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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.

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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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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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.
 
Mejin YOON
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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