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June 13: “Retail Space — What Works in Dallas” by Dallas Architecture Forum

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
Concludes 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With
 
“Retail Space – What Works in Dallas” 
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will conclude its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on June 13, 2017 with “Retail Space – What Works in Dallas” moderated by Barry Hand, Principal for Gensler Architects.
 
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 panel is the One Arts Plaza Conference Center on the Ground Level of One Arts Plaza Building at 1722 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201(at the intersection of Flora and Routh Streets). Free parking is in the One Arts Surface Parking Lot located behind (to the east of) One Arts Plaza Building.
The panel discussion is FREE and will be held at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available.
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“Dallas, the home of Neiman Marcus and NorthPark, is a city that has been defined by and sets the standard in retail excellence. Today’s consumers are now looking for more authentic experiences, especially in light of on-line options now available to shoppers. This panel will explore how the future of retail in Dallas can be genuine and still memorable,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.
 
Joining Hand as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished community leaders and subject matter experts:
 
Jack Gosnell, Senior Vice President, CBRE Urban
 
Tip Housewright, Principal, Omniplan
 
Scott ROHRMAN, CEO of 42 Real Estate, with major holdings and focus on Deep Ellum
 
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
 
The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are John Eagle Dealerships, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Janet + Terry Kafka and WDG Architecture. The Sponsor for this Panel is LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine.

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Barry Hand
“Retail Space – What Works in Dallas”
13 June 2017
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
NOTE VENUE LOCATION:
One Arts Plaza Conference Center
Ground Level, One Arts Plaza Building, 1722 Routh Street | Dallas, TX 75201
(at intersection of Flora and Routh Streets)
Free Parking Available in One Arts Surface Parking Lot located behind (to the east of) One Arts Plaza Building
 
The birthplace of Neiman Marcus and home to NorthPark, Dallas is a city whose identity has been built on the art of retail excellence. From fine dining to world-class luxury shopping that bridges art and fashion, Dallas has, in many ways set the highest standard for retail across the nation. In recent years, however, there has been a noticeable shift towards themed, gimmicky trends, in both shopping and dining.
 
Fighting to break free of a cycle of trends, consumers are now searching for undeniable authenticity and lasting culture. Shaking off buzzwords, they instead want immersive, visceral experiences. This Panel will explore the future of the retail landscape, and how innovative design can shape memorable environments and genuine experiences.
 
About the Moderator:
 
Barry  HAND
Principal, GENSLER
 
Barry is a Principal in Gensler’s Dallas office, where he serves as Regional Mixed Use Practice Area Leader. His studio creates projects to improve the places we live, work and play with a focus on Mixed Use and Hospitality.  His 25+ year career spans a wide range of large, aspirational projects in domestic and international markets where he has developed an expertise directing large teams and complex projects – many of which have engaged public/private funding mechanisms.  Examples include the Irving Music Factory, Verizon’s campus at Hidden Ridge, the Legacy West development, and Palisades.
 
Barry is a graduate of Leadership Dallas, and is active in numerous professional and civic organizations.  He is a Full Sustaining Member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association, and was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Wind Symphony.  He also recently completed a full term as Chairman of the Planning Commission in Richardson, Texas.  Barry earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. As an Adjunct Studio Critic for Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture, he recently wrote a semester-long curricula around the influences of neighborhood mixed-use redevelopment in revitalizing decaying neighborhoods and urban perimeters.
 
