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You will find information about the competition: 'A Temporary Facade: Veiling the Statler Hilton for the Main Street Gardens' on this website. We will post photos, FAQ, and more.

You can find a few good links to the hotel on wikipedia:


This link on the Main Street Gardens adjacent to the Dallas Grand:


The City of Dallas and DOWNTOWNDALLAS will open Main Street Garden, a full city-block park in the Central Business District, in October 2009. This public park will transform the newly created public space between the Municipal Building, 1900 Elm Lofts and the Universities Center of Dallas, the historic Mercantile Bank block and the old Statler Hilton.

The Statler Hilton has been vacant since 2001, when it was most recently named the Dallas Grand. It is in need of TEMPORARY artwork or structure that will mask parts of the empty shell, provide a pleasing view to park patrons, and reflect Downtown Dallas’ vibrancy.

Proposed designs may include: artwork, lighting, photography, banners, plex, plywood, etc. The design should cover the entire length of the first floor of the building, possibly extending to the second level depending on the vision.

The winner will most likely be commissioned. Once a design is selected, one round of modifications to fit the construction budget may be requested.

The winner will receive a prize package courtesy of DOWNTOWNDALLAS including an in-town get away at one of our premier hotels, gift certificates, dining and admission to multiple venues in the renowned Dallas Arts District. The winner will also be recognized in media outreach and at the grand opening of Main Street Garden.

Registration is free, but is limited to AIA Dallas members. This includes associate members, also. Applicants should submit their free registration to brian.fitzgerald@gff.com.
Please register before submitting your entry. Submissions must be emailed by 5pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2009. Registration is closed July 21, 2009. More than one entry is allowed per registrant or team. Designs may be submitted as a team, with the prize package allocated accordingly. Submissions must be electronic. They will be on a 30x42 pdf “board” under 6MB. The print should be should be anonymous, but contain your registration number on the lower right corner in 1” tall white letters (Arial Font). The jury will be announced shortly.

Questions: Kourtny Garrett, DOWNTOWNDALLAS. 214-744-6657. garrett@downtowndallas.org