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The Dallas Architecture Forum presents 365 Modern Living Receptions. Three evenings in some of the most architecturally significant homes in Dallas. Photo Courtesy of SHM Architects.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

 365 MODERN LIVING COCKTAIL PARTIES

Modern Living Every Day of the Year

Join The Forum for three great evenings at some of the most significant modern residences in Dallas. 

May 21, June 4, June 13, 2019.

Each evening will include 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.

Each cocktail party will be from 6 to 8 pm with remarks by the design teams at approximately 6:45 pm.

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

Addresses and other information will be sent to confirmed attendees once tickets have been purchased.  

Attendance is limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https//www.dallasarchitectureforum.org

Payment may also be made by check. Mail check, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum,” to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359.

NOTE:  The 21 May Bridge Hollow Reception is sold out, and there area very limited number of spaces still available for 4 June CRESCENT RESIDENCE and 13 June WILDWOOD RESIDENCE.  We encourage you to purchase admission to those 365 Modern Living Parties NOW before they also sell out to ensure you are able to attend.  Thank you!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 6 to 8 pm
Bridge Hollow Residence

The Bridge Hollow Residence pays homage to both the early Texas modern architecture of David R. Williams, O'Neil Ford, and Frank Welch and the classical Texas architecture of John Staub. The Texas Modernism of large overhangs, standing seam metal roof, steel windows and Texas Antique Lueders Limestone combine with the gracious and glamorous living of Texas Classicism like the Camp House at the Dallas Arboretum. All combine to create strong connections in this house's courtyard plan, between the inner and outer living spaces directed towards the Texas sunset. The 9,000 square foot house has the appearance of a one-story house. Nearly a quarter of the living area surrounds a sub-terranean motor court. Trees lining the front of the property provide a hint of seclusion while leaving the architecture visible and welcoming beyond. The ground level upon approach reveals the rear courtyard with a see-through entry and front living room. On either side of the courtyard are the dining space and library both overlooking the neighborhood with the more private spaces placed toward the back of the structure. The outdoor loggia serves as the connection point between all the family living areas while the entry court welcomes guests with its reflecting pool surrounded by more public spaces. The front water feature provides not only a visual, but an auditory sense of calm and peace. The smooth mirrored water on the surface provides a reflection of the sky and surrounding environment.

Crisp geometric forms define the courts, terraces and water features and are countered and softened with textural plantings. The material palette of the home and the landscape is elegant and spare: Leuders limestone, stucco walls, water, metal, glass, IPE wood, gravel and light. The materials bring a clean uniformity so that the landscape gestures compliment and support the architecture and tie the two together seamlessly. The rear garden is terraced down to the infinity, zero edge pool. A linear fire feature and modern trellis provide a year round sitting space close to the master bedroom. Wood ceilings are throughout the house, and flow from the interiors to the outdoor spaces. Ceramic tile which mimics concrete is the flooring throughout and it works beautifully with interior and exterior concrete elements of the structure. Beautiful Italian modern furnishings blend with an excellent art collection in the home. The master suite features bespoke walnut lacquered cabinetry and leather paneled walls. The library features stunning orange lacquer walls which create a dramatic contrast to the otherwise understated decor of this elegant home.

Architecture
David Stocker, AIA - Design Architect; Philip Pitzer, - Project Architect
SHM Architects

Interior Design 
Neil Stewart, Principal Designer; Ann Riedel, Associate Designer
Neil Stewart Designs 

Landscape Architecture
Mary Ellen Cowan, ASLA
MESA 

Contractor
John Sebastian
Sebastian Construction Group

 

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 6 to 8 pm
Crescent Residence

