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The Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association
"That their relics shall not be lost or their memories vanish in the mists of time"


March 6, 2022, TOMFRA News

Longtime TOMFRA member and preservation architect Marcel Quimby was recently noted in the Dallas Morning News for her work on a new project for the Alamo complex.

Ms. Quimby is assisting Gensler architects on the design of a 100,000-square-foot Visitor Center and Museum for the Alamo Church which will be located in several historic buildings that face onto Alamo Plaza in San Antonio. These buildings will be restored and rehabilitated to accommodate this new facility, to open in 2026.


Marcel has observed and participated in the transition of inner-city neighborhoods from neglected and unappreciated to thriving and popular. She is principal of Quimby Preservation Studio in Dallas, which specializes in the conservation of historic buildings and sites. She currently serves on the board of North Texas chapter of Docomomo and on the City of Dallas’ Designation Committee for the Landmark Commission . She has previously served on the City of Dallas’ Urban Design Peer Review panel, as president of AIA Dallas and Preservation Dallas, and has served on the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as on similar boards for the city and state.