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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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Award-Winning Landscape Architect Andrea Cochran will speak at The Dallas Architecture Forum on February 8. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 lecture season with award-winning landscape architect Andrea Cochran, Principal of Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, in San Francisco.

Andrea Cochran, FASLA, graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California, where she has been practicing landscape architecture for the past thirty years.

Ms. Cochran’s firm, established in 1998, tackles a wide range of project types and scales, from single-family residences to hotels, wineries, affordable housing, schools, institutions, and public parks.  

Known for seamlessly interweaving sustainable landscapes, art, and architecture, the studio’s designs highlight the experiential qualities of the built environment.  This holistic approach is most recently embodied in the design for Windhover Contemplative Center, which simultaneously functions as an art gallery, spiritual sanctuary, and contemplative garden on the Stanford University campus. The project received one of this year’s honor awards in general design from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Ms. Cochran’s work is internationally recognized and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and a wide range of design publications.  In 2014, Ms. Cochran received the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture and the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Design Medal.  In 2015, she was Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.

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See Additional Media Coverage:  The Wall Street Journal, Dwell Magazine, Garden Design

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Cochran will speak on Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

“The bold and elegant work of Andrea Cochran draws upon her broad experience in design and construction of residential and public projects, a vast knowledge of plant materials, and a deep commitment to excellence in achieving sustainable designs that blend with their larger environment,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe Ms. Cochran will present a program that is sure to be of great interest.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on February 8 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 Benefactors for this lecture are Landscape Forms and Studio Outside. Reception Underwriter is Talley Associates.

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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Architect Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio, will present the Inaugural Frank Welch Memorial Lecture for The Dallas Architecture Forum. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum is honored to announce the establishment of the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to be presented each season as a part of The Forum’s Lecture Series.

This lecture will serve as an ongoing tribute to Architect Frank Welch, FAIA, to honor his lasting legacy as Dean of Texas Modernist Architecture. The Forum is pleased to announce that Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, will deliver the inaugural Frank Welch Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Ted Flato, FAIA, is a native to Corpus Christi, Texas and received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Stanford University. Since founding Lake|Flato with David Lake in 1984, Flato has garnered a reputation for his straight-forward, regional designs that leverage each unique site to connect people to the natural environment. Flato is known for employing sustainable strategies in a wide variety of building types and scales. He seeks to conserve energy and natural resources while creating a healthy built environment. Additionally, Flato developed Lake|Flato Porch House — a system of modules and connecting porch elements that link to the outdoors and simplify the design and construction process in a way that is less wasteful.

Lake|Flato has designed the recently opened TreeHouse store in Dallas, which offers sustainable, high performance building materials, and the two Porch Houses on the TreeHouse property which are home to Houndstooth Coffee. The firm has received over 270 international, national and regional architectural awards — including the prestigious AIA Architecture Firm Award. Ten Lake|Flato projects have received the national AIA COTE Top Ten Project Award — more than any other firm in the nation. In 2013, the firm received the prestigious LOCUS Global Award for Sustainable Architecture and in 2014, Lake|Flato was inducted into the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame. Lake|Flato consistently ranks as one of the top Architecture firms and one of the most sustainable design firms in Architect Magazine’s Top 50 — an annual ranking of the best U.S. firms. The firm was also recently named one of the Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms in the World by Fast Company.

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See Additional Media Coverage: Residential Design Magazine/Fast Company/ Interior Design Magazine

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Flato will speak on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., in The Horchow Auditorium at The Dallas Museum of Art.

“The architectural philosophy and outstanding award-winning work of Ted Flato make him the perfect choice to present The Dallas Architecture Forum’s inaugural Frank Welch Memorial Lecture,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.  “Like Frank Welch, Ted Flato designs projects that are shaped by the opportunities and challenges presented by their environments, and he seeks to create a seamless connection between interior spaces and the surrounding outdoors. We believe Mr. Flato will present what is sure to be a program of great interest.”

Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). $15 for DMA members.  If Seats Still Available, Non-Member Tickets on Sale Night of Lecture (at Check-In) Beginning at 6:45 pm.

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, Scott + Cooner and SMINK. Lecture Benefactors are Billingsley, GFF, Gioia/Goyer Group-Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, SCHMIDT+STACY and Turner Construction. Reception Underwriter is Datum Engineers.

About the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture  

Frank Welch was a long-time friend and member of The Dallas Architecture Forum. The Forum was fortunate to have events at many of the residences that he designed. The highlight of each event was when Frank would give brief remarks about the project to the attendees. He was always gracious, insightful, and humble, and his presence made the event memorable for all who were there.

Frank Welch’s legacy will continue through his work, including his The Birthday project, which inspires the design aesthetic of a new generation of Texas design professionals. The architects Frank Welch mentored and the lives he touched are lasting tributes to his vision and humanity. 

Frank Welch’s family has designated The Dallas Architecture Forum as one of the charities to which memorial donations in his honor can be made. Donations will be used to fund the annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture.

For more information and to donate to the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture fund, click Here

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The Constable's House Renovation in Pamplona, Spain by Fernanco Tabuenca who will speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum on November 14 at The Magnolia Theater. Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents Lecture by

 

Award-Winning Architect

Fernando Tabuenca

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 season with leading Spanish architect Fernando Tabuenca, Founder and Principal of Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos in Pamplona, Spain. Since its founding in 1994, the firm has developed projects for residential, industrial, cultural, sport, education, and religious facilities with their work focused on urban, interior and product design, renovation and new construction.

Tabuenca & Leache has been recognized across Europe and the United States with numerous awards from Fondazione Frate Sole, University of Ferrara, Faith and Form-American Institute of Architects, ECOLA, European Union Prize-Mies Van der Rohe and other well-known organizations, as well as receiving the 2016 American Architecture Gold Medal Prize in Architectural Design and Renovation. Their work has been published in many international magazines such as El Croquis, A&V, Arquitectura Viva, Casabella, Detail, Architekture Aktuell, AIT, Octogon, A+U and many others.

Fernando Tabuenca has lectured in Spain, Italy, France and Taiwan. At the present time, he is an associate professor in the College of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zaragoza. Tabuenca has also taught in Pamplona, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and he is now a visiting associate professor at Cornell University.

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Tabuenca will speak on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

“The Dallas Architecture Forum is delighted to continue its 2017-18 lecture series with Fernando Tabuenca, one of the leading architects of Spain,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe that with the broad experience of his award-winning firm, Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos, in numerous areas of design, and his personal experience as a lecturer and professor of architecture in Europe and the United States, Mr. Tabuenca, will present what is sure to be a program of great interest.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on November 14 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. Fall/Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Ligting Alliance, CORGAN and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net.

FERNANDO TABUENCA

FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL, TABUENCA & LEACHE ARQUITECTOS

PAMPLONA, SPAIN

 

14 November 2017

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

 

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

Presented in partnership with UTA-CAPPA

Since its foundation in 1994 by Fernando Tabuenca and Jesús Leache, Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos, a firm settled in Pamplona (Spain), has developed a wide variety of projects, from urban design to architectural design (new buildings for residential, industrial, cultural, sport, education, religious, etc.), and also renovations, interior design and product design.

In the late 90’s, Tabuenca and his partner were selected by the prestigious architects Rafael Moneo and Alvaro Siza, together with five other young architectural teams, to be among the most relevant emergent Iberian architects and to show their early work at the 1st Spanish-Portuguese Architectural Encounters organized by Dukes of Soria Foundation held in Lisbon.

Since then, they have received many awards and recognitions in Spain from architects associations and institutions such as FAD, CSCAE, COAVN, COAM, ASCER, EGURTEK, to mention but a few, and from abroad: Fondazione Frate Sole, University of Ferrara, Faith and Form-American Institute of Architects, ECOLA, European Union Prize-Mies Van der Rohe and other well-known institutions. Their works have been published in various international magazines like El Croquis, A&V, Arquitectura Viva, Casabella, Detail, Architekture Aktuell, AIT, Octogon, A+U and many others.

Two significant built projects are the restoration and renovation of the Constable’s House and Saint George’s Parish Church, both in Pamplona. The first project has been published in the latest issue of Casabella magazine and in many other publications, and has won an American Architectural Prize. The Parish Church has received the Honor Award for Religious Architecture (IFRAA), has been exhibited at the AIA Small Project Awards Exhibition in Chicago and has also been broadly published in architectural magazines.

Fernando Tabuenca has lectured in Spain, Italy, France and Taiwan. At the present time, he is an associate professor in the College of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zaragoza. Tabuenca has also taught in Pamplona, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and he is now a visiting associate professor at Cornell University.


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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Aga Khan Winning Project Bait-ur-Rouf- by Marina Tabassum. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents Lecture by

Aga Khan Prize-Winning Architect

Marina Tabassum

 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 with award-winning architect Marina Tabassum, Founder and Principal of Marina Tabassum Architects, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tabassum was one of six 2016 winners of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the project Bait-ur-Rouf Mosque in Dhaka. She is the Academic Director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, and has conducted design studios at BRAC University since 2005.

Marina Tabassum has lectured and presented her works and ideas of architecture in various prestigious international architecture forums and events in Norway, Australia, France, Switzerland, and the United States. She will be a juror for this year's Architectural Review Emerging Architecture awards in Berlin at the World Architecture Festival.  Tabassum is a visiting professor this year at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has previously been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and BRAC University.    

http://mtarchitekts.com/

See Additional Media Coverage: The National, The Daily Star

 https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/architect-marina-tabassum-on-her-aga-khan-award-winning-design-for-the-bait-ur-rouf-mosque-in-dhaka-1.160592

 http://www.thedailystar.net/wide-angle/marina-tabassum-architect-search-roots-1240831

 Tabassum will speak on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

“The Dallas Architecture Forum is delighted to continue its 2017-18 series with architect Marina Tabassum, winner of the prestigious 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.  Ms. Tabassum is committed to creating work which reflects the history and location of its place in the world, and she shares her ideas of architecture widely as a lecturer, as well as being a professor at Harvard,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe Ms. Tabassum will present what is sure to be a program of great interest.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on October 25 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, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Fall/Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Ligting Alliance, CORGAN and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net.

MARINA TABASSUM

FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL, MARINA TABASSUM ARCHITECTS

DHAKA BANGLADESH

25 October 2017

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

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

Marina Tabassum is the principal of Marina Tabassum Architects (MTA), a practice based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. MTA began its journey in the quest of establishing a language of architecture that is contemporary to the world yet rooted to the place -- the climate, the location, the culture of the people, history of the land. The practice is consciously kept and retained in an optimum size and projects undertaken are carefully chosen and are limited by number per year. The projects done and at hand are varied, ranging from Master Planning of Eco Resort to twelve story residential blocks.

Tabassum, a graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, founded Dhaka-based Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005 after ten years as a partner and co-founder of URBANA in Dhaka.

Marina was one of six 2016 winners of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the project Bait-ur-Rouf Mosque in Dhaka. She is the Academic Director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements. She has conducted design studios at BRAC University since 2005. With Kashef Chowdhury, Marina designed the Independence Monument of Bangladesh and Liberation War Museum during her partnership in URBANA from 1995 to 2005. Her project A5, Pavilion Apartment was a finalist of Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. The same year she received the Sirswa Das, Top Ten Women of Bangladesh Award. She received the Architect of the Year Award from India for the project NEK 10 2002.

Marina Tabassum has lectured and presented her works and ideas of Architecture in various prestigious international architecture forums and events that include Roros Seminar in Norway, National Conference of Royal Australian Institute of Architects in Perth, Architecture Foundation of Australia in Melbourne, Cité de l'Architecture in Paris, Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, and the Architecture League of New York. She will be a juror for this year's Architectural Review's Emerging Architecture awards in Berlin at the World Architecture Festival. Tabassum is a visiting professor this year at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has previously been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlingrton and BRAC University. Ms. Tabassum will lecture on 25 October for The Dallas Architecture Forum.     
 
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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Aga Khan Winning Project Bait-ur-Rouf- by Marina Tabassum. PhotoCourtesy of the Architect.jpg

The Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents Lecture by

Aga Khan Prize-Winning Architect

Marina Tabassum

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 with award-winning architect Marina Tabassum, Founder and Principal of Marina Tabassum Architects, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tabassum was one of six 2016 winners of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the project Bait-ur-Rouf Mosque in Dhaka. She is the Academic Director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, and has conducted design studios at BRAC University since 2005.

Marina Tabassum has lectured and presented her works and ideas of architecture in various prestigious international architecture forums and events in Norway, Australia, France, Switzerland, and the United States. She will be a juror for this year's Architectural Review Emerging Architecture awards in Berlin at the World Architecture Festival.  Tabassum is a visiting professor this year at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has previously been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and BRAC University.    

http://mtarchitekts.com/

See Additional Media Coverage: The National, The Daily Star

https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/architect-marina-tabassum-on-her-aga-khan-award-winning-design-for-the-bait-ur-rouf-mosque-in-dhaka-1.160592

http://www.thedailystar.net/wide-angle/marina-tabassum-architect-search-roots-1240831

Tabassum will speak on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

"The Dallas Architecture Forum is delighted to continue its 2017-18 series with architect Marina Tabassum, winner of the prestigious 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.  Ms. Tabassum is committed to creating work which reflects the history and location of its place in the world, and she shares her ideas of architecture widely as a lecturer, as well as being a professor at Harvard,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe Ms. Tabassum will present what is sure to be a program of great interest.”

 The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on October 25 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, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Fall/Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Ligting Alliance, CORGAN and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net.

MARINA TABASSUM

FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL, MARINA TABASSUM ARCHITECTS

DHAKA BANGLADESH

25 October 2017

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

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

Marina Tabassum is the principal of Marina Tabassum Architects (MTA), a practice based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. MTA began its journey in the quest of establishing a language of architecture that is contemporary to the world yet rooted to the place -- the climate, the location, the culture of the people, history of the land. The practice is consciously kept and retained in an optimum size and projects undertaken are carefully chosen and are limited by number per year. The projects done and at hand are varied, ranging from Master Planning of Eco Resort to twelve story residential blocks.

Tabassum, a graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, founded Dhaka-based Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005 after ten years as a partner and co-founder of URBANA in Dhaka.

Marina was one of six 2016 winners of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the project Bait-ur-Rouf Mosque in Dhaka. She is the Academic Director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements. She has conducted design studios at BRAC University since 2005. With Kashef Chowdhury, Marina designed the Independence Monument of Bangladesh and Liberation War Museum during her partnership in URBANA from 1995 to 2005. Her project A5, Pavilion Apartment was a finalist of Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. The same year she received the Sirswa Das, Top Ten Women of Bangladesh Award. She received the Architect of the Year Award from India for the project NEK 10 2002.

Marina Tabassum has lectured and presented her works and ideas of Architecture in various prestigious international architecture forums and events that include Roros Seminar in Norway, National Conference of Royal Australian Institute of Architects in Perth, Architecture Foundation of Australia in Melbourne, Cité de l'Architecture in Paris, Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, and the Architecture League of New York. She will be a juror for this year's Architectural Review's Emerging Architecture awards in Berlin at the World Architecture Festival. Tabassum is a visiting professor this year at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has previously been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlingrton and BRAC University. Ms. Tabassum will lecture on 25 October for The Dallas Architecture Forum.     
 
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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Dining Room in the Park and Pearl residence that will be featured for 365 Modern Living by The Dallas Architecture Forum on October 30. Interior Architecture Tom Kundig & Team. Interior Design Emily Summers & Team. Photo Courtesy of Interior Designer.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

 365 MODERN LIVING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Modern Living Every Day of the Year

 

A great evening at one of the most interesting residences in Dallas. 
Full-Floor High Rise with Interior Architecture by Tom KUNDIG and Interior Design by Emily SUMMERS and their teams.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres, and the chance to see the residence and hear from some members of the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. 

The reception will be from 6 to 8 pm with remarks from some of the design team at 
approximately 6:45 pm.

Valet parking will be provided. Business or cocktail attire is suggested.     

See below for details of the design.

Purchase Admission

www.DallasArchitectureForum.org

Admission is $90 per person for The Forum's members, $110 general admission.  Limited attendance, Advance purchase required.

Purchase can be made by credit card at the link provided, or by check, payable to "Dallas Architecture Forum" and mailed to P O Box 596119, Dallas, TX  75359.

Those who purchase admission will receive confirmation from The Forum, including address and valet parking information.  

 

Monday, 30 October 2017, 6 to 8 pm

PARK & PEARL HIGH-RISE RESIDENCE

The Park & Pearl Residence floats among the critically acclaimed architecture of the Dallas Arts District. It is home to a forward-thinking couple who desired an industrial backdrop for their modern high- rise apartment. 

From a full floor shell apartment, the design team carved out interior spaces that celebrate the client's cutting-edge style and smartly unconventional approach to modern American life. The elegant, oval-shaped building perimeter is wrapped with floor to ceiling windows. Both the floor plan and architectural finishes were conceived to capitalize on the expansive 360 degree views and simultaneously mitigate the immense amount of Texas sunlight that would pour into the space. The window mullions were painted black to enhance the industrial feel of the residence. A midnight dark ceiling system with exposed duct work was installed and 'almost black' terrazzo floors were poured. 

The disciplined commitment to light absorption carried into secondary finishes as well with inserted broad strokes of hot rolled blackened steel, black walnut, and bright red lacquered metal walls. Living spaces, entertaining areas, and bedrooms are expertly located along the perimeter, unique views framed in each. Down the center of the unit are expansive corridors; the spine of the apartment. They provide storage, traffic flow, and gallery space. Clerestory windows allow light to inconspicuously graze the corridors without fully revealing the source.  

Aesthetically, the interior design extends the industrial architectural dialogue while avoiding loft clichés. Plush rugs, deep color tones, and bold curves create inviting gathering areas with instinctual traffic patterns encouraging people to explore the windows and views. Multifunctional rooms with custom furniture pieces function well, both for everyday activities and a robust entertaining calendar. The family room accommodates a movie night for the entire family and can also be an intimate dining spot for two. The space can be transformed for social events when one can turn the architect's famed "gizmo" and reveal a red lacquered bar hidden behind hot rolled steel panels. The client-proclaimed "man cave" has its own kitchen along with a ping pong table that doubles as a secondary dining spot for more casual affairs. 

The home is the perfect backdrop to display the owners' growing collection of contemporary art. From artists like James Brooks to Tomory Dodge, the clients have an eye for bold contemporary art that really pops and adds a unique element to this industrial residence. 

 

Interior Architecture:

Tom Kundig, FAIA; Paul Schlachter, AIA

Olson Kundig

 

Interior Design:

Emily Summers, ASID; Jennifer Long

Emily Summers Design Associates

 

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

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

Among the over 130 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series  are Shigeru Ban,  Brad Cloepfil,  Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves,  Daniel Libeskind,  Thomas Phifer,  Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and  regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center).   Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

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

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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Dr. Richard Brettell, Vice Provost of the University of Texas at Dallas, will be joined by Mark Lamster, award-winning Architecture Critic of the Dallas Morning News, to discuss "Cultural Developments in Dallas" on October 10 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Photo Courtesy of Dr. Brettell.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents

“Cultural Developments in Dallas”

Featuring Richard Brettell and Mark Lamster

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 Lecture Series on October 10, 2017 with “Cultural Developments in Dallas,” featuring a discussion between Rick Brettell and Mark Lamster.

Rick Brettell is the Vice-Provost of the University of Texas at Dallas as well as Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and the Founding Director of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History. Rick Brettell is also the Founding Board President of the Dallas Architecture Forum.

Mark Lamster is the award-winning architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of numerous books, including a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, which is soon to be released by Little, Brown and Company. He has just completed the past year as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard.

www.marklamster.com

Brettell and Lamster will speak on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

“The Dallas Architecture Forum is delighted to present the first lecture in its 2017-18 series which will explore the impact of the dramatic growth of the arts and cultural institutions across the Metroplex,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Rick Bretell and Mark Lamster will present what is sure to be a lively conversation about the last 20 years of the cultural landscape in the Metroplex and also consider what it will look like in the next 20 years.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on October 10 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 D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Fall/Winter Series Benefactors are CORGAN and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net

“CULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS IN DALLAS”

RICK BRETTELL AND MARK LAMSTER

10 October 2017

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

The last two decades have seen dramatic developments in the cultural fabric of North Texas. In Dallas, the Arts District saw the addition of the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Wyly Theater, the Winspear Opera House, the City Performance Hall, and the completion of the Booker T. Washington campus. Fort Worth has added the Modern Art Museum and the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell among its new signature buildings. 

Much has happened besides the completion of these signature buildings. Galleries, artist labs, new musical and theatrical organizations have also come into existence or increased their reach across North Texas. Academic centers and non-profits such as The Forum have expanded the cultural reach and raised awareness and dialogue on issues important to all of us. In addition to the Arts District in Dallas and the Cultural District in Fort Worth, there are emerging centers of creative activity across many North Texas cities. Join us for a lively discussion with Rick Brettell and Mark Lamster as we examine some of these major accomplishments over the last twenty years, and discuss what needs to occur over the next two decades with a goal of enhancing the arts and cultural opportunities for all North Texas residents.

Richard (Rick) Brettell, Ph.D.

 Richard Bretell is the Vice-Provost of the University of Texas at Dallas as well as Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics Studies in the Interdisciplinary Program in Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas and the Founding Director of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, housed at the University of Texas Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art. The Institute links New Technologies, Sciences and the Arts. He is also an international museum consultant with projects in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Bretell has taught at the University of Texas, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Yale University (from which he has three degrees), and Harvard University. Dr. Bretell has also been appointed the Director of the Paul Gauguin Catalogue Raisonné for the Wildenstein Institute in Paris and was named Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture for the work he accomplished within FRAME (French Regional/American Museum Exchange). He is also the Art critic for the Dallas Morning News.His most recent books are Pissarro’s People,  James Magee – The Hill, From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern, The Robert Lehman Collection: 19th and 20th century Painting, Gauguin and Impressionism , Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1900, Modern Art, 1851-1929: Capitalism and Representation, and Monet to Moore: The Millennium Gift of Sara Lee Corporation. His earlier exhibitions include A Day in the Country, Impressionism and the French Landscape, for which he was awarded a chevalier in the order of “Arts et Lettres” by the French Government, The Art of Paul Gauguin, and The Impressionist in the City: Pissarro’s Urban Series. Dr. Brettell was the guest curator for Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1900 for the National Gallery, London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Impression was called “the show of the year” by the London Daily Telegraph and enthusiastically reviewed in the Burlington Magazine, Apollo, The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, The International Herald Tribune, and all the London dailies.

Dr. Brettell’ s museum career began in 1980 when he was appointed Searle Curator of European Painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. While there, he oversaw the complete renovation and reinstallation of the European Painting and Sculpture Galleries in the Allerton Building. He served as the McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, where he guided the opening of the Hamon Building among many other accomplishments.  Dr. Brettell has lectured at museums and universities throughout the world.  He has also served on boards of directors of many national cultural organizations, including the College Art Association, The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, the Wendy and Emery Reeves Foundation, and the American Friends of the Australian National Gallery. He also founded The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas and is the Founding Board President of The Dallas Architecture Forum. Recently the Richard Brettell Award in the Arts was established in honor of Brettell' s illustrious career.

Mark Lamster

Mark Lamster is the award-winning architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of numerous books, including a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, which is soon to be released by Little, Brown and Company.  Lamster has just spent the past year as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard, while still writing periodically for the Dallas Morning News and participating in programs of importance to Dallas.

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Robert Irwin, untitled (dawn to dusk), 2016. ©Alex Marks, courtesy of the Chinati Foundation. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents

Dallas Design Symposium

 Redefining Space for Art | Chinati and MASS MoCA

 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Check-in at 1:00 pm, Symposium 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Nasher Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center

Speakers:

Jenny Moore, Director, Chinati Foundation

Joseph Thompson, Founding Director, MASS MoCA

The Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA are two highly acclaimed centers for contemporary art that have repurposed abandoned spaces to create innovative and internationally recognized centers for the display of art. These museums have created opportunities for visitors to interact with art - in unusual and unique settings - in dramatic yet intimate ways.

The Forum's 2017 Design Symposium will present Jenny Moore and Joseph Thompson in compelling conversation as they each overview their organizations. They'll discuss how their expansive sites were repurposed for the display of art, with emphasis on how the size of their venues provides opportunities to present art at a scale and scope not possible in most conventional art museums.

Ms. Moore and Mr. Thompson will discuss highlights of the significant collections on display at their museums. Ms. Moore will also overview the new master plan recently completed for Chinati, while Mr. Thompson will highlight the major MASS MoCA campus expansion that just opened this year. The Symposium will conclude with a moderated conversation between Ms. Moore and Mr. Thompson, with time for audience questions.

Patron Cocktail Reception

There will be a Patron cocktail reception on Saturday evening, November 4 from 6 to 8 pm. A limited number of Patron tickets, which also include admission to the Design Symposium on Sunday afternoon, November 5 will be sold.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities are available, including special packages for gallery owners which give promotion/recognition of their gallery from The Forum at the event, and for the next twelve months, as well as admission to the Symposium and Patron Reception.  For more information, contact The Forum at Director@dallasarchitectureforum.org

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:

http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/symposium2017.html

Symposium presented with generous support from the Nasher Sculpture Center.

MASS MoCA Additional Coverage: New York Times/Architectural Record/Museum Video

http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/12813-mass-moca-by-brunercott

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/arts/design/mass-moca-new-building.html

https://youtu.be/jiBj2SX_S7Y MASS MoCA in 2 Minutes (Almost)

About Jenny Moore

Jenny Moore is Director of the Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art museum founded by the artist Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas. Since her appointment in 2013, Chinati has successfully completed the latest addition to its permanent collection, Robert Irwin's untitled (dawn to dusk), 2016, a 10,000 square foot building-cum-artwork, and completed the first master plan for Chinati's complex of 34 buildings on 340 acres, accompanied by a two part symposium. In 2015, she curated the yearlong exhibition Charlotte Posenenske and Peter Roehr. Prior to her appointment at Chinati, Moore was Associate Curator at the New Museum in New York City, where she organized Pictures from the Moon: Artists’ Holograms 1969–2008 (2012) and solo presentations of the work of Charles Atlas, Ellen Altfest, Erika Vogt, Stanya Kahn, and Brian Bress. She also co-organized Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos (2012), NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (2013) and Chris Burden: Extreme Measures (2013). From 2005 to 2010, Moore was Project Curator for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In addition, she was Exhibitions Coordinator and Assistant Curator for 10,000 Lives, the 8th Gwangju Biennial (2010), working with Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni.

The specific intention of Chinati is to preserve and present to the public permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists. The emphasis is on works in which art and the surrounding landscape are inextricably linked. Located on 340 acres of land on the site of former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa, Texas, construction and installation at the site began in 1979 with initial assistance from the Dia Art Foundation in New York. The Chinati Foundation opened to the public in 1986 as an independent, non-profit, publicly funded institution. Chinati was originally conceived to exhibit the work of Donald Judd, John Chamberlain and Dan Flavin. The collection was expanded and now includes 15 outdoor concrete works by Donald Judd, 100 aluminum works by Judd housed in two converted artillery sheds, 25 sculptures by John Chamberlain, an installation by Dan Flavin occupying six former army barracks, and works by Carl Andre, Ingólfur Arnarsson, Roni Horn, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, David Rabinowitch, and John Wesley. Each artist's work is installed in a separate building on the museum's grounds.  

About Joseph Thompson

Joseph Thompson is the founding director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), having guided the museum’s development and arts programming since its inception in 1987.  The arts complex has grown from 200,000 square feet of renovated space to over 550,000 square feet of galleries, stages, workshops, and commercial tenant space, including 130,000 square feet of new space that opened in May 2017.  One of the largest centers in the world for making, showing, and enjoying new art, music, theater, and dance, MASS MoCA is renowned for its daring programs of large-scale exhibitions and performances that capitalize on the museum’s vast 28-building, 16-acre site.  It is also the home of the long-term retrospective of Sol LeWitt wall drawings and a long-term installation of the paintings and sculpture of Anselm Kiefer.  The recently opened Phase III of MASS MoCA’s three-decade re-inhabitation of the site added quasi-permanent exhibitions and changing programs with works of Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Louise Bourgeois Trust.

A graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an Annenberg Fellow, Mr. Thompson holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, where he was named a Morgenthau Fellow for his work in public policy and management.  Thompson has written widely on contemporary art, and has organized many exhibitions and performing arts events at MASS MoCA, including the first solo exhibition of the visual art of David Byrne; the Clocktower Project, a permanent sound art installation by Christina Kubisch; Robert Wilson’s 14 Stations; Tim Hawkinson’s Überorgan; Ann Hamilton’s corpus; Cai Guo-Qiang’s Inopportune; and, most recently, Xu Bing: Phoenix.  For his work in the arts and regional economic development, Thompson has been awarded the Commonwealth Award (the highest award granted to private citizens by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) and the Williams College Bicentennial Medal for outstanding achievement by a Williams College alumnus.  Under Thompson’s tenure, MASS MoCA’s visitation has grown from 80,000 in 1999 to over 160,000 in 2016, about twelve times the population of its home city, North Adams, Massachusetts. The arts center is recognized as an important catalyst for regional economic revitalization, supporting over 600 jobs and $32 million per year in economic impact to the region.

About The Dallas Design Symposium:

The Dallas Design Symposium was founded by The Dallas Architecture Forum to extend the reach of The Forum not only in active education and dialogue on architecture and the built environ­ment, but to examine, educate and amplify informed discussion on how those elements intersect and impact the arenas of design and art. The Symposium initiates ongoing con­versations across professional arenas and personal interests, creating new networks and spurring community involvement in discussions about the built and creative environment.  The Nasher Sculpture Center is a long-standing collaborator with The Forum in the development and presentation of The Dallas Design Symposium.

Each Symposium addresses a different issue intersecting these fields of architecture, design and art. Speakers and moderators are selected specifically to offer their unique but complimentary perspectives on the topic. Previous symposia have included the following topics and present­ers:

•              Interior and Product Design: Christopher C. Deam, Howard F. Elkus, Karim Rashid, Emily Summers

•              Designing for Collections: Aaron Betsky, Jorge Pardo, George Sexton, Scott John­son, Jack Lane

•              Blurring the Lines: Art, Architecture and Design: Terence Riley, Johnston Marklee, Walead Beshty, Jeremy Strick

•              The Legacy of Christo and Jeanne Claude:  Christo

•              Architecture and Art - Critical Intersections:  New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman              

•              Modernism:  Mid-Century Modern Design:  Leo Marmol, Sidney Williams, Nate Eudaly

•              Material Design: Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Leigh Arnold, Ian Zapata

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”.  

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