Downtown Dallas, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Dustin Bullard to Senior Vice President of Planning and Public Space. Dustin Bullard, ASLA, was previously the Vice President of Public Space and Design for Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI). Since joining DDI in March of 2011, Bullard has labored to ensure that every public space in Downtown is well-designed, active, and clean. Striving to provide distinguished design, thoughtful planning, and an exceptional pedestrian experience in partnership with the City of Dallas and stakeholders, he adds to Downtown’s sustained success.
Through a unique blend of professional and personal experiences, Bullard is able to guide transformational projects in the Downtown area while understanding functionality and management needs of those projects. In his new role with DDI, these skills will be further relied upon to oversee the organization’s planning, mobility, and public space initiatives.
In this updated role, Bullard will expand his focus by leading the DDI planning team as they address key initiatives – such as long-range plans including The 360 Plan, the second light rail line through Downtown, bike and scooter share, and many other vital urban planning efforts.
Bullard also works closely with corporate partners and developers. In 2016, he proved instrumental in keeping AT&T’s headquarters Downtown and is now working to transform their presence into a vibrant campus with cafés, open space, and retail. Additionally, he has worked closely with Todd Interests in the creation of the East Quarter district overseeing the transformation of a large area of Downtown.
Bullard will also continue to steward Downtown’s ongoing transformation into a complete, livable, urban environment through his leadership of DDI’s public space management activities. Bullard believes the management and addition of public space and parks is vitally important to the continued success of Downtown. Bullard has been a key partner in the planning, construction, and operations of Downtown parks and public spaces.
A licensed landscape architect, Bullard previously worked in private practice designing parks, trails, and open spaces throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. Living in Downtown for over fifteen years has led to a deep connection to the neighborhood, resulting in one of Bullard’s main goals being to listen to his neighbors and help promote growth in his neighborhood.