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Nov 14: American Architecture Prize Gold Medalist Fernando Tabuenca at Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum
 Presents Lecture by
Award-Winning Architect
Fernando Tabuenca
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
At the Magnolia Theater, West Village
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 season with leading Spanish architect Fernando Tabuenca, Founder and Principal of Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos in Pamplona, Spain. Since its founding in 1994, the firm has developed projects for residential, industrial, cultural, sport, education, and religious facilities with their work focused on urban, interior and product design, renovation and new construction.
Tabuenca & Leache has been recognized across Europe and the United States with numerous awards from Fondazione Frate Sole, University of Ferrara, Faith and Form-American Institute of Architects, ECOLA, European Union Prize-Mies Van der Rohe and other well-known organizations, as well as receiving the 2016 American Architecture Gold Medal Prize in Architectural Design and Renovation. Their work has been published in many international magazines such as El Croquis, A&V, Arquitectura Viva, Casabella, Detail, Architekture Aktuell, AIT, Octogon, A+U and many others.
Fernando Tabuenca has lectured in Spain, Italy, France and Taiwan. At the present time, he is an associate professor in the College of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zaragoza. Tabuenca has also taught in Pamplona, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and he is now a visiting associate professor at Cornell University.
Tabuenca will speak on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.
“The Dallas Architecture Forum is delighted to continue its 2017-18 lecture series with Fernando Tabuenca, one of the leading architects of Spain,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe that with the broad experience of his award-winning firm, Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos, in numerous areas of design, and his personal experience as a lecturer and professor of architecture in Europe and the United States, Mr. Tabuenca, will present what is sure to be a program of great interest.”
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on November 14 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.
Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Fall/Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Ligting Alliance, CORGAN and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net.
14 November 2017
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:156:55
Magnolia Theater, West Village
Presented in partnership with UTA-CAPPA
Since its foundation in 1994 by Fernando Tabuenca and Jesús Leache, Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos, a firm settled in Pamplona (Spain), has developed a wide variety of projects, from urban design to architectural design (new buildings for residential, industrial, cultural, sport, education, religious, etc.), and also renovations, interior design and product design.
In the late 90’s, Tabuenca and his partner were selected by the prestigious architects Rafael Moneo and Alvaro Siza, together with five other young architectural teams, to be among the most relevant emergent Iberian architects and to show their early work at the 1st Spanish-Portuguese Architectural Encounters organized by Dukes of Soria Foundation held in Lisbon.
Since then, they have received many awards and recognitions in Spain from architects associations and institutions such as FAD, CSCAE, COAVN, COAM, ASCER, EGURTEK, to mention but a few, and from abroad: Fondazione Frate Sole, University of Ferrara, Faith and Form-American Institute of Architects, ECOLA, European Union Prize-Mies Van der Rohe and other well-known institutions. Their works have been published in various international magazines like El Croquis, A&V, Arquitectura Viva, Casabella, Detail, Architekture Aktuell, AIT, Octogon, A+U and many others.
Two significant built projects are the restoration and renovation of the Constable’s House and Saint George’s Parish Church, both in Pamplona. The first project has been published in the latest issue of Casabella magazine and in many other publications, and has won an American Architectural Prize. The Parish Church has received the Honor Award for Religious Architecture (IFRAA), has been exhibited at the AIA Small Project Awards Exhibition in Chicago and has also been broadly published in architectural magazines.
Fernando Tabuenca has lectured in Spain, Italy, France and Taiwan. At the present time, he is an associate professor in the College of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zaragoza. Tabuenca has also taught in Pamplona, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and he is now a visiting associate professor at Cornell University.

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”.  
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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CentralTrak presents “a hard place” opening August 19

Chris Dreier – „AXA Building“, 2017

CentralTrak @ 500X

Saturday August 197-10pm

CentralTrak is proud to present an international collaboration: a hard place.

Please join us this Saturday August 19 at the 500X Gallery,
located at 500 Exposition Ave Dallas TX 75208.
We will be hosting a reception for the artists from 7-10pm.

a hard place is

an exhibition of international artists addressing and responding to Brutalist Architecture; a dominant post war architecturalmovement embodying concepts of utilitarianism and Utopian aspiration.

a hard place is curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly; and features artists Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE).


A Hard Place is made possible with the support of the following contributors:
Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, The Goethe Institute, UTD, CentralTrak, 500X, Laura Mars Gallery, RO2 Art, Lorenzo Hotel, Cunningham Architects, and Print Peppermint


is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Architectural Influence at ART7

"Fin Shadows" by Chuck Pratt

“Fin Shadows” by Chuck Pratt

Architectural Influence

January 9 – February 28, 2016
Opening Reception Saturday, January 16, 2016 6-9pm
ART7 invites you to view the first group exhibition of 2016, titleArchitectural Influence. Works in this show focus on architectural elements of urban spaces, construction, building materials, and design. Many of the artists in this show have an architectural academic background, or experience working in the field, which is evident as a direct influence in his or her work. ART7 will also be presenting the gallery’s first site specific, interactive, sound and video installation by artist James Talambas.
Architectural Influence is the first of five themed exhibitions curated from a pool of artists who were accepted after applying to the ART7’s 2016 Regional Juried Call for Artists, juried by guest juror, Nancy Lamb.
All participating artists are from Texas.
Architectural Influence showcases works by:
Sharon Penner, Aron Williams, Andrew
Werberig, Laura Willig, Chuck Pratt, Roberta Masciarelli, Christopher Cunningham, Antonio Lechuga Jr, Teri Muse, Deanna Wood, Buck Buchheister, Lynn LaRose, Kay Wirz, Amy Barrington, Don Matheson, Kim Robbins, James Talambas, Michele Bock, Bill Barter, Lee Hill, Brad Barrington, Jim Brightwell, Jan Dorris, Alan Engisch, Mary Morgan, Sam Ivie, Dean Wyatt, Danville Chadbourne
820 Currie St
Fort Worth, Texas

ART7 Sponsors

Arts Council of Fort Worth
Texas Commission On The Arts
Vestar West 7th
Dallas Fort Worth Acura Dealers


Art7 Community Gallery Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4 – 8 PM;  Saturday 1 – 8 PM.

2 hours free parking available in West 7th Garages. Additional free parking with parking ticket validation available at ART7.


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