Dallas Architecture Forum October Events


Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization for everyone interested in learning about and improving the architecture, design, landscape and urban fabric of the North Texas region is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Lecture Season.
“The Forum’s 2015-2016 Lecture Season will bring internationally respected leaders in the fields of architecture, design, public space and urban strategies to Dallas to speak for our members and the general public” said Nate Eudaly, the Forum’s Executive Director. ”We are pleased to present an outstanding season of lectures that will be of interest to both those in the architecture and design professions, as well as to the general public ” stated Jo Staffelbach Heinz, the Chair of the Forum’s Board of Directors.
The lecture season will begin with the highly respected architect Randy Brown, founder of Randy Brown Architects, who will speak Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at The Magnolia Theater, 3699 McKinney Ave.  Mr. Brown will also speak on October 20 for the Modern Art Museum Lecture Series in Fort Worth.
There will be 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.


Randy Brown

Randy Brown Architects
21 October 2015 randybrown
Wednesday, 7 pm
Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Reception 6:15 to 6:50 pm CRU Wine Bar
(next door to Magnolia)
Randy Brown, FAIA is an architect and founder of Randy Brown Architects, an internationally recognized design studio operating at the forefront of experimental design.  From ambitious public buildings breathing life into communities to innovative art and ecological installations utilizing car parts and found objects, the studio meshes modern design with an appreciation for the land and lifestyle of the various regions in which they are built.  RBA has developed a unique approach to architecture that couples the best of modern, ecologically-sensitive design with an appreciation of the natural landscapes in which its projects are built. In addition to the studio’s award winning architecture design, Brown designs unique furnishings using found objects including tree stumps and other unusual materials.
Brown is frequently recognized by the national and international design community resulting in numerous publications of his projects, including Interior Design (cover), 50 US Architects, Architectural Record, Architect, and the Arch Daily blog.  Randy Brown was honored to receive the AIA National Young Architect Prize in 2002 and in recognition of his outstanding body of work he was made a Fellow of the AIA before the age of 40.  Brown’s work has been widely honored with awards at the state, regional and national levels, including 4 Interior Design Best of Year Awards, 6 Contract Interiors Awards, 3 Architectural Record Interior Awards, 6 Residential Architect National Awards, and 14 AIA National Honor Awards. Brown is also greatly in demand as a public speaker – presenting his projects in the larger context of architecture, design and the environment.
More information HERE
View project photos HERE

27 October 2015 
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue: Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100
With 1,400 professionals converging for their annual Rail~volution conference in Dallas and the U.S. Federal government’s finalization of the Dallas to Houston bullet train corridor, this panel’s topic about integrated transit systems of various speeds and the impact on living in metropolitan areas is timely. There will an exploration of ‘fast’ transportation or the bullet train, ‘medium’ speed or the DART system which is the longest light rail system in the country, and ‘slow’ or the expansion of the trolley system.
About the Moderator:  Catherine Cuellar is the Director of Entrepreneurs For North Texas (EFNT) at the Communities Foundation of Texas. EFNT helps executives become philanthropists by aligning their in-kind donations, employee volunteerism, and sponsorship opportunities to enhance their brands.  Previously,she served as CEO of the Dallas Arts District and spent two decades as an award-winning multimedia journalist for NPR national public radio stations and programs, Sojourners magazine and The Dallas Morning News among others.
Panelists joining Cuellar will be Amy Gibson Tharp, President of Uptown Dallas; Brady Redwine, Vice-President, Texas Central Partners (Bullet Train); and David Ehrlicher, Assistant Vice President, DART.
Panel Season Sponsors
Cindy + Armond Schwartz
Panel Sponsor

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 160 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”.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.
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