of Architecture The Parks at Wynnewood The ROi Project The Senior Source TMBP|click Two-Wins Foundation TX Low Income Housing Information Service U3 Ventures unAbridged Architecture University of Houston Community Design Resource Center UT Southwestern Medical Center Benny Walker Patricia Williams/American Care Academy Woodrow Wilson Alumni Association Woodrow Wilson High School Wynnewood Community Services Center Wynnewood North Neighborhood Association Xplore YouthBUILD YWCA