PANELISTS
 
Jack GOSNELL
Senior Vice President, CBRE Urban
 
Jack Gosnell is a Senior Vice President with CBRE Urban in Dallas. His arrival prompted the development of the company’s Urban division – formed to pursue redevelopment for mixeduse projects in Dallas’ urban core. Jack’s principal focus is on adaptive re-use and redevelopment of urban cores. He is active in the redevelopment of Downtown Dallas having chaired the Retail Recruitment Committee for Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) and is working on a leasing plan for the Specialty Retail District in Downtown Dallas. He was instrumental during the creation of Uptown as a recognized neighborhood and district and provided valuable input on the marketing and branding of the area. Additionally, Jack has also been the leasing agent for Dallas’ iconic building, The Crescent, for many years and through the building’s most recent renovation. In 2015, Jack received the Stemmons Service Award, the highest award and honor given in the commercial real estate industry in Dallas by The North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR). named a D Magazine Broker of the Year in 2014. Jack’s current projects include 1401 Elm in Downtown, McKinney & Olive in Uptown, The Union, The Farmers Market privatization and Trinity Quarter in The Design District.  In addition, Jack and his Urban team are working with AT&T on a massive redevelopment of their Global Headquarter campus in Downtown Dallas.  The goal is to energize the plaza and the base of the four main buildings by adding restaurants and retail so that patios enliven the plaza environment.
 
Tip HOUSEWRIGHT
Principal, OMNIPLAN
 
Tipton Housewright FAIA, joined OMNIPLAN more than 30 years ago. In his role as Principal, he leads a wide variety of project types including regional retail and mixed-use projects, innovative churches and higher education projects. He brings to each project a commitment to client service and innovative, cost-effective solutions. His work is characterized by his passion for creating memorable spaces that connect with their communities.  Tip is a proud Longhorn and holds a MBA from SMU.  He is a former Board Member of The Dallas Architecture Forum, and has served as the President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the President of the Dallas Center for Architecture.  Tip is currently serving on the Dallas City Plan Commission and is very active in his neighborhood of Lake Highlands.
 
Scott ROHRMAN
CEO, 42 Real Estate
 
Scott Rohrman is founder and CEO of 42 Real Estate which owns and operates investment properties, corporate build-to-suits, for Fortune 500 companies in 15 states with a strong focus on its over 30 Deep Ellum projects. Rohrman works to maintain Deep Ellum’s character by thoughtfully choosing new tenants and carefully reviewing plans for any changes to existing buildings to maintain Deep Ellum’s roots. Rohrman is also responsible for the 42 murals (selected from over 225 submissions) on the sides of various buildings in the historic Dallas neighborhood. Rohrman focuses on Deep Ellum development for a long-term future to benefit the neighborhood.
 
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.

 
 
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Dallas Architecture Forum: Panel Discussion “Multi-Family Housing in Dallas” June 6

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
Continues 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With
 
“Multi-Family Housing in Dallas” 
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on June 6, 2017 with “Multi-Family Housing in Dallas” moderated by Paris Rutherford, Principal of Catalyst Urban Development.
  
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 the Panel Series for this season is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.
The panel discussion is FREE and will be held at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available.
 
“With the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex experiencing such dramatic population growth in the past two decades, there is an increased demand for multi-family housing.  Just what should it look like to satisfy the demands of today’s market?  Where should it be located, and what will the future hold for multi-family projects if the demand changes? “The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present this next panel in its 2016-17 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Paris Rutherford will be joined by subject matter experts to discuss this timely topic and how it will shape future growth decisions for Dallas.
  
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
 
The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are John Eagle Dealerships, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Janet + Terry Kafka and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are Meg M. Fitzpatrick | Management Consultant and LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine.

 

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Paris Rutherford
“Multi-Family Housing”
6 June 2017
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue:  NOTE LOCATION
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX 75201
Behind One Arts Plaza, at the Corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way,
Entrance on Ann Williams Way, Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre 
 
Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas have a current population of roughly 7.1 million people, more than double in the number of residents over the last twenty years. We are experiencing a population surge among the highest in the United States. Forbes quotes DFW as building 10% of the apartments nationwide, and it seems that the demand for multi-family housing in the region is almost insatiable. This also represents a shift in the type of housing that the Metroplex has historically demanded, moving from suburban single-family residences to condensed and stacked urban living.
 
What exactly precipitated this shift, and what does the future hold for these building types? Will suburban centers in North Texas, which have tended to hold out on such projects, be forced to begin to build multi-family style buildings due to overwhelming demand? And what happens to these buildings in the future when demand is not as high, or if the population migrates? We will discuss these questions as well as other important considerations of the multi-family housing boom during this Panel. 
 
