Dabney tapped to lead BOKA Powell’s Fort Worth office

Veteran architect and Fort Worth native Mark H. Dabney has been hired by Dallas-based architecture and design firm BOKA Powell as associate principal. He will lead the firm’s growing Fort Worth practice. “We looked for a talented professional and community leader to guide our growth in Fort Worth in a genuine way,” said Chris Barnes, principal of BOKA Powell. “We are pleased to welcome Mark to our team and are excited to integrate him into each effort we have underway in Tarrant County – with much more to come.” BOKA Powell’s current Fort Worth projects include the JPS Health Network’s Cath Lab expansion, Alliance Town Center Office North, and the renovation of the Hunter Plaza urban apartments.

Recent Tarrant County projects include The Carnegie at Sundance Square, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services at Heritage Commons, Daimler Chrysler Financial Services at Westlake, John Peter Smith Health Network strategic master plan, Tarrant County College District institutional plan, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate student housing, Texas Wesleyan graduate student housing, and Texas Wesleyan law library renovation (now part of the Texas A&M University System). Dabney brings more than 25 years of architecture and interior design experience to his new role at BOKA Powell. His expertise includes notable projects such as Tarrant County College District’s Trinity River East Campus, the Museum of Living Art at the Fort Worth Zoo, Phases II and III of the West 7th Development and Sundance Square Plaza. Dabney most recently served as director of PBK’s Fort Worth office. He is president of the Leadership Fort Worth board of directors, and is a past president of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Dabney is the 2004 recipient of the Texas Society of Architects’ William Caudill Award for Young Professional Achievement, and the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 1998 Young Professional of the Year.

-Betty Dillard bdillard@bizpress.net