The Dallas Architecture Forum
Presents Lecture by
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 in the CAPPA Auditorium
University of Texas at Arlington
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with Gordon Gill. This lecture will be presented by The University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA), in collaboration with The Dallas Architecture Forum, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the School of Architecture.
The CAPPA Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor of the CAPPA College building on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The address is 601 W. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019. Lecture attendees may park in University lots F-8, 33 & 34. Parking Lot S33 is located west of W. Nedderman Drive and south of UTA Boulevard. Lot F-8 is directly across from the CAPPA Building and Lot 34 is SW of the CAPPA Building.
Gordon Gill, FAIA, an award-winning architect whose work includes the world’s tallest buildings, is known for thoughtful, elegant buildings that have been published in the national and international business and design press. He is a founding partner of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, which is defining cities of the future from studios in Chicago and Beijing. While he was an associate principal at SOM, Gill was responsible for the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, the world’s first net-zero-energy skyscraper. Since then he has designed the world’s first large-scale energy-positive building and the world’s tallest tower, as well as the Astana Expo 2017 and its sustainable legacy community. In 2009 he was selected as Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect by the Chicago Reader, and in 2013 Gill was elected to The College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects. Gordon Gill earned a B.S. in Architecture at Ryerson University, then earned a Master in Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington and an additional Master of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.
See Additional Media Coverage: Engineering News Record and The Chicago Tribune
Gill will speak on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in at 6:15 p.m., in the CAPPA Auditorium (2nd floor of CAPPA Building), University of Texas at Arlington.
“Gordon Gill is an award-winning architect whose work includes the world’s tallest buildings and the most cutting-edge sustainable energy concepts, as well as performing arts centers, museums and master plans across the globe. The Jeddah Tower, scheduled to open in 2020 in Saudi Arabia will take the newest title of “world’s tallest building” at about 3,280 feet,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “We believe Gill’s extensive global experience will provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”
The lecture will occur at 7:00 p.m. on February 1, 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.
SMITH + GILL ARCHITECTS, CHICAGO
1 February 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in 6:15 pm
(Complimentary soft drinks and snacks, cash bar provided by UTA)
CAPPA Auditorium (2nd floor CAPPA Building), University of Texas at Arlington
Presented by UTA CAPPA in collaboration with The Dallas Architecture Forum
Gordon Gill is one of the world’s preeminent exponents of performance-based architecture. His work, which ranges from the world’s largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance, and that there is a language of performance, which is the basis of his practice: Form Follows Performance. Gill is a founding partner of the award-winning firm of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, whose work includes the design of the world’s first net zero-energy skyscraper, the Pearl River Tower, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (both designed while at SOM Chicago). The firm has also designed the world’s first large-scale positive energy building, Masdar Headquarters, and what will be, upon completion in 2020, the new title-holder as the world’s tallest tower, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Most recently the design of Astana Expo 2017 and its sustainable legacy community for Astana, Kazakhstan was developed. These landmark projects pursue energy independence by harnessing the power of natural forces on site and striking a balance with their environmental contexts. Gill’s designs also include performing arts centers, museums, strategic carbon planning and urban master plans across the globe.
Gill’s work has been published and exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally and his designs have repeatedly been recognized by the American Institute of Architects. In 2009 he was selected as Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect by the Chicago Reader and in 2013 Gill was elected to The College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects. Gordon Gill earned a B.S. in Architecture at Ryerson University, then earned a Master in Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington and an additional Master of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.
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