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April 5: Dallas Architecture & Dallas Art Fair Present Annabelle Selldorf

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
in Collaboration with Dallas Art Fair
 
Presents Lecture by
 
Award-Winning Architect
Annabelle Selldorf
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 in the Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art
 
 
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, the Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects.
 
Selldorf Architects is an internationally acclaimed New York-based design firm that creates public and private spaces that manifest modern sensibilities with enduring impact. The firm’s stellar list of clients includes cultural institutions such as The Frick Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Institute, the Luma Foundation, and Neue Galerie New York. In addition, the firm has created multiple galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and other leading galleries, and has designed exhibitions for the Whitney, Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale.
 
Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.
 
 
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See Additional Media Coverage:  Bloomberg News, ArchDaily, Town & Country, The Gentlewoman.
 
 
 
 

http://thegentlewoman.co.uk/library/annabelle-selldorf

– An in-depth profile which details Selldorf’s art and cultural projects.

 
Selldorf will speak on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., with check-in at 6:00 p.m., in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, with reception immediately following.
“The work of Annabelle Selldorf encompasses numerous art-centered projects, from galleries to major museums in the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on contemporary art ranging from the early 20th century German and Austrian art of the Neue Galerie to modern art since 1950 at the Contemporary Art Museum of San Diego. With this body of work that features her celebrated elegant restraint and attention to detail, we believe she will give a program of great interest to the Dallas community in collaboration with the Dallas Art Fair,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum.


The lecture will occur at 6:30 p.m. on April 5, with a complimentary reception after the lecture. 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 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Spring Series Benefactors are Bodron + Fruit;  HKS, Inc.; Jackson Walker LLP; Janet and Terry Kafka; Scott + Cooner; and Smink, Inc.   Lecture Benefactors for this event are Claire Dewar and Sebastian Construction.  

 
 
ANNABELLE SELLDORF
FOUNDING PRINCIPAL SELLDORF ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY
 
5 April 2017
Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Note Lecture Start Time
Check-in 6:006:30 pm; RECEPTION FOLLOWING LECTURE
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
 
Presented in collaboration with Dallas Art Fair
 
Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism — in the individual experience. At every scale and for every condition, the work of Selldorf Architects is brought to life—and made complete—by those who use it.
 
The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, Pratt Institute and Brown University. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for the Whitney Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Frieze Masters, and the Venice Art Biennale. Residential design is also an integral part of the firm’s portfolio having realized the ground-up construction of large condominium buildings, custom private homes, and renovations of townhouses and individual apartments.
 
Award-winning projects include the recently completed 30,000 sf LEED Gold Gallery building (the highest environmental rating a new building can achieve in New York) which is the first LEED certified commercial gallery in the U.S. for a second David Zwirner location in Chelsea; as well as Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, a new recycling facility and education center on the Brooklyn waterfront – the largest of its kind in the United States. The firm’s renovation of The Clark’s Museum Building opened to critical acclaim in 2014. In spring of 2016, the newly renovated Steinway Hall opened a 17,500 sf flagship showroom for Steinway & Sons which includes a retail showroom, a 72-seat recital hall, recording studio, and concert artists’ space. Selldorf Architects is currently designing an expansion for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and is converting a former rail depot into LUMA Arles, a new contemporary art center in Arles, France.
 
Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the  Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. Selldorf Architects’ new monograph, “Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects,” was published by Phaidon Press in the spring of 2016.
 
 
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.

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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“The Artist’s Eye” lecture by Max Levy April 8 at the Kimbell

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The Artist’s Eye
Max Levy
 
Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.
Kahn Auditorium, Kimbell Art Museum
Free; no reservations required

Please join Dallas architect Max Levy and Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art/head of academic services at the Kimbell, for a gallery talk. Presented on the occasion of the exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, this talk will discuss the presence of nature in Kahn’s architecture and how it has inspired Levy’s own work.
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Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
1966–72
Study of the vault structure
Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Max Levy, initial study for “Light Sails”
2015
Courtesy of the artist

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An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition March 14

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Art Deco Experts Jim Parsons, David Bush Headline Heritage Auctions’ Art & Design Speaker Series

An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition to be Discussed March 14

Dallas-basedHeritage Auctions recently launched a new Art & Design Speaker Series and the second installment will be heldMarch 14, at the Dallas Design District Showroom, 1518 Slocum Street. Entitled An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition the event will feature award-winning Art Deco authors Jim Parsons and David Bush speaking about art and architecture of Fair Park – the public spaces, buildings, sculptures and murals that were designed for the 1936 exposition.  The authors will bring the Centennial Exposition to life in their illustrated lecture, discussing Fair Park’s distinctive buildings and artwork and the stories behind their design.

“Creating the Art Deco art and architecture of Fair Park for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition was a monumental task in the depths of the Great Depression — in fact, the exposition’s promoters coined a word, ‘Texanic,’ to describe its scope,” said Jim Parsons. “Today, Fair Park houses one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco buildings, and it is the only surviving fairgrounds from the golden age of world’s fairs.”

A native of Baytown, Texas, Jim Parsons, puts a passion for the state’s history and architecture to work as director of special projects and walking tours chairman for Preservation Houston who has also written about and photographed cities across the United States. David Bush was born and raised in New Orleans, where he developed his lifelong interest in historic architecture. Jim and David are co-authors of three award-winning books about Art Deco architecture in Texas: Houston Deco, Hill Country Deco and Fair Park Deco. Their fourth book, Dallas-Fort Worth Deco, is due for a late summer release by TCU Press of Fort Worth.

“Our goal with the speaker series is to engage the North Texas design community with thoughtful and informative presentations relating to design trends and key influencers. The March event featuring award-winning authors and Art Deco experts Jim Parsons and David Bush will further elevate the Speaker Series as a must-attend event for North Texas designers and collectors,” said Ed Beardsley, Vice President of Heritage Auctions.

The Art & Design Speaker Series is designed to entertain and inform North Texas designers and art collectors about new design trends, discuss developments in the art community and introduce clients to interesting art and designer personalities. The March 14event which will begin at 6 p.m. will also highlight the upcoming March 17-19 Through the Modernist Lens: A Distinctive Hollywood Collection of Art Deco and 20th Century Art auction. A book signing will follow the presentation and Q&A session.

The inaugural event of 2017 featured nationally known interior designer John Phifer Marrs speaking about Clients with a Dream: Creating Beautiful Interiors for Collectors in February and was a resounding success.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over one million registered bidder-members, and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Lecture by Architect John Ronan Dec. 6

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Dallas Architecture Forum
                                                                     
Presents Lecture by
 
Award-Winning Architect and
Finalist for the Obama Presidential Center John Ronan
Tuesday, 6 December 2016 at Magnolia Theatre
 
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with John Ronan.
 
John Ronan, FAIA, is one of our nation’s distinguished design architects. Ronan was named as a member of the Design Vanguard by Architectural Record, and was selected as an Emerging Voice of The League of New York. In 2007, Ronan’s firm was selected as architect of the iconic Poetry Foundation in Chicago, a search that included over 50 architecture firms from around the world. The firm was one of seven international finalists for the Obama Presidential Center. Ronan has lectured widely, exhibited internationally, and has been included in numerous publications and covered by the international design press. His monographs include Explorations: The Architecture of John Ronan and The Poetry Foundation. Ronan has received two AIA Institute National Honor Awards and has won many design competitions including those staged by the Graham Foundation. He holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from the Harvard GSD and is a Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. www.jrarch.com
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Ronan will speak on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village.
 
“John Ronan is an award-winning architect who is known for thoughtful, elegant buildings that have been published in the national and international business and design press. His Poetry Foundation building has achieved iconic status, and he was one of only seven international finalists for the Obama Presidential Center – a commission won by Billie Tsien, who spoke for The Forum last season,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “John is very engaging with audiences, and we believe his breadth of architectural, education and research experience will provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”   
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on December 6, 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.
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Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Fall/Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Lighting Alliance, CORGAN, MAPP Construction, and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net

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JOHN RONAN
FOUNDING PRINCIPAL
JOHN RONAN ARCHITECTS, CHICAGO
 
6 December 2016
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theater, West Village
 
John Ronan FAIA is founding principal of the firm John Ronan Architects, and serves as Lead Designer on all projects the office undertakes. He is known for his abstract yet sensuous work which explores materiality and atmosphere.  He was a winner in the Townhouse Revisited Competition staged by the Graham Foundation and his firm was the winner of the prestigious Perth Amboy High School Design Competition, a two-stage international competition to design a 472,000 square foot high school in New Jersey. Ronan was named as a member of the Design Vanguard byArchitectural Record magazine, and he was selected to The Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program.
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In 2007, Ronan’s firm was selected as architect of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, a search that started with 50 architects from around the world.  Princeton Architectural Press publishedExplorations: The Architecture of John Ronan, a monograph on the firm’s work.  The Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas published The Poetry Foundation. In 2016, the firm was named one of seven international finalists for the Obama Presidential Center.
 
Ronan has lectured widely and his work has been exhibited internationally, including the Art Institute of Chicago and The Architectural League of New York’s Urban Center. His work has been included in numerous publications on design and covered extensively by the international design press.  His firm has been the recipient of two AIA Institute National Honor Awards (for the Poetry Foundation and The Gary Comer Youth Center, both in Chicago).  John Ronan holds a Master of Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.   Mr. Ronan is a Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture. www.jrarch.com
 
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.

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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The Brickyard’s Water Tower Brings Artful Touch to DFW

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Dallas-based Billingsley Company is bringing an iconic structure by way of urban art to its new multifamily community, The Brickyard, with the unveiling of its new stain glass water tower. The water tower was designed by Joseph Shortell of Shortell Design, a Dallas-based designer who works in stone, glass, iron and other primary materials, and whose creations have been featured in restaurants, lounges and other locations from coast to coast. Lauren Stout, an independent artist working with Shortell, laid out the color schemes with direction and approval directly from property developer, Lucy Billingsley.

The water tower accompanies other urban-inspired design elements on the property, such as arched windows, brick detailing and old-style painted signs, reminiscent of Brooklyn style-walk ups.

Among the features of the Brickyard Water Tower:

  • Internally lit with 24 LED flood lights
  • Agricultural silo-style metal roof
  • 24 3’x6’ curved panels, each with individual colored acrylic panes in varying shades of yellow, orange, red, blue and green
  • Panel and pane frames made of powder-coated metal to withstand the harsh Texas elements

“We could not be more thrilled with how the Water Tower has turned out,” said Sumner Billingsley, managing partner on The Brickyard project. “I think it fully encompasses the thoughtfulness and unique attention to detail that went into this development – inspired by elements of the past, but infused with the creativity and energy of our community today.”

The water tower sits on the edge of the property – a perfect viewing location for both residents and passersby. The official unveiling and lighting of the water tower was October 5th. Farmers Branch dignitaries and guests attended a lighting party to see the new addition to the property and welcome a local piece of art to the community.

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The Brickyard is the first phase of apartments and townhomes in Mercer Crossing, the newest multi-use Billingsley development, located at the crossroads of Interstate 35E, Interstate 635 and President George Bush Turnpike. The Brickyard is a blend of one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhomes that embody romantic industrial architecture with abundant use of brick, metal-framed windows and old-style painted signs on building walls. Residents have been moving into the community since May 2016.

For more information, please visit www.BillingsleyCo.com or www.TheBrickyardApts.com.

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Oct. 24: Prestigious Aga Khan Lecture: Dallas Architecture Forum Begins 20th Anniversary Season

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The Dallas Architecture Forum will launch its Twentieth Anniversary Season on October 24 with a lecture about the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture.  The winners of this triennial competition (grand prize of $1,000,000 USD) were recently announced and include projects by internationally known firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects and BIG Architects, as well as those by rising talent from countries around the world.  Winning projects are located in China, Bangladesh, Iran, Lebanon and Denmark.   
 
The lecture begins at 7 pm in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.  There will be a pre-lecture reception in the museum’s atrium beginning at 6:15 pm
 
The Forum is pleased that the International Deputy Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Shiraz Allibhai, will come from Geneva, Switzerland to present this important lecture.
 
As a community outreach, the event will be Free and Open to the Public, with no reservations needed.  Oversized panels of the winning projects, along with thirteen additional shortlisted projects, will be on display during the pre-lecture reception and immediately following the lecture. 

See additional media coverage: the New York Times, via Associated Press; Architectural Digest, and a video presentation of the award winners by the Aga Khan Development Network.
 
 
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AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE
PRESENTATION BY SHIRAZ ALLIBHAI
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AGA KHAN TRUST FOR CULTURE
Geneva, Switzerland
 
24 October 2016
Monday, 7:00 pm, Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
 
Free Event, Open to the Public, No Reservations Needed
Presented in Partnership with The Aga Khan Council for the Central United States
 
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is unique among architecture prizes: it selects projects – from slum upgrading to high rise “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life. Over the last four decades, it has steadfastly championed the needs and aspirations of human beings within the practice of architecture. The Award is also different because it not only rewards architects but also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master craftsmen and engineers who have played important roles in the realization of a project.  The selection process emphasizes architecture that not only provides for people’s physical, social and economic needs, but that also stimulates and responds to their cultural expectations. Particular attention is given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in innovative ways, and to projects likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world and set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Over the course of the last 39 years, most of the great architects of our time have either won the Award or served on its Master Jury or Steering Committee, from Zaha Hadid to Norman Foster, Charles Correa to Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel.
 
Join us for Aga Khan Competition Lecture on 24 October 2016
 
Join us on Monday evening, October 24, 2016 for an informative lecture about the competition, the nineteen shortlisted projects, and the six award winners, which includes projects by BIG and Zaha Hadid Architects.  The presentation will be made by Shiraz Allibhai, who is the Deputy Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to his current role, Shiraz has held several positions at the Trust, including Education Officer and Director of the Aga Khan Humanities Project. Shiraz ‘s previous position was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he oversaw the development of Archnet.org as Managing Director. Shiraz is trained as an architect, receiving his degrees in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
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2016 Winners
 
Winners for this cycle’s Aga Khan Award for Architecture include projects by BIG and Zaha Hadid Architects:  The winners are:  
  • Bait Ur Rouf Mosque

    , Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum), a refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light  

  • Friendship Centre

    , Gaibandha (Architect: Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA), a community center which makes a virtue of an area susceptible to flooding in rural Bangladesh

  • Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre

    , Beijing (Architect: ZAO / standard architecture / Zhang Ke), a children’s library selected for its embodiment of contemporary life in the traditional courtyard residences of Beijing

  • Superkilen

    , Copenhagen (Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek 1 and Superflex),  a public space promoting integration across lines of ethnicity, religion and culture

  • Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge

    , Tehran (Architect: Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, Alireza Behzadi), a multi-level bridge spanning a busy motorway has created a dynamic new urban space                                                                                                               

  •  Issam Fares Institute

    , Beirut (Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects), a new building for the American University of Beirut’s campus, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context

Find more information on the competition winners and images here http://www.akdn.org/press-release/2016-aga-khan-award-architecture-recipients-announced

 
More About the Aga Khan Architecture Award:
 
Architectural projects eligible for consideration for the Aga Khan Architecture Award range from modest, small-scale buildings to sizable complexes, from single homes, bus stops and rural school buildings to skyscrapers, infrastructure and transportation undertakings, housing initiatives, educational and health campuses, new towns, urban conservation projects and the re-use of brown field sites. All forms of planning practice in urban as well as rural contexts are encouraged. Large projects and long-term initiatives that are not yet fully completed – such as master plans, area preservation projects, and community upgrading schemes, among others – are eligible so long as a tangible portion of the project has been completed in a manner that demonstrates its long-term potential success and viability.
 