Crescent Residence sits on a beautiful wooded site with rolling topography and mature trees and was designed in order to save these trees and topographic features. Conceived as three narrow, stone and wood buildings, connected by two double-height glass infill spaces (entry hall and kitchen), the house primarily serves to focus on the visual and physical connections between the occupied spaces and the site. The front entry is accessed by the property's thoughtfully-designed stone-clad motor court, and a welcoming water feature creates a peaceful atmosphere while lessening any city noises beyond. Entering the house, a vintage mid-century modern chandelier welcomes guests in the vast hall. Beautiful views of the back yard welcome visitors at every turn through floor to ceiling glass walls. A muted pallet of interior finishes helps to blend the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. Flooring of white oak planks and antique limestone extend the ground plane to the terraced lawn spaces at the front and rear, providing transition from home to preserved mature oaks. Clay plaster and bleached white oak paneling are utilized at various wall and ceiling surfaces to expand the visual field across both levels of the house.

Every room has vistas through the mature trees, with direct physical access to the outside. Deep, zinc paneled roof overhangs shelter a series of exterior porches and balconies. A fire pit and seating area in the back yard provide entertainment close to the home while a path of Pennsylvania bluestone slabs ascend toward a sunken fire pit and carport at the rear. The remarkably verdant qualities of the landscape, comfortable furniture, bespoke rugs and fittings, and cherished art throughout the home all help to define this comfortable and comforting home. A neutral pallet of exterior materials, including bevel shell stone, stained wood, and weathered zinc, helps integrate the home to the larger site, while bringing into focus the trees and their changing seasonal color, texture, and dappled light of this site reconnected to the adjacent branch of Turtle Creek.

Architecture 
Gary Cunningham, FAIA; Michael Bessner, Assoc. AIA; 
Tom Dohearty, AIA; Sharon Odom, AIA
Cunningham Architects

Interior Design 
Shannon Bowers, RID; Marci Thomas, RID
Shannon Bowers Design

Landscape Architecture
David Hocker, FASLA; Ashlee Lehmann, ASLA
Hocker Design Group

General Contractors
Steve McCombs; Vaughn Shadle
S.H. McCombs Company, Inc.
George Bramblett
Webster Street, Inc.

 

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 6 to 8 pm
Wildwood Residence

The Wildwood Residence brings the outdoors in as it sits nestled in a heavily forested area of Bluffview. The house has large sliding glass doors that connect to the pool deck area to the east, creating an expansive feel. A large sliding glass pocket door extends the kitchen / family room space to the screened porch, continuing the indoor / indoor connection. The Eggersman kitchen anchors this expansive living area, finished in walnut and stainless steel. This entire living space (family room, kitchen and porch) has Mediterranean Blue limestone floors which seamlessly flow from the interior to the exterior living area. The screened porch has a full outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, fireplace, grille and dining area with granite countertops throughout. The house's dramatic entry, which is partitioned from the sitting area by an art glass stair wall, features a custom Tibetan area rug and 11' tall iridescent chandelier. The sitting area beyond includes a bar and wine display wall and exotic iron red granite. The study, adjacent to the dining area, features leather floors. The house's exterior materials allow the house to blend in organically in relationship to the heavily wooded lot. The stone veneer is a dry stacked chopped stone that complements the smooth gray stucco and Ipe wood siding.

The home's site showcases mature trees and the soothing sounds of nature. Special attention to the site's layout preserved existing trees by curving the vehicular approach from the center to side of the lot toward a coordinated wood gate that conceals the side-facing garage and entry to the home. Once inside the house, a floor-to-ceiling view to the reflective, dark pool in the rear yard reveals shadows of the surrounding Japanese maples and other trees emerging from the pool's deck. A monolithic, rectangular granite block serves as a focal point and water feature in the pool's shallow shelf. The dense shading of the site required a carefully selected plant palette of shade tolerant specimens. This is a home that clearly reflects the meaning of its name.

Architecture 
Patricia Magadini AIA Design Architect; Bruce Bernbaum AIA and 
Dan Typaldos AIA Project Architects
Bernbaum/Magadini Architects

Interior Design 
Rick Rozas
Rick Rozas, Designer

Landscape Architecture
David Hocker, ASLA
Hocker Design Group 

Admission is $90 per person for Forum members, or $110 for non-members per person per event.

