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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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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.

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