Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bark + Build 2016 – Most Fun Award


The AIA Dallas Bark + Build award ceremony took place last night and “Playhouse” received an honorable mention Most Fun award! Our team could not be more excited! Thank you again to our partner- Modern Contractors, our volunteers, Tom Massey with Urban Turf, Norma Jean and Rowan Randall (our furry friends / models), and those who have donated to the SPCA of Texas through our team page. Without these contributors, this would not be possible!

Our team is still accepting donations which benefits the SPCA of Texas , please click here http://barkandbuild.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=12&i=1162713&g=6855134 to donate! The dog houses will still be on display at NorthPark Center in Dallas through December 4th.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Bark + Build – North Park Center Display




Our Bark + Build design, “Playhouse”, was delivered to North Park Center this morning. Don’t forget they will be on display at NorthPark Center from November 14th – December 5th. During this time, raffle tickets will be available to the public for purchase through SPCA of Texas. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to support SPCA of Texas. To learn more about SPCA of Texas and their work, please visit www.spca.org.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bark + Build – Final Design




Check out our final Bark + Build design! 


Thank you to Modern Contractors for the effort and precision going into the build of the dog house and to Tom Massey, with Urban Turf, who donated the artificial turf.



Thank you to Norma Jean & Rowan Randall, dogs of owner Sarah Randall at Quorum, for allowing us to have models in our photoshoot!

We think we have an award winning doghouse design, do you? Our design will be on display at NorthPark Center from November 14th – December 5th. During this time, raffle tickets will be available to the public for purchase through SPCA of Texas. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to support SPCA of Texas. To learn more about SPCA of Texas and their work, please visit www.spca.org.

Want to donate now? Please visit our team page to donate and help us reach our goal! http://barkandbuild.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=12&i=1162713&g=6855134

Monday, November 7, 2016

Bark + Build – Final Submission!



The build portion of the Bark + Build is nearing an end as our final submission packet is due today! Here is a sneak peak of some of the outstanding details that Modern Contractors implemented on the “Playhouse”.


More on our Bark + Build to come!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Spooky Chili




On Friday, October 28, 2016 we celebrated Quorum’s 9th annual Chili Cook Off and Salsa event.  The Chili Cook Off has become more competitive than ever and the prizes even better.  Eleven chilis were in the running this year competing for the shiny red Dutch oven (first prize) and their name on the office Chili trophy.  The 1st place salsa winner would receive a food chopper. This year we added a touch of spookiness to the event by asking people to bring a Spooktacular Dessert to compete for a People’s Choice prize (cake decorating kit).



A few of the Quorum ladies dressed up as witches and stirred their pots.



As spooky music played in the background, the judges began tasting the chilis and salsa.  Every chili was judged by five criteria: taste, color, heat , texture and presentation.  There were a variety of chilis such as vegetarian, green chili and the traditional with accompaniments such as corn bread, sour cream, crushed Fritos and cheese. The salsa was judged by taste, smell, texture and presentation. 

The Chili winners are:
1st place -  Greg Richardson
2nd place – Kathryn Torrez

The Salsa winners are:
1st place – Greg Richardson
2nd place – Jignasha Mistry

The winner for the spooktacular dessert was Kim Dowdy for her “Crack Ball” Eyeball cupcakes. Why are they called that? It’s because once you try them, you’re hooked!



Thank you to the judges and all who helped put this event together and especially to the Chili Cook Off participants.  We enjoyed the food and look forward to next year’s Chili Cook Off and Salsa tasting.