The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents
Acclaimed Architect Sebastian Schmaling
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Angelika Film Center, Dallas Mockingbird Station
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its 2018-2019 lecture season on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, with acclaimed architect Sebastian Schmaling, Co-Founder and Partner of Johnsen Schmaling Architects based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Johnsen Schmaling Architects is an award-winning design and research studio whose work has garnered critical acclaim while being lauded for its unequivocal commitment to architectural innovation and environmental sustainability. Widely recognized as leading voices in contemporary American architecture, Schmaling and his partner Brian Johnsen received an Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York and were featured in Architectural Record’s prestigious Design Vanguard issue as one of ten “exceptional global architecture firms to watch.” Residential Architect selected Johnsen Schmaling for the Top Firm Award, praising the “stoic brilliance” permeating its work, and Architectural Digest named the office one of “Ten Rising Stars in American Architecture.”
Schmaling’s degrees include a Diploma in Architecture from the Technical University Berlin and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard, where he graduated with distinction. Exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, the work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects has garnered over 100 professional design awards, including 52 national and regional honors from the American Institute of Architects, five American Architecture Awards, an AIA/COTE Green Architecture Award, and a National AIA Healthcare Design Award. In addition, Johnsen Schmaling’s projects and texts have appeared in countless books and design periodicals in 35 countries, including Architectural Review, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architect, Dwell, Detail, Harvard Design Magazine, Wallpaper, Azure, Architects’ Newspaper, Plan, Interior Design, GreenSource, Modernism, Architectural Lighting, Frame, Bauwelt, Monitor, Landscape Architecture of China, Interni & Design, Arquitectura & Construção, Deco, D Casa, Häuser, Competitions, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal.
Additional Media Coverage: Residential Design, Architectural Record, World-Architects, AIA New York
AIA New York
“Sebastian Schmaling is acclaimed for residential design that focuses on the use of sustainable and highly durable materials that are able to endure the severe weather conditions and extreme temperature fluctuations of the Midwest,” stated Forum executive director Nate Eudaly. “His goal is to use a rational, methodical process to create an exterior that blends seamlessly into its surroundings, whether they are natural or urban.”
Schmaling will speak on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m., at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station.
Tickets for this lecture are $20 for general admission, $15 for DMA members, and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
Season Sponsors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2018-2019 Season are Faisal Halum Group| Briggs Freeman International Realty, Maharger Developent |Reggie Graham, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are bodron + fruit, Jackson Walker, O’Brien Architects, Scott + Cooner, and Scott + Reid Construction. Lecture Sponsors are AD EX Foundation | JHP Architecture/Urban Design, bulthaup, HDR Architecture, and Structure Tone. Reception Sponsors are 5 G Studio Collaborative, SmithGroup, and TKO Associates.
CO-FOUNDER and PARTNER JOHNSON SCHMALING ARCHITECTS MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
17 April 2019
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Angelika Film Center, Mockingbird Station
Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm
The Bob James Memorial Lecture
Originally from Berlin, Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, LEED AP, is a founding partner of Johnsen Schmaling Architects, a design and research studio whose work has garnered broad critical acclaim for its conceptual clarity, formal discipline, astute detailing, and an unequivocal commitment to architectural innovation and environmental sustainability.
The work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects represents a unique synthesis of conceptual rigor, technical know-how, and an unsurpassed attention to detail. Specializing in high-end residential and commercial design, Johnsen Schmaling Architects offers a full range of architectural and design services, from master planning and schematic design to construction administration, furniture design and graphics. A thorough understanding of site and program for each individual project, combined with a passionate interest in materiality and building technology, lead to innovative and environmentally sustainable design solutions with uncompromising artistic integrity.
Johnsen Schmaling Architects received the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York, and Architectural Record featured the office in its Design Vanguard issue as one of ten “exceptional global architecture firms to watch.” Architectural Digest named the office one of “Ten Rising Stars in American Architecture,” and Residential Architect selected Johnsen Schmaling for its Top Firm Award, praising the “stoic brilliance” permeating its work. Johnsen Schmaling’s work has garnered over 100 professional design awards, including national honors from the American Institute of Architects, five American Architecture Awards, an AIA/COTE Award, an Annual Design Review Award, and a National Healthcare Design Award from the AIA and the Academy of Architecture for Health.
Johnsen Schmaling was a finalist for the design of the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. Exhibited in galleries and museums here and abroad, Johnsen Schmaling’s projects and texts have been featured in numerous books and design publications in more than 35 countries, including Architectural Review, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architect, Azure, Dwell, Detail, Harvard Design Magazine, a+a, Häuser, Plan, GreenSource, Competition, Modernism, Architectural Lighting, Frame, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, andthe Financial Times.
In addition to his practice, Schmaling, a Professor in Practice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has lectured widely on Johnsen Schmaling’s work and is regularly invited to teach at architecture schools around the country, most recently at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Toronto, and the University of North Carolina.
About the Dallas Architecture Forum
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on The Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.
Among the over 230 speakers who have addressed The Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to The Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for The Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to The Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.
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