DALLAS, May 11, 2023 – Bennett Partners, an architectural, interior design and planning firm with a West Studio based in Fort Worth, is expanding into Dallas with the opening of the company’s East Studio. 

“We are thrilled to bring the services of our gifted team to Dallas,” said Michael Bennett, Principal and CEO of Bennett Partners. “As the economies of Dallas and Fort Worth have continued to intertwine, we saw an opportunity for a presence in Dallas to serve our clients there and to give us access to Dallas’ deep pool of design talent.

Bennett says the East Studio will further the firm’s goal of making a difference in the community through architecture and design. “The East Studio will be home to our Dallas-based team members and will serve as a convenient collaboration space for our partners and clients.”

Registered Architect Adam Jones will lead the East Studio team members as they move ahead with new projects throughout the metroplex. Jones has focused much of his career on revitalizing urban city centers, including those in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Chicago, and Oklahoma. He served as principal-in-charge for the conversion of the historic Old Dallas Central Library and The Statler hotel into a new, mixed-use complex, among his many other award-winning adaptive rehabilitation projects.

“We could not have a better team in place for the opening of our East Studio,” Jones said. “We are lucky to be in a market where architecture and interior design talent is abundant. We look forward to watching the firm flourish as we launch exciting new projects in Dallas and surrounding cities. It is an honor to add to the accomplished reputation Michael has built over the years.”

With a highly diverse portfolio, community is at the core of Bennett Partners, which specializes in projects with a human-centered approach. The firm’s architectural achievements range from downtown Fort Worth’s Frost Tower and the Kimpton Harper Hotel to adaptive reuse projects such as Hotel Dryce and the Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns. The firm has also recently completed corporate interiors projects for Apex Capital, Jetta Operating Company, and Tarrant County College’s administrative offices. Most recently, the firm unveiled its design of Keith House, a modern interpretation of a traditional meeting house that will be home to a newly commissioned installation by the internationally known artist James Turrell. Other current projects include The Residences of Highland Oaks at Central and Monticello, the expansion of the Fort Worth Convention Center, buildings at Texas A&M’s new Fort Worth Campus, and the renovations of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Omni Theater.

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Bennett Partners’ projects have won broad professional acclaim in the company’s 67 years in business, including recognition from the Texas Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects’ Fort Worth Chapter. 

East Studio team members include:

  • April Coover, RID – April has a twenty-year record in interiors, designing and implementing tools and strategies that elevate the human experience in the built environment. Her clients have included Nokia, Google, Liberty Mutual, Simplot, and AIA/DCFA Dallas.
  • Ashley Hale, AIA – A commercial design architect from Dallas, Ashley is passionate about creating great spaces for people. She has nine years of professional experience, mostly in higher education projects, but also stadium, office, entertainment and mixed-use.
  • Caroline Buckner, RA – Caroline brings more than a decade of experience across multiple project types including K-12 education, commercial office, corporate campus, and nonprofit markets. She believes that fully understanding the client’s goals and vision is the best way to produce successful projects.
  • Chris Chrysler, AIA – Chrysler has managed numerous high-rise residential and commercial projects in tight urban settings in his career. Recent projects include the Armour Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards and the Riveredge and 1333 Oak Lawn office buildings in Dallas’ Design District.
  • Jillian Sabella, AIA – Sabella’s broad range of experience includes high-rise hospitality and multi-family projects, commercial offices, retail, and historic projects.  Her portfolio includes East Quarter in Dallas and the Center for Transforming Lives in Fort Worth.
  • Julianna Turner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP – With 15 years of experience, Turner has a focus on project management, construction administration, and sustainability. Her portfolio includes work on Downtown Dallas’ LTV Tower, the Grandscape development in the Colony, and the Fort Worth Convention Center.
  • Kelsey Davidson – As business development director, Davidson brings eight years of experience in architecture and six years of project management work to her new role.  Kelsey’s focus is on understanding market and development trends and connecting Bennett Partners with new client relationships.
  • Taylor Cell – An experienced architectural, interior, and urban designer, Cell has taken a wide variety of clients and projects nationwide through all phases of the design process using a holistic approach. As a senior project designer, his many notable projects include the Residences of Highland Oaks at North Central and Monticello, the adaptive reuse of the Bob Simpson Building.

About Bennett Partners

Founded in 1956, Bennett Partners is a Fort Worth- and Dallas-based architecture, interior design and planning firm focused on creating well-designed, well-built spaces in the public and private sector. At their core is the value of partnership — with their clients, with their community and with their own diverse and talented staff. They believe design can make a difference, and through their work, they can inspire positive change. For more information, visit https://bennett.partners/.

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