The 19 shortlisted projects for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced on May 9th, 2016. The projects, which were selected by the Master Jury from among 348 projects nominated for the 13th Award cycle, competed for US $1 million in prize money. The 19 projects underwent rigorous investigations by on-site reviewers – architects, conservation specialists or structural engineers themselves – who visited and evaluated each project firsthand. After this thorough evaluation, the six final prize winners for this completion were announced October 3, 2016.
 
The Steering Committee for this cycle of the awards competition includes international luminaries including architects David Adjaye and Brigitte Shim, and the Master Jury includes Luis Fernández-Galiano, editor of the journal AV/Arquitectura Viva; Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; and French architect Dominique Perrault.  Among the 19 shortlisted projects are those by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), Zaha Hadid Architects, Kunlé Adeyemi, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Toshiko Mori Architects and Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos.
 

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Dallas Architecture Forum Announces Its 2016-2017 Lecture Season

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Dallas Architecture Forum

Announces Its 2016-2017 Lecture Season

 
 
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce an outstanding 2016 – 2017 Lecture Season!
 
The Forum will celebrate its 20th Anniversary this season, and as a part of that celebration it will present twelve important lectures for Forum members, guests and the entire North Texas community.  
 
The Forum will present founders and managing partners from major international firms including BIG and Snøhetta, as well as esteemed architects, academic thought leaders and emerging voices in the design-related professions.  

Most lectures will occur at 7 p.m. on the designated evening with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Exceptions are noted below. 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.
 
AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE
24 October 2016 
Monday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Presented in Partnership with The Aga Khan Council for the Central United States
 

 
JOHN RONAN
FOUNDING PRINCIPAL
JOHN RONAN ARCHITECTS, CHICAGO
 
6 December 2016
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theater, West Village
 
John Ronan FAIA is founding principal of the firm John Ronan Architects, and serves as Lead Designer on all projects the office undertakes. He is known for his abstract yet sensuous work which explores materiality and atmosphere.  He was a winner in the Townhouse Revisited Competition staged by the Graham Foundation and his firm was the winner of the prestigious Perth Amboy High School Design Competition, a two-stage international competition to design a 472,000 square foot high school in New Jersey. Ronan was named as a member of the Design Vanguard by Architectural Record magazine, and he was selected to The Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program.
 
In 2007, Ronan’s firm was selected as architect of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, a search that started with 50 architects from around the world.  Princeton Architectural Press published Explorations: The Architecture of John Ronan, a monograph on the firm’s work.  The Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas published The Poetry Foundation. In 2016, the firm was named one of seven international finalists for the Obama Presidential Center.
 
Ronan has lectured widely and his work has been exhibited internationally, including the Art Institute of Chicago and The Architectural League of New York’s Urban Center. His work has been included in numerous publications on design and covered extensively by the international design press.  His firm has been the recipient of two AIA Institute National Honor Awards (for the Poetry Foundation and The Gary Comer Youth Center, both in Chicago).  John Ronan holds a Master of Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.   Mr. Ronan is a Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.
 
 
 
 
ALEX KRIEGER
PRINCIPAL, NBBJ 
PROFESSOR, HARVARD GSD, BOSTON
 
26 January 2017
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
In Partnership with State of the Arts (KERA and DMA)
 
Alex Krieger, FAIA, has combined a career of teaching and practice, dedicating himself in both to understanding how to improve the quality of place and life in our major urban areas.  Mr. Krieger is a distinguished professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  He has served as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, as Director of the Urban Design Program, and as Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture.  In addition to design studios and seminar courses at the GSD, he teaches a general education class on the evolution of American cities at the College. He has been honored three times as one of the outstanding teachers at Harvard University.  Design Intelligence Magazine’s annual national survey has named him one of seven “Architectural Educators of the Year.”
 
Krieger is a principal at NBBJ, a global architecture and planning firm. Offering services in architecture, urban design and planning, the studio, formerly Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, has served a broad array of clients in numerous cities worldwide, focusing primarily on educational, institutional, healthcare and public projects in complex urban settings.  Krieger is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Among these: Director of the NEA’s Mayor’s Institute in City Design; Boston Civic Design Commission; Providence Capital Center Commission; and the New England Holocaust Memorial committee.  President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Krieger to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.  Alex Krieger has been involved in various planning projects in Dallas over the past years, and is currently working on a new plan for the Arts District in Dallas. 
 
 
 
GORDON GILL
FOUNDING PARTNER
SMITH + GILL ARCHITECTS, CHICAGO
 
1 February 2017
Wednesday, 7:30 pm
Reception and check-in 6:30 – 7:20 pm
Maverick Activity Center, 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 also designed the world’s first large-scale positive energy building Masdar Headquarters, and the world’s tallest tower, Kingdom 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.
 
This lecture is being 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 50thAnniversary of the founding of the School of Architecture.
 
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CRAIG DYKERS
CO-FOUNDER AND DESIGN PRINCIPAL
SNØHETTA, NEW YORK CITY AND OSLO
 
22 February 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
 
Craig Dykers is one of the founding partners of Snøhetta, a firm based in Oslo, Norway and New York City.  Mr. Dykers has led many of Snøhetta’s prominent projects internationally, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York City, and the recently completed Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Ontario, Canada. Dykers also led the design of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion and is guiding the Times Square Reconstruction in New York City, as well as the Calgary Public Library in Alberta, Canada, and the Temple University Library in Philadelphia. Snøhetta was shortlisted as one of seven firms for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. 
 
Dykers’ work has led to numerous international awards and widespread recognition including the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the World Architecture Award and the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture, among many others. His interest in design as a promoter of social and physical well-being is supported by ongoing observation and development of an innovative design process.  Dykers was born in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived extensively in both Europe and North America. Dykers received a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Texas, Austin after initial studies in medicine and art. He has worked in Texas and California prior to co-founding Snøhetta in Oslo, Norway and New York City.  Active professionally and academically, Craig Dykers has been the diploma adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and a distinguished professor at City College in New York City and a visiting critic in the Syracuse University New York City studio. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
 
 
 
 
AMALE ANDRAOS
PARTNER, WORKac
DEAN, COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NEW YORK CITY
 
1 March 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Presented in Partnership with UTA CAPPA
 
Amale Andraos is the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.  Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac, an architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects which re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments. Since the founding of WORKac, principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood have achieved international acclaim for projects such as the recently completed master plan for the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wieden+Kennedy’s 50,000 sq ft., three-story New York offices, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, Texas, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn.  Currently, in Africa the firm is building its winning competition entry for a new 20,000 square meter Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the project is expected to be completed soon and will host diplomatic meetings, including the next African Union summit for heads-of-state. In addition, the firm is currently designing a second Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 7 in East Harlem and exploring the future of work, art, and technology with the design of a new home for the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in downtown Brooklyn.
 
Andraos has taught at numerous universities including the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School and the American University in Beirut. Her recent design studios and seminars have focused on the Arab City, which has become the subject of a series of symposia entitled “Architecture and Representation” held at Studio-X Amman and at the university’s New York campus. Her publications include the recent 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and the forthcoming Architecture and Representation: the Arab City.  Amale Andraos received her Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and her B.Arch from McGill University in Montreal.
 
 
 
 
 
JONATHAN SEGAL
FOUNDING PARTNER
JONATHAN SEGAL ARCHITECTURE, SAN DIEGO
 
9 March 2017
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theater, West Village
 
Throughout the past twenty years Jonathan Segal, FAIA, has created and modeled the unique practice of ‘Architect as Developer.’ He has designed, developed, and constructed national award-winning single-family live/work residences and medium to high-density mixed-use housing in downtown San Diego and La Jolla, California.  Jonathan Segal’s firm has been responsible for the design and development of over 300 medium to high-density urban residential, mixed-use, and live/work units totaling over 300,000 square feet of construction.  Segal is considered one of downtown San Diego’s most successful and pioneering residential architectural/development companies and has a reputation for providing superior housing at a lower cost than comparable properties. The firm’s focus is on urban projects, ranging from 80 to 160 dwelling units per acre.  Jonathan Segal has been the recipient of numerous accolades including 24 local, state and national AIA awards for residential projects and urban design.
 
Due to his success practicing architecture as a developer, Segal’s goal is to promote this method of architectural practice to other architects, so they also can have control, pride, and financial independence. Jonathan Segal FAIA & Development Company has been awarded six national AIA Honor Awards for their housing work, including a 2015 AIA Honor Award for Housing.
 
 
 
STEVE  DUMEZ 
DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AND PARTNER
ESKEW+DUMEZ+RIPPLE, NEW ORLEANS
 
30 March 2017
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theater, West Village
 
Steve Dumez is a partner with the architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, based in New Orleans.  In over 25 years of professional practice, Dumez has led the design of complex projects in a wide range of building types. As Director of Design for Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, he oversees the design of all projects from concept to construction documents, working closely with a team of senior designers in ensuring the consistent quality level that drives their design-first practice. The firm’s design approach focuses on a thorough research of each project’s environmental and cultural conditions, teasing out details of location, history, climate, patterns of use, and social significance.  New and meaningful strategies are found by which context and place can be revealed in the work. Through a reiterative cycle of observation, research, concept generation, and detailed design, Dumez’ firm celebrates local conditions while transcending local convention. Their work prioritizes the experience of a place over formal aesthetic concerns, allowing the project to resonate on many levels for a variety of users over time.
 
Mr. Dumez’ engaging design process concentrates on first developing a detailed design program for clients including building image and brand goals, program compliance and ultimately physical design drivers. Under his design leadership, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for design excellence, including more than 25 national design awards and an additional 100+ awards at the local, state and regional levels including the prestigious AIA National Firm of the Year Award.  Steve Dumez is a Past-President of AIA Louisiana and AIA New Orleans and serves as an active professional mentor within the region. He has also chaired AIA design awards programs at the local, state and regional level and has served on numerous design award juries across the country. He is actively engaged in many local civic organizations and currently serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. His projects have been recently published in several books as well as numerous national architectural and design magazines such as Architect, Architectural Record, Contract, and Interior Design.
 
 
 
ANNABELLE SELLDORF
FOUNDING PRINCIPAL
SELLDORF ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY
 
5 April 2017
Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Note Lecture Start Time
CHECK-IN 6:00 – 6:30 pm
RECEPTION FOLLOWING LECTURE 
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Presented in collaboration with the Dallas Art Fair
 
Annabelle Selldorf is the Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. By giving form to the needs and desires of clients and communities alike, the architectural solutions that emerge are equal parts purpose and poetry. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism. At every scale and for every condition, Selldorf Architects designs for the individual experience. As a result, its work is brought to life–and made complete–by those who use it.
 
The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Brown University. The recently completed Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront is the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale.  The new flagship Steinway Hall in New York City is a recent project completed by Selldorf Architects.  Residential architecture, both at the scale of private homes and multi-family dwelling continues to be an important part of the firm’s portfolio.
 
Selldorf Architects’ new monograph on the practice, Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects, was published by Phaidon Press.  Annabelle Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and a Board Member of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014 she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
 
 
MARLON BLACKWELL
FOUNDER
MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS, FAYETTEVILLE
 
19 April 2017 
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
 
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. His architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and the particular elements of place. His design work has received recognition with numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines.
 
The office of Marlon Blackwell Architects has been recognized as the Firm of the Year by Residential Architect magazine.  Recent honors include the St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church (Springdale, Arkansas) winning an AIA National Honor Award and the Civic and Community Building category at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain.  The IMA Ruth Lilly Visitor’s Pavilion (Indianapolis, Indiana) also received an AIA National Honor Award. Most recently, Marlon Blackwell Architects received the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and was named Best Architectural Design Firm in the U.S. by Architect Magazine.
 
The significance of Blackwell’s contributions to design is evidenced by the Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the publication of a monograph of his work entitled “An Architecture of the Ozarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell” published by Princeton Architectural Press. Blackwell was selected by The International Design Magazine as one of the ID Forty: Undersung Heroes and as an “Emerging Voice” by the Architectural League of New York.   Marlon Blackwell co-founded the University of Arkansas Mexico Summer Urban Studio, and has coordinated and taught in the program at the Casa Luis Barragan in Mexico City. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and a M. Arch II degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy.
 
 
 
 
KAI-UWE BERGMANN
MANAGING PARTNER
BIG ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY AND COPENHAGEN
 
26 April 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 to 6:55 pm
City Performance Hall, Dallas Arts District
 
Kai-Uwe Bergmann is Managing Partner at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) who brings his expertise to projects around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kai-Uwe oversees BIG’s projects in over 20 different countries.  BIG is a Copenhagen and New York-based group of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economic flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization. BIG believes that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored. Like a form of programmatic alchemy BIG creates architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping.  
 
Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states) and Canada, Bergmann most recently contributed to the resiliency plan The DryLine to protect 10 miles of Manhattan’s coastline. He complements his professional work through previous teaching assignments at the University of Florida, the New School of Architecture in San Diego and his alma mater the University of Virginia. Kai-Uwe Bergmann also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.  Among BIG’s many projects are the Danish Maritime Museum; Superkilen, a public park in Copenhagen; the Zira Island master plan; Lego House Museum; and Europa City in Paris.  Among projects currently under construction are the DryLine, an integrated flood protection system in NYC; Two World Trade Center; and the Google Corporate Headquarters.
 
