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Dallas Architecture Forum February 2015 News

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FORUM  LECTURES  IN  FEBRUARY
Arthur W. ANDERSSON
Architect and Founder, Andersson-Wise Architects
Austin, TX

4 February 2015
Wednesday, 7 pm with informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue:  Magnolia Theatre, West Village

Free Admission for Forum members; $5 for full-time students; $20 general admission
AIA Members may earn 1.0 CE units for attending this Lecture
The Bob James Memorial Lecture, with underwriting support from the
Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation

Arthur W. Andersson and F. Christian Wise founded Andersson-Wise Architects in 2001, focused on the idea that a collaborative approach to design leads to a built solution attuned to its purpose, as well as the broader issues of image and context. As Design Director, Andersson’s role as Principal-In-Charge is to provide leadership by establishing design concepts and integrating the client into the collaborative process.  Andersson has practiced architecture over three decades throughout the United States in Kansas City, New Orleans and Austin. He studied architecture at the University of Kansas and at the University of London, England graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design.  He collaborated with Charles W. Moore in designing the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans, and also established an office with Moore in Austin.  He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects.

For Andersson-Wise, the fundamental elements that give buildings meaning are found in nature.  The W Hotel + Residences with Austin City Limits LIVE at the Moody Theater, the Topfer Theatre at ZACH, the Dining Hall & Student Center and the Dormitory & Faculty Residences at St. Stephens Episcopal School, and Temple Beth Shalom on the Jewish Community Center in Austin are a short list of his recently completed projects.  Andersson was most recently selected to design a sustainably driven event center for the Boy Scouts of America called the Summit Bechtel Reserve: Ridge Leadership Center including a 300 seat lecture hall, dining hall, central lodge, and visitor lodging in West Virginia.  Andersson’s projects are full of light and atmosphere, the physical embodiment of the great Charles Moore’s influential tenet that architecture is about enhancing a sense of place.
http://www.anderssonwise.com

For selected photos of our speaker’s projects, view Dropbox link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2ob2zu72tvuhf6r/AABp-sI8k29Qyet15aYwQURVa?dl=0

Season Benefactors –
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Maharger Development | Reggie Graham

Spring Series Benefactors –
Jackson Walker LLP
Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates
Smink, Inc
The Bowdon Family Foundation

Lecture Benefactors-
Scott + Cooner
SCOTT + REID

Reception Underwriters-
Frank Aldridge
Good Fulton & Farrell, Inc.
Studio Outside

Monica Ponce de Leon
Architect and Dean, University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture
Ann Arbor, Michigan

26 February 2015
Thursday, 7 pm with informal reception at 6:15 pm in Founders Room (second floor of museum)
Venue:  Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art  (NOTE LOCATION)

Free Admission for Forum members; $5 for full-time students; $20 general admission
AIA Members may earn 1.0 CE units for attending this Lecture
The Rose Family Lecture, with underwriting support from the
Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation
Presented in collaboration with the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington

Monica Ponce de Leon is one of the leading female voices in the field of architecture in the United States. In addition to her work as Dean and Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, she launched her own design practice, Monica Ponce de Leon Design Studio, in 2011. The practice has received over 60 design awards. Monica Ponce de Leon is the Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. In 1991, she co-founded Office dA and in 2011 launched her own design practice, Monica Ponce de Leon Studio.
Dean Ponce de Leon received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Miami and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  She joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty in 1996, where she was a Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Digital Lab.  She has also held teaching appointments at Northeastern University, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design and Georgia Institute of Technology among others.

Ponce de Leon has received honors from the Architectural League of New York, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  Ponce de Leon’s practice has received over 60 design awards including the AIA’s Institute Honor Award for Architecture, Honor Award for Design Excellence, AIA New York Chapter, Wallpaper Design Awards Best New Restaurant, the AIA/LA Design Award, the AIA/ALA Library Building Award, the AIA/Committee on the Environment’s Top Ten Green Projects, five I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Awards and eight Progressive Architecture Awards.
http://www.monicaponcedeleon.com

For selected photos of our speaker’s projects, view Dropbox link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ps7ffvgnpfdi94l/AAC5gdgRnPK7EMrA5BBFSn5Ba?dl=0

Season Benefactors –
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Maharger Development | Reggie Graham

