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Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery invites you to Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition showcasing permanent collection highlights alongside the Heritage Edition Volume “Gospels and Acts” from The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century.

Exhibition Available for Viewing: Aug. 28-Sept. 29, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 | 6-9 p.m.

All works in this exhibition are by artists who sought new forms, gestures, and materials to make manifest the Christian imagination. Modern Sacred offers a rare opportunity to examine how contemporary art explores, illuminates and represents the sacred.

There will be opportunities for viewers to turn each page of the Heritage Edition of the Bible witnessing firsthand the beauty of traditional and contemporary print and illumination in action. Framed prints from other volumes of the Heritage Edition will also extend viewer’s knowledge and experience of this intricate combination of scripture and art. The project of The Saint John’s Bible has been called “one of the extraordinary undertakings of our time,” by Smithsonian Magazine.

Select artists from the university’s permanent collection include several of the Art Department’s early founding faculty — Lyle Novinski, Heri Bert Bartscht and the Rev. Phillip Szeitz (all three professors emeritus) — as well as Cistercians Fr. Ignatius Peacher and Fr. Damian Szodenyi of Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, and well-known Californian artist, nun and educator Sister Mary Corita Kent.

Public Program includes:
Presentation: Diane von Arx, Letter Maker & Designer The Saint John’s Bible.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m.Exhibition Panel Discussion on Ideas of the Sacred in Art
Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6 p.m.

Film Screening The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century
Thursday, Sept.  28 | 7 p.m.

Image Credit: Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

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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.

 
 
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Comics and Crafts: Behind the Panels

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Comics and Crafts: Behind the Panels
Saturday, November 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Oak Street Draft House & Cocktail Parlor
, FREE
Grab a pint and delve into the art of comics with a “panel” discussion lead by local comic book experts, Josh Rose (curator), Shaun Treat (historian), Tim Stoltzfus (More Fun Comics and Games), Jake Eckes, and David Hopkins (Comic Writer)!

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State of the Arts, Fort Worth Art Museums May 13 FREE

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Art&Seek and the Kimbell bring the popular series “State of the Arts” to Fort Worth
with an in-depth discussion between the directors of the city’s premiere art
museums—-Andrew Walker, Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Eric M. Lee,
Kimbell Art Museum; and Marla Price, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
The directors will discuss the current environment of the museums and their visions for the future. This event, moderated by Jerome Weeks, senior arts reporter and producer for Art&Seek, marks the first time the three have participated in a  public forum together.

Admission is free. No reservations required. Piano Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium

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Panel on the Art of Collecting May 11

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The Art of Collecting

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:30pm 8:30pm
Courtyard Theater, Plano

Panel of experts: Patricia Meadows, Jed Morse, John Pomara, Amy Darrow and Cris Worley

Purchase tickets at http://www.artcentreofplano.org/education-events/2016/5/11/the-art-of-collecting

Patricia Meadows is best known for her support of regional artists. She was co-founder of Dallas Visual Art Center and co-founder of the Emergency Artists’ Support League.

Jed Morse joined the staff of the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2002 as Assistant Curator where he has organized, overseen, or assisted with numerous exhibitions, including Rodin to Calder:

John Pomara is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Art collector Amy Darrow has been passionate about art since she was a child.

Cris Worley is a graduate of the University of the South with a BA in Art History, and Southern Methodist University with a master’s degree in Art History. She owns and operates Cris Worley Fine Arts.

More at http://www.artcentreofplano.org/education-events/

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

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Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series onTuesday, April 19, 2016 with “The Social Impact of Greening the City” moderated by Donald Gatzke, who served as Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2004 through 2014 and is now a Professor at the university on the faculty.
Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!
The venue for this Dallas Architecture Forum Panel is at The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100.  It is free and will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend this panel discussion.
“The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present this next panel in its 2015-16 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Don Gatzke will be joined by panelists who will discuss the positive impact of ‘urban farms’ in Dallas, and how this can be expanded to improve healthy sustainable living in the city. Joining Gatzke as Panelists for the program will be Valerie Miller, the Director of La Bajada Urban Youth Farm; Daron Babcock of Bonton Farms; and Hannah Koski, associated with “We Over Me” urban farming initiative at Paul Quinn College.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
Panel Season Sponsors are John Eagle Dealerships, HOSSLEY Lighting Associates, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Cindy + Armond Schwartz, Talley Associates, Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty and WDG Architects.
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Don GATZKE
“The Social Impact of Greening the City”
19 April 2016
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal Reception at 6:15
Venue: The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers, Suite 100
In recent years, various forms of urban agriculture have been used across the country as the core of community stabilization and development, with a strong emphasis on improving the public health of neighborhood residents.  In Dallas, these urban farms include Paul Quinn College’s initiative called “We Over Me Urban Farm” and “Bonton Farms” in South Dallas, plus a number of businesses and organizations that produce and distribute locally grown produce.  Representatives of several urban agriculture projects in Dallas will discuss the objectives and impact of their projects on the overall goal of reintroducing nature and green space and solving the ‘food desert’ dilemma in urban areas.
Panelists for the program will be Valerie Miller, the Director of La Bajada Urban Youth Far; Daron Babcock of Bonton Farms; and Hannah Koski, associated with “We Over Me” urban farming initiative at Paul Quinn College.
 