 
ENRIQUE NORTEN
FOUNDER AND DESIGN PRINCIPAL
TEN ARQUITECTOS, NEW YORK CITY AND MEXICO CITY
 
4 May 2017
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theater, West Village

TEN ARQUITECTOS develops research projects, design, architecture and infrastructure. The office’s projects include cultural centers, hotels, museums, residential and urban development, parks, public spaces and furnishings. Over more than two decades, the firm has resized public space, and adapted industrial or historical infrastructure as institutional and emblematic architectures with buildings that become topographies from everyday urban notions to emerging landscapes.  TEN ARQUITECTOS works on projects with social, environmental, political and financial responsibility, a sustainable cycle where architecture becomes a sequence of places converging in the city.  With over 50 built projects, Norten is recognized for his work on such buildings as the National School of Theatre and Arts, the Habita Hotel, the Americano Hotel, the High Museum of Villahermosa, the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, the University Museum of Chopo, the Amparo Museum, the Emblematic Monument of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, Santa Fe Eurocenter, Business School Campus Livingston for Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Mercedes House in New York.
 
Enrique Norten holds the Miller professorship at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Yale, UCLA, Michigan, Texas, Cornell, Parsons, Pratt Institute and Harvard universities.  Norten received the Mies van der Rohe Prize of Latin American Architecture and he is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects. Enrique received the “Careers 2014” award by the College of Architects of Mexico City and the José Limón Contemporary Dance National Prize in New York. He also received the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence.  Enrique Norten was born in Mexico City and studied architecture at Iberoamericana University.  He holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University. In 1986, he founded TEN ARQUITECTOS in Mexico City and in 2000 opened a second office in New York City.
 

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Dallas Design Symposium : “Material Design” with Tom Kundig and Brad Oldham Oct. 30

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Dallas Design Symposium

“Material Design” with Tom Kundig and Brad Oldham

Presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum

  
 
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2 to 4:30 pm
Check-in: 1:30 – 2 pm; Program starts at 2 pm
Nasher Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center
 
Join the Dallas Architecture Forum for an afternoon focused on how outstanding design utilizes materials, from common to rare, as integral elements of the design process.  Attendees will also learn how leading architects and artists incorporate functionality into their designs, ranging in scale from small sculptures to residences.
 
Attendees will have the privilege of hearing from two of the most highly regarded practitioners in their fields share insights and lead inspiring discussion on these intriguing topics.
 
Keynote discussion will be presented by Tom Kundig, FAIA, one of the leading residential architects in the world.

Joining Kundig in discussion about his award-winning projects will be Gensler Design Director Ian Zapata.
Also speaking will be the highly acclaimed sculptor Brad Oldham in conversation with Nasher Curator Leigh Arnold.
 
Tom Kundig, FAIA
Olson-Kundig Architects, Seattle
 
Tom Kundig, FAIA, is one of the leading residential architects in the world, whose work can be found on five continents. He is a Principal and Owner of Olson-Kundig Architects, a Seattle-based firm, which believes that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people.  Tom Kundig is widely acclaimed for his poetic designs that reveal his reverence for materials, art, functionality and craft in the experience of built space and its relationship to landscape. He will discuss how Olson-Kundig has used these elements to create projects as wide ranging as huts to high rises, homes—often for art collectors— academic, cultural and civic projects, museums and exhibition design, places of worship, creative production, urban design and interior design. Kundig has received over 50 major design awards, including a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, an Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ten National AIA Design Awards, and seven National AIA Honor Awards.   Kundig is a member of the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame and the Architectural Digest AD100.  His work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide, and he is the author of three monographs, Tom Kundig Houses, Tom Kundig Houses 2, and Tom Kundig Works.  
 
Brad Oldham, Sculptor
Brad Oldham Sculpture, Dallas
 
From public community spaces to private homes, sculptor Brad Oldham has earned recognition worldwide with his site-specific artworks. Oldham has been described as a sculptor, place maker, and fearless fabricator.  In both his large-scale sculptures and smaller pieces created for individuals, Oldham’s meticulous craftsmanship, passion, focus on materials, creativity and consistent quality of work are evident. From prototype clay figures and shapes, Oldham will take us through the process of transforming them into brilliant stainless steel, bronze, aluminum, and brass, ranging from large scale site-specific installations to small sculptures and jewelry.
 
 
Panel Discussion
 
Following the moderated presentations there will be a Panel Discussion to further learn about the use of materials based on their function within a project and the project’s scale.  Attendees will also be able to ask questions of the presenters at the conclusion of the Panel.
 
 
Patron Cocktail Reception
 
There will be a Patron  cocktail reception at an architecturally significant  private residence on Saturday evening, October 29 from 6 to 8 pm. A limited number of Patron tickets, which also include admission to the Design Symposium on Sunday afternoon, October 30th will be sold.
 
Admission for the Symposium is $40 for Forum and Nasher members, $50 general public.
Admission for the Symposium and the Cocktail Reception at a private residence on Saturday evening is $90 for Forum and Nasher members, and $100 general admission.
 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/symposium2016.html

Symposium presented with generous support from the Nasher Sculpture Center.

 
About Tom Kundig
 
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Tom Kundig is an owner and design principal at Olson Kundig. He joined the firm in 1986, and has steadily diversified his range of project typologies from residential work to museums, wineries, high-rise multi-unit structures, and hotels. The geographic diversity of his projects has broadened just as much over the years; he is currently working not only all over the West Coast of the United States, but also in Australia, Brazil, Austria, Mexico, South Korea, and multiple locations on the East Coast and Canada. But no matter where he works, whether in the urban context of Manhattan or the rural landscape of Montana or Idaho, the landscape inevitably looms large, as do a consistent array of concerns related to site, scale, materials, and livability. Kundig favors materials that are appropriate to the particular context of the building, generally opting for the tough and the rustic for their ability to evoke nature and weather over time, helping the building recede into the landscape.
 
Kundig grew up in the Pacific Northwest. His father was an architect, and during his formative years he was constantly exposed to artists, designers, and craftspeople. He initially wanted to study science, but finally decided that architecture “allowed me to have a foot in both places—the technical realm and the poetic realm—and in that magical intersection between the two.” The style may be rugged, but the effect is warm and welcoming. “And sometimes there is even an element of risk, or daring, which is desired on the client’s part and intentional on my part,” he adds. “Many of my buildings, even the public ones, involve being exposed to the elements in some way.” The Studhorse home in Winthrop, Washington, is designed as a gathering of structures around a central courtyard, and to walk from the common areas to the bedrooms it is necessary to go outside, no matter the season.
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Occupants of Kundig’s buildings are constantly aware of a balance achieved between prospect and refuge, both within each room and over the entire site. This is related to the “macro to micro” phenomenon, where the building encourages reflection on its big ideas and at the same time enjoyment of its many details. Wherever you look, subtle material connections are happening. Perhaps a quiet nod is being made to the former existence of the building or the site, as in Art Stable, which occupies the site of an actual former horse stable. Or locally salvaged materials are being given new life, as in the Sawmill Canyon house, where the structural steel was salvaged from a nearby cement mine that was being demolished, the wood for much of the interior was found in a nearby barn, and the sliding window wall is operated by a found wheel from an old water pump.
 

Kundig’s breakout project was Studio House, completed in 1998. It was featured in the New York Times, and that story was quickly followed by a New York Times Magazine cover feature on Chicken Point

. Both Chicken Point and the Brain won AIA National Honor Awards. Since then, Kundig’s work has been frequently featured in the New York Times, Architectural Record, Financial Times, Architectural Digest, and the Wall Street Journal. Princeton Architectural Press has published three volumes devoted to his work. He has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2014, he was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100, and in 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame. His work has received more than 50 awards from the American Institute of Architects, including 18 National Design Awards.


 
About Brad Oldham
 

 

 bradoldhamDallas-based Brad Oldham International, Inc. (BOII) is a design and manufacturing company specializing in sculpture, architectural features and commercial products that are customized for site-specific installation or created for retail distribution. The three primary business units of the company are site-specific sculpture, features and products for public and commercial projects; limited-edition sculpture for retail distribution for the home and office; and retail products to increase access and awareness of BOII’s sculpture and custom products. When the three business units work together, the combined synergy elevation is greater than the sum of the parts.
 
From public community spaces to private homes, sculptor Brad Oldham has earned recognition worldwide with his site-specific artworks. Oldham has been described as a sculptor, placemaker, and fearless fabricator.  In both his large-scale sculptures and smaller pieces created for individuals, Oldham’s meticulous craftsmanship, passion, focus on materials, creativity and consistent quality of work are evident. 
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Oldham’s sculptural creations are installed around the globe, including the Center for Brain Health in Dallas, along with “Whimsy” in Exall Park and an installation at the Lumen Hotel. Oldham’s work was featured on Good Morning America, and the Texas Society of Architects recognized Oldham with its prestigious Artisan Award. Americans for the Arts included his installation “The Traveling Man” in its prestigiousYear in Review program.  Recent commissions include the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, California, the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Ontario, and the Baku Flame Towers in Azerbaijan.
 

About The Dallas Design Symposium:
 
The Dallas Design Symposium was founded by The Dallas Architecture Forum to extend the reach of The Forum not only in active education and dialogue on architecture and the built environ­ment, but to examine, educate and amplify informed discussion on how those elements intersect and impact the arenas of design and art. The Symposium initiates ongoing con­versations across professional arenas and personal interests, creating new networks and spurring community involvement in discussions about the built and creative environment.  The Nasher Sculpture Center is a long-standing collaborator with The Forum in the development and presentation of The Dallas Design Symposium.
   
Each Symposium addresses a different issue intersecting these fields of architecture, design and art. Speakers and moderators are selected specifically to offer their unique but complimentary perspectives on the topic. Previous symposia have included the following topics and present­ers: 
•              Interior and Product Design: Christopher C. Deam, Howard F. Elkus, Karim Rashid, Emily Summers
•              Designing for Collections: Aaron Betsky, Jorge Pardo, George Sexton, Scott John­son, Jack Lane
•              Blurring the Lines: Art, Architecture and Design: Terence Riley, Johnston Marklee, Walead Beshty, Jeremy Strick
•              The Legacy of Christo and Jeanne Claude:  Christo
•              Architecture and Art – Critical Intersections:  New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman              
•              Modernism:  Mid-Century Modern Design:  Leo Marmol, Sidney Williams, Nate Eudaly
 
This year’s Dallas Design Symposium, featuring architect and product designer Tom Kundig and sculptor Brad Oldham, will offer insights and increased understanding into how these outstanding practitioners incorporate materials and functionality as integral elements of their highly regarded and honored design. 
 
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 130 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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May 18: MIT Architecture Chair Meejin Yoon Will Speak to the Dallas Architecture Forum

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Lecture by
 
Innovative Architect and MIT Architecture Chair Meejin Yoon
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at Magnolia Theatre
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 continue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with Meejin Yoon, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT. She is also a licensed architect and founder of MY Studio and Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP.
Yoon’s work has been widely recognized for its innovative and interdisciplinary nature. Her work has been awarded the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design; the Athena RISD Emerging Designer Award; Architectural Record’sDesign Vanguard Award; the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices Award; and the Rome Prize in Design. Her work has been exhibited in the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the Guggenheim Museum; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern in Spain, and the National Art Center in Tokyo.  Along with its many research and public space projects, the studio designed the offices for the Boston Society of Architects and the Sean Collier Memorial at MIT honoring the police officer killed following the Boston Marathon bombing. http://hyarchitecture.com/
Yoon will speak on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village.
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“Meejin Yoon is an internationally recognized architect and award-winning educator whose work operates in the space between architecture, art and landscape, with a focus on complex public building programs that engage contemporary cultural issues,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “We believe her great breadth of architectural, education and research experience will provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on May 18th, 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, visitwww.dallasarchitectureforum.org

or call 214-764-2406.

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2015-2016 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and Maharger Development |Reggie Graham.  Spring Series Benefactors are HKS, Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates, Jackson Walker LLP, Scott + Cooner, and Smink, Inc. Lecture Benefactor for this event is Structure Tone Southwest. Reception Underwriters are Culinaire and Callison RTKL.
 
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Architect and Professor, Höwler + Yoon and MIT
Boston
18 May 2016
Wednesday, 7 pm with reception at 6:15 pm
The Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Meejin Yoon is Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT. She is also a licensed architect and founder of MY Studio and Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP.  Yoon’s work has been widely recognized for its innovative and interdisciplinary nature. Her work has been awarded the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design; the Athena RISD Emerging Designer Award;Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard Award; the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices Award; and the Rome Prize in Design. Her work has been exhibited in the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the Guggenheim Museum; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern in Spain, and the National Art Center in Tokyo.  Along with its many research and public space projects, the studio designed the offices for the Boston Society of Architects and the Sean Collier Memorial at MIT honoring the police officer killed following the Boston Marathon bombing.
Yoon’s design research investigates new intersections between space, technology and materiality. She is the author of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon and MY Studio, and Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig. The studio’s work has been published in Architect (cover), Architectural Record, Domus,Interior Design, I.D., The New York Times, and The Boston Globe.
Over the past decade at MIT Yoon has taught in both the Masters of Architecture program and the Undergraduate Architecture Studio sequence. Her studios focus on complex public building programs that engage contemporary cultural issues. Yoon received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship.
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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

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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, visitwww.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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Dallas Architecture Forum presents “Economics and Architecture” May 10

 

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Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 with “Economics and Architecture” moderated by Jeff Whittington, Executive Producer and Host at KERA 90.1

Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for this Dallas Architecture Forum Panel is at The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100.  It is free and will be held at6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at 6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend this panel discussion.

“The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present this next panel in its 2015-16 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics which affect the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Jeff Whittington will be joined by expert panelists including a Dallas City Council member, a representative from City Square, and academic thought leaders. They will discuss the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. and how it will define our neighborhoods.”

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

Panel Season Sponsors are John Eagle Dealerships, HOSSLEY Lighting Associates, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Cindy + Armond Schwartz, Talley Associates, Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty and WDG Architects.

 

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Jeff WHITTINGTON
“Economics and Architecture”
10 May 2016

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal Reception at 6:15

Venue: The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers, Suite 100

 
As Dallas continues to mature and it enters the next stage of civic life, we will witness transformation marked by progressive urban, cultural and architectural changes. However, progress is never far from growing pains as exemplified by the recent Supreme Court decision regarding Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. This case rendered Texas’ current affordable and low-income housing tax credit allocation unconstitutional, and its subsequent decision has forced many developers to re-consider their development strategies and will have architects re-examining what neighborhood context looks like. This Supreme Court decision will impact our definition of neighborhoods in Dallas, and it can give birth to a vibrant and exciting phase of our city’s growth if we allow it to. This panel discussion will explore all of those possibilities, and how what may be viewed as a setback might invigorate the neighborhoods of our city.

