Dallas Architecture Forum Nov. & Dec. Lectures


Lectures will occur at 7 p.m. on the designated evening with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission 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.
Partner, Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership)

New York City
3 November  2015
Tuesday, 7 pm with reception at 6:15 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Kevin McClurkan is a Management Partner in Ennead Architects. Ennead (formerly Polshek) is an internationally-acclaimed studio known for its cultural, educational, scientific and governmental work.  Ennead creates compelling architecture and master plans across a range of building types, including museums, performing arts theaters, laboratories, hotels, academic facilities, residential buildings, corporate office buildings and mixed-use complexes. Among the studio’s notable projects are the William J. Clinton Presidential Center; the Newseum/Freedom Forum Foundation World Headquarters; the Natural History Museum of Utah; The Standard New York; Yale University Art Gallery Expansion; University of Michigan Biomedical Research Building; the Penn State School of Law; Cornell Medical Research Building; and the New York University Tisch School Institute of Performing Arts.
Current international projects include the United States Embassy in Ankara; the Seoul Foreign School; the Bairui Financial Center in Zhengzhou; the Qilin Science and Technology District in Nanjing; and the Shanghai Planetarium.  Projects in Texas include the UNT Business Leadership Center; the Cockrell School of Engineering Research Center and the McCombs School of Business Rowling Hall at the UT Austin. Ennead’s designs are celebrated for design excellence in the press and by hundreds of awards from professional and civic organizations, including the National AIA Honor Awards; the Chicago Athenaeum; the New York Municipal Art Society; and the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
McClurkan received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and was awarded the University’s Edward Durrell Stone Award for Excellence in Design.
Billie TSIEN
Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

New York City
19 November 2015
Thursday, 7 pm with reception at 6:15 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Billie Tsien is Co-Founder and Partner of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects – a New York City based studio focused on work for museums, schools and non-profits – organizations that value issues of aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty. The firm’s compelling body of work includes the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia; the American Folk Art Museum in New York; the Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center; two additions to the Phoenix Art Museum; the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California; and the Asia Society Center in Hong Kong. Additional projects include the Feinberg Hall at Princeton; the Cranbrook Natatorium; the East Asian Library at UC Berkeley; and the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.  Among the firm’s select body of private residences is one for the developer of Urban Reserve here in Dallas.  Projects under construction or design include a technology campus for Tata Services in Mumbai, India; the New Embassy Compound in Mexico City; an addition to the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College; and the Center for Theater and Dance at the Phillips Exeter Academy.
Along with recurrent recognition by the American Institute of Architects, the firm has garnered local, national, and international acclaim and press. Most recently, Tsien and Williams were awarded an honorary international fellowship to the Royal Institute of British Architects, the National Medal of Arts from the United States government, and the Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects. Additional recognition includes the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award; the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award; the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture; and the Chrysler Award for Design Innovation. The firm’s work has been published extensively both in the United States and overseas. A monograph entitled Work/Life was released by Monacelli and a book on the architecture of the Barnes Foundation was released by Rizzoli. A third book, on an installation for the Venice Architecture Biennale, was published by Yale University Press.  Billie Tsien received a degree in Fine Arts from Yale and her Masters in Architecture from UCLA.  Parallel to her practice, Tsien maintains an active teaching career and lectures worldwide. Recently she has taught at Yale and Cornell.  Tsien is also the President of the Architectural League of New York and a board member of the Public Art Fund.
Architect and Urban Strategist, MASS Design

10 December 2015
Thursday, 7 pm with reception at 6:15 pm
The Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Alan Ricks is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of MASS Design Group, an impact-driven architecture and design firm focused on community design for underserved populations around the world. The firm began with the design and construction of the critically acclaimed Butaro Hospital in Rwanda and has since expanded to twelve countries on three continents, focusing on design innovation and health infrastructure development. MASS uses design to advance a more equitable world. Its projects span research, policy, education, and strategic planning that provide infrastructure, buildings, and the human and physical systems necessary for growth, dignity, and well-being. Among Mass Design’s major initiatives are the Center for Global Health in Uganda, medical centers for treatment of cholera and TB in Haiti, and the Africa Center for Peace in Rwanda.  Many of the studio’s projects result from research initiatives supported by the National Institute for Health in collaboration with faculty from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Alan Ricks has been named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, which ‘recognizes the most extraordinary leaders of the world under the age of 40’. He is also Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab and was previously recognized by Forbes as a member of its “30 Under 30” honorees. Alan is also a regular guest lecturer at Harvard, McKinsey and Company, AIA events, and other conferences. He is a graduate of Colorado College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Under the leadership of Co-Founders Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks, MASS has been named a finalist for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and received the World Architecture News Effectiveness Award, the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award, Healthcare Design Changemaker Award, the Curry Stone Design Prize, and Contract Magazine’s ‘Designer of the Year’.  He was also named by Fast Company magazine as one of the world’s 10 Most Generous Designers.  MASS’s first book, Empowering Architecture focuses on the Butaro Hospital design process.  With co-founder Michael Murphy he writes for journals including The Journal of Architecture, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, as well as for the Huffington Post.  Features on MASS include Wired magazine, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in architecture and design publications including Interior Design, Architectural Record, Metropolis, and Domus.

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