About the Moderator:
 
Paris RUTHERFORD
Principal
Catalyst Urban Development
 
Paris Rutherford brings over 25 years of experience in the successful positioning of memorable developments across the United States including multiple nationally-recognized mixed-use developments. As Principal, Mr. Rutherford guides Catalyst’s development process to realize its mission of creating Great Places through investment, experiential and community returns.
 
Prior to forming Catalyst, Mr. Rutherford was President of Woodmont Investment Company, Practice Leader of RTKL Associates’ firm-wide planning practice, and Director of RTKL itself. Over 85 national, regional and local awards have been given to projects he has worked on, and his ideas and efforts have been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Urban Land Magazine. He has spoken at the National Press Club, ULI, ICSC, and been featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell and PBS’s News Hour. Paris is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Harvard University.
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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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May 23: Dallas Architecture Forum: “The Urban Burbs–Corporate Campuses and Suburbia”

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
Continues 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With
 
“The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia” 
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on May 23, 2017 with “The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia” moderated by Ian Zapata, a Design Director for the Dallas office of Gensler Architects.
 
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 the Panel Series for this season is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.
The panel discussion is FREE and will be held at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available.
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“The Dallas Architecture forum is pleased to continue its 2016-17 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Continuing with a 20/20 theme for our 20th Anniversary season, this Panel will examine a trend for corporations to move to the suburbs, and the concurrent emergence of Dallas, Plano, Frisco and other area cities as headquarters locations for major national and international companies over the past two decades. This Panel will be especially timely as the pace of these relocations and corporate campuses has dramatically accelerated in recent years. The Panel will also project what, in the view of our Moderator and Panelists, needs to happen in the next twenty years. The result will be an engaging and thought-provoking discussion for our attendees.”

Joining Zapata as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished community leaders and subject matter experts:
 
Peter J. Braster, Director of Special Projects, City of Plano
 
Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor, Dallas Morning News
 
Jim Tousignant, Director of Global Real Estate , Verizon
 

For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org

or call 214-764-2406.

 
The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are John Eagle Dealerships, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Janet + Terry Kafka and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are Meg M. Fitzpatrick | Management Consultant and LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine.

 

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Ian Zapata
“The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia”
23 May 2017
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue:  NOTE LOCATION
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX 75201
Behind One Arts Plaza, at the Corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way,
Entrance on Ann Williams Way, Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre 
 
The built landscape of the Dallas area has been profoundly impacted by two distinct trends: The move away from downtowns and the emergence of Texas as a national headquarters destination.
 
How have corporate landscapes changed over the last twenty years and how have they influenced the quality of life of our city and the character of our communities? “The Urban Burbs” will look at the evolution of suburban corporate campuses and the future of work in Dallas.  Important factors that will be discussed include amenity rich environments, a sense of community desired by employees of these companies, and the maturation of the suburbs including opportunities for recreation, entertainment, the arts and culture.
About the Moderator:
 
Ian ZAPATA
Ian Zapata is a Design Director in the Dallas office of Gensler, where he also mentors design talent and champions excellence and innovation.  Zapata has vast experience in aviation, hospitality, corporate campus and commercial office planning and design. He favors a multi-disciplinary approach and is interested in what happens when design theory and user experience intersect. Zapata is guided by the belief that the smallest, most anonymous project should have the same level of attention, quality and passion as the largest most prominent one. Mr. Zapara is also President of the Board of Directors of The Dallas Architecture Forum, a recognition of his design leadership by his colleagues throughout Dallas.
 
Panelists:
 
Peter J. Braster
Peter J. Braster is the City of Plano’s Director of Special Projects.  Located in the Office of the City Manager, the Special Projects position was created to bridge economic development and real estate development in Plano.  Currently, Mr. Braster oversees the ongoing redevelopment of Downtown Plano; is the ombudsman for the $3 billion Legacy West development; and will lead the City’s retail redevelopment program.
 