About the Moderator: Jeff Whittington

Jeff Whittington is executive producer for special projects and KERA’s Think series, as well as host of Anything You Ever Wanted to Know on KERA 90.1. He also created and launched the KXT Live Sessions series for KXT 91.7.

Jeff’s work at KERA has been honored with awards from the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas ObserverD Magazine, the Texas AP Broadcasters Association, Public Radio News Directors (PRNDI) and with regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2015, a project he led –One Crisis Away – was recognized nationally by both PRNDI and the RTDNA in conjunction with the National Endowment for Financial Education. From 2009 to 2015, Jeff moderated the State of the Arts conversation series at the Dallas Museum of Art. He has also served on the Press Club of Dallas Board of Directors and is a 2009 alumnus of the FBI Dallas Citizens Academy.

A graduate of the University of North Texas, Jeff is also a rock musician and songwriter. He appeared in the 2006 world premiere of Waiting for a Train: The Life and Songs of Jimmie Rodgers at the Undermain Theatre in Dallas and in 2013, released Whittington – a solo album produced by Grammy Award-winner Stuart Sikes.

Panelists:

– Rev. Gerald Britt, Vice President of External Affairs – City Square

– Scott Griggs, Dallas City Councilmember – District 1

– Maria Martinez-Cosio, PhD., Associate Professor at Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs – The University of Texas at Arlington

– Shima Hamidi, Assistant Professor of Planning – The University of Texas at Arlington

 

 

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”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon.

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visitwww.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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Dallas Architecture Forum presents Panel Discussion “The Social Impact of Greening the City”

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Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series onTuesday, April 19, 2016 with “The Social Impact of Greening the City” moderated by Donald Gatzke, who served as Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2004 through 2014 and is now a Professor at the university on the faculty.
Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!
The venue for this Dallas Architecture Forum Panel is at The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100.  It is free and will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend this panel discussion.
“The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present this next panel in its 2015-16 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Don Gatzke will be joined by panelists who will discuss the positive impact of ‘urban farms’ in Dallas, and how this can be expanded to improve healthy sustainable living in the city. Joining Gatzke as Panelists for the program will be Valerie Miller, the Director of La Bajada Urban Youth Farm; Daron Babcock of Bonton Farms; and Hannah Koski, associated with “We Over Me” urban farming initiative at Paul Quinn College.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
Panel Season Sponsors are John Eagle Dealerships, HOSSLEY Lighting Associates, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Cindy + Armond Schwartz, Talley Associates, Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty and WDG Architects.
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Don GATZKE
“The Social Impact of Greening the City”
19 April 2016
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal Reception at 6:15
Venue: The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers, Suite 100
In recent years, various forms of urban agriculture have been used across the country as the core of community stabilization and development, with a strong emphasis on improving the public health of neighborhood residents.  In Dallas, these urban farms include Paul Quinn College’s initiative called “We Over Me Urban Farm” and “Bonton Farms” in South Dallas, plus a number of businesses and organizations that produce and distribute locally grown produce.  Representatives of several urban agriculture projects in Dallas will discuss the objectives and impact of their projects on the overall goal of reintroducing nature and green space and solving the ‘food desert’ dilemma in urban areas.
Panelists for the program will be Valerie Miller, the Director of La Bajada Urban Youth Far; Daron Babcock of Bonton Farms; and Hannah Koski, associated with “We Over Me” urban farming initiative at Paul Quinn College.
 
About the Moderator: Don Gatzke
 
Donald Gatzke is the Director of Design for the newly established Community Design Studio Fort Worth and is also Professor and former Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Gatzke served as Dean at the school from 2004 through 2014, a period during which the school experienced growth both in enrollment and academic recognition. Prior to his arrival in Arlington, he was Dean of the Tulane University School of Architecture from 1997-2004. In addition, he has been a member of the architecture faculty at Tuskegee University and practiced architecture in Seattle, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. He is a graduate of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was designated a “distinguished university alumnus” in 2012.
Gatzke is a frequent guest critic at architecture schools in the U.S. and juror on professional awards programs.  In 1998, he was appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans to act as a professional advisor to the Citizen’s Committee on the Master Plan and frequently consulted on urban design issues for the City Planning Commission.  He also served on the Vieux Carre Commission, the preservation oversight committee for the French Quarter of New Orleans.
While at Tulane he was instrumental in the founding of the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center and the establishment of the Masters of Preservation Studies Program.
As Dean at UT Arlington, Gatzke has overseen the establishment of two research centers, the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, and the Center for Metropolitan Density, as well as the innovative graduate certificate program in real estate development focused Property Repositioning and Turnaround Strategies.
From 2006 to 2009 he was the elected Education Director to the Board of the Texas Society of Architects and he continues to serve on the executive boards of a number of organizations including the DallasArchitecture Forum, AIA-Dallas, AIA Fort Worth, and the Texas Architecture Foundation among others. He served as president of AIA Fort Worth for 2014. Also, in 2014 the Texas Society of Architects awarded him the Edward Romieniec Award for “extraordinary contributions to the profession through visionary leadership in architectural education.”
Since 2005 he has been a member of the organizing committee and management board of Vision NorthTexas, an award-winning, regional planning initiative of the Urban Land Institute, North Texas District, theNorth Texas Council of Governments and the University of Texas Arlington. In March of 2010, VisionNorth Texas released North Texas 2050, outlining a scenario for sustainable growth over the next 40 years.
This spring Gatzke has begun service as Director of Design for the newly established Community Design Studio Fort Worth and is “slipping back” into the active practice of architecture.
 
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

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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”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Outstanding Artist/Architect Marc Fornes March 29

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Presents Lecture by

Outstanding Architect/Artist Marc Fornes

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at Magnolia Theatre

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 continue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with award-winning architect Marc Fornes, whose work intersects the fields of architecture and art. He is the founder of THEVERYMANY™, a New York-based studio engaging Art and Architecture through systematic research and development into applied Computer Science and Digital Fabrication. His prototypical structures and unique organic environments are included within the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France, the Centre National des Arts Plastiques in Sache, France, and in many private collections. He has been exhibited at institutions worldwide including the Guggenheim and has sold work at Art Basel Miami/GGG, Art Paris, Phillips de Pury and Sotheby’s.

Fornes will speak on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

“Marc Fornes is an architect and subject matter expert in computer science who is constantly reinventing the field of Computational Skinning to create large-scale, highly organic and self-supported structures for public outdoor art installations, as well as medium-scaled projects for museum exhibition, retail spaces and personal art collections,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “He was artist-in-residence at the Atelier Calder and his Pop-Up store for Louis Vuitton was awarded an A+ Jury award, as well as the 40th Annual Interior Design Award by the IIDA.  Fornes is a TED Fellow and has been a speaker at many events and institutions including the ArchiLab symposium and MoMA MIND. Together with Francois Roche, he co-created ‘(n)Certainties’, a graduate studio course, at Columbia University, the University of Southern California and Die Angewandte in Vienna. He is currently teaching at Princeton and Harvard Graduate School of Design. With his diverse background in art, architecture, computation, digital fabrication and education, we think Marc Fornes’ presentation will be of great interest to the Dallas community.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on March 29th, 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 2015-2016 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham.  Spring Series Benefactors are HKS, Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates, Jackson Walker LLP, Scott + Cooner, and Smink, Inc. This is the Forum’s annual Rose Family Lecture presented in honor of Deedie and the late Rusty Rose, and it is presented with underwriting support from the Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation.

Marc Fornes is an architect and subject matter expert in computer science, investigating design through codes and computational protocols. Produced under his label THEVERYMANY™ his extensive body of research – addressing ways to describe complex curvilinear self-supported surfaces into series of flat elements – is constantly reinventing the field of Computational Skinning. As THEVERYMANY™, Marc has designed and built an extensive body of large-scale, highly-organic and self-supported structures situated between the field of art and architecture, including permanent installations in France, Canada and the United States. Some of these have been acquired and are in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou; the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France; and in many private collections. He has exhibited work at the Guggenheim (Contemplating the Void), Art Basel Miami, and Art Paris.

Fornes is a TED Fellow and has been a speaker at many events and institutions including the ArchiLab symposium and MoMA MIND. He was the recipient of an artist residency at the Atelier Calder, and his studio was awarded the New Practices New York by the AIA as well as the Architectural League Prize. His architectural work for Louis Vuitton is the recipient of the A+ Jury Award in the Pop Up category. Together with Francois Roche, Marc co-started “(n)Certainties” at Columbia University with visiting semesters at the University of Southern California and at Die Angewandte in Vienna. He has taught at the University of Michigan and he is currently teaching at Princeton and with Patrik Schumacher at the Harvard GSD. Fornes curated the European section for the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Beijing. Marc’s collaborations include SOM, Ross Lovegrove and ZAHA HADID Architects.  Marc holds a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism degree from the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London.

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Mar. 22: “Village Redux: Co-Housing & Pocket” by Dallas Architecture Forum

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Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents Panel Discussion

“Village Redux: Co-Housing and Pocket Neighborhoods

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series onMarch 22, 2016 with “Village Redux: Co-Housing and Pocket Neighborhoods,” moderated by Nan Ellin, Founding Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for this Dallas Architecture Forum Panel is at The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100.  It is free and will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend this panel discussion.

“The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present this next panel in its 2015-16 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Nan Ellin will be joined by panelists who are actively engaged as home-owners, architects and developers to create eco-friendly homes that offer a sense of community. The result will be an engaging and thought-provoking discussion for our attendees.”

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

Panel Season Sponsors are John Eagle Dealerships, HOSSLEY Lighting Associates, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Cindy + Armond Schwartz, Talley Associates, Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty and WDG Architects.

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Nan ELLIN
“Village Redux: Co-Housing and Pocket Neighborhoods”
22 March 2016
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal Reception at 6:15 pm

Venue: The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Frwy, Suite 100

As our cities continue to grow, we have seen various responses that ask us to consider a return to a simpler way of life: the small and tiny house movement, eco-villages, co-housing, pocket neighborhoods and more. These all incorporate shared amenities and social spaces, encouraging human interaction in order to nourish a deep sense of community. Advantages also include a smaller footprint and fewer wasted resources. This panel of residents, architects, and developers of such projects will explore their successes as well as opportunities for the future.

About the Moderator: Nan Ellin

Nan Ellin is Founding Dean of the new College at University of Texas at Arlington uniting the School of Architecture with the School of Urban and Public Affairs: the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. She holds a PhD in Urban Design from Columbia University and has served on an architecture faculty for 11 years, a planning faculty for 8 years, and an urban studies faculty for 7 years. Her research and practice in urban revitalization, placemaking, community-building, and university-neighborhood partnerships have been contributing to enhance life quality through improving the built and natural environments. Ellin’s books include Good Urbanism, Postmodern Urbanism, Architecture of Fear, Integral Urbanism, and Phoenix: 21st Century City. Her scholarly articles have appeared in numerous journals and her collection of public scholarship, Desert Urbanism. This work has been translated into 13 languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Lithuanian, Serbo-Croatian, Korean, and Chinese. Ellin was the driving force behind canalscape, an initiative to create vital urban urban hubs throughout metropolitan Phoenix where canals meet major streets. She was a member of the Reinvent Phx team, working with the City of Phoenix to improve the area along light rail, including several canalscape projects.

Ellin was previously Professor and Chair of the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning as well as a Leadership Fellow at the University of Utah.  She has also served on the faculty of ASU, University of Cincinnati, Southern California Institute of Architecture (ACI-Arc), University of Southern California, and New York University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in France where she carried out research on the European New Urbanism.

  

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”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon.

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents “Remaking the City” Panel Discussion

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Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents Panel Discussion

“Remaking the City”

 

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series onMarch 8, 2016 with “Remaking the City,” moderated by Bob Meckfessel, President of DSGN Associates in Dallas.  This panel is presented in collaboration with Preservation Dallas.

Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for this Dallas Architecture Forum Panel is at The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100.  It is free and will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend this panel discussion.

“The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present this next panel in its 2015-16 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Bob Meckfessel will be joined by panelists who are actively engaged in the development of our inner city as stakeholders, designers and representatives of city government. The result will be an engaging and thought-provoking discussion for our attendees.”

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.orgor call 214-764-2406.

Panel Season Sponsors are John Eagle Dealerships, HOSSLEY Lighting Associates, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Cindy + Armond Schwartz, Talley Associates, Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty and WDG Architects.

Sponsors for this Panel are LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine and Wendy Konradi Interior Design.


 

Bob MECKFESSEL
“Remaking the City”
8 March 2016
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal Reception at 6:15 pm

Venue: The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Frwy, Suite 100

In Collaboration with Preservation Dallas 

Dallas is experiencing phenomenal inner city growth, unlike any time period before. This urban infill is “remaking the city” on every front and opening up new opportunities that many never could have envisioned. Will the infill of the inner city Dallas be a good or bad thing?

Largely underway, we are seeing simultaneous infill in Oak Cliff, the Trinity River Corridor, Deep Ellum, Ross Avenue, the Design District and multiple urban neighborhoods at all scales and types. Housing, retail, restaurants, office and streetscape—what are the traits that make good infill and connectivity to community?  This promises to be a lively discussion with on the front line developers as well as designers of these spaces. Sometimes risky, sometimes opportunistic, the future fabric of our city for the next 50 years is being made NOW. 

About the Moderator: Bob McFessel, FAIA

Robert (Bob) Meckfessel, FAIA, brings over 30 years of experience in the planning and design of institutional, residential, and commercial projects throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Many of these projects have been recognized for innovation and excellence in urban design, architecture, sustainability, and preservation from professional and industry organizations, including AIA Dallas, NCTCOG, the Texas Society of Architects, Preservation Dallas, and Preservation Texas.

Meckfessel has served as President of leading organizations involved with the quality of the built environment, including the Dallas Architecture Forum, Preservation Dallas, LaReunion TX, and AIA Dallas. He currently serves on the boards of La Reunion, the Trinity Trust, the Trinity Commons Foundation, DoCoMoMo US, the Greater Dallas Planning Council and the Advisory Board of the Dallas Architecture Forum. He lectures often at professional events, political forums, and educational venues.

Panelists:

Edwin Cabannis;  Owner, Kessler Theater

Katherine Seale; Chair of the City of Dallas Landmark Commission and Past Director, Preservation Dallas

Evan Sheets; Senior Urban Designer, Dallas City Design Studio

Dan Shipley, FAIA; Founder and Principal, Shipley Architects

 


 

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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”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon.

