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Architect Bob Meckfessel will moderate "The Legacy of Mid-Century Modernism in North Texas” for The Dallas Architecture Forum on May 22. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Concludes Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“The Legacy of Mid-Century Modernism in North Texas”

May 22, 2018

 

Free and Open to the Public!

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, concludes its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday May 22, 2018 with “The Legacy of Mid-Century Modernism in North Texas ” moderated by Bob Meckfessel, FAIA, and President of DSGN Associates.    

“With this panel, The Forum will offer a unique opportunity to learn about the history of mid-century modern design from some of the leading experts in our area whose work celebrates this style, as they take a look at specific building and landscape projects in our region,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins 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. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for these panels 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 Dallas Architecture Forum and Preservation Dallas invite you to attend this important Panel Discussion on how Mid-Century Modern Design has made a lasting impact on the architectural legacy of North Texas. Moderated by nationally recognized expert Bob Meckfessel, the panelists will include some of the leaders in our region who are associated with Mid-Century design: Architects Cliff Welch and Greg Ibañez, Interior Designer Mil Bodron and Landscape Architect Tary Arterburn, all of whom have completed important projects related to the genre. 

The Panel will overview the impact of Mid-Century Modern design in North Texas, and also look more closely at important Mid-Century Modern buildings and landscapes in our region.

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 Sponsors are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are Meg Fitzpatrick – MMF Strategies and Wendy Konradi Interior Design.

Bob Meckfessel
“The Legacy of Mid-Century Modernism in North Texas”

22 May 2018

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

Venue:  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.

Presented in Partnership with Preservation Dallas

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

BOB MECKFESSEL, DSGN Associates  

Robert Meckfessel, FAIA, has 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, NCTCOG, the Texas Society of Architects, Preservation Dallas, and Preservation Texas. He has served as president of leading organizations involved with the quality of the built environment, including The Dallas Architecture Forum, Preservation Dallas, LaReunion TX, Greater Dallas Planning Council, and AIA Dallas. He currently serves on the boards of La Reunion TX, the Trinity Park Conservancy, the Trinity Commons Foundation, DoCoMoMo US, and the Advisory Board of the Dallas Architecture Forum. Bob lectures often at professional events, political forums, and educational venues.

PANELISTS:

TARY ARTERBURN, studioOutside

Tary Arterburn is one of the founding principals of studioOutside. His design leadership merges his natural energetic spirit, guiding often experimental, and innovative design. This is evident throughout his work from the big picture through to the smallest, most precise detail. Tary's passion for building the best project possible for his clients is infused throughout the office and projects of studioOutside.  Prior to beginning studioOutside, he founded and served as managing partner of MESA from 1981 to 2010. Tary led MESA's growth from award winning regional projects to an established leader in the field of national and international landscape architecture projects. Tary's career includes working primarily overseas for ten years in Madrid as well as the Middle East. In 2010 he settled into the Texas community and the regional work that he loves and knows intimately. He is internationally recognized for his design practice heavily rooted in regional nuance, crisp innovative details and systems. Notable residences, expansive ranches, museums, botanical gardens, and campus commissions populate his body of work. Continually involved with the education of landscape architecture education, Tary currently serves on the advisory boards of LSU and University of Texas at Austin.

MIL BODRON,  bodron + fruit

Mil Bodron is Co-Founder of bodron + fruit, one of our region's leading architecture and interior design firms.  Mil and firm Co-Founder Svend Fruit are known both for careful renovations of some of Dallas' most iconic mid-century modern residences, as well as for award-winning new residence designs. Mil is respected for his impeccable interiors, which have been published in Architectural Digest, the New York Times T Magazine, Town and Country, Texas Architect, D Home, Paper City, Patron, Modern Luxury Interiors and other leading publicationsThe Forum's Dallas Modern monograph features both new and restoration projects by bodron + fruit. 

GREG IbaÑez, IBANEZ SHAW Architecture

Gregory S. Ibañez, FAIA, serves as Principal of Ibañez Shaw Architecture in Fort Worth, Texas. Greg received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1980. The recipient of twenty-three AIA Design Awards at the state and local level, Greg was awarded the Charles R. Adams Award for Design Excellence by AIA Fort Worth in recognition of his career accomplishments. In 2012 he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows for his accomplishments in architectural design. Greg is a member of the Board of the Texas Society of Architects, as well as a past President of AIA Fort Worth. At the municipal level he has served as Chair of the Fort Worth Public Art Commission and as a member of the Historical and Cultural Landmarks Commission. He has also been a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Arlington. A founding Board member of the North Texas Chapter of DoCoMoMo, Greg has been a guest speaker for The Dallas Architecture Forum and the Texas Society of Architects convention.

CLIFF WELCH, WELCH | HALL Architects

Cliff Welch, AIA is a Dallas architect whose work has been honored at the local and national levels. His background includes working with the late Dallas modernist Bud Oglesby, acting as a principal with Design International, and founding his own practice, welch architecture in 2000. His focus has been modern architecture, concentrating on residential, interiors, and small scale commercial work. He has been a leading resource and proponent for the restoration and preservation of post-war modernism in Dallas.  In addition to his practice, he is past President of the Dallas Architectural Foundation, and has taught graduate level design at the University of Texas at Arlington. Cliff is a past Executive member of the Dallas Chapter AIA, served two years as Commissioner of Design, and has chaired several chapter events such as the Ken Roberts Delineation Competition, Retrospect, and Home Tours. He has also served as a design awards juror for other chapters around the state. Currently he sits on the Fair Park Task Force and is on the executive board of the White Rock Conservancy.  Cliff was featured in Texas Architect as one of five young professionals leading the way into the coming century and has been honored as Dallas American Institute of Architects' Young Architect of the Year. A retrospective of his work was recently exhibited at the Max Sullivan Gallery, and one of his outstanding projects is featured in The Forum's monograph Dallas Modern. When not in the studio, Cliff is an avid cyclist, runner, and gym rat. Cliff's pastimes include photography, hiking and backpacking.

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 230 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.

To follow us on Facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/DallasArchitectureForum?ref=bookmarks

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

For more information, please contact: Sharon Cooper, 214.794.1610 or scooper21@yahoo.com.

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Architect Kate Aoki will moderate "Design Inspirations, Part Three," a panel discussion for The Dallas Architecture Forum on May 15 at 6:30 pm. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations”

Part Three – May 15, 2018

 

Free and Open to the Public!