About the Moderator: Don Gatzke
 
Donald Gatzke is the Director of Design for the newly established Community Design Studio Fort Worth and is also Professor and former Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Gatzke served as Dean at the school from 2004 through 2014, a period during which the school experienced growth both in enrollment and academic recognition. Prior to his arrival in Arlington, he was Dean of the Tulane University School of Architecture from 1997-2004. In addition, he has been a member of the architecture faculty at Tuskegee University and practiced architecture in Seattle, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. He is a graduate of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was designated a “distinguished university alumnus” in 2012.
Gatzke is a frequent guest critic at architecture schools in the U.S. and juror on professional awards programs.  In 1998, he was appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans to act as a professional advisor to the Citizen’s Committee on the Master Plan and frequently consulted on urban design issues for the City Planning Commission.  He also served on the Vieux Carre Commission, the preservation oversight committee for the French Quarter of New Orleans.
While at Tulane he was instrumental in the founding of the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center and the establishment of the Masters of Preservation Studies Program.
As Dean at UT Arlington, Gatzke has overseen the establishment of two research centers, the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, and the Center for Metropolitan Density, as well as the innovative graduate certificate program in real estate development focused Property Repositioning and Turnaround Strategies.
From 2006 to 2009 he was the elected Education Director to the Board of the Texas Society of Architects and he continues to serve on the executive boards of a number of organizations including the DallasArchitecture Forum, AIA-Dallas, AIA Fort Worth, and the Texas Architecture Foundation among others. He served as president of AIA Fort Worth for 2014. Also, in 2014 the Texas Society of Architects awarded him the Edward Romieniec Award for “extraordinary contributions to the profession through visionary leadership in architectural education.”
Since 2005 he has been a member of the organizing committee and management board of Vision NorthTexas, an award-winning, regional planning initiative of the Urban Land Institute, North Texas District, theNorth Texas Council of Governments and the University of Texas Arlington. In March of 2010, VisionNorth Texas released North Texas 2050, outlining a scenario for sustainable growth over the next 40 years.
This spring Gatzke has begun service as Director of Design for the newly established Community Design Studio Fort Worth and is “slipping back” into the active practice of architecture.
 
About the Dallas Architecture Forum
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org

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Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

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

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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THIS SUNDAY: Closing Reception & Panel Discussion for NVM Collective Art Show!

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Check out art pieces by seven artists who created murals and other graphic work for the newly opened National Videogame Museum in the Frisco Discovery Center! From 4:30-6:30PM on Saturday, April 16th, browse the exhibition in the Frisco Art Gallery, hear from Eric Koch and Maximilian Juhasz in a brief panel discussion, and enjoy light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

For more information, see the Frisco Art Gallery homepage: http://friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/frisco-art-gallery/

Or, call 972-668-5180

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Nasher 360 Speaker Series: Agents, Advisors, Devils and Apostates: A New Art World

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Presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center  Saturday, April 16, 2pm

In a rapidly changing market, who defines the value of art? How can collectors navigate an industry that is increasingly complex in terms of geography and channels of distribution? A panel of art world players with divergent perspectives on the buying and selling of art will discuss the shifting hierarchies and new structures that are changing the way culture is marketed and thought about.

Featuring panelists
Amy Cappellazzo | Founder and Principal of Art Agency Partners
Paul Schimmel | Curator and partner, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Stefan Simchowitz | Producer, Curator and Independent Art Consultant
Sarah Thornton | Writer and Sociologist of Art

Learn more about each panelist here

Complimentary wine reception with RSVP. FREE with admission. FREE for Members.
Register online here. Reply by email here.

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

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Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents Panel Discussion

“Village Redux: Co-Housing and Pocket Neighborhoods

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

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

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

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

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

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

For additional press information, please contact Sharon Cooper at 214-794-1610 orscooper21@yahoo.com.

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

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

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

About the Moderator: Nan Ellin

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

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

  

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org

Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon.

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

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

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents “Remaking the City” Panel Discussion

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Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents Panel Discussion

“Remaking the City”

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

In Collaboration with Preservation Dallas 

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

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

About the Moderator: Bob McFessel, FAIA

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

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

Panelists:

Edwin Cabannis;  Owner, Kessler Theater

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

Evan Sheets; Senior Urban Designer, Dallas City Design Studio

Dan Shipley, FAIA; Founder and Principal, Shipley Architects

 


 

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About the Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org

Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon.

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

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Panel Discussion on Filmmaking in Arlington July 25

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The Arlington Film Society (AFS) was officially created in August 2014 to enrich the cultural experience of the Arlington, Texas community through film and other visual art mediums. AFS believes in promoting the power of filmmaking to bring positive change in communities and promote social justice.

http://www.arlingtonfilmsociety.org/

WHAT: Film in Arlington Panel Discussion

WHEN: Friday, July 24, 2015; 2 pm – 4 pm

WHERE: Arlington Museum of Art 201 W. Main St. Arlington, Texas 76010

RSVP to filmevent@gov.texas.gov

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The Arlington Film Society invites you to join us at an event exclusively for local filmmakers…

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