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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HKS Inc. named architect for new UNT College of Visual Arts and Design building

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HKS Inc. named architect for new UNT College of Visual Arts and Design building

DENTON (UNT), Texas – HKS Inc., one of the largest architectural firms in the U.S., has been named as lead architect, in association with design architect Lake|Flato Architects, for the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design’s new building.

HKS Inc. is known for creating state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly structures that promote a sense of community. The firm has worked on such notable developments as the American Airlines Center and the W Dallas–Victory Hotel and Residences in Dallas, as well as UNT’s own Apogee Stadium. They will be partnering with other progressive companies to develop the project.

“HKS/Lake|Flato, along with Brightspot Strategy and our consultant team, are honored to be selected to provide programming services for UNT’s new College of Visual Arts and Design building,” said Mark Vander Voort, principal and senior vice president of HKS Inc. “HKS and Lake|Flato are a complementary and proven architectural team with a shared commitment to the design of vibrant, creative learning spaces. Brightspot is a strategic programming consultancy that partners with leading universities around the country to craft innovative, achievable strategies for their spaces, services and people.”

Greg Watts, the college’s dean, said he wants the public involved in the planning process for the new building. There will be multiple opportunities for students, faculty, staff and Denton residents – especially in the nearby area – to provide input.

“I believe that we are building a community,” Watts said. “The physical space will be our home – an iconic and transformational environment. It also will be a gateway between UNT and our neighbors, offering gallery spaces and unique cultural experiences.”

The UNT System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction is managing the project, and staff has scheduled strategy meetings and focus groups throughout February and March with UNT faculty and students to best assess needs. A program plan identifying a design approach is expected from HKS, Inc. this spring that will help develop a construction timeline.

The new CVAD building will be funded with $70 million in tuition revenue bonds approved by the Texas Legislature in spring 2013. Those funds may be supplemented by donors should the opportunity arise.

Watts said he is looking forward to having a new space to not only showcase the excellence of the CVAD’s students and faculty, but to provide opportunities for continued growth.

“This will be a site for creativity and innovation for art design thinkers and practitioners that is long overdue,” Watts said. “We are delighted that this project is underway.”

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Dallas Architecture Forum: Alan Ricks lecture Dec. 10

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Dallas Architecture Forum
                                                                     
Presents Lecture by
 
Outstanding Architect Alan Ricks
Thursday, 10 December 2015 at Magnolia Theatre
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 tocontinue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Alan Ricks, Co-Founder of MASS Design Group, a Boston and Rigali, Rawanda-based firm that designs projects including healthcare and educational centers with far-reaching impact in developing nations. Mass Design works in twelve countries on three continents and uses design to advance a more equitable world. Their projects include the acclaimed Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, 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.
Ricks will speak on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.
Designing and constructing better buildings, and empowering the people who build them. Using good design to save and improve lives around the world.”  -MASS Design Group
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“Alan Ricks and MASS Design Group have created a new approach to healthcare design in developing countries, focused on healthcare and education, which uses local materials and workmen, develops education programs and even the creation of national architectural standards,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. 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 was previously recognized by Forbes as a member of its “30 Under 30” honorees, and MASS has been named a finalist for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and many others. Their initiatives are literally saving thousands of lives in developing countries by providing well designed facilities to effectively combat diseases such as tuberculosis and cholera. We think this important presentation will be of great interest to the greater Dallas community.”
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on December 10th, 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 2015-2016 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham.  Fall Series Benefactors are Corgan Associates, MAPP Construction, Modmedia, inc. // moderndallas.net., and Architectural Lighting Alliance.
Alan RICKS
Co-Founder, MASS Design Group

Boston, MA and Rigali, Rawanda
10 December 2015
Thursday, 7 pm with reception at 6:15 pm
The Magnolia Theatre, The 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 is 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 and presenter for TED Talks, 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 and the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and has 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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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

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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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Dallas Architecture Forum Nov. & Dec. Lectures

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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.
Kevin MCCLURKAN
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.
Alan RICKS
Architect and Urban Strategist, MASS Design

Boston
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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Dallas Architecture Forum October Events

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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.

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Randy Brown

Founder
Randy Brown Architects
Omaha
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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

CATHERINE CUELLAR, MODERATOR
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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Dallas Architecture Forum 2015-16 Lecture Season

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Dallas Architecture Forum
2015-16 lecture season
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Lecture Season.
The Forum will present outstanding thought leaders focused on architecture,
design, urban strategy and public space during our 15-16 season.
Lectures will be held at 7 pm,  with venues indicated below for each lecture.
Each lecture will be preceded by a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 pm .
Lectures are FREE for Forum members.
Click HERE to JOIN or RENEW your FORUM MEMBERSHIP.
General admission for Forum lectures is $20 per lecture, or $5 for full-time students.
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For more information about the lectures: http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/lectures.html
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Dallas Design Symposium “Modernism” Oct. 4

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Dallas Design Symposium “Modernism”
 
Presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum
 
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2 to 5 pm
Check-in: 1:30 – 2 pm; Program starts at 2 pm
Nasher Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center
Join us for a great afternoon focused on the best of
Mid-Century Modern architecture and design!
Keynote address by Leo Marmol, FAIA
Marmol Radziner Architecture, Los Angeles
Leo Marmol is one of the world’s leading authorities in the restoration of iconic Mid-Century Modern and International style residences, including the Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra in Palm Springs, considered one of the most important residences of the 20th Century.  His firm also incorporates those timeless concepts into new architecture, including product design exemplifying these design elements. Marmol will overview his firm’s landmark restoration projects, and discuss how the firm integrates Mid-Century design elements into their new construction and pre-fab projects, producing award-winning residences.
Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Architecture Overview
Sidney Williams, Curator; Palm Springs Art Museum                        
Sidney Williams is a leading authority on the architecture and design in Palm Springs, as well as the stars who have made it famous. Daughter-in-law of esteemed architect E. Stewart Williams, who designed the famed Twin Palms residence for Frank Sinatra, she will give attendees insights into modern architecture, design and life in Palm Springs.
 
Panel Discussion on Mid-Century Modern Design
Following the presentations there will be a Panel Discussion to learn about the current popularity of Mid-Century Modern interior design, featured in movies and television shows such as Mad Men, as well as in many vanguard showrooms and design projects. Attendees will also be able to ask questions of the presenters at the conclusion of the Panel.
Patron Wine Reception 
After the conclusion of the Symposium there will be a Patron wine reception at a private residence originally designed by Howard Meyer, with renovations by Bodron + Fruit.  This residence is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of International Modernist design in Texas, and will be a perfect ending to an educational and enjoyable afternoon.
Admission for the Symposium is $35 for Forum and Nasher members, $45 general public.
Admission for the Symposium and the Cocktail Reception at a private residence following the symposium is $85 for Forum and Nasher members, and $95 general admission.
For more information and to purchase admission, visit http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/symposia.html.
Symposium presented with generous support from the Nasher Sculpture Center.
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About Leo Marmol
 
Leo Marmol, FAIA, formed Marmol Radziner with his partner Ron Radziner, FAIA in 1989, launching a unique design-build practice led by architects. As Managing Principal, Leo oversees all aspects of the firm’s design-build capabilities and supervises the company’s construction process. Leo has extensive experience running a variety of residential projects, from historic restorations to modern prefabricated homes, as well as public and community-based urban projects.
Active in his profession, Leo lectures widely on the topics of architecture, sustainability, and restoration, and participates in conferences, symposia, and panel discussions. He has also organized numerous architectural tours in Southern California to highlight the region’s wealth of mid-century Modernist landmarks. Leo serves on the board of trustees of the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Leo received his Bachelor of Architecture, with a Minor in Philosophy from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.
 
About Marmol Radziner Architecture
Marmol Radziner is a unique design-build practice led by architects. Since its inception, the Los Angeles-based firm has developed a reputation for innovative design of new structures as well as restoration of historical modern structures.
By adopting the role of the traditional “master builder,” Marmol Radziner integrates a variety of design services with construction capabilities. A team of architects, interior designers, landscape designers, metal fabricators, carpenters, furniture-makers, and construction crew possess a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience that cannot be matched at a single-discipline firm.
Marmol Radziner creates projects that engage the surrounding environment and take a warm, textured approach to modernism that is elegant and timeless. Unique compositions of light, materials, and space, as well as rigorous attention to detail, have garnered projects for clients in the art and creative industries, such as artist James Turrell, art collector Eugenio Lopez, and fashion designer Tom Ford.
Established as a leader in the field of modern architectural restoration, Marmol Radziner is known for its award-winning historic restoration of Richard Neutra’s 1946 Kaufmann House in Palm Springs. Additional projects include restorations of works by Cliff May, Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner, Minoru Yamasaki, and E. Stewart Williams.
The firm’s successful business practice and commitment to design excellence was rewarded with the American Institute of Architects California Council’s 2014 Firm of the Year Award. The American Institute of Architects recognized Leo and Ron’s contributions to architecture and society on a national level in 2007, elevating them to its prestigious College of Fellows. Interior Design magazine inducted Leo and Ron into its Hall of Fame in 2009, and Architectural Digest named Marmol Radziner one of its AD100 in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
The American Society of Landscape Architects has recognized the firm’s landscape department with prestigious national and local awards for residential projects in Southern California. Additionally, Marmol Radziner Prefab, an enterprise launched in 2005, earned a coveted 2006 Silver IDEA award, sponsored by Businessweek and the Industrial Designers Society of America.
                                                                                          
Marmol Radziner is regularly featured in leading publications, including Architectural Digest, Dwell, The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper*, Interior Design, and Architectural Record.
About Sidney Williams
Sidney Williams  is curator of architecture and design at the Palm Springs Art Museum where her recent projects include co-curating with Dr. Lauren Bricker, Steel and Shade: The Architecture of Donald Wexler (2011, with catalogue) and the exhibition Antibodies, The Works of Fernando and Humberto Campana 1989-2009.  She is the curator of a retrospective, with the accompanying catalogue of the museum’s architect entitled, An Eloquent Modernist: E. Stewart Williams, Architect which was the opening exhibition at the museum’s Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, in November 2014.
Sidney served on the City of Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board for six years, three years as chair.  As a board member of Modernism Week for eight years, she was part of the team which developed and produced the multi-faceted programming. In February 2015 Sidney was honored to receive an honorary membership in the AIA, Desert Chapter.
She holds a BA in art history from the University of British Columbia and a MA in art history from UCLA.
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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 130 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.
For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.
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2015 AIA Unbuilt Design Awards

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As public discourse in Dallas becomes increasingly vital to understanding where we are as a city, and where we want to be, the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects seeks to enable continuing dialogue on important issues between the profession and the community. To this end, AIA Dallas has transformed the 2015 Unbuilt Design Awards program into an interactive event and public exhibition featuring new ideas for the future from the architect’s perspective.

The AIA Dallas Design Awards recognizes outstanding work by Dallas architects, both in the metropolitan area and across the country. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence.

The 2015 Unbuilt Design Awards are hosted this year by Mokah Gallery in Deep Ellum.  The exhibition will run through July 11, with a closing reception on July 11 from 6-9pm.  The closing will include a discussion with the winning project teams.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

2014 Spring Modern Home Tour

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents
365 MODERN LIVING COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS
Modern Living Every Day of the YearJoin us this Spring for three great evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas.Each evening will include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to see each of the residences and hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts.Each reception will be from 6 to 8 pm with remarks by the design teams
at 6:45.Valet parking, business or cocktail attire.Purchase individual and series tickets by credit card here.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 6 to 8 pm
Greenway Parks Residence

Architecture
Frank Welch and Associates

Architect Frank Welch designed this modern residence with traditional touches to harmoniously reside in the beautiful neighborhood of Greenway Parks. As requested by the owners, the architecture of the home is clean with straight lines to create a simple canvas for its art and furnishings. Rift-cut white oak was used for all doors, cabinets, and the front sculptural staircase that reflects the owner’s sensibilities. The wood floors are defined by a dark finish termed “Crude Oil” by Welch. The interiors feature beautiful contemporary furnishings and fabrics. Natural and neutral finishes create a backdrop for the client’s prominent art collection, which brings pops of color to the rooms. The floating back staircase is fabricated with cork inset into oak stained steps. Intimate nooks were created for the family’s treasured library of books, as well as for entertaining. A generous kitchen area serves as a gathering place for the family and their guests, who enjoy the clean, contemporary and comfortable design of the home.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015. 6 to 8 pm
Malone Cliff View Residence

Architecture
Booziotis & Company Architects

Malone Cliff View provides a Dallas philanthropist a contemporary aerie with spectacular views overlooking the Trinity River corridor and downtown Dallas. Located on a west Dallas escarpment, the concrete structure rises three stories. The design creates a non-rectilinear building that affords views to the city from all the major spaces. These interlocking areas provide a place for intimate gatherings while still accommodating large parties. Four structural concrete pylons hold the bulk of the small secondary functions while supporting the three primary living zones. Each living zone is capped with a hyperbolic paraboloid shaped concrete roof plane cantilevering out to the north. Clad in stone, the building has a sense of permanence, while significant areas of glass provide amazing views to the north and east. A dramatic circular staircase connects the various living areas on the three floors of the residence.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015. 6 to 8 pm
Meaders Residence

Architecture
Bernbaum / Magadini Architects

Meaders Residence emphasizes distinctive natural elements valued in North Texas. Sixteen large live oaks and the site’s natural beauty have been preserved, and the hardscape includes several stone terraces. Water features include a koi pond that hugs the cantilevered foundation pool court.  Large stone walls frame custom fabricated oversized steel-framed windows that admit natural light to enhance the indoor-outdoor connection. Ceiling heights from nine to nearly twelve feet emphasize an open feeling. Lueders roughback limestone walls along with cabinets, flooring and trim fabricated from rift-cut white oak create a light palette for the interiors. Art and selected furnishings provide accents of stronger color. Interior furnishings are primarily modern, and the owners’ sculpture, painting and photography collections are prominently displayed. The kitchen includes two islands clad in Carrera marble along with an oversized range and other state-of-the-art appliances. The main residence and pool cabana share the site with an extended backyard forming a modern, comfortable and timeless design.