Spring Series Benefactors –
Jackson Walker LLP
Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates
Smink, Inc
The Bowdon Family Foundation

Lecture Benefactors-
Billingsley Company
HKS, Inc.
JRT Construction
Radiant Outdoor Advertising
SCHMIDT & STACEY Consulting Engineers

Reception Underwriter-

Hensley Lamkin Rachel Architecture and Planning

NEXT FORUM PANEL
Traditional Architecture – How Does it Fit into our Modern World?
John ALLENDER, AIA, Moderator
17 February 2015
Tuesday, 6:30 pm with beverages at 6:15 pm

Presented in collaboration with Preservation Dallas
Free admission, No reservations necessary, Open to the public
AIA members may earn 1.5 CE credits for attending this Panel
Venue:  Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Ste. 100

The hard truth is that “Traditionalism” is difficult to do well. The lack of training in and appreciation for the rigors of traditional design is producing a Potemkin Village of watered-down, revisionist wallpaper. But if our clients demand traditional design, do we, as design professionals, have the tools to deliver? Or more broadly, should we deliver? Does Traditionalism offer “timelessness” because its tenets are proven? Or does it anchor our society to outdated concepts and values? Is there a place for traditional design in our modern world?

This Panel will be moderated by John P. Allender, AIA.  Allender is a Principal at ARCHITEXAS with experience in corporate, institutional and healthcare projects. His focus has been on sustainability and design innovation guided by a commitment to the preservation of our architectural heritage. Mr. Allender has earned awards and recognitions for multiple adaptive-use and restoration projects in downtown Dallas, and has designed key projects in the greater Dallas area. Joining him as Panelists will beWilson Fuqua, AIA, Principal of J. Wilson Fuqua & Associates Architect, and Stanley O. Graves, FAIA, Senior Principal of the ARCHITEXAS office in Austin.  Join us for an educational and thought-provoking discussion on how well-designed traditional architecture should co-exist with contemporary urbanism.

Panel Season Sponsors-
John Eagle Dealerships
HOSSLEY Lighting Associates
Purdy McGuire, Inc.
Cindy + Armond Schwartz
Talley Associates
WDG Architects

Panel Sponsor-
AirSea Packing

FORUM LECTURES:  UPCOMING
Biographies on each of the lecture speakers and images of selected projects are provided on the Forum’s website,http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/lectures.html
We encourage you to join or renew your membership to hear these great speakers at no charge as a benefit of your membership in the Forum.
Join or renew your MEMBERSHIP here, Memberships are valid for twelve months.

Tom KUNDIG
Architect; Founder, Olson Kundig Architects
Seattle, WA
24 March 2015
In collaboration with UTA School of Architecture
www.olsonkundigarchitects.com

Charles RENFRO
Architect and Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
New York, NY
23 April 2015.
www.dsrny.com

FORUM PANELS:  UPCOMING
Information on each of the Panel Discussions, time and venue is found on the Forum’s website,http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/panels.html

Analytic Creativity
Nathan HUNTOON, Ph.D., Moderator
17 March 2015

The Connected City:  Next Steps, Part Two
Moderator TBA
14 April 2015

Creating Thriving Urban Neighborhoods
Catherine CUELLAR, Moderator
28 April 2015

DALLAS CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE  EVENTS
Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100
The Dallas Center for Architecture presents the Form Follows Fitness 5 K on Saturday, 21 February 2015.
For more information on the run, 
films and walking tours conducted by the Dallas Center for Architecture,
visit http://dallascfa.com/

DALLAS FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
27 and 28 February
Venue:  Various Locations in the Dallas Arts District
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, in partnership with The Dallas Morning News, will present the inaugural Dallas Festival of Ideas on 27 and 28 February, 2015, at venues across the Dallas Arts District. National keynote speakers Vishaan Chakrabarti, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elizabeth Green, Rahaf Harfoush, and Luis Alberto Urrea will join local leaders from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise to help focus the power of ideas on shaping Dallas’ future.

What does the next century look like for Dallas as a physical city? A cultural city? An innovative city? A political city? An educated city? The Dallas Festival of Ideas not only invites, but urges community participation, as a passionate, informed, and united citizenry can and must shape the city of the future.

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to be a Partner for the Festival.  Forum members may receive a 30% discount by using the code PARTNER30 that will be active until Friday, February 13.  For more information and to register, visit the website.

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