Before joining the City of Plano, Mr. Braster was the City of Carrollton’s Senior Development Manager.  He was the city’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Manager, and negotiated and managed Carrollton’s first public/ private partnership and promoted TOD and economic development in Carrollton’s three transit centers. He also led Carrollton’s development projects such as the 80-acre Project Raiford; the City’s multi-family redevelopment project at Crosby road; and several other special projects.  Mr. Braster has over 30 years of public and private experience. He began his career in civil engineering by working on large transportation projects including several highway, airport, and light rail systems in New York and California.  Peter is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the North Texas Urban Land Institute TOD Product Council, and the International Economic Development Council.
 
 
Steve Brown
Steve Brown is the long-time Real Estate Editor for the Dallas Morning News.  In that role, Steve is one of North Texas’ leading voices on the ever changing and expanding real estate market related to the Metroplex.  His articles are read by thousands of our areas’ business, governmental, and civic leaders, and by many other  local residents, as well as followed around the world by those wanting to stay informed about the dynamic real estate market in the North Texas.   Steve is highly respected by his peers around the United States, and was elected last year as President of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.  
 
 
Jim Tousignant
Jim Tousignant is a real estate executive with over 26 years of corporate real estate experience.  Jim is responsible for the Real Estate initiatives and transactions for Verizon companies throughout the United States.   Verizon has a diverse portfolio of over 100 million square feet in over 6,000 properties, including office, warehouse, land, retail and technology space.  Transaction volume in 2016 is expected to include over 800 contracts at a combined value of over $1.5B.  Currently leading several strategic initiatives including; a flexible office program, co-working, condo development and a sale/lease-back program.
 
Jim has career experience in all areas of real estate, including; property management, design and construction, strategic planning, furniture and real estate transactions.  He has provided strategic planning and organizational consulting both domestically and internationally, and is viewed as an expert in outsourcing strategies, portfolio optimization, real estate development and contract negotiations.
 
 
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.

 
 
For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

 

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DAF’s Panel Discussion Series With “Preservation Issues for Dallas” May 16

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
in Partnership with Preservation Dallas
 
Continues 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With
 
“Preservation Issues for Dallas”
 
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on May 16, 2017 with “Preservation Issues for Dallas” moderated by Katherine Seale, Chairman of the Dallas Landmark Commission and the West End Historic District Committee. The Forum will partner with Preservation Dallas to present this important and timely Panel discussion.
 
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!
Statler-Hilton-Block-Rescued-Photo Courtesy of Statler Hilton
 
The venue for the Panel Series for this season is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.
The panel discussion is FREE and will be held at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available.
 
“The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to partner with Preservation Dallas to present this next panel in its 2016-17 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Katherine Seale will be joined by panelists who will discuss the increased interest in Dallas and across the country in the preservation of the built environment and how it affects our lives, while also exploring the need for an updated and centralized plan to shape our future growth decisions for Dallas.
 
Joining Seale as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished community leaders and subject matter experts:
 
Robin MCCAFFREY, AIA AICP, President and Senior Principal of MESA Planning in Dallas.
 
Robert MECKFESSEL, FAIA, founder of DSGN Associates, who is a Past President of The Forum and who currently serves on the boards of LRTX, the Trinity River Conservancy, and DoCoMoMo US.
 
David PREZIOSI, AICP, Preservation and Planning Expert and Executive Director of Preservation Dallas.
 
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org

or call 214-764-2406.

 
The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are John Eagle Dealerships, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Janet + Terry Kafka and WDG Architecture. Sponsors for this panel are Wendy Konradi Interior Design and LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine

Katherine Seale-Photo Courtesy of Ms. Seale

 Katherine Seale
“Preservation Issues for Dallas”
16 May 2017
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue:  NOTE LOCATION
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX 75201
Behind One Arts Plaza, at the Corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way,
Entrance on Ann Williams Way, Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre
 
The last two decades have seen a monumental shift in historic preservation both in Dallas and across the country. This is reflective of a broader renewed interest in the built environment – old and new – specifically how buildings, landscapes and places impact our lives. Twenty years ago, there was very little research on the physical and mental impact of buildings and landscapes. Today there are many more studies available on the subject, as well as a greater general interest in how our surroundings affect our bodies and minds. 
 