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Architect Tom Kundig, FAIA March 24

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The Dallas Architecture Forum will present Tom Kundig, FAIA, one of the country’s most distinguished residential architects, on Tuesday, March 24 at the City Performance Hall.
Kundig has received some of the design world’s highest honors, including a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters which recognizes the most noted artists, architects and writers in the U.S. In 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame.
His work can be found on five continents, including a World Heritage site in Dachstein, Austria, and it has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide such as The New York Times, The Telegraph, Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal, and in many books, including House, the recently-released volume by Diane Keaton.
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Dallas Architecture Forum
Presents Distinguished Architect Tom Kundig, FAIA
 
Tom KUNDIG, FAIA
Architect; Principal/Owner, Olson Kundig Architects
Seattle, WA
24 March 2015, 7 pm, with complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 pm

In collaboration with UTA School of Architecture 

City Performance Hall

 
Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present distinguished architect Tom Kundig, FAIA, of Seattle, Washington.   He will speak on Tuesday, March 24 at the City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201.
Kundig is widely recognized as one of the leading residential architects in the United States.  He has received over fifty major design awards, including a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Kundig’s work has received ten National Design Awards, seven National Honor Awards and seven National Housing Awards from the American Institute of Architects, and has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide. He is the author of two monographs featuring the work of his firm, Tom Kundig Houses and Tom Kundig Houses 2.
 

The lecture by Mr. Kundig will occur at 7 p.m. with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 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 2014-2015 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham.  Spring Series Benefactors are Jackson Walker LLP, Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates, the Bowdon Family Foundation, and Smink, Inc.  This lecture is presented in collaboration with UTA School of Architecture.
 
For additional press information, please contact Sharon Cooper at 214-794-1610 or scooper21@yahoo.com.
 
Tom KUNDIG, FAIA
Architect; Principal/Owner, Olson Kundig Architects
Seattle, WA
24 March 2015, 7 pm, with complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 pm

In collaboration with UTA School of Architecture

Tom Kundig, FAIA, is a principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects. Kundig is known for his poetic, elemental and intuitive designs that reveal his reverence for materials, art, craft and the experience of built space and our relationship to landscape. His current and past work can be found on five continents, including a World Heritage site in Dachstein, Austria.  Over the past three decades, Kundig has received some of the design world’s highest honors, including a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design magazines Hall of Fame.

Kundig’s work has received over 50 awards from the American Institute of Architects, including ten National Design Awards, seven National Honor Awards and seven National Housing Awards. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide such as The New York Times, The Telegraph, Architectural Record, Financial Times, Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal, and many books including House, the recently-released volume by Diane Keaton. He is named in The Wallpaper* 150 as a key individual who has influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel. Kundig is the author of two monographs featuring the work of his firm, Tom Kundig Houses and Tom Kundig Houses 2.
http://www.olsonkundigarchitects.com
 
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 upon improving 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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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.
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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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DALLAS MODERN Monograph

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Dallas Architecture Forum presents Dallas Modern, a monograph featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern residences in Dallas. Dallas Modern presents a portrait of Dallas as a dynamic metropolis with a sophisticated world of fine homes that are appealing, livable-and undeniably Modern in design. Each residence in the book is of the highest quality: architecture, landscape and interiors. Each of the homes featured is presented as its own chapter, with an overview of the residence and its history, a listing of the key members of the design team for the project, and lavish illustrations including full-color photos of both the exterior and interior of the residence. The book is accompanied by insightful and thought-provoking essays by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gunderson, and Jeremy Strick.

DALLAS MODERN  DALLAS MODERN DALLAS MODERN

Featured residences include those by internationally renowned architects such as

Philip Johnson, Edward Durrell Stone, Edward Larrabee Barnes and Richard Meier.

Also included are houses by leading Dallas architects Bernbaum + Magadini,

Bodron + Fruit, Bill Booziotis, Russell Buchanan, Gary Cunningham, Max Levy,

Lionel Morrison, Ron Wommack, Cliff Welch and Frank Welch. There are also

projects by esteemed Dallas architects Howard Meyer and Bud Oglesby,

both now deceased but whose work continues to set a hallmark of

excellence for modern residential architecture in Texas.”

Oversized 11″ by 11″ hardback with dust jacket, 216 pages, over
250 full-color photos and floor plans.

 

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The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

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The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

October 25th to November 29th, 2014

Opening Reception: November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30pm

 
For more information about the Texas artists involved see the exhibit flyer: Islamic Art Revival PR_Texas Artists

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) in partnership with LuminArté Gallery presents an international exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art with an opening reception to the public on November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.

This prestigious international exhibition includes artwork in a variety of styles and media, inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture. In this installment, 46 artists are participating from 17 countries including the USA, the United Kingdom, Iran, Bulgaria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Japan, Egypt, Pakistan, Canada, Singapore, Lebanon, Switzerland, Qatar, Mexico, and Cuba. The public opening and reception is on November 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm; and a full color catalog will be available during the exhibition. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public; and many artists will be in attendance. In addition, a special presentation of the Islamic Art Revival Series Experience 2014 will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center on Sunday, November 9 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.eisemanncenter.com/tickets/
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Participating artists:
Ameena Khan, Anila Agha, Anna Chupa, Anne Francey, Anne Polashenski, Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman, Asma Chaudhary, Bilo Hussein, Carolyn Brown, Charlotte Noruzi, Christina Altfeld, Daisy Rockwell, Della Reams, Dick Simon, Ethan Rice, Fawn Atencio, Gabriel Sanchez-Viveros, Hedieh Fard, Helen Zughaib, Hend Al-Mansour, Hilda Hiary, Husny Dahlan, Islam Aly, Jon Barlow Hudson, Jon Young, Karen Karlsson, Katarina Öberg, Kelly Crosby, Leo Tecosky, Marie Bourget, Nadia Tiseo, Naoko Morisawa, Paul Glenn, Rene Culler, Ruby Jaffrey, Saberah Malik, Sarah Ahmad, Shady Eshghi, Shafaq Ahmad, Shakil Khan, Sheila Fraga, Sheila Klein, Shirine Osseiran, Sudi Sharafshahi, Yasaman Moussavi and Zahra Nazari
This year’s juror is Dr Iftikhar Dadi , an Associate Professor at Cornell University, Department of History of Art, and is the Chair of the Department of Art.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Karin Oen, the Director of Education at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, will give a lecture on October 25 at 7:30pm.
Shirine Osseiran, a Lebanese visual Artist who lives and works in London, will speak on November 1 at 7:10pm. Osseiran studied Art at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (The Netherlands), holds a BA in painting from Chelsea college of Art and Design & an MA in Fine Art with PGcert for T&L in Higher Education from Kingston University. The title for her talk is “Love, Colour and Power ”
Jamie Labar, Owner of Luminarte Gallery, will hold a lecture on November 9, at 12:30 at the Eisemann Center. The title of her talk is “South Asian Women Artists”
Dorothy Masterson, Director of the Museum of Geometric & Madi Art, will hold a lecture on November 15th at 4:00pm. The Title of her talk is “Geometric Art: A Worldwide Phenomenon”
Dr. Pamela Patton, Professor and Chair of Art History at the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, will speak on November 22 at 4:00pm. The title of her talk is “The Life of Symbols in Medieval Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Art”

Artist Workshops:
Artist workshops in Calligraphy will be held by participating artist, Ruby Jaffrey on November 15 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.

Artist workshops on Sacred Geometry will be conducted by LuminArte Gallery Director, Matt Anzak on November 22 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.

Email workshop inquiries to matt@luminarte.com

About IARS
At IARS we believe that art is a Universal Language. We are passionate about Islamic art as a translator and connector across generations and cultures. “From heart to heart, through time.” Founded in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of business and nonprofit leaders, students and small business owners, the Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) includes a diverse group of women and men. We are passionate about sharing the rich cultural relevance of Islamic Art as a means of building awareness and exposure to the art itself and enhancing cross-cultural understanding among people from all walks of life. Through our Islamic Art events we promote education in the arts of the Islamic world and encourage vibrant cross-cultural exchange amongst all faiths and cultures. In doing so, we build cultural bridges between the Islamic cultures and rest of the world.

About LuminArte Gallery
LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Specializing in art placement and interior design consultation, the gallery presents collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.

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Sarah Ahmad Untitled I

Islam Aly Echoes

Islam Aly Echoes

Gabriel Sanchez Resplandor 2

Gabriel Sanchez Resplandor 2

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Dallas Architecture Forum October 2014 Events

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FORUM MEMBER MEETING  https://dallasarchitectureforum.org/
DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM
MEMBER RECEPTION
One Arts Plaza

4 October 2014
Saturday, 3 to 5 pm (Come and Go), Complimentary Reception
Current Forum Members Only
Reservations Required:  See Below for Registration Information
The Dallas Architecture Forum will host a reception for its current members on Saturday, 4 October 2014.
Complimentary wine and beer will be served.   Forum members will receive a brief overview of the great 2014-2015 Seasons of Lectures and Panel Discussions, and also be able to visit with other Forum members in attendance.
The Reception will be held in the beautiful ground floor lobby of the One Arts office building lobby (facing Flora Street).

The afternoon will also celebrate the launch of the Forum’s monograph, DALLAS MODERN.
The volume has twenty chapters, each featuring an outstanding contemporary residence in Dallas.
DALLAS MODERN also includes essays by DMA Director Maxwell Anderson, Nasher Director Jeremy Strick, and Forum Advisory Board member Mark Gunderson.
The monograph is an oversized 11” by 11” hardback with dust jacket, and includes 216 pages of project overviews, floor plans, and full color images of the exterior architecture, landscapes, and interiors of these architecturally significant residences.  Get more information on this exciting celebration of contemporary residential Dallas architecture athttp://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/dallas_modern.html

At the Member Reception, Forum members will have the chance to visit with other attendees, enjoy complimentary beverages, and review the new monograph.  The monograph will be available for sale to Forum members at a special discounted Forum member rate of $50.
If you are not able to attend the reception, copies of the monograph are available for purchase on the Forum’s website, at all Forum events this Fall, and at other locations throughout Dallas.

To reserve your space for the reception, reply to director@dallasarchitectureforum.org
Individual Level Membership – One person
Friend Level Membership –Two people
Upper Level Memberships—Four people
Corporate Memberships— company representatives will receive an Email with reservation procedures

Self-pay parking will be available at adjacent parking lots and garage.
Deadline for reservations for the reception is Thursday, 2 October 2014.

Thank you.  We hope you will join us to celebrate the Forum’s members!


 

NEXT FORUM LECTURE
Coleman COKER
Architect and Professor
Austin, TX

8 October 2014
Wednesday, 7pm with informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue:  Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Presented In partnership with AIA Dallas Design Awards
Coleman Coker is the Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and he is also the director of the Poetics of Building, a design + build program for advanced design students there. He is a registered architect and principal of buildingstudio. Coker has taught at numerous schools of architecture and is past director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, an urban design studio sponsored by the University of Arkansas and University of Tennessee, which focused on a deeper appreciation of the art of building. Coker holds a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and is a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has a Master of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from there. Coker has lectured extensively at universities and professional forums and has participated in numerous design juries across the country.

With a broad range of experience in design offices – including as principal of his own firms – Coker founded buildingstudio in 1999 after a thirteen-year partnership with Samuel Mockbee as Mockbee/Coker Architects. With the formation of buildingstudio Coker sought to blur the boundaries between architecture, art, craft and thinking – rather than separate disciplines, each being essential to the larger realm of building. His work has received numerous honors including National AIA Honor awards, Architectural Record, “Record House” awards and P/A Design Awards. Among his projects are the Cook House, the Barton Residence, the Shiloh Falls Residence, Texas Twister at Rey Rosa Ranch, the Patterson Clinic, Bridges Center, and the Alligator House.  Coker’s work has been published widely both at home and internationally.
www.buildingstudio.net

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

Fall Series Benefactors –
Corgan Associates
Modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net


 

NEXT FORUM PANEL
The Connected City:  Next Steps, Part One
Brent BROWN, AIA, Moderator

14 October 2014
Tuesday, 6:30 pm with informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue:  Dallas Center for Architecture
Presented in collaboration with Dallas City Design Studio
The Connected City Design Challenge was developed to focus on bold design solutions to connect Downtown and the Trinity River overcoming the physical, psychological, and economic divide currently existing.  Following presentations in the Fall of 2013, The Challenge Jury identified from the body of work their preferred themes and ideas, with special recognition on an overall basis to Stoss + SHoP for their scheme of “Hyper-Density Hyper Landscape”.  “The success of the competition and the provocative ideas it generated set the stage for a sustained agenda to reconnect Downtown Dallas to the Trinity River” said Larry Beasley, The Challenge Jury Chair.  “It can be done – the creative submissions show many clever solutions – and it must be done.” This is a challenge that will truly transform Dallas.

See several bold solutions generated by The Challenge. Hear how these solutions are being investigated and moving forward. Learn how you can get involved to shape this area of our city. Join us for this important and timely update moderated by Brent Brown.

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

Panel Sponsor-
Conduit Gallery


 

 

FACADES+ CONFERENCE
Presented by the Architects Newspaper
30 and 31 October 2014
Venues: City Place Events and various other locations
Dallas will host the Facades+ Conference on 30 and 31 October 2014. This two-day conference will present a symposium on day one with workshops on the second day.  Keynote speakers on Thursday will be Antoine PREDOCK and Marlon BLACKWELL.  Among the other distinguished speakers at Facades+ will be George LOISOS, Miguel RIVERA, and Jeremy STRICK.

Friday’s sessions will include both Dialogue and Tech workshops at various locations throughout the Dallas and Arlington area. Important topics covered in the workshops will include building skins, glass facades, sustainable design, fabrication, and illumination.  The conference will inspire a robust dialogue encompassing all things related to the building skin, bridging industry, academia, the profession, operations, and ownership.  Register for your spot today!

DAVID DILLON SYMPOSIUM
BUILDING the JUST CITY
Organized by the David Dillon Center, UTA School of Architecture

10 and 11 October 2014, Thursday 7 pm, and Friday, 10 am – 3 pm
Venues: Trinity Groves and Nasher Sculpture Center
Online registration is now available for “Building the Just City,” the Third Annual David Dillon Symposium, organized by the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Access the program and registration link here: http://www.uta.edu/architecture/research/dillon/symposium.php

The symposium will feature an interdisciplinary group of speakers—architects, historians, sociologists, police professionals, and other experts in criminal justice — to examine the ways that we can construct spaces, in our streets and in our prisons, that better reflect our ideals of justice, fairness, and decency.

The keynote on Friday evening will be given by Raphael SPERRY, president of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility.  On Saturday the symposium will feature more than a dozen speakers, including both national and local subject matter experts on the symposium topic.


