DONNA D. CARTER
Carter Design Associates
African American AIA Fellow
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer
Her practice is focused on projects combining revitalization, historic preservation and new construction within a complete community context. Ms. Carter's civic activities include service on numerous Austin planning and development task force committees and commissions.
DONNA D. CARTER
Donna D. Carter, FAIA is President of Carter Design Associates, an architectural, planning and restoration firm in Austin, Texas. Her practice is focused on projects combining revitalization, historic preservation and new construction within a complete community context. Ms. Carter's civic activities include service on numerous Austin planning and development task force committees and commissions. She has authored several master plan and guideline documents balancing preservation, economic viability and community development. Results oriented, she co-chaired a community led downtown revitalization implementation plan RUDAT A Call… to Action and was an original member of the Mueller Development Implementation Commission. Statewide service includes past service on the Texas Historical Commission, Past Chair of the State Board of Review and a Fellow of the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University. As a civic leader she has held volunteer and board positions for non-profit health care providers and social service advocates since 1986, serving in board and board appointed positions for Austin’s Seton Family of Hospitals from 1996 until 2016 and Austin ECHO. She has recently finished 2 terms on the board of Huston Tillotson University and currently serves on the board of AIA Austin.
Object Five - Alternative career, volunteer work with organizations not directly connected with the built environment, or service to society
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Restoration of the Texas and Pacific Terminal Waiting Room
Featured Project Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
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The Texas and Pacific Railroad Passenger Terminal was built in 1931 and served as Fort Worth's main rail station. Since its decommission in 1967, it has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark. In 1999, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority secured two of the ground-floor spaces waiting rooms to serve as a station for new rail service connecting Fort Worth and Dallas, with Carter Design Associates leading the restoration effort.