Best Practices Advisory Committee

Southwestern Medical District Urban Streetscape & Park Project

In an effort to create a national model for streetscape and park design, we have invited a team of national experts that we feel will bring multiple disciplines to the project that will ensure best practices and state of the art approaches are being considered. The primary purpose of the committee is to capture creative and innovative ideas that will augment and push the contracted design firms, and a full suite of sub-consultants to think beyond the boundaries of standard design and operating procedures. This alliance will allow a partnership that strives for excellence when incorporating evidence-based design, public health, environmental sustainability, economic development, mobility strategies, smart innovation, and art and culture into the project.

64 national experts representing 50 different organizations have given their time to support the creation of a thriving and healthy Medical District for the 21st Century.

Advisory Committee Members

Education and Research

Lori Delacruz Lewis

Mountain View College

Samantha Bradley

Texas Trees Foundation

Dr. Michelle Kondo

USDA Forest Service

Dr. Chanam Lee

Texas A&M

Dr. Geoffrey Donovan

USDA Forest Service

Dr. Adrian Parr

University of Oregon


Dr. Aaron Roberts


Michael Carleton

Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz

Paul Westbrook


Zach Wirtz

Texas Trees Foundation

Gretchen Riley

Texas A&M Forest Service

Chariss York

Texas AgriLife Extension

David Marquis


Dr. Fouad Jaber

Texas A&M

Matt Weaver

Texas Tech

Dr. Kathy Jack

The Nature Conservancy

Dr. Robert Brown

Texas A&M

David Richardson

UT Southwestern

Arts and Humanities

Dr. Larry Allums

Dallas Institute of Humanities

Dr. Gail Thomas

Center for the City

Linda Blase


DP Ayyappan


Courtney Crothers

UT Southwestern

Jill Magnuson

Nasher Sculpture Center

David Marquis


Adriane Bulthuis

Previously Perot Museum

David Preziosi

Preservation Dallas

Economic Development

Conners Ladner

Design Workshop

Larry Speck

UT & Page Southerland Page

Carlton Schwab

TX Ec Dev Council

Dr. Daniel Oney

Newmark Knight Frank

Eric Griffin

Dallas Regional Chamber

Dustin Bullard

Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Lara Moffat

Landscape Forms

Kathy Stewart

Uptown Dallas

Craig Davis


Lauren Fasic


Ann Podeszwa

TBG Partners

Vince Tam


Steven Upchurch



Willis Winters

Retired Director of Dallas Parks & Rec

Michael Hellman

Retired Director of Sacramento Parks

Adriane Bulthuis

Previously Perot Museum

Dr. Bruce Brown

UT Southwestern

Major Catrina Shead

Dallas Police

Lieutenant Kevin Campell

Dallas Police

Kevin Oden

COD, Homeless Solutions

Reginald Christian

Children’s Medical Center

Jennifer Sanders

Dallas Innovation Alliance

Transportation and Mobility

Alisyn Malek

Middle Third Co.

Dr. Theresa Pohlkamp

UT Southwestern

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