Admission for the Series of three events for Forum members is $230 for one person or $360 for two people.  Non-member Series pricing is $275 for one person or $425 for two people. 

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.

 

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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Melanie Ferguson, Director of Special Projects for Matthews Southwest, will moderate a Panel on the history and affordability of Housing in Dallas for The Dallas Architecture Forum. Photo Courtesy of Ms. Ferguson.

 The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

“Housing in Dallas: How Did We Get Here?”

May 9, 2019

 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 Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series on Thursday,  May 9, 2019 with “Housing in Dallas: How Did We Get Here?” moderated by Melanie Ferguson.

“The Forum will begin a series of Panels that will continue over the next several seasons focused on the major issues of affordability and accessibility of housing in Dallas. The first Housing Panel will examine the history and context of this issue in our city, as well as overview the Housing Plan adopted by the City of Dallas last year,” said Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum. Please join The Forum to hear these experts as they discuss how Dallas’s current housing situation came into being.

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.

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North Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States.  Since 2010 the population of North Texas has increased by over one million people, with the area estimated to currently have seven million five hundred thousand residents.  Though this growth in population has produced new jobs and opportunities, it has created severe challenges to providing affordable, available housing.  In the first half of this decade housing costs in the Dallas Fort Worth area increased over 40 percent.  Though the increase has moderated some in the last few years, the cost for both renting and purchasing a home in North Texas has become a major challenge for many area residents.  The speakers for this panel are all recognized leaders regarding housing issues in Dallas, and have first-hand knowledge in the identification of housing needs, the availability of public funds and the creation of public/private partnerships to provide appropriate housing for everyone in Dallas. Panel attendees will gain greater understanding of the historical context of housing in Dallas, and will learn about the key elements of the housing plan adopted last year by the City of Dallas.  They will also learn about the plans and potential issues involved in providing more affordable housing in the face of rapid economic growth in North Texas.  Attendees will be able to ask questions and engage in conversation with our Panelists and Moderator, each of them subject matter experts on Housing. 

Avis CHAISSON, Assistant Manager of Housing, City of Dallas

Myriam IGOUFE, Director of Housing Services, Dallas Housing Authority

Maggie PARKER, Director, The Real Estate Council Community Fund

Thomas SIMPSON, Senior Analyst, HR&A Advisors  

The Forum’s Panel Season Sponsors are Electronic Interiors, Purdy-McGuire and Walter P Moore. The Panel Sponsor is Janelle Alcantera -- Galaxy Modern.

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

 

Melanie FERGUSON
“Housing in Dallas: How Did We Get Here”

9 May 2019
Thursday, 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:

MELANIE FERGUSON

Melanie Ferguson is the Director of Special Projects for Matthews Southwest, a commercial real estate development company.  She focuses on synergistic strategies and business development for projects such as the Dallas Water Gardens in the Cedars. As government and community relations liaison for the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, she helped reopen the Getty Villa before returning to Dallas in 2011 as the Director of Development and Outreach for the Trinity Trust (The Trinity Park Conservancy).  Prior to her work in California, she lead public relations for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Theater Center.  Melanie has served on the boards of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, Opportunity Dallas, the Downtown Dallas Inc. Foundation, Make Art with Purpose (MAP) and the Barbara Bush Foundation’s X Prize — Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT).  Her business ethos is also further enhanced by service as a member of the DFW Corporate Citizens Network Steering Committee (Co-Chair), Big Thought’s Advisory Committee and The Real Estate Council’s Community Fund.  She is proud to live and work near the Trinity River and its leafy sibling, the Great Trinity Forest.

PANELISTS:

AVIS CHAISSON

Avis F. Chaisson came to the City of Dallas in February 2018, after 11 years with the City of Fort Worth where she served in various roles, most recently as Acting Assistant Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development, a division of the Neighborhood Services Department where she was responsible for managing high profile projects that utilize U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, including Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, as well as Chapter 380 Agreements, Tax Increment Financing, and Tax Abatements. Avis has extensive project management experience with federal entitlement funds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Economic Development Incentives.  With the City of Dallas, Avis is an Assistant Director in the Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Department and the Assistant General Manager of the Housing Finance Corporation.  Avis is a current Board Member for the Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (TALHFA).   She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in Geography and is a proud resident of the City of Dallas.

