Jim Halloran, LEED AP, has joined HOK’s Dallas practice as senior project interior designer. Halloran has 17 years of interior design experience on projects ranging from corporate offices and conference facilities to performing arts centers and churches.As the lead designer for HOK’s interiors team in Dallas, Halloran is responsible for developing creative design solutions that meet each project’s unique requirements.

‍‍‍Halloran joins HOK from Design Duncan Miller Ullmann (DDMU) in Dallas, where he was senior designer, interior architecture. He previously served as a senior designer for interiors at Powers Brown Architecture in Houston.

Halloran, who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Houston, has helped lead the design of award-winning projects including the John Cooper School of Performing Arts Center in Woodlands, Texas, and Morris Architects’ headquarters in Houston. Recent work includes corporate headquarters projects for Exterran and Men’s Wearhouse in Houston and new offices for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Pearland, Texas.

Conference Overview

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Keynotes, Fireside Chats, Panels and General Sessions:‍‍‍

  • Design Connections keeps things simple by having only one conference track to focus on. Attendees will sit in on a variety of sessions covering the latest topics, industry news and respected insights from leading solution providers, industry experts, and design professionals.

Case Study Boardroom Sessions:

  • These highly interactive sessions presented by solution providers to an intimate group of executives give an inside perspective on the implementation and strategy of an actual customer use case.  These sessions not only provide the vendors with feedback on end user wants/needs, but also promote candid discussions for designers/architects to gain perspective from their peers.

1:1 Meetings:

  • Our 1:1 Meeting Zone allows our end user attendees, solution providers, and industry experts the perfect opportunity to connect with one another for 20 minute face-to-face meetings, which makes sourcing solutions painless for our executive attendees and makes connecting with prospective clientele cost-effective for our sponsors. Respected industry analysts and experts will also be present to discuss strategy and help you move your enterprise or solution set forward.

Networking Receptions:

  • Connections can be made at a traditional trade show, but with our unique format, lasting relationships are forged through a multitude of networking opportunities. Attendees are able to network over 2.5 days and dive more deeply into discussions that cannot be had walking a trade show floor. Regarding the number of end user attendees and solution providers, we believe that quality over quantity adds a higher value to the conversations had.










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October 7-9, 2018 | Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Austin, TX

The unique, invitation-only hosted format of Design Connections, conducted in an upscale resort setting like the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, provides an engaging platform for presentations and keynotes, small group discussions‍‍‍, industry specific, and vertical-focused topics as well as one-on-one conversations with leading vendors and peers on the latest commercial interior design topics, products, and solutions. Key aspects include:

Conference Chair

Jane Rohde, CHID, ACHA, AIA, FIIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Green Globes CIEB Assessor, Conference Chair


JSR Associates, Inc.

Jane Rohde champions widespread global cultural shift toward de-institutionalizing senior living communities through her consulting, research and advocacy, which provides services to non-profit and for-profit developers, government agencies, and senior living care providers.

She is one of the tri-chairs responsible for the development and updates to the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities, a guideline utilized as code for the licensing of long term care and related facility types.

In April 2015, Jane received the first Changemaker Award for Environments for Aging from The Center for Health Design.  She speaks internationally on senior living, aging, healthcare, evidence-based design and sustainability.

Advisory Board

Glenn Haussman, Advisory Board Member


No Vacancy

Glenn Haussman is publisher of www.novacan‍‍‍cynews.com, hosts the ‘No Vacancy’ podcast, Here to Stay TV, and contributes to Youmustbetrippin.com. He’s also President of Rouse Media, an in-demand public speaker, educator and custom content creator for major hotel brands and leading industry suppliers.  

The No Vacancy podcast attracts the biggest names in hospitality, including major public company CEOs and industry influencers. The show was recently mentioned in the NY Times and was previously chosen by USA Today as a “best podcast to listen to while traveling.”  

Glenn has been quoted in leading publications such as the NY Times, USA Today, and Washington Post. He previously served as adjunct professor at New York University, teaching classes in Public Relations & Advertising, and Consumer Behavior.

Jim Halloran, LEED AP

Practice Leader Interior Design


Healthcare Representative

Hospitality Representative

Workplace Representative

Toni Gocke Wyre, ASID, LEED AP, AIA Affiliate

Sr. Associate Interior Designer

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Toni is a commercial interior designer specializing in Education, Healthcare and Corporate Interiors and was recognized as one of Arkansas Business' Top 40 under 40 Professionals in 2013. Additional honors include being a favorite local designer for several years in At Home in Arkansas magazine and one of Arkansas Business' Publishing Group's Women to Watch. Over the last decade, her work has received over 36 regional design awards, crossing all sectors, from residential and corporate to hospitality, healthcare and education. In addition to managing interiors projects at PSW, Toni currently serves as Director-at-Large on the National Board of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). In July of 2018, she was selected to be an International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) Global WELL concept advisory after being the first in Arkansas to achieve her WELL AP accreditation.

Education Representative

October 7-9, 2018 | Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and‍‍‍ Spa | Austin, TX‍‍‍

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