see how talented she was.”
Veale invests dearly in all aspects of his
life. Since moving here he’s become involved
in Dallas Engaged Professionals, the Downtown Residents Council, and can be seen attending nearly every activity focused on civic
improvement. A few months ago he participated in TEDxSMU, a hack-a-thon focused
on developing smartphone apps to foster a
conversation between the city and the citizen.
His idea? An app that sends photos of streets
in disrepair, traffic lights that are out, or other
daily issues directly to the appropriate branch
of government. “Dallas needs better lines of
communication,” Veale says. “All cities do,
but I’m here now, and what a great time to
Standing with Veale on his balcony, it’s
easy to understand his optimism. He lives
surrounded by ostensibly an architectural
museum—overlooking the Winspear Opera
House, the Wyly Theatre, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Klyde Warren Park, the Perot
Museum, and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
“When I decided to move here, there was
nothing. And just look at it now.” P
Cappellini’s Jasper Morrison bed is from Scott+Cooner. Above it is a collection of limited-edition square metal sculptures in various colors and patterns from Quality Art, Dallas. The Tibetan carpet, “Quilted Cocoa,” is from Tufenkian, New York City.