DR. MYRIAM IGOUFE

Dr. Myriam Igoufe is the Director of Housing Services for Dallas Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program. She is responsible for ensuring DHA continues to effectively work with property owners, landlords, and community resources to enhance the affordable housing options in high opportunity neighborhoods. Dr. Igoufe led the North Texas Regional Housing Assessment, which included 21 cities and housing authorities across North Texas, as Co-Principal Investigator. The Assessment was mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requiring federal grantees to identify, evaluate, and address fair housing issues and factors contributing to inequities. Dr. Igoufe is a recipient of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation. She is also a faculty research associate at the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy. 

MAGGIE PARKER

Maggie Parker is a Dallas native and Director of TREC Community Fund, a community development financial institution (CDFI) providing access to capital and technical assistance for real estate projects serving low-to-moderate income communities. She is committed to real estate development being a tool for inclusive, economic growth that builds generational wealth in distressed neighborhoods. She received her dual-masters degree in City & Regional Planning and Public Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

THOMAS SIMPSON

Thomas Simpson is a Senior Analyst at HR&A Advisors, an industry-leading consulting firm providing services in real estate, economic development, and program design and implementation. At HR&A, Thomas has focused on creating real estate strategies that leverage private investment for public good for clients including the Trinity Park Conservancy, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and the City of Houston. Prior to his time at HR&A, Thomas applied his expertise in equitable development, affordable housing policy and programs, and community engagement as an independent consultant, a member of the Opportunity Dallas Policy Task Force, and at the non-profit community design center, bcWORKSHOP, where he authored reports on housing affordability in Dallas and the potential for equitable transit-oriented development on DART-owned property. Thomas is a fourth generation Dallasite who graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and wrote his thesis on the history of urban planning in Dallas at Princeton 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.

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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Acclaimed Architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown Will Speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum on May 1 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Photo Courtesy of the Architects.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Interior Design Hall of Fame and Architectural Digest AD 100 Honorees

TsAO & McKOWN

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, concludes its 2018-2019 lecture season on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, with architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, Co-founders of  TsAO & McKOWN Architects.

Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown are internationally acclaimed architects and designers, whose projects range in scale from a 20 acre/six million-square-foot urban development to the design of a lipstick case, and from residential and office towers in Manhattan and Asia to rural retreats and private residences for high-profile clients. Their work can be found in New York City and across the United States, as well as in China, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, and Japan. Highly honored, recognitions include The American Academy in Rome, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award presented by President Obama, and induction in the Interior Design Hall of Fame and Architectural Digest AD 100

Partners Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown have led the firm through a diverse range of projects across the disciplines of planning, architecture, interiors, and product/furniture design. From the outset their practice has been both local to its home base, New York City, as well as international, starting with an apartment tower on the outskirts of Shanghai, and subsequently in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Japan, and other cities in China, as well as the US, where they have designed residential and office towers in Manhattan to the partners’ own rural retreat, a tiny 1850’s farmstead renovation in upstate New York. Recent work includes a residential and community center for retired Buddhist monks in Bhutan, a campus expansion and new headquarters for the Sunbrella textile company in North Carolina, and a two hundred unit residential development in Suzhou, China that is anchored (physically and programmatically) by a ‘life-long-learning’ campus and by an East/West healthcare/wellness complex - plus hotels designed in conjunction with the two centers.

In 2009 Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown were both honored at the White House for receiving a Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum National Design Award. They are both Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and their work has been honored with retrospective exhibits at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Syracuse University, and Parsons The New School for Design. Calvin Tsao currently serves on the Board of The American Academy in Rome and the Architectural League of New York, for which he is a former president. He has lectured and taught at numerous universities in the U.S. and abroad.  Zack McKown serves on the Board of Directors of the Design Trust for Public Space, a non-profit dedicated to improving public space in New York City, and on the board of Scenic Hudson, a non-profit instrumental in preserving and restoring the Hudson River Valley.