ENCOUNTERS:  LUIS VIDAL EXHIBITION
Exhibition Featuring Architectural Projects of Luis VIDAL
Dallas Center for Architecture
Through 31 October 2014
Madrid-based architecture firm luis vidal + architects (LVA) has developed an innovative architectural exhibition, ENCOUNTERS.  It has been created to discover, explore, and present the work of LVA – a celebration of their vision and major projects over the last ten years, including the recently-inaugurated Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport, The exhibition was conceived to create a meditational space in which one may experience the architectural queries and needs of the 21st century through the critical eye of unconventional architect and former Dallas Architecture Forum speaker Luis Vidal.  For more information on this exhibition, upcoming films and walking tours conducted by the Dallas Center for Architecture, visit http://dallascfa.com/

THOMAS HEATHERWICK EXHIBTION
Provocations: The Architecture and Design of
HEATHERWICK STUDIO
Nasher Sculpture Center
Through 4 January 2015
Heatherwick Studio is recognized for its highly inventive approach to design, often combining novel engineering with new materials and innovative technology to create unusual, often sculptural, building forms. This exhibition, the first North American museum presentation of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the wide range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included are such projects as the U.K. Pavilion — known as the Seed Cathedral — at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.  Organized by guest curator Brooke Hodge for the Nasher Sculpture Center, the exhibition includes prototypes, large-scale models, objects, photographs, and film and video footage for a selection of projects. www.heatherwick.com


The Dallas Architecture Forum is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.  Contact the Forum at office@dallasarchitectureforum.org  https://dallasarchitectureforum.org/

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Architecture events in April

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Brad BELL, AIA; Moderator
“Research-Based Design Practice”
29 April 2014
Tuesday, 6:30 pm; informal reception at 6:15 pm
Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Ste. 100
Free Admission for all attendees as a public outreach of the Forum

The post-1968 architectural design theory era has come to a close. A new moment has arrived that promotes innovation through the insertion of design research into today’s architectural practice. This panel will examine how new advances in digital technology have specifically accelerated this development and discuss what role research will play in shaping the design education and profession moving forward.

Brad Bell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Arlington and the Director of the Digital Fabrication Consortium at UTA. He researches and teaches on the integration of advanced computing technologies into the architectural design process. He has lectured, taught, and written on the uses of such technologies for the past ten years and has been an invited critic at schools of architecture throughout the United States. In addition to his research and teaching responsibilities at UTA, he helped found and is now co-Director of TEX-FAB, a non-profit organization providing a platform for education on digital fabrication and parametric modeling to the professional, academic, and manufacturing communities in Texas. Brad is also the Director of TOPOCAST Lab — an experimental design and consulting practice focused on the application of digital fabrication technologies into casting methodologies. TOPOCAST Lab operates in coordination with the UTA School of Architecture and serves as a design and research initiative as well as a vehicle for creative dissemination.

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

Panel Sponsor-
UT-Arlington School of Architecture


 

 

DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM PRESENTS

365 MODERN COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS
“Modern Living Every Day of the Year”
30 April 2014, 6 to 8 pm; “Private Gallery”
15 May 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 pm; “Residence for Art”
12 June 2014, 6 to 8 pm; “Creek Side”
Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions this Spring at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On 30 April, 15 May and 12 June attendees will enjoy cocktail receptions with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and to hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts.  Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014
“Private Gallery”
A leading Dallas philanthropic couple and longtime collectors of contemporary art needed additional flexible, neutral space at home to display their impressive collection of art, which included many large-scale pieces. After careful consideration they commissioned the design and construction of a gallery/guest house. Retaining the architect Booziotis and Company, landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh and interior designer Andrée Putman, they expanded their initial concept into a collection of structures in a garden situated behind their main residence in a North Dallas neighborhood. The gallery/guest house, similar in many respects to a contemporary and more compact version of the Frick Collection or the Isabella
Stewart Gardner Museum, has been jointly conceived with the garden to help form, enliven and engage—without dominating—its four-acre site. The gallery’s materials, including glass, concrete,Vermont green slate and weathered teak window frames, have been specifically selected to interact with the garden’s plantings and colors. A pool installed beside the residence reflects its architecture as if it were a massive piece of sculpture. Also located on the property, taking its place among the giant live and red oak and pecan trees on one side of the property, is an undulating brick wall created for the site by Sol LeWitt.

Thursday, 15 May 2014
“Residence for Art”
Having a nationally significant contemporary art collection, the clients for Residence for Art desired a home that would not only provide a beautiful setting for viewing the collection, but would also allow them to experience art in their daily lives. Not content to build a separate space for displaying their collection, they asked Overland Partners Architects, Interior Designer David Cadwallader and Landscape Architect Mary Ellen Cowan of MESA to place the gallery at the center of the home, making it the connecting hub for the various living spaces and activities. Their decision made lighting a critical component in the home’s overall scheme. Light coves that conceal LED, linear fluorescent, and track lighting fixtures change the quality and quantity of light during the day to mimic the color and intensity of natural light as well as illuminate the artwork throughout the house. Completed in2012, the spacious residence encompasses over 12,500-square-feet. The scale of the design—including fourteen-foot ceilings—creates the feeling of large, open expanses for living with art. Yet the one-and-a-half-acre site is a match for the house, straddling a tributary creek with grounds falling toward limestone bluffs and a creek bed along the western and southern boundaries, while the east side overlooks a golf course.

Thursday, 12 June 2014
“Creek Side”
Bud Oglesby
 was one of the most esteemed residential architects practicing in North Texas during the second half of the twentieth century. He designed Creek Side for his sister, who remained in sole possession until the residence was sold to the current owners. The new owners subsequently engaged Emily Summers Design Associates to transform the structure into their primary residence.The original house design consisted of living spaces located on both floors. Its open layout and exposure to natural light brought an outdoor ambience to the main areas of the house. Foremost among the goals for the project team, which included MORE Design + Build and MESA,was the preservation of Oglesby’s original architectural intent. To accommodate a twenty-first-century family,the bathrooms and kitchen were completely updated, a staircase was detached from the wall, a double-height wall of glass replaced smaller windows, and space was reconfigured for the addition of a downstairs bath and powder room. A bulthaup kitchen with a center stone island was installed, along with pocket doors, to give greater flexibility for entertaining.

Advance purchase of tickets is required.
The Series of three receptions for TWO people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members.
The Series of three receptions for ONE person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members.
Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members.

Admission may be purchased now by mailing a check for the applicable amount payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum” to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359.  If paying by check include Email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation.

Purchase by credit card can also be made now by mailing card information (name on card, billing address, card number, mm/yy expiration date, and authorized signature, to the Forum).  Please include your Email and phone number for the Forum to contact you.

Spaces may also be purchased online by credit card beginning 8 April at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.


 

 

NEXT FORUM LECTURE
Gregg JONES, FAIA
Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli; New Haven
23 April 2014
Wednesday, 7 pm
Reception at 6:15 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art (NOTE LOCATION)
Free for Forum Members, $5 Full-Time Students, $20 General Admission

The firm of Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed some of the most iconic buildings in the world including the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia and the World Financial Center in New York City.  Jones was the principal in charge of the International Finance Center in Hong Kong, the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, as well as the NHK Osaka Broadcast Center in Japan.  The firm has received hundreds of design awards, including the national AIA Firm Award and the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Its

portfolio includes academic buildings, libraries, museums, research centers, residences and master plans. Pelli Clarke Pelli has been a leader in environmentally sustainable design, and the firm designed the country’s first residential tower to achieve a LEED Platinum rating. The firm’s vision of sustainability extends beyond the technical concerns of reducing a building’s energy consumption. To be truly sustainable, a design must address the economic and cultural factors for long-term viable success.

Gregg Jones has been the firm’s principal in charge for numerous headquarters, major office buildings, and large-scale mixed-use developments. Along with numerous completed projects of significance in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.  His current projects include high rise buildings in Mexico and North America, including a major project in Dallas called McKinney & Olive. He is also the principal in charge for Porta Nuova Garibaldi, the largest commercial development in Europe. The project comprises the master plan for a major mixed-use development north of Milan’s city center and the design of its three primary office towers, retail podium, and a new central piazza. The development’s signature office tower is the tallest in Italy. In Asia, Jones has also been project principal for the Osaka Museum of History and the NTT Corporate Headquarters in Tokyo.

Jones is a member of the Advisory Council to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Tall Buildings. He has been a lecturer and guest design juror at Yale and Harvard. He received degrees in Structural/Civil Engineering and in Architecture from Temple University, and a Masters of Architecture from Yale University.
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Season Benefactors –
Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Claire Dewar
Maharger Development | Reggie Graham

Spring Series Benefactors –
Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates
Jackson Walker LLP
MAPP Construction

Lecture Benefactor s–
Architectural Lighting Associates
bauhaus
CRESCENT
SCHMIDT & STACY
STAFFELBACH

Reception Underwriters –
OMNIPLAN
TKO Associates, Inc.
Turner Construction Company
Workplace Solutions


 

ARCHITECTURE  360
“Architecture 360” highlights events of interest during the month of April presented by various groups including  the Dallas Architecture Forum, AIA Dallas, the Dallas Center for Architecture, Preservation Dallas, and numerous  other local organizations focused on the built environment.   The emphasis is organized by AIA Dallas and the Dallas Center for Architecture in collaboration with the other organizations..  For more information on Architecture 360, visit http://dallasarchitecture360.org/.

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365 MODERN COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS

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365 MODERN COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS
“Modern Living Every Day of the Year”
  • 30 April 2014, 6 to 8 pm; “Private Gallery”
  • 15 May 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 pm; “Residence for Art”
  • 12 June 2014, 6 to 8 pm; “Creek Side”

Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions this Spring at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On 30 April, 15 May and 12 June attendees will enjoy cocktail receptions with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and to hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts.  Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014
“Private Gallery
A leading Dallas philanthropic couple and longtime collectors of contemporary art needed additional flexible, neutral space at home to display their impressive collection of art, which included many large-scale pieces. After careful consideration they commissioned the design and construction of a gallery/guest house. Retaining the architect Booziotis and Company, landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh and interior designer Andrée Putman, they expanded their initial concept into a collection of structures in a garden situated behind their main residence in a North Dallas neighborhood. The gallery/guest house, similar in many respects to a contemporary and more compact version of the Frick Collection or the Isabella

Stewart Gardner Museum, has been jointly conceived with the garden to help form, enliven and engage-without dominating-its four-acre site. The gallery’s materials, including glass, concrete, Vermont green slate and weathered teak window frames, have been specifically selected to interact with the garden’s plantings and colors. A pool installed beside the residence reflects its architecture as if it were a massive piece of sculpture. Also located on the property, taking its place among the giant live and red oak and pecan trees on one side of the property, is an undulating brick wall created for the site by Sol LeWitt.

Thursday, 15 May 2014
“Residence for Art”
Having a nationally significant contemporary art collection, the clients for Residence for Art desired a home that would not only provide a beautiful setting for viewing the collection, but would also allow them to experience art in their daily lives. Not content to build a separate space for displaying their collection, they asked Overland Partners Architects, Interior Designer David Cadwallader and Landscape Architect Mary Ellen Cowan of MESA to place the gallery at the center of the home, making it the connecting hub for the various living spaces and activities. Their decision made lighting a critical component in the home’s overall scheme. Light coves that conceal LED, linear fluorescent, and track lighting fixtures change the quality and quantity of light during the day to mimic the color and intensity of natural light as well as illuminate the artwork throughout the house. Completed in 2012, the spacious residence encompasses over 12,500-square-feet. The scale of the design-including fourteen-foot ceilings-creates the feeling of large, open expanses for living with art. Yet the one-and-a-half-acre site is a match for the house, straddling a tributary creek with grounds falling toward limestone bluffs and a creek bed along the western and southern boundaries, while the east side overlooks a golf course.

Thursday, 12 June 2014
“Creek Side”
Bud Oglesby was one of the most esteemed residential architects practicing in North Texas during the second half of the twentieth century. He designed Creek Side for his sister, who remained in sole possession until the residence was sold to the current owners. The new owners subsequently engaged Emily Summers Design Associates to transform the structure into their primary residence. The original house design consisted of living spaces located on both floors. Its open layout and exposure to natural light brought an outdoor ambience to the main areas of the house. Foremost among the goals for the project team, which included MORE Design + Build and MESA, was the preservation of Oglesby’s original architectural intent. To accommodate a twenty-first-century family, the bathrooms and kitchen were completely updated, a staircase was detached from the wall, a double-height wall of glass replaced smaller windows, and space was reconfigured for the addition of a downstairs bath and powder room. A bulthaup kitchen with a center stone island was installed, along with pocket doors, to give greater flexibility for entertaining.

Advance purchase of tickets is required.
The Series of three receptions for TWO people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members.
The Series of three receptions for ONE person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members.
Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members.

Admission may be purchased now by mailing a check for the applicable amount payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum” to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include Email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation.

Purchase by credit card can also be made now by mailing card information (name on card, billing address, card number, mm/yy expiration date, and authorized signature, to the Forum).  Please include your Email and phone number for the Forum to contact you.

Spaces may also be purchased online by credit card beginning 7 April at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.

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Dallas Architecture Forum February 2014

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NEXT FORUM LECTURES

Carlos BEDOYA IKEDA
Principal; PRODUCTORA; Mexico City, Mexico
20 February 2014 (Note Finalized Date)
Thursday, 7 pm
Reception at 6:15 pm
Magnolia Theatre, West Village, Dallas
Free for Forum Members, $5 Full-Time Students, $20 General Admission

Carlos Bedoya Ikeda was born, lives and works in Mexico City.  He studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and received his Masters in Architecture from the ETSAB in Barcelona.  After practicing in the office of TEN Arquitectos and serving as a project manager at LCM, he and three other partners from Mexico, Argentina and Belgium founded the architectural firm PRODUCTORA in Mexico City.  The name PRODUCTORA emerges from the conviction that the design process advances through a continuous production of material to be evaluated. The work of PRODUCTORA is characterized for a precise attention to geometry, a profound aesthetic ambition and a concern with timelessness in its materialization and programmatic solutions. The studio has produced a variety of residential, public, and corporate projects in Mexico and abroad, including Asia and South America. The firm’s work has been published and awarded nationally and internationally.  The firm was recently honored as an international Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York City.  In 2011 Productora founded LIGA, space for architecture and exhibitions in Mexico City to promote the exchange of ideas and investigations in contemporary Latin-American architecture.
PRODUCTORA currently is working on a variety of projects, both in Mexico and in other countries, ranging from single family dwellings to office or public buildings.  The office has taught and lectured at national and international events.  They presented their work at the 2nd architectural Biennale in Beijing and at the Venice Biennale in 2008. PRODUCTORA was one of the architecture studios chosen to build a villa for the Ordos100 Project in Inner Mongolia.  They won the International Competition for the CAF Headquarters in Caracas (Venezuela) in collaboration with Lucio Muniain, and have been exhibited at the National Museum of Art in Beijing and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  Bedoya serves on the editorial board of Domus Mexico and has developed an important teaching career, and he currently is a professor at TEC in Monterrey and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
www.productora-df.com.mx

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

Spring Series Benefactors –
Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates
Jackson Walker LLP
MAPP Construction

Lecture Benefactors –
Blum Consulting Engineers
One and Two Arts Plaza by Billingsley Company
James R. Thompson Construction

Reception Underwriters –
Frank Aldridge
Megan + Casey McManemin
Culinaire
Daltile

NEXT FORUM PANEL DISCUSSION
Catherine GAVIN, Moderator
“Revitalizing Flood Plains as Public Spaces”
4 February 2014
Tuesday, 6:30 pm; informal reception at 6:15 pm
Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Ste. 100
Free Admission for all attendees as a public outreach of the Forum
The panel will bring together experts who are rethinking the role of flood plains in urban areas. Plans for Austin’s Waller Creek; the Trinity River in Fort Worth and Dallas; and the San Antonio River, which all aspire to redevelop flood plains as active public spaces will be explored.
Catherine Gavin is the Editor of Texas Architect magazine.  Gavin had been a historic
preservation consultant in New York City since 2004.  Her projects included work on the
New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, and the United Nations Headquarters, as well as the rehabilitation and restoration of numerous residential and commercial developments in historic districts throughout the city.

