The Houston Design Center presents Leading in Design Fall Market

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Greg Campbell and Erick New
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The Houston Design Center will welcome a dynamic lineup of talent for its annual Leading in Design Fall Market. This year’s event gathers industry leaders for its keynote program, The World of Architecture in Texas Today.

Design professionals can start the morning off with Global & Color Design for 2019, an inspiring continuing education program presented by Sabrina Overman of PPG Paints. The presentation unravels the moods, mindsets and design directions behind the 2019 Global Color Forecast researched and identified by PPG’s international team of color experts and specialists.

Esteemed architect Jay Baker kicks off keynote programming with Making Things, where he will discuss his new book and a review of the collective portfolio of Jay Baker Architects through 19 projects across varied design platforms. Baker’s work contributes to his belief that in order to make things well, it is necessary to serve the integrity of an idea, ensuring greater incisiveness in response to design challenges.

Helen Thompson and Casey Dunn, the writer/photographer team that produced Marfa Modern, join forces again to investigate Texas modernism with Texas Made/Texas Modern: The House and The Land, a compelling survey of Texas houses that draw both on the heritage of pioneer ranches and on the 20th-century design principles of modernism. The presentation will also include an illustrious panel of architects including Michael Hsu, Austin; Michael Morrow of Kinneymorrow Architecture, Houston; and Steve Raike of Lake/Flato, San Antonio.

The keynote programs will be followed with meet and greet opportunities, book signings and a luncheon. In the afternoon, guests are invited to Florists to the Field, a discussion with Erick New and Greg Campbell. The intrepid owners of the Memphis floral design shop, Garden District, will present highlights from their new book, Florists to the Field, one of the duo’s most ambitious endeavors to date and a true testament of their success over the past 25 years. The festivities will conclude with a Champagne reception at the Fall Market Mixer.

Event Details



The Houston Design Center
7026 Old Katy Rd.
Houston, TX 77024-2154

Ticket Info

Admission is free with registration.