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“TsAO & McKOWN Architects are internationally honored architects and designers whose work exemplifies, in the words of the late Stanley Marcus, “only the best”.  They bring understated elegance and the highest standards of design to their projects, be it a multi-million square foot urban high-rise center in China, a clear lipstick case, or a private residence for a high-profile Manhattan client.  All of their projects are created to be timeless and to incorporate the local cultures and contexts of a project,” said Forum executive director Nate Eudaly. “Their broad experience and detailed, thoughtful approach to architecture and design will inspire and elevate the vision of those fortunate to attend their presentation for The Forum.”

Tsao and McKown will speak on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15  p.m., in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Tickets for this lecture are $20 for general admission, $15 for DMA members, 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 Sponsors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2018-2019 Season are Faisal Halum | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Maharger Development | Reggie Graham, Perennials and Sutherland LLC, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are Headington, HKS, Jackson Walker, Scott + Cooner, and Scott + Reid Construction. Lecture Sponsors are AD EX Foundation, Callison RTKL, Claire Dewar, Emily Summers Design Associates, and Workplace Solutions. Reception Sponsors are Ornare and Pritchard Associates.  

 

TsAO & McKOWN

1 May 2019

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

 

Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art

Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

The Rose Family Lecture

 

Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown are internationally acclaimed architects and designers, whose projects range in scale from a 20 acre/six million-square-foot urban development to the design of a lipstick case, and from residential and office towers in Manhattan and Asia to rural retreats and private residences for high-profile clients. Their work can be found in New York City and across the United States, as well as in China, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, and Japan. Highly honored, recognitions include The American Academy in Rome, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award presented by President Obama, and induction in the Interior Design Hall of Fame and Architectural Digest AD 100

Partners Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown have led the firm through a diverse range of projects across the disciplines of planning, architecture, interiors, and product/furniture design. From the outset their practice has been both local to its home base, New York City, as well as international, starting with an apartment tower on the outskirts of Shanghai, and subsequently in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Japan, and other cities in China, as well as the US, where they have designed residential and office towers in Manhattan to the partners’ own rural retreat, a tiny 1850’s farmstead renovation in upstate New York. Recent work includes a residential and community center for retired Buddhist monks in Bhutan, a campus expansion and new headquarters for the Sunbrella textile company in North Carolina, and a two hundred unit residential development in Suzhou, China that is anchored (physically and programmatically) by a ‘life-long-learning’ campus and by an East/West healthcare/wellness complex - plus hotels designed in conjunction with the two centers.

In 2009 Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown were both honored at the White House for receiving a Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum National Design Award. They are both Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and their work has been honored with retrospective exhibits at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Syracuse University, and Parsons The New School for Design. Calvin Tsao currently serves on the Board of The American Academy in Rome and the Architectural League of New York, for which he is a former president. He has lectured and taught at numerous universities in the U.S. and abroad.  Zack McKown serves on the Board of Directors of the Design Trust for Public Space, a non-profit dedicated to improving public space in New York City, and on the board of Scenic Hudson, a non-profit instrumental in preserving and restoring the Hudson River Valley.

TsAO & McKOWN has built its practice on a distinctive way of thinking rather than a trademark style. Mindful of the shortcomings of many architectural “interventions,” they approach a project as the occasion to put global experience in the service of local cultures and contexts. Technology meets traditional methods of fabrication. The design of each unique project informs the next, building a knowledge base that helps free the firm from conventional understandings.