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

Panel Sponsors-
Wendy Konradi + Jessica Stewart Lendvay
Fashion Optical

SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ed MAZRIA
Founder, Architecture 2030
10 February 2014
Monday; Reception and Lecture from 5:30-7:30 pm
HKS Office; 350 N Saint Paul Street, Suite 100, Dallas
Forum Members and AIA Dallas members $20;  Gen Admission $25
2030 Series Presented by AIA Dallas; Keynote Presenting Sponsor : HKS
Keynote Sponsor:  Dallas Architecture Forum
Advance registration requested at  www.aiadallas.org
Ed  Mazria is founder of Architecture 2030, a non-partisan, non-profit research organization developing planning, policy, and design solutions for low-carbon, resilient built environments worldwide. In 2006, with Architecture 2030, Mazria developed and issued the 2030 Challenge, a measured and achievable strategy to dramatically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and fossil-fuel consumption by the year 2030. He speaks nationally and internationally on the subject of architecture, design, energy and climate change.  His numerous awards include AIA Design Innovation Award, American Planning Association Award, Department of Energy Awards, “Pioneer Award” from the American Solar Energy Society, and most recently a 2008 National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation. He is a fellow of the Design Futures Council.

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Dallas Architecture Forum January 2014

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Jose SELGAS and Lucia CANO
Principals; Selgas + Cano Architects; Madrid, Spain
30 January 2014
Thursday, 7 pm
Reception at 6:15 pm
Magnolia Theatre, West Village, Dallas
Free for Forum Members, $5 Full-Time Students, $20 General Admission

Selgas + Cano, an architecture studio based in Madrid, is a small atelier by design. The firm focuses on the entire construction process, from initial concept to manufacture and installation. The firm avoids formulaic plans, and focuses instead on the highest qualities of beauty that can be universally understood.  The studio also strategizes on new ways to incorporate man-made materials into nature, and to integrate technologies from other fields that are rarely mixed with architecture. The goal is for their architectural projects to blend into their natural settings in a harmonious manner.

Selgas + Cano have exhibited at MOMA, Guggenheim NY, the Venice Biennale, the GA Gallery in Tokyo, the MOT in Tokyo, the Design Museum of London, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and the Tin Sheds Gallery in Sydney. The firm recently received the Kunstpreis Prize from the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Among their major projects are theConvention Centers and Auditoriums in Badajoz, Cartagena, and Plascencia.  Their own studio in Madrid, Studio in the Woods, has been widely published as a prime example of innovative office design.
www.selgascano.net

Carlos BEDOYA
Principal; PRODUCTORA; Mexico City, Mexico
20 February 2014 (Note Finalized Date)
Thursday, 7 pm
Reception at 6:15 pm
Magnolia Theatre, West Village, Dallas
Free for Forum Members, $5 Full-Time Students, $20 General Admission

Carlos Bedoya Ikeda was born, lives and works in Mexico City.  He studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and received his Masters in Architecture from the ETSAB in Barcelona.    After practicing in the office of TEN Arquitectos and serving as a project manager at LCM, he and three other partners from Mexico, Argentina and Belgium founded the architectural firm PRODUCTORA in Mexico City.   The name PRODUCTORA emerges from the conviction that the design process advances through a continuous production of material to be evaluated. The work of PRODUCTORA is characterized for a precise attention to geometry, a profound aesthetic ambition and a concern with timelessness in its materialization and programmatic solutions. The studio has produced a variety of residential, public, and corporate projects in Mexico and abroad, including Asia and South America. The firm’s work has been published and awarded nationally and internationally.  The firm was recently honored as an international Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York City.   In 2011 Productora founded LIGA,   space for architecture and exhibitions in Mexico City to promote the exchange of ideas and investigations in contemporary Latin-American architecture.
PRODUCTORA currently is working on a variety of projects, both in Mexico and in other countries, ranging from single family dwellings to office or public buildings. The office has taught and lectured at national and international events. They presented their work at the 2nd architectural Biennale in Beijing and at the Venice Biennale in 2008. PRODUCTORA was one of the architecture studios chosen to build a villa for the Ordos100 Project in Inner Mongolia. They won the International Competition for the CAF Headquarters in Caracas (Venezuela) in collaboration with Lucio Muniain, and have been exhibited at the National Museum of Art in Beijing and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  Bedoya serves on the editorial board of Domus Mexico and has developed an important teaching career, and he currently is a professor at TEC in Monterrey and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
www.productora-df.com.mx

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

Fall Series Benefactors –
Corgan Associates
modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net

NEXT FORUM PANEL DISCUSSION
Joe MCCALL, FAIA
“The art of communication, architecturally speaking”
14 Jan 2014
Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Ste. 100
Free Admission for all attendees as a public outreach of the Forum

Architects, and the general public, send and receive via a multiplicity of mediums – spoken word, sound, visual image, written word, drawing, photography, object and often a collage of the above.  We will explore the application, the economy, the technology, and most importantly, the effectiveness of those sent and received messages.
Joe McCall is a partner in the leading Dallas architecture firm Oglesby-Greene.  He has a strong background in both design and project management with 23 AIA award winning buildings to his credit. He leads the design effort and is actively involved in all aspects of the projects. His 33 years of experience includes multiple civic, office, medical, retail, corporate, religious, institutional and residential projects.  He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A & M University in 1970, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974, and is a registered Architect in the State of Texas. In 1999, Joe was elected to the national College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his advancement of the profession in design.  Joe served as president of the Dallas Architectural Foundation. He regularly participates as a guest juror for design award programs, student juries and authored several published articles. He has been a guest speaker on design issues at numerous TSA State conventions and has served as a Visiting Instructor for the graduate design studio at UT Arlington School of Architecture.

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Baroque on the Border and Enlaces open Nov. 15 at the LCC

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The Guide by Rigoberto González (left)

November 15, 2013 – January 10, 2014
BAROQUE ON THE BORDER: THE PAINTINGS OF RIGOBERTO GONZÁLEZ

Opening Reception: Friday,November 15, 2013, 6-8 pm

Rigoberto González’s Baroque-inspired paintings explore contemporary issues affecting the Texas-Mexico border region. The figures in his paintings portray and inform life along the border, marked by the brutality associated with drug cartels, tales from local folklore, and moments of domestic tranquility. By merging centuries-old European vernacular with contemporary narratives, González draws an historical allusion between the propensity for harsh violence in religious and secular paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries with the intense brutality in some border regions today. González’s canvases serve as portals to a people who struggle to balance the beauty and violence in daily living. Exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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November 15, 2013 – January 10, 2014
ENLACES: CELEBRATING THE WORK OF LATINO ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS IN DALLAS

Opening Reception: Friday, November 15, 2013, 6-8 pm 

AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture, a first-of-its-kind organization in the country, is a grassroots initiative awarded with the 2012 Diversity Recognition Program by the National American Institute of Architects. ENLACES is a curated traveling exhibition created with the purpose of fulfilling the portion of LiA’s mission centering on awareness of the profession of architecture. Exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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Dallas Architecture November 2013

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NEXT FORUM LECTURE
Wilfried WANG
Principal, Hoidn Wang, Berlin, Germany, and
O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture,
University of Texas at Austin
12 November 2013
Tuesday, 7:30 pm (NOTE START TIME)
Reception at 6:45 pm (NOTE TIME)
Magnolia Theatre, West Village, Dallas
Free for Forum Members, $5 Full-Time Students, $20 General Admission

Wilfried Wang and Barbara Hoidn are the founders of the Berlin based practice, Hoidn Wang Partners.  Wang also serves as the O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Born in Hamburg, Wang studied architecture in London and served as a partner with John Southall in SW Architects. He is a founding co-editor with Nader Tehrani of 9H Magazine; and was the director of the German Architecture Museum from 1995 – 2000.  Wang has also taught at the Polytechnic of North London, the University College London, ETH Zürich, Städelschule, Harvard University, and the Universidad de Navarra.

Wang is the author and editor of various architectural books and publications, and is the co-editor of the O’Neil Ford Monograph Series. He serves as the Chairman of the Erich Schelling Architecture Foundation; is an adjunct member of the Federation of German Architects; a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm; and a member and Deputy Director of the Architecture section of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.  Wang holds an honorary Doctorate from the Royal Technical University of Stockholm and is an honorary member of the Portuguese Chamber of Architects.
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Lecture attendees are encouraged to also attend a discussion on “Forever Changed: The Kennedy Assassination and Dallas Architecture” which will also be held at the Magnolia Theatre at 6 pm that evening.  Attendees can then join the reception hosted by the Forum and attend the 7:30 pm Forum lecture.  The Kennedy discussion will be presented by our colleagues at the Dallas Center for Architecture.

Forum members may receive free admission to the Kennedy panel discussion, and as always, receive free admission to the lecture.  Check in with the Forum volunteers beginning at 5:45 pm before the 6 pm Panel.  Those attending the panel discussion who are not Forum members may also attend the Wilfried Wang Forum lecture on a complimentary basis.

Season Benefactor –
Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Claire Dewar
Maharger Development | Reggie Graham

Fall Series Benefactors –
Corgan Associates
The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel
modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net

Lecture Benefactors –
Emily Summers Design Associates
Scott + Cooner

Reception Underwriter –
Gensler

SPECIAL  LECTURE
Teddy CRUZ
Architect, San Diego
13 November 2013
Wednesday, 7 pm  (There is NO reception for this special lecture)
O’Donnell Hall, Owen Arts Center,  6101 Bishop Blvd., SMU
Presented by Meadows School, SMU in collaboration with the
Dallas Architecture Forum
Free and open to the Public
Teddy Cruz’s work is focused on the border between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico, where he has been developing a practice and pedagogy that emerges out of the particularities of this bicultural territory and the integration of theoretical research and design production. Teddy Cruz has been recognized internationally in collaboration with community-based nonprofit organizations such as Casa Familiar for its work on housing and its relationship to an urban policy more inclusive of social and cultural programs for the city. He obtained a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University and the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. He has received the James Stirling Prize and is currently a Professor in public culture and urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD in San Diego.

DALLAS CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE EVENTS
1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100
The Dallas Center for Architecture’s current exhibition is “Architecture Abroad”, featuring international architecture done by local firms.  The Center will also hold a book signing for Spanish architect Luis Vidal on 8 November 2013. For more information on the exhibition, a Philip Johnson film screening, and the book signing, as well as the DCFA’s walking tours, visit DallasCFA.com .

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Dallas Architecture Forum 2013 2014 Lecture Season

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FORUM’S 2013 –- 2014 LECTURE SEASON
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present an outstanding season of Lectures for its 2013 – 2014 Season.  Please note the date and venues for each lecture indicated below.  Lecture attendees may also enjoy complimentary receptions before each lecture beginning at 6:15 pm.
Forum members may attend all Lectures in the Series for no charge as a benefit of membership.  We encourage you to join or renew your membership to hear these great speakers. http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org


Minsuk CHO
Founder, Mass Studies
Seoul, South Korea
3 October 2013
Thursday, 7 pm
The Magnolia Theatre

Minsuk Cho, educated in Seoul and the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University, spent his early career at various firms including OMA Rotterdam.  In 2003, he returned to Korea to open his own firm, Mass Studies, with a focus on the critical investigation of architecture in the context of mass production, intensely over-populated urban conditions, and other emergent cultural niches that define contemporary society.  Mass Studies explores issues such as spatial systems/matrices, building materials/techniques, and typological divergences to foster a vision that allows the discovery of new socio/cultural potential.
Cho has received many awards, including the Architectural League of New York’s Young Architects Award, and two Progressive Architecture Awards.   His work with Mass Studies has been nominated twice for the International High Rise Award. Cho’s design of the Korean Pavilion at Shanghai’s World Expo was awarded the Silver Medal for Design by the Bureau of International Expositions. He co-curated an exhibition titled “Named Design,” for the Gwangju Design Biennale directed by Ai Weiwei.   His works were exhibited at the 2010 Venice Biennale, and Cho will design the Korean Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.   Cho’s work has been exhibited in numerous traveling architecture exhibitions, and he has lectured both in Asia as well as internationally.

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ilume®Gallerie presents ARCHITECTURA

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ilume®Gallerie presents ARCHITECTURA

Dallas artist and photographer Alex Remington captures the iconic buildings of Dallas and his impressions of each relating to architectural style and social relevance.

The newest photographic works by Alex Remington are four well known iconic buildings in Dallas. Each captures his artistic impressions, as a product of a particular architectural style or period and the “social relevance” it makes to Dallas as a visual city. Each of the four are the Beaux Arts movement of the Dallas Municipal Building, to the Mid Century Modern Statler Hilton, to the late Modernist Fountain Place, and the new Contemporary Wyly Theater. They are “classical” within their own social periods and place relevance on Dallas which in the 1980’s and early 1990’s was considered an “architect’s playground”. Remington displays these new photographic images which are a reflection on the earliest surviving work on classical architecture, De Architectura, a ten book treatise written in approximately 15 B.C. by Vitruvius, perhaps the premier architect of his time in Rome.

The Opening Reception with Remington is Friday, May 17, 2013, from 7pm-10pm at ilume® Gallerie. The show benefits AIDS Arms Inc. Dallas. Absolut Vodka is sponsoring the event. The show is from May 17-June 22, 2013, and is free and open to the public.

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