It has been said that historic preservation efforts are like a town’s autobiography. The decision to keep or demolish something for the future is based on the values of a particular time and place and attitude. Dallas’s citizens are increasingly interested in the decision-making process that determines what their surroundings look like and how it will affect them. The Demolition Delay ordinance as one example of the citizenry’s growing focus on the preservation decisions being made in their city. The quality and quantity of the city preservation staff has grown to a complete office, and many team members hold degrees in historic preservation related fields. Many internal changes such as increased training, education, and public outreach are happening as a result of the Downtown Preservation Solutions Committee.
 
While there is clearly an increased interest in the historic built environment from both the public and local government, the decisions that impact citizens are still largely unguided.  With no city planning department, there is a lack of vision and coordination in how the city develops and re-develops. We are working off a Preservation Plan from 1987 and our surveys are decades old. These tools need to be updated to guide future development and preservation efforts. 
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About the Moderator:
 
Katherine SEALE
Ms. Seale is an architectural historian and preservationist practicing in Dallas, Texas. She is a native Texan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and a Master of Science in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. Ms. Seale began her career in 2001 directing Discover Dallas!, a city-wide survey of Dallas neighborhoods for Preservation Dallas. From 2007 until 2011, Ms. Seale served as the ExecutiveDirector of Preservation Dallas.  Currently, she is Mayor Rawlings’ appointment and chairman to the Dallas Landmark Commission. Ms. Seale also chairs the Preservation Solutions Committee under the Dallas City Managers Office. More recently, she was appointed by the Dallas Landmark Commission to chair the West End Historic District Committee.
Panelists:
 
Robin MCCAFFREY
Robin McCaffrey, AIA AICP has worked as a planner and advocate for proper land use, design and preservation issues successfully for many years.  Robin has developed many planning projects for communities throughout Texas which involve land use, housing, urban design, open space/ natural systems, and infrastructure plans to enhance the development of those communities. Robin has also been actively involved in advocating on behalf of preservation issues.  He participated in the Crownrich vs. the City of Dallas case, a Supreme Court decision resulting from early historic preservation work. Mr. McCaffrey’s expert testimony assisted the City of Dallas who requested the power to deny a building permit in anticipation of pending historic designation. The result was a decision in favor of the City of Dallas.  This decision subsequently empowered historic preservation movements throughout the State of Texas.  Robin co-founded and was President of Needham-McCaffrey Associates.  His firm provided architecture and landscape services in the Dallas area.  From 1996 to 2011, Robin acted as Senior Principal of MESA Design Associates and is currently President and Senior Principal of MESA Planning in Dallas.
 
Robert MECKFESSEL
Robert Meckfessel, FAIA brings over 35 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, the Texas Society of Architects, Preservation Dallas, Preservation Texas, and NCTCOG.  He has served as President of leading organizations involved with the quality of the built environment, including Preservation Dallas, LRTX, AIA Dallas, and The Dallas Architecture Forum. He currently serves on the boards of LRTX, the Trinity River Conservancy, the Trinity Commons Foundation, Trinity United, and DoCoMoMo US. He speaks often at professional events and conferences, political forums, and educational venues on urban planning, preservation and architecture.
 
David PREZIOSI
Since 2012 David Preziosi, AICP has been the Executive Director of Preservation Dallas.  David attended Texas A & M, where he received a Bachelor of Environmental Design (architecture), a Master‘s of Urban Planning, and a Historic Preservation Certificate.  Prior to leading Preservation Dallas, David served as Executive Director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust.  In that position Preziosi successfully worked with Congress to secure millions of dollars to restore historic structures which were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. He worked on a team of preservationists who surveyed Katrina damage and pursued the funding needed to restore historic places.  David has also served as the Assistant City Planner and City Planner for Natchez, Mississippi and was responsible for all preservation planning in that historic city.  At Preservation Dallas he has worked to increase membership, programming and events, and advocacy.  He has worked to gather public support for numerous preservation issues including the passage of  the Demolition Delay ordinance, and has been an advocate for the increasing influence of the Downtown Preservation Solutions Committee.  David’s experience as a champion for preservation on local, state and national levels makes him a well-respected and effective advocate for preservation in Dallas and throughout Texas.  
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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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Feb. 1: Gordon Gill-50th Anniversary UTA CAPPA-Dallas Architecture Forum

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
                                                                     
Presents Lecture by
 
Award-Winning Architect
Gordon Gill
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 in the CAPPA Auditorium
University of Texas at Arlington
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with Gordon Gill. This lecture will be presented by The University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA), in collaboration with The Dallas Architecture Forum, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the School of Architecture.
 
The CAPPA Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor of the CAPPA College building on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The address is 601 W. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019. Lecture attendees may park in University lots F-8, 33 & 34. Parking Lot S33 is located west of W. Nedderman Drive and south of UTA Boulevard. Lot F-8 is directly across from the CAPPA Building and Lot 34 is SW of the CAPPA Building.

 

Gordon Gill, FAIA, an award-winning architect whose work includes the world’s tallest buildings, is known for thoughtful, elegant buildings that have been published in the national and international business and design press. He is a founding partner of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, which is defining cities of the future from studios in Chicago and Beijing. While he was an associate principal at SOM, Gill was responsible for the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, the world’s first net-zero-energy skyscraper. Since then he has designed the world’s first large-scale energy-positive building and the world’s tallest tower, as well as the Astana Expo 2017 and its sustainable legacy community. In 2009 he was selected as Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect by the Chicago Reader, and in 2013 Gill was elected to The College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects.  Gordon Gill earned a B.S. in Architecture at Ryerson University, then earned a Master in Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington and an additional Master of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.
 
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See Additional Media Coverage: Engineering News Record and The Chicago Tribune
 
 
 
Gill will speak on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in at 6:15 p.m., in the CAPPA Auditorium (2nd floor of CAPPA Building), University of Texas at Arlington.
 
“Gordon Gill is an award-winning architect whose work includes the world’s tallest buildings and the most cutting-edge sustainable energy concepts, as well as performing arts centers, museums and master plans across the globe. The Jeddah Tower, scheduled to open in 2020 in Saudi Arabia will take the newest title of “world’s tallest building” at about 3,280 feet,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “We believe Gill’s extensive global experience will provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”
 
The lecture will occur at 7:00 p.m. on February 1, with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org

or call 214-764-2406.

 
Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

 and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Winter/Spring Series Benefactors are Architectural Lighting Alliance, CORGAN, and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net

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GORDON GILL
FOUNDING PARTNER
SMITH + GILL ARCHITECTS, CHICAGO
 
1 February 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in 6:15 pm
(Complimentary soft drinks and snacks, cash bar provided by UTA)
CAPPA Auditorium (2nd floor CAPPA Building), University of Texas at Arlington
Presented by UTA CAPPA in collaboration with The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
 
Gordon Gill is one of the world’s preeminent exponents of performance-based architecture.  His work, which ranges from the world’s largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance, and that there is a language of performance, which is the basis of his practice:  Form Follows Performance.  Gill is a founding partner of the award-winning firm of  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, whose work includes the design of the world’s first net zero-energy skyscraper, the Pearl River Tower, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (both designed while at SOM Chicago).  The firm has also designed the world’s first large-scale positive energy building, Masdar Headquarters, and what will be, upon completion in 2020, the new title-holder as the world’s tallest tower, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Most recently the design of Astana Expo 2017 and its sustainable legacy community for Astana, Kazakhstan was developed.  These landmark projects pursue energy independence by harnessing the power of natural forces on site and striking a balance with their environmental contexts.  Gill’s designs also include performing arts centers, museums, strategic carbon planning and urban master plans across the globe.
 
Gill’s work has been published and exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally and his designs have repeatedly been recognized by the American Institute of Architects.  In 2009 he was selected as Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect by the Chicago Reader and in 2013 Gill was elected to The College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects.  Gordon Gill earned a B.S. in Architecture at Ryerson University, then earned a Master in Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington and an additional Master of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.
 
 
 
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, visitwww.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 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.

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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”.  
 

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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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