Experience

 
The members of the Space Between Design Studio collectively have over fifty years of experience collaborating on successful, award-winning mixed-use projects in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, across the nation, and around the world. The team is focused on placemaking; the synergy of creating energetic and timeless places, where the whole is greater than the sum of parts, to be loved for generations.  A building by itself is merely a postcard whereas an ensemble of a true place becomes drama.
 
Paul Shaw
Partner - Landscape and Urban Design
For the last twenty years of his twenty-five year career as an urban designer and landscape architect, Paul has focused on mixed-use transit urban development. His experience also includes commercial, transportation, institutional and residential facilities. He has directed teams of talented designers and planners throughout the entire planning process, providing leadership and expertise for the implementation of successful projects.
 
Karen Koerth, ASLA
Partner - Landscape Architecture
Karen Koerth has more than 24 years landscape architectural, planning and urban design experience. She has been instrumental in the design and development of various streetscape, park and courtyard designs on numerous award-winning urban mixed-use development projects. She has been responsible for, as well as provided design support on numerous downtown renewal, redevelopment and streetscape projects and she has been directly involved in the design for several small urban parks such as Bishop Park located in Legacy Town Center and Bosque Park located in Addison Circle.
Exemplary Projects:  Bosque Park, Bishop Park, W. 7th, Mondrian
 
Patrick Kennedy, CNU AICP
Partner - Urban Dynamics and Planning
With more than 10+ years of experience and serving as principal leading the urban planning and livability consulting practice, Mr. Kennedy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Congress of New Urbanism – North Texas Chapter and writes a monthly column on urbanism for D Magazine.  He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture with a focus in Urban Design and Sustainability. He is interested in creating energetic, viable, and, sustainable places successful in their uniqueness in creativity and their connection to the contextual built environment.  His definition of sustainability is rooted in the future tense; places that succeed economically, culturally, and environmentally without expensing any of the three.  Mr. Kennedy’s experience in various sectors includes mixed-use projects, sustainability, regional urban parks, downtown revitalization/strategic planning studies, design guidelines, and comprehensive new town developments.  He is also an expert on creating/repairing walkable places and the new market influence exerted by the Millennial generation on Urban Centers.