Urban Commons Architects Awards Finalists

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Two homes in Urban Common’s forward-looking community recently were named finalists for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s Looking Forward/Looking Back design recognition awards. Nimmo Architecture’s Outcrop homes and FAR + DANG’s Sparrow houses garnered the accolades.

Urban Commons Architects Honored

The Looking Forward/Looking Back awards honor 25 exceptional projects that have significantly enhanced the social and...

The Wait is Over: Urban Commons Hosts Open Houses 

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Step into the sustainable, modern future of urban living at one of our open houses. You’ll be able to view the design of our new homes currently listed or coming on market. Every Sunday, you’ll be able to experience the design of these homes. 

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Visit Far + Dang’s Sparrow House to experience the possibilities of High Design, Low Impact living. The two-bedroom, 1.5 bath home features larger-than-life windows...

Urban Commons Community in Lake Highlands Is a Sophisticated Taste in Modern | Candy’s Dirt

Looking for more information on the origins of Urban Commons? Local real estate website Candy’s Dirt recently interviewed Diane Cheatham, our developer, and discussed the vision that led to the development, its ultra-modern feel and Cheatham’s love of Lake Highlands. 

Read an excerpt below or the entire story here. 

Diane Cheatham will admit her new modern Urban Commons community in Lake Highlands isn’t for...

Building for Long Term: Architect Scott Marek on Sustainable Design

Known for their modern builds, award-winning Marek Architecture’s approach to urban residential design made them an ideal choice for Urban Commons. The group’s approach is centered in a belief that the “built environment should help us connect to the land and to each other.” This ethos aligns with the Urban Commons vision of sustainable residential living in a community-focused development. Founded by Scott Marek in 2012, Marek...

More for Less: Edward M. Baum’s Approach to Modern Architecture

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After teaching at Harvard and at Washington University in St. Louis, Edward M. Baum was appointed dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he helped lead the school to national recognition in design.

Known for work in modern architecture, Baum was a natural fit for Urban Commons, where he has designed three of our low-impact, design-forward homes. Learn how Baum defines sustainability...

Architect-Driven, Low-Impact Living in Advocate Magazine

Our sustainable, modern homes designed by award-winning architects were featured in a recent Lake Highlands Advocate article. Christina Hughes Babb spoke to developer Diane Cheatham as well as architects Bang Dang and Josh Nimmo about the project. They discuss how design, sustainability and community come together to create a new kind of urban living. Read more in the excerpt below or read the entire story here.

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Diane Cheatham on Art of Modern Podcast

The Art of Modern podcast recently launched with an episode featuring Urban Commons developer Diane Cheatham. In it, modmedia,inc founder Jeff Levine and Diane discuss the history of modern design in urban living — and Diane’s pioneering role in its increasing influence.

We highly recommend listening and subscribing to the podcast on SoundCloud, the modciti website or below.

Here is modciti’s description of the...

Architects Far + Dang on Model Sustainability

Since architects Rizwan Faruqui and Bang Dang formed Far + Dang in 2011, they have designed and built some of the most striking homes in the Southwest and become known for their approach to sustainability. The firm is known for being untethered to a specific style and instead creating something in response to its specific location in time and space. The award-winning team stopped to discuss their approach to Urban Commons, sustainability and...

Diane Cheatham: On the “Leading Edge” Of Residential Development

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Urban Commons developer Diane Cheatham’s notable accomplishments and her ongoing commitment to excellence in planning, architecture, and design place her at the forefront of innovative developers in North Texas. She was among the first developers to aggressively build upscale, modern infill projects in the 1980s in Uptown Dallas, still considered an edgy, risky area at the time. Diane’s projects have won more than 30 awards for design and...

The Best Dallas Architects – Urban Commons

When D Home makes their annual list of the best Dallas architects, we aren’t surprised to see our own team members in the mix. In the last three years, several of the architects responsible for designing the sustainably constructed modern homes in Urban Commons have been deemed Best in Dallas. They include Far + Dang, Marek Architecture, A Gruppo and Nimmo Architecture. Read on for some select excerpts of a couple of the listings:

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