Advocate, provocateur, broker -- the role of Mr. Tsao and Mr. McKown may vary, depending on the situation. Their inspiration resides not in the grandiose and the monumental but in larger existential questions, and in focused observations of the sensual, the tactile, the unexpected: favorite streets in favorite cities, a remembered stairway, a room glimpsed in passing, seen through an open door. The spatial becomes a means to the spiritual. Urban plans, private homes, office complexes, museums, interiors, furniture, bathtubs, table settings, lipstick. The big and the small are equally compelling. The firm’s backgrounds, interests, and idiosyncrasies converge in the life in the studio. They seem to have shed the capacity to distinguish between what’s serious and what’s fun. The serious business of architecture is fun in their experience. The fun stuff, like their annual “Pie Day,” they take seriously.

Calvin Tsao

Calvin Tsao’s work draws from a lively engagement with a variety of art forms, including theater direction - which he studied and practiced while an undergraduate at Berkeley University.  He has served as guest critic and lectured at universities internationally, and taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, The Cooper Union, Syracuse University and Parsons The New School. He currently serves on the Boards of The American Academy in Rome and the Architectural League of New York, of which he is a former president. In 2009 Calvin Tsao (along with partner Zack McKown) was honored at the White House for receiving a Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum National Design Award.  Other recognitions include induction as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Museum of Chinese in America’s Legacy Award.

Zack McKOWN

Zack McKown’s approaches to design are greatly influenced by his life-long interests in psychology and the social sciences.  His work, and collaborations with partner Calvin Tsao, have been recognized for contributions across the fields of urban design, architecture, and interior design, as well as furniture and product design. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Design Trust for Public Space, a non-profit dedicated to improving public space in New York City, and on the board of Scenic Hudson, a non-profit instrumental in preserving and restoring the Hudson River Valley, including through innovative urban planning initiatives in the region’s economically challenged cities. McKown is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and received the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum National Design Award (along with his partner Calvin Tsao).  He has served as a guest critic and lectured widely, and has been honored, along with Tsao, by retrospective exhibits of the firm's work at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Syracuse University, and Parsons The New School for Design. 

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

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

Among the over 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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Park Experts Tara Green, Diane Jones Allen, and Molly Plummer talk Parks and Deck Parks for The Dallas Architecture Forum. Photo Courtesy of The Forum.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

“Deck Parks and Connective Parks in Dallas”

April 23, 2019

 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 Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday,  April 23, 2019 with “Deck Parks and Connective Parks in Dallas” moderated by Elissa Izmailyan.

“Parks serve as connectors and community gathering spaces between and within sections of cities. From Klyde Warren Park to the Deck Park over I-35, to plans for park expansion, this panel will look at how Dallas is making progress in accomplishing this goal while ensuring access to all residents of the city,” said Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum. Our Panelists and Moderator are park experts who will provide greater understanding of these important issues. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.”

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.

Klyde Warren Deck Park has been a major catalyst for the transformation of the Arts District and Uptown areas of Dallas. Join The Dallas Architecture Forum for an enlightening and educational evening as we examine the multi-faceted impact that Klyde Warren Park has had on our city. Tara Green, Past President of Klyde Warren Park, will share insights with audience members about the successes and challenges faced by the Park. Our distinguished Panelists will also discuss the planned expansion of Klyde Warren, and how that expansion may impact Dallas. Attendees will learn about the plans and potential issues involved with the Deck Park being constructed over I-35 adjacent to the Dallas Zoo. Diane Jones Allen, Director of the Landscape Architecture program at UTA CAPPA, and Molly Plummer, Parks for People Program Manager for the Trust for Public Land in North Texas, will inform attendees on how parks in Dallas and other major urban centers can serve as connectors and community gathering spaces between and within sections of cites. The Panelists, led by Moderator Elissa Izmailyan, will look at how Dallas is making progress (and also still faces hurdles) in accomplishing these goals while ensuring accessible and equitable access to these parks by all residents of the city. Panel attendees will gain greater understanding on these important issues, and also be able to ask questions and engage in conversation with our Panelists and Moderator, each of them subject matter experts on Deck Parks. 

Elissa IZMAILYAN, Sr. Director for Community and Economic Development for the Trinity Park Conservancy

Tara GREEN, Past President of Klyde Warren Park; Principal, OBJ Landