Transform 1012 N Main Street Announcement

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Transform 1012 N Main Street

Transform 1012 N. Main Street Announces Design Architect Selection Process for Transforming Former Ku Klux Klan Auditorium into The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing

Pre-Submission Webinar
July 24th at 12:30 CDT

We will discuss the history of the building, Mr. Fred Rouse, stakeholders and programming needs including the project’s overall scope. A recording will be available for interested parties who cannot attend.
Register HERE

If you can not attend, but would still like to participate, please register HERE. to receive a link to the session recording. 


  • July 24, 2023 — Pre-Submission Webinar in collaboration with MASS Design Group
  • August 25, 2023 — Submission of a Statement of Values and Commitments
  • September 22, 2023 — Shortlist Selection and Announcement
  • October 15-18, 2023 — Residency and Design Concept Development
  • November 15, 2023 — Announcement of Design Architect Selection


For more information and details of the process and timeline, check out  our press release

Transform 1012 N. Main Street (Transform 1012), a Texas-based non-profit coalition, is pleased to announce the next phase of the design and architecture selection process, furthering its work to transform the former Ku Klux Klan Klavern No. 101 Auditorium in Fort Worth into The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing in an act of reparative justice. The selection process allows applicants ample time to delve into the project and engage with multiple local constituencies, resulting in a thoughtful decision that marks a crucial step toward Transform 1012’s mission of community healing. The selection process commenced in November 2022, when Transform 1012 held a virtual event “Redesigning the Design Competition” with the goal of crowdsourcing community knowledge to curate a more equitable process in selecting a design team. The results of this forum and continued conversations have led to this unique and deliberate next phase.

The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing will honor the life and memory of Mr. Fred Rouse, a Black butcher and father who was lynched by a white mob in Fort Worth in 1921. Adaptive reuse plans include transforming the space into a vibrant cultural hub with state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal spaces; arts training and programming; services for LGBTQ+ and other resilient youth; exhibit spaces dedicated to social justice and civil rights; a maker space and tool library for local DIY classes; meeting spaces for racial equity and leadership workshops and community events; an outdoor urban agriculture and artisan marketplace; and affordable live/work spaces for artists- and entrepreneurs-in-residence.

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