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday May 15, 2018 with “Design Inspirations Part Three,” moderated by Kate Aoki, Architect at DSGN Associates.    

“Dallas and North Texas are known for award-winning projects – residences and public buildings, interiors and landscapes. With this panel The Forum will continue its exploration of what motivates and inspires some of our area’s outstanding design professionals to create their highly regarded projects,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins 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. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for these panels 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.

Learn from Dallas' leading architects, designers and landscape architects about what inspires their design.  This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these outstanding professionals --what motivates and inspires them as they create their highly regarded design projects, and to understand more about the persons behind the inspired design processes. 

All of our Panelists are recognized by their peers and the greater design community as being leaders in their fields. On May 15, attendees will have the privilege to hear from these designers as they engage in lively discussion.  Moderator Kate Aoki will be joined by the following distinguished designers as panelists:

Bang Dang, Far + Dang

Jessica Stewart Lendvay, Jessica Stewart Lendvay Architects,

Robyn Menter, Robyn Menter Design Associates

Madhavi Sonar, Talley Associates

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 Briggs Freeman/Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN Magazine and Meg Fitzpatrick – MMF Strategies

Kate Aoki
“Design Inspirations, Part Three”

15 May 2018

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

Venue:  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

KATE AOKI

Kate Aoki is an Architect with DSGN Associates in Dallas, where she works on a wide range of project types including master planning, single-family residential, and retail. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for The Dallas Architecture Forum, where she is leading the Design Society initiative to engage audience members from a broader range of design disciplines. Additionally, Kate is Co-Chair of the Communities by Design Committee of the Dallas Chapter of the AIA.

PANELISTS:

BANG DANG, Architect

Bang has called Dallas his home since he was five years old, and having a Chinese background, he has a unique, Eastern/Western take on architecture.  The natural inclination to be rational, subtle, and minimal is countered by the urge to be instinctive, brave, and free.  Bang’s focus is making architecture that is abstract in its homage to Texas regionalism and subtle in its attempt to be inventive.  Bang’s experience in the field is broad and varied, covering architecture of all types and scales.  Bang holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was an Adjunct Professor for six years.  Bang taught a variety of design studios including a two semester design/build studio where students design and construct prototype micro houses. Bang is a founding partner, with Rizi Faruqui, of the award winning, modern practice FAR + DANG.  A rigorous and proactive research agenda and a passion for exploring ideas of space and lifestyle are the foundations of the firm’s design process.

JESSICA STEWART LENDVAY, Architect

Jessica Stewart Lendvay is a registered architect and owner of Jessica Stewart Lendvay Architects. The firm is known for their collaborative spirit and thoughtful process which creates work that is sensitive to place and refined in detail.  Their work focuses primarily on residences, single and multi-family.    Jessica received a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999.  She began her career with bodron+fruit working on renovation and new construction residential projects.  The renovation work included Howard Meyer's Lipshy Residence, Edward Larrabee Barnes' Greenley Residence and E. G. Hamilton's Hexter Residence. In 2006, Jessica began a long time collaboration with Emily Summers beginning with the renovation and addition to the Round House in Colorado Springs to current work including the interior architecture for the Hall Arts Residences.   Jessica is a current board member and past board president of La Reunion TX, a non-profit artist residency and outreach organization.  She also co-hosts a weekly civic engagement project with Allison V. Smith called the Letter Writing Family.

ROBYN MENTER, Interior Designer

Robyn was born, raised and educated in Johannesburg, South Africa where she resided and worked as an interior designer until immigrating to Dallas in 1981. Robyn set up a textile export company in 1982 and continued with that business until 1986 when international sanctions were imposed against South Africa. She subsequently worked as an interior designer for two Dallas based firms prior to establishing Robyn Menter Design Associates, Inc. in 1994. The firm's primary focus is residential interior design and architecture including new construction and renovation. Current projects are based throughout the USA as well as a project in the Middle East. Robyn's style can best be described as modern and versatile with the foundation of inspiration based predominantly on art and architecture.  Robyn's projects have been published in D Home, D Moms, Dallas Modern Luxury, Dallas Interiors, Homes + Estates Magazine, Patron, Dallas Morning News, and Western Art + Architecture.  Robyn has received the D Home Best Designer award for the past 11 years.

MADHAVI SONAR, Landscape Architect

Madhavi Sonar is a Senior Associate at Talley Associates, with diverse experience in a broad range of project types including public gardens, healthcare, hospitality, urban design, multi-family and single family residential. She finds joy in every facet of the profession of Landscape Architecture - from the first inkling of an idea to the final details of construction. Her passion lies in the art of sculpting the land and in the understanding of plants from different regions and environments of the world as her projects seek to provide exceptional planting designs.  She started her career as an architect before her interests led her to the field of Landscape Architecture. Madhavi received her Bachelor’s in Architecture in India, before moving to the United States in 1998 to pursue a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining Talley Associates, Madhavi also worked with SWA Dallas and studioOutside. In addition to her work, she enjoys research projects when she finds the opportunity.

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 230 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.

To follow us on Facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/DallasArchitectureForum?ref=bookmarks

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

For more information, please contact: Sharon Cooper, 214.794.1610 or scooper21@yahoo.com.

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Architect Eurico Francisco will moderate "Design Inspirations, Part Two" for The Dallas Architecture Forum on May 8. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations”

Part Two – May 8, 2018

 

Free and Open to the Public!

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday May 8, 2018 with “Design Inspirations Part Two,” moderated by Eurico Francisco, Design Principal at HDR Architecture.    

“Dallas and North Texas are known for award-winning projects – residences and public buildings, interiors and landscapes. With this panel The Forum will continue its exploration of what motivates and inspires some of our area’s outstanding design professionals to create their highly regarded projects,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins 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. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for these panels 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.

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Learn from Dallas' leading architects, designers and landscape architects about what inspires their design.  This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these outstanding professionals --what motivates and inspires them as they create their highly regarded design projects, and to understand more about the persons behind the inspired design processes. 

All of our Panelists are recognized by their peers and the greater design community as being leaders in their fields. On May 8, hear from architects Paul Field and Max Levy, joined by interior designers Wendy Konrady and Joshua Rice, and landscape architect David Hocker as they engage in a lively discussion moderated by Eurico Francisco.

Joining Moderator Eurico Francisco as panelists for the program on May 8 will be the following distinguished designers:

Paul Field, wernerfield

David L. Hocker, Hocker Design Group

Wendy Konradi, Wendy Konradi Interior Design

Max Levy, Max Levy, Architect

Joshua Rice, Joshua Rice Design

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 Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are Gromatzky Group and LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN Magazine.

Eurico Francisco
“Design Inspirations”

8 May 2018

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

Venue:  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

EURICO R. FRANCISCO

Eurico R. Francisco, AIA, is an architect whose passion for buildings and cities drives him to create memorable spaces, to inspire his clients, and to encourage his colleagues and students to achieve excellence in all that they do. Eurico is a Design Principal with HDR Architecture, where he leads projects in the Dallas design studio. His built work includes government, healthcare, academic, research, hospitality, multi-family and mixed-use facilities.

A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Sao Paulo, Eurico has received over 20 local, regional and national design awards for his work in the US and abroad, and has taught design studios at the University of Sao Paulo, Boston Architecture College, Rhode Island School of Design, and Texas Tech University. He is a contributing editor to Texas Architect magazine and is active as a member of the Board of Directors and Lecture Programming Team of The Dallas Architecture Forum, as well as the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Texas Society of Architects.

PANELISTS:

PAUL FIELD, Architect

Paul Field, Assoc. AIA, received a bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Carleton at Ottawa, Canada, graduating with distinction in 1999. He began his career in the experimental office of Cunningham Architects in Dallas, where he worked on a variety of commercial, institutional and award-winning residential projects. In 2007, Paul partnered with Braxton Werner to form the firm wernerfield. The progressive multi-disciplinary firm approaches every project, regardless of scale, in a holistic and hands-on manner. Wernerfield searches for a rich balance between artful conceptualism and rigorous pragmatism in each project. Some of the firm’s most acclaimed work has been design-build projects, including the CCR1 Residence, which received both the AIA & Texas Society of Architects Honor awards in 2015.

DAVID HOCKER, Landscape Architect

David Hocker, ASLA, has established a highly respected reputation for himself and his award-winning firm, Hock Design Group (HDG), since its inception in 2004. His work has become known for the unique use of materials, particularly recycled and regionally sensitive, in unexpected and precisely-executed ways. He has a keen sense of scaled relationships and construction detailing, both of which are apparent in his firm’s built work. Studying in Italy introduced David to the “master builder” concept of the Renaissance and the Italian tradition of landscape and architecture that offers consideration to both private and public spaces. His successful built works have contributed to a greater design conversation regarding landscape architecture’s ability to bridge between interior and exterior spaces.

WENDY KONRADI, Interior Designer

Wendy Konradi is an interior designer with over twenty years of experience collaborating internationally with leaders in the fields of architecture, fine art and interior design. Her study of contemporary art and furniture weaves modern concepts with historical references. As principal of Wendy Konradi Interior Design, she procures vintage, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces for clients with the goal of elevating furniture to fine art. Before launching her own firm, Konradi advanced her craft under esteemed interior designers Naomi Leff in New York and Emily Summers in Dallas and became equally informed by traditional and contemporary design idioms.  Notable projects include homes for Ron Howard, Nicole Kidman, Jerry Bruckheimer and Stephen Spielberg. Drawing on these varied influences and an academic approach to design, Konradi crafts modern interiors with a focus on building lasting, meaningful collections for her clients.

MAX LEVY, Architect

Max Levy, FAIA, grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and received his Bachelor of Architecture at UC - Berkley. Starting his career working at Skidmore Owings Merrill (SOM), then at Oglesby Group for eight years, Max founded his firm Max Levy Architect in 1984. Max enjoys bringing nature into play architecturally. Working in this way he has received local, state, and national design awards, his work has been widely published, and in 2017 he was the recipient of The O’Neil Ford Medal. Max is respected for his ability to use Texas regional vernacular elements in meaningful and elegant ways in his projects. He has long believed that persistent cultivation of one’s inspirations can deepen one’s work.

JOSHUA RICE, Interior Designer

Joshua Rice grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in interior design. In mid-2000 he joined with the respected Dallas-based architecture and design firm bodron + fruit where he worked until founding his own firm, Joshua Rice Design in early 2007. His firm seeks to go beyond short-lived design trends to create spaces that are pure, clean, logical and refined. A premium is placed on respect for beauty and purity of natural materials to create warm modernism based on the ideas of subtraction as opposed to decoration. His firm also assists clients and investors in search of decorative and design investments, including rare and important furniture and design as well as functioning as a liaison between client and auction houses and design galleries.

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 230 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.

To follow us on Facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/DallasArchitectureForum?ref=bookmarks

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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Christian Veddeler, Director of UNStudio which designed Singapore University of Technology in Tampines, Singapore, will speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum on April 25. Photo by Hufton+Crow.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Architect Christian Veddeler

Director of Award-Winning UNStudio Architects

 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 lecture season with Christian Veddeler, Director of UNStudio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

UNStudio is one of the leading architecture, design and planning firms in Europe with award-winning projects around the world. UNStudio specializes in creating ground-breaking architecture and design at all scales, from bridges to public buildings, offices, residences, exhibitions, products and urban master plans. The name UNStudio stands for United Network Studio and refers to the collaborative nature of the practice. Throughout more than 30 years of international project experience, UNStudio has continually expanded its capabilities through prolonged collaboration with an extended network of international consultants, partners, and advisors. Its centrally located offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai and Hong Kong enable it to work efficiently anywhere in the world.

Major awards include the Architectur & Wohnen Architect of the Year 2017 for co-founder Ben van Berkel and Architect of the Year in the Netherlands. The firm has over 120 major projects around the world, including the UAE, South Korea, Italy, Germany and the US. Some of these acclaimed projects include: Canaletto (London, UK); Wasl Tower (Dubai, AE); Wafra Tower (Lusail, QA); Raffles City (Hangzhou, CN); Mercedes-Benz Museum (Stuttgart, DE); and Erasmus Bridge (Rotterdam, NL).

Christian Veddeler is a Director at UNStudio. Alongside his role in UNStudio’s Board of Directors, he is leading several projects in Europe and the US with a focus on system thinking in architecture. Together with Ben van Berkel, Christian Veddeler is in charge of the Four Frankfurt Project on the former Deutsche Bank Areal in Frankfurt, Germany, which was recently awarded first prizes both in the urban and the architectural competition. Christian is a frequent speaker and lectures at Harvard University, MIT, University of Illinois in Chicago and the Acadia Conference, among other institutions. Veddeler is a registered architect in the Netherlands and has received a Master of Science with Honours degree in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology.

“The rapid development of technology is affecting every aspect of our society, including the design of buildings and communities. In the field of architecture there is a growing focus on sustainability and efficient “smart buildings” that will provide a better living environment,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “UNStudio is at the forefront in research and collaboration in multiple disciplines to anticipate the buildings of the future and how to incorporate the latest technological developments. United Network and its leaders are internationally recognized and have designed 100 major projects that have been built around the world using their collaborative process. As our area continues to show such significant growth, we believe Christian Veddeler’s presentation of UNStudio projects will be timely and of great interest to the industry professionals and the general public who are creating the future of North Texas.”  

unstudio.com

See Additional Media Coverage:

UNStudio – Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/218452963

Dezeen Magazine

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/03/12/unstudio-ben-van-berkel-technology-startup-unsense/

Veddeler will speak on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

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 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine, and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Series Benefactors are ALA, bodron + fruit, Corgan, DLR Group/Staffelbach, HKS,IDA Media Group, Jackson Walker LLP, Janet + Terry Kafka, Scott + Cooner and SMINK. Lecture Benefactor for this lecture are bauhaus, Gensler and HDR. Reception Underwriters are CallisonRTKL, HOEFER WYSOCKI, OMNIPLAN and ORNARE.

 

CHRISTIAN VEDDELER

DIRECTOR, UNStudio

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

25 April 2018

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:15-6:55
Magnolia Theater, West Village

 

UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an international architectural design network with three full-service international offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Shanghai. They specialise in architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban development and infrastructural projects.

The name UNStudio stands for United Network Studio and refers to the collaborative nature of the practice. The UN staff of 200 employees from 27 countries is spread throughout the network in a streamlined structure that enables the firm to quickly organize for a project and spend more time designing and collaborating with clients. Throughout more than 30 years of international project experience, UNStudio has continually expanded its capabilities through prolonged collaboration with an extended network of international consultants, partners, and advisors.

The vision of UNStudio is to “future-proof the future” by researching every facet of the built environment inside and outside of architecture to stay abreast of sudden advances in technology, so that what is built today anticipates possible changes in the future.

Within the UN network, Knowledge Platforms serve as a database for sharing the firm’s collective experience, and UN Workfield teams track behavioural patterns to investigate how people act and interact on an individual to community level in four areas – Superliving, Mobility+, Work & Campus and Culture & Commerce. These teams develop plausible and provocative future scenarios that help to predict how technological, social, political and economic factors will affect how users relate to the built environment.

Multidisciplinary collaborations with experts in other fields foster the development of products that provide new insights into architecture, its processes, materials and organisation. This leads to the creation of better performing buildings and healthier cities.

Major awards include the Architectur & Wohnen Architect of the Year 2017 for co-founder Ben van Berkel and Architect of the Year in the Netherlands. The firm has over 120 major projects around the world, including the UAE, South Korea, Italy, Germany and the US. Some of these acclaimed projects include: Canaletto (London, UK); Wasl Tower (Dubai, AE); Wafra Tower (Lusail, QA); Raffles City (Hangzhou, CN); Mercedes-Benz Museum (Stuttgart, DE); and Erasmus Bridge (Rotterdam, NL).

Christian Veddeler is a Director at UNStudio. Alongside his role in UNStudio’s Board of Directors, he is leading several projects in Europe and the US with a focus on system thinking in architecture. Together with Ben van Berkel, Christian Veddeler is in charge of the Four Frankfurt Project on the former Deutsche Bank Areal in Frankfurt, Germany, which was recently awarded first prizes both in the urban and the architectural competition. He has also led projects including the Campus for the Singapore University of Technology and Design and the K4 office section of Arnhem Central Station Masterplan. Christian also led a series of pavilion projects aiming on integral design processes, such as the Holiday Home at UPenn’s ICA, the Changing Room for the Venice Biennale, the Burnham Pavilion in Chicago, the New Amsterdam Pavilion in New York City, and the Motion Matters Series at Harvard GSD.

Christian is a frequent speaker and lectures among others at Harvard University, MIT, University of Illinois in Chicago and the Acadia Conference. Veddeler is a registered architect in the Netherlands and has received a Master of Science with Honours degree in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology.

 

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 230 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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University Housing & Recreational Facilities by Architect Lorcan O'Herlihy, Los Angeles. Mr. O'Herlihy will speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm at the Magnolia Theatre. Photo by Iwan Baan.

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Award-Winning Architect and Affordable Housing Design Expert

Lorcan O’Herlihy

 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 lecture season with award-winning architect Lorcan O’Herlihy, Principal of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects in Los Angeles.

Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA is one of our country’s leading architects focused on creating and improving the quality and availability of affordable community housing. In over two decades in practice, O’Herlihy and his firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) have amassed a significant body of work and have been published in over 20 countries. His commitment to design excellence in commercial, educational, and residential projects has earned over 100 national and local design awards, including the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Firm of the Year Award.

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA] engages the ever-changing complexities of the urban landscape. With a conscious understanding that architecture operates within a layered context of political, developmental, environmental, and social structures, LOHA seeks to elevate the human condition via the built environment. The firm’s design methodology, Amplified Urbanism, is informed by the desire to create fluid interaction between public and private spaces, emphasize social and civic connections, and harness existing infrastructural and ecological patterns to cultivate vibrant communities. Based out of studios in Los Angeles and Detroit, LOHA has built over 85 projects across three continents, delivering diverse work ranging from art galleries, bus shelters, and large-scale neighborhood plans, to large mixed-use developments and university residential complexes.

As founder and principal of LOHA, Lorcan O’Herlihy seeks opportunities to engage the ever-changing complexities of the urban landscape while embracing architecture as a catalyst of change. Since LOHA’s inception in 1994, these urban and social concerns have been paired with an interest in artistry. Lorcan spent his formative years working in New York and Paris on the Grand Louvre Museum as a designer at I.M. Pei Partners. The experience working on a project that harmoniously coupled art and architecture was paramount to his design philosophy and instilled a passion for aesthetic improvisation and composition. In addition, O’Herlihy has also worked as a painter, sculptor, and furniture maker.

O’Herlihy has taught and lectured extensively over the last decade, including at the Architectural Association in London, Southern California Institute of Architecture [SCI-Arc], Cranbrook Academy of Art, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Pratt Institute, and the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California.

“As Dallas seeks to address the increasing challenges of affordable housing for our residents, we believe that Lorcan O’Herlihy will share important insights regarding how affordable housing can obtain community engagement, be economically feasible and create outstanding design for neighborhoods. Using the successful case studies O’Herlihy has achieved in the Los Angeles area, he will show how his bold and inventive designs create public space and bring a sense of community into the city while improving the quality of life for our residents,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe Mr. O’Herlihy’s lecture is especially timely and of importance to North Texas, and encourage attendance from city leaders, industry professionals, and the general public who want to make our communities better places for everyone.”

loharchitects.com

See Additional Media Coverage: Interior Design Magazine/Malibu Times/Vimeo

Interior Design Magazine

https://goo.gl/qzhmX4

Malibu Times

https://goo.gl/Z4WZAu

Vimeo

https://goo.gl/XMhFu8

O’Herlihy will speak on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on April 11 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 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Series Benefactors are ALA, bodron + fruit, Corgan, DLR Group/Staffelbach, HKS, Jackson Walker LLP, Janet + Terry Kafka, Scott + Cooner and SMINK. Lecture Benefactor for this lecture is Emily Summers Design Associates. Reception Underwriters are Diana + Frank Aldridge and Bernbaum/Magadini. This is the Forum’s Annual Bob James Memorial Lecture, presented with support from the Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation in memory of the architectural legacy of Bob James.

LORCAN O’HERLIHY

PRINCIPAL, LORCAN O’HERLIHY ARCHITECTS

LOS ANGELES

11 April 2018

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:15-6:55
Magnolia Theater, West Village

Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA is one of our country’s leading architects focused on creating and improving the quality and availability of affordable community housing. In over two decades in practice, O’Herlihy and his firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) have amassed a significant body of work and have been published in over 20 countries. Early in his career The Architectural League of New York selected Lorcan O’Herlihy as one of its Emerging Voices. His commitment to design excellence in commercial, educational, and residential projects has earned over 100 national and local design awards, including the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Firm of the Year Award.

Among his many honored projects are community housing projects Formosa 1140, Mariposa 1038, and Cloverdale 749; the Disney Digital Studios; Sunset/La Cienega; and the restoration of iconic architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s residence (recognized as an Architectural Record House of the Year). His recently published monograph Amplified Urbanism enumerates many of the guiding innovative principles he brings to his body of work. O’Herlihy was nominated for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, and the 2017 Marcus Prize in Architecture. His studio’s work has been widely published including in Architectural Record (cover), Architect, Interior Design (Best of Year Award), Wired, Wallpaper, and numerous times in The Architect’s Newspaper. The firm is ranked No.5 on Architect’s 2017 list of top Design Firms in the country.

O’Herlihy spent his formative years working at I.M. Pei Partners in New York and Paris on the addition to the Grand Louvre Museum. The experience working on a project that harmoniously coupled art and architecture was paramount to his design philosophy and instilled a passion for aesthetic improvisation and composition. In addition, O’Herlihy has also worked as a painter, sculptor, and furniture maker. The breadth of good design at all scales is successfully incorporated as a foundation of his firm. O’Herlihy has taught and lectured extensively throughout his career at notable institutions including the Architectural Association; UCLA; SCI-Arc, Cranbrook; Columbia University, Pratt Institute; Carnegie Mellon; and the National Building Museum. Currently, Lorcan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, and he serves as a GSA Design Excellence Program Peer.

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 230 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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The Glass House by Iconic Architect Philip Johnson. Curator Hilary Lewis will discuss the House and Johnson's work on March 6 at the Johnson-designed Cathedral of Hope in Dallas. Photo by Michael Biondo

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum and Dallas Contemporary Present

A Special Lecture

PHILIP JOHNSON AND THE GLASS HOUSE

by Hilary LEWIS

 

Chief Curator + Creative Director

The Glass House, New Canaan, CT

 

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

 

7 pm with check-in at 6:30 pm
No reception for this Event

Venue: Cathedral of Hope Interfaith Peace Chapel
Design by Philip Johnson and Cunningham Architects
5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas

Presented by Dallas Contemporary with Collaboration from The Dallas Architecture Forum

Free and Open to the Public, No Reservations Needed
Limited Seating Due to Size of Venue

www.theglasshouse.org

www.hilarylewis.com

See Additional Media Coverage:

New York Times Video/New York Times Article/ Architectural Digest Article

https://goo.gl/5asotD 

https://goo.gl/nb5fVk

https://goo.gl/Gpg5Gb

Hilary Lewis is the Chief Curator and Creative Director of The Glass House, the iconic home of the late architect Philip Johnson. She is an expert on architecture, urban planning and real estate development who has produced books, articles, magazines, websites and film. Trained in public policy, urban planning and history of architecture, she examines and comments on the challenges confronting the 21st-century city. With eminent architect Philip Johnson, she wrote two books, multiple articles and produced a short film during twelve years of ongoing work. Lewis recorded extensively Johnson’s memoirs and ideas on architecture, making her today a primary source for information on the late architect. Johnson and Lewis co-authored pieces for magazines and exhibitions, including work for The New York Times Magazine, Details and the Venice Biennale. Following Johnson’s passing in 2005, Lewis curated a major museum exhibition on the architect and served as the Philip Johnson Scholar at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Glass House site.

FROM THE GLASS HOUSE WEBSITE:

Glass House, 1949

The Glass House is best understood as a pavilion for viewing the surrounding landscape. Invisible from the road, the house sits on a promontory overlooking a pond with views towards the woods beyond. The house is 55 feet long and 33 feet wide, with 1,815 square feet. Each of the four exterior walls is punctuated by a centrally located glass door that opens onto the landscape. The house, which ushered the International Style into residential American architecture, is iconic because of its innovative use of materials and its seamless integration into the landscape. Philip Johnson, who lived in the Glass House from 1949 until his death in 2005, conceived of it as half a composition, completed by the Brick House. Both buildings were designed in 1945-48.

Since its completion in 1949, the building and decor have not strayed from their original design. Most of the furniture came from Johnson’s New York apartment, designed in 1930 by Mies van der Rohe. In fact, Mies designed the now iconic daybed specifically for Johnson. A seventeenth-century painting attributed to Nicolas Poussin stands in the living room. The image, Burial of Phocion, depicts a classical landscape and was selected specifically for the house by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., the first director of the Museum of Modern Art. The sculpture, Two Circus Women, by Elie Nadelman stands opposite. It is a small version of a marble sculpture that is in the lobby of the New York State Theater (now David H. Koch Theater) at Lincoln Center in 1964.

The floor plan of the Glass House reveals a fairly traditional living space. Although there are no walls, Philip Johnson referred to areas within the rectangular, loft-like space as “rooms.” There is a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, hearth area, bathroom, and an entrance area. Despite the very modern style of the house, the layout could easily be a colonial home, something Johnson noted.

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 230 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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The Glass House by Iconic Architect Philip Johnson. Curator Hilary Lewis will discuss the House and Johnson's work on March 6 at the Johnson-designed Cathedral of Hope in Dallas. Photo by Michael Biondo

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum and Dallas Contemporary Present

A Special Lecture

PHILIP JOHNSON AND THE GLASS HOUSE

by Hilary LEWIS

 

Chief Curator + Creative Director

The Glass House, New Canaan, CT

 

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

 

7 pm with check-in at 6:30 pm
No reception for this Event

Venue: Cathedral of Hope Interfaith Peace Chapel
Design by Philip Johnson and Cunningham Architects
5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas

Presented by Dallas Contemporary with Collaboration from The Dallas Architecture Forum

Free and Open to the Public, No Reservations Needed
Limited Seating Due to Size of Venue

www.theglasshouse.org

www.hilarylewis.com

See Additional Media Coverage:

New York Times Video/New York Times Article/ Architectural Digest Article

https://goo.gl/5asotD

https://goo.gl/nb5fVk

https://goo.gl/Gpg5Gb

Hilary Lewis is the Chief Curator and Creative Director of The Glass House, the iconic home of the late architect Philip Johnson. She is an expert on architecture, urban planning and real estate development who has produced books, articles, magazines, websites and film. Trained in public policy, urban planning and history of architecture, she examines and comments on the challenges confronting the 21st-century city. With eminent architect Philip Johnson, she wrote two books, multiple articles and produced a short film during twelve years of ongoing work. Lewis recorded extensively Johnson’s memoirs and ideas on architecture, making her today a primary source for information on the late architect. Johnson and Lewis co-authored pieces for magazines and exhibitions, including work for The New York Times Magazine, Details and the Venice Biennale. Following Johnson’s passing in 2005, Lewis curated a major museum exhibition on the architect and served as the Philip Johnson Scholar at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Glass House site. 

FROM THE GLASS HOUSE WEBSITE: 

Glass House, 1949

The Glass House is best understood as a pavilion for viewing the surrounding landscape. Invisible from the road, the house sits on a promontory overlooking a pond with views towards the woods beyond. The house is 55 feet long and 33 feet wide, with 1,815 square feet. Each of the four exterior walls is punctuated by a centrally located glass door that opens onto the landscape. The house, which ushered the International Style into residential American architecture, is iconic because of its innovative use of materials and its seamless integration into the landscape. Philip Johnson, who lived in the Glass House from 1949 until his death in 2005, conceived of it as half a composition, completed by the Brick House. Both buildings were designed in 1945-48.

Since its completion in 1949, the building and decor have not strayed from their original design. Most of the furniture came from Johnson’s New York apartment, designed in 1930 by Mies van der Rohe. In fact, Mies designed the now iconic daybed specifically for Johnson. A seventeenth-century painting attributed to Nicolas Poussin stands in the living room. The image, Burial of Phocion, depicts a classical landscape and was selected specifically for the house by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., the first director of the Museum of Modern Art. The sculpture, Two Circus Women, by Elie Nadelman stands opposite. It is a small version of a marble sculpture that is in the lobby of the New York State Theater (now David H. Koch Theater) at Lincoln Center in 1964.

The floor plan of the Glass House reveals a fairly traditional living space. Although there are no walls, Philip Johnson referred to areas within the rectangular, loft-like space as “rooms.” There is a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, hearth area, bathroom, and an entrance area. Despite the very modern style of the house, the layout could easily be a colonial home, something Johnson noted.

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 230 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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A "Soft Rocker" designed by Architect and Innovator Sheila Kennedy who will speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum on February 28 at The Dallas Museum of Art. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Award-Winning Architect, Innovator and MIT Professor

Shelia Kennedy

 

The Annual Rose Family Lecture

Honoring Deedie and the late Rusty Rose

 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

 At the Dallas Museum of Art

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 lecture season with Shelia Kennedy, FAIA, founding Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA) in Boston, Massachusetts, and Professor of the Practice of Architecture at MIT.

As a Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA), Sheila Kennedy has established an internationally recognized design practice that explores architecture, digital technology and emerging public needs. Designated as one of Fast Company’s Masters of Design, Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading and innovating”. Kennedy's creative problem definition and concept creation strategy for clients, directs MATx, the materials research unit at KVA. MATx works collaboratively with business leaders, manufacturers, cultural institutions and public agencies to apply creative production across the fields of design, electronics, architecture, and material science. MATx has developed designs and technology applications for Dupont, Siemens, Osram, Herman Miller, Saint-Gobain, The North Face, The City of Porto in Portugal, the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States Department of Energy. The MATx Portable Light Project, a non-profit global initiative that enables people in the developing world to create and own portable energy harvesting solar textile kits has been recognized with a 2012 Energy Globe Award, 2009 US Congressional Award, a 2009 Energy Globe Award and a 2008 Tech Museum Laureate Award for technology that benefits humanity.

Kennedy's work has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the International Rotterdam Biennale, the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA), and the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) “Design & the Elastic Mind” exhibition on breakthrough designs for new technologies. Kennedy has served as an advisor to the United States Department of Energy, the National Academy of Sciences' Government-Industry Partnerships, and the Vision 2020 National Technology Roadmap. She is the author of multiple patents for the integration of digital technologies into architecture, building materials and textiles. Kennedy's research and work in architecture have been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Academy of Sciences.

Sheila Kennedy studied architecture at the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and received the Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where she has also been an Associate Professor and Director of the M Arch II Program. She is currently Professor of the Practice of Architecture at MIT. Kennedy lectures widely and her work has been featured in journals of architecture, design culture, anthropology and optoelectronics, as well as National Public Radio, CBS News, CNN Principal Voices, BBC World News, Wired, Science News, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and The New York Times.

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See Additional Media Coverage:  

Architect Magazine Video   http://www.architectmagazine.com/videos/architect-visits-kennedy-violich-architecture

Treehugger Radio         https://goo.gl/98azNZ

Fast Company    https://goo.gl/BpCwZM

Kennedy will speak on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium.

“Sheila Kennedy is on the cutting edge in the research and development of sustainable materials that can be adapted by local communities, especially in the developing world,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “In focusing her work on the intersection of electronics, architecture, design and material science, she has created innovative projects and materials that meet the needs of developing people groups around the world.  We believe Ms. Kennedy’s presentation will be of great interest to residents and innovative leaders throughout North Texas.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on February 28 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 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Series Benefactors are bodron+fruit,  CORGAN, Scott+Cooner, SMINK and DLR Group|STAFFELBACH. Lecture Benefactor is BOKA Powell and Reception Underwriter is TKO Associates. The Forum extends thanks to the Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation for its support of the Rose Family Lecture.

SHEILA KENNEDY

PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE, MIT

PRINCIPAL, KENNEDY & VIOLICH ARCHITECTURE (KVA MATX)

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

 

28 February 2018

Wedesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:15-6:55
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

 

The Rose Family Lecture

Presented with Underwriting Support from

Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation 

As a founding Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA), Sheila Kennedy has established an internationally recognized new model for an interdisciplinary design practice that explores architecture, digital technology and emerging public needs. Designated as one of Fast Company’s Masters of Design, Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading and innovating”. In 2000, Kennedy established MATx, a pioneering materials research unit at KVA which engages applied creative production across the fields of design, electronics, and architecture and material science. MATx works collaboratively with business leaders, manufacturers, cultural institutions and public agencies to create designs, building components and architecture that advance the widespread implementation of sustainable digital materials. The MATx Portable Light Project, a non-profit global initiative that enables people in the developing world to create and own portable energy harvesting solar textile kits has been recognized with a U.S. Congressional Award, an Energy Globe Award and a Tech Museum Laureate Award for technology that benefits humanity.

Kennedy’s work has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the International Rotterdam Biennale, the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA), and the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) “Design & the Elastic Mind” exhibition on breakthrough designs for new technologies. She is the author of multiple patents for the integration of digital technologies into architecture, building materials and textiles. Kennedy’s research and work in architecture have been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Academy of Sciences.

Kennedy lectures widely and her work has been featured in journals of architecture, design culture, anthropology and optoelectronics, as well as National Public Radio, CBS News, CNN Principal Voices, BBC World News, Wired, Science News, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and The New York Times.


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 230 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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Maurice Cox, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit, former Design Director for the National Endowment for the Arts, and former Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, will speat to The Dallas Architecture Forum on February 21 at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village. Photo Courtesy of Mr. Cox.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Nationally Recognized Director of Planning

 

Maurice Cox

 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 lecture season with Maurice Cox, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit, Michigan. This lecture will be presented in partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA).

Maurice Cox, Planning Director for the City of Detroit, is an urban designer, architectural educator and former mayor of the City of Charlottesville, VA. He most recently served as Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Tulane University, School of Architecture and Director of the Tulane City Center, a university-affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research and civic engagement throughout the New Orleans community. Cox has taught at Syracuse University, the University of Virginia and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His experience merging architecture, politics and design education led to his being named one of “20 Masters of Design” in 2004 by Fast Company Business Magazine. He served as Design Director of the National Endowment for the Arts where he led the NEA’s Your Town Rural Institute, the Governor’s Institute on Community Design, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and oversaw direct design grants to the design community across the U.S. In 2013, Cox was named one of the Most Admired Design Educators in America in the annual ranking of Design Intelligence.

See Additional Media Coverage:  Crain’s Detroit Business, Next City.Org, Architect Magazine

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Cox will speak on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

“Maurice Cox has achieved a nationally acclaimed reputation as a community designer who incorporates active citizen participation into the urban design and planning process,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “In presenting the challenges, and his strategies for redeveloping the urban core of the City of Detroit, we believe Mr. Cox will present a program that is sure to be of great interest to residents and city leaders throughout North Texas.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on February 21 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 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Series Benefactors are CORGAN, DLR Group/Staffelbach, HKS, IDA Media Group, Janet + Terry Kafka, Scott + Cooner and SMINK. Reception Underwriter is smithgroupjjr.

MAURICE COX

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

CITY OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN

21 February 2018

Thursday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:15-6:55
Magnolia Theater, West Village

Maurice Cox is a nationally acclaimed community designer and leader of the public interest design movement. He is widely respected for his ability to incorporate active citizen participation into the urban design and planning process. Maurice has a reputation for developing bold – yet achievable – plans that become tools for civic discourse and empowerment, embraced by diverse sectors of the community. As the Planning and Development Director for the City of Detroit, Maurice is in charge of the long-term vision for a redeveloped Detroit — improving Detroit’s neighborhoods, developing strategies to boost stable areas of the city with new business and residential development, and devising uses for the vast tracts of vacant lots and other city owned properties.

Cox was born and educated in New York City. He received his bachelor's in architecture from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Architecture and was awarded the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has also served on the faculty.   Cox taught for Syracuse University and at the University of Virginia, which led to him serving as city councilmember and then mayor of the City of Charlottesville, Virginia from 1996-2004. During Cox’s mayoral term the city was ranked as the “#1 Best Place to Live in the USA & Canada” by Frommer’s Cities Ranked and Rated. Under his leadership, Charlottesville completed several urban design initiatives, including the passage of an award-winning zoning ordinance in support of mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development; new infill residential neighborhoods and mixed-income, higher-density housing; and the design of a new, two-mile, federally funded parkway entrance into the city.

Previous to his current position, Maurice served as Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Tulane University’s School of Architecture and Director of the Tulane City Center, a university-affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research, and civic engagement throughout New Orleans. He also served as Design Director of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), where he led the NEA’s Your Town Rural Institute, the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and oversaw grants to the design community across the United States. His experience merging architecture, politics and design education and his engagement of diverse sections of the community led to his being named one of “20 Masters of Design in 2004 by Fast Company. In 2013, Cox was named one of the Most Admired Design Educators in America in the annual ranking by Design Intelligence.

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 230 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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Palm Desert Residence by Cadwallader Design. David Cadwallader will participate in the "Design Inspirations" panel for The Dallas Architecture Forum on February 15. Photo Courtesy of the Designer.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

 

Opens Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations” 

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will open its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series on Thursday, February 15, 2018 with “Design Inspirations” moderated by Meg Fitzpatrick,President of MMF Strategies.

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins 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. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for this panel 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.

“Dallas and North Texas are known for award-winning projects – residences and public buildings, interiors and landscapes. With this panel The Forum will explore what motivates and inspires some of our area’s outstanding design professionals to create their highly regarded projects,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

Joining Moderator Meg Fitzpatrick as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished designers:

David Cadwallader, Principal Designer, Cadwallader Design

Jessica Clements,  LandscapeArchitect,studioOutside

Josh Nimmo, Founder and Architect, Nimmo Architecture

Jason Smith, Principal and Architect,Smitharc Architects

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 Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., and WDG Architecture. The Sponsor for this Panel is LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine and Gromatzky Group at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Meg Fitzpatrick
"Design Inspirations”

15 February 2018
Thursday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm

Venue:  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.

Learn from four of Dallas' leading architects, designers and landscape architects about what inspires their design.  This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these outstanding professionals --what motivates and inspires them as they create their highly regarded design projects, and to understand more about the persons behind the inspired design processes. 

All four of our Panelists are recognized by their peers and the greater design community as being leaders in their fields. Hear from architects Joshua Nimmo and Jason Smith, joined by interior designer David Cadwallader and landscape architect Jessica Clements as they engage in a lively discussion moderated by Meg Fitzpatrick.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

MEG FITZPATRICK

Meg Fitzpatrick has over 25 years of experience in the fields of strategic thinking, marketing, and organizational assessments. She has consulted with 100+ clients. Her business training in systematic problem solving began in the Dallas office of McKinsey & Company, considered by many to be among the top tier of management consulting firms, and ranked number one in the discipline of strategic planning. She is a trusted advisor to senior management teams and boards of directors – viewed as an extension of their team – known for her expertise in facilitating dialogue about the strategic decisions and paths of an organization, firm or company.

PANELISTS:

DAVID CADWALLADER

Providing unique, appropriate, design solutions with a keen attention to detail has been the outstanding trademark for our projects. The full range of design services, from project inception to completion can be provided based on each client's particular needs with full documentation to implement each aspect.

With our unique team of creative professionals and consultants, Cadwallader Design is committed to providing our clients personal attention with creative problem solving and responsive project management for successful projects and lasting client relationships.

David Cadwallader is the Principal Designer of Cadwallader Design. David established Cadwallader Design in 1983. His personalized, high quality design and keen attention to detail has become a trademark for both residential and contract projects.

JESSICA CLEMENTS

Jessica Clements brings a unique perspective and multidisciplinary approach to design in her work at Studio Outside. As a registered Architect with 10+ years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design her work focuses on the ‘space between buildings’ to create cohesive sites. Jessica’s work is inspired by the idea of creating experiential spaces through a lens of contextual systems (ecological, social, physical). She brings to her work a strength in communication:  from persuasive conceptual design graphics to conveying the design intent through the construction process.

Jessica has been an integrated team member to several notable retail/mixed use and master plan projects at Studio Outside. In addition to her work at Studio Outside, Jessica has lectured/taught as an adjunct facility member at the University of Texas, Arlington in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs. Prior to working at Studio Outside, she has contributed to two ASLA National Excellence in Planning Awards for work done in New Orleans, LA. In her spare time she enjoys the perspective of our landscapes by running and cycling through them.

JOSH NIMMO

NIMMO is a modern, progressive architecture firm located in Dallas, Texas; founded by architect Joshua Nimmo [AIA-LEED AP]. Determined to push the conventional boundaries of architecture; Joshua's passion lies in creating environments that inspire individuals and ultimately enhance society. Nimmo thrives on the deep rooted tradition of American innovation. From his beginnings in design, Joshua has embraced the freedoms of modern architecture and has further sought to expand his definition of the modern approach to include an initiative rooted in context and relevance. Nimmo’s focus for architecture goes beyond creating static objects for viewing to realizing dynamic spatial experiences, efficient solutions, and authentic places meant to enliven for generations.

Joshua graduated from Oklahoma State University and began practicing architecture professionally in 1997. In addition to formal practice, he also developed modern single family residences. In 2003, he began work for the Dallas based firm of morrisonseifertmurphy (MSM). During his tenure, he worked directly under renowned architect, Lionel Morrison FAIA, as Lionel’s senior project architect. Joshua led several project teams for MSM on numerous projects of significance including the W Dallas Residences, One Arts Plaza Residences, Northaven Residence, and LEED Gold Certified International Business Park Phase 15.  Joshua is a LEED accredited professional and was MSM's project architect for the first LEED Gold Certified office building in Plano, Texas. He has continued to infuse numerous passive strategies into his projects; including a variety of energy, water and resource conservation technologies.

JASON SMITH

Jason earned a Professional Bachelor of Architecture degree with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. During his tenure at UT, he traveled extensively while participating in study abroad programs. Adventures throughout Western Europe, Mexico and Central America have provided Jason with a rich, first-hand knowledge of architectural history as well as an acute understanding of contemporary structures.

As a Principal at smitharc, Jason focuses on design and research. His professional experiences include positions as Project Architect for Larry Speck, FAIA (PAGE-Austin) and Lionel Morrison (MSM-Dallas.) Jason was also Design Architect for Dick Clark, FAIA (DCA, Austin) and Senior Architect for Emily Summers Design Associates (Dallas.)

Jason is a registered architect in the state of the Texas and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA.) He is also an accredited professional in the Leadership in Energy and environmental Design program (LEED AP.) Jason serves on the Texas Society of Architects Sustainability Committee and is a lecturer and critic at the University of Texas, Austin and Arlington campuses.

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 230 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.

To follow us on Facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/DallasArchitectureForum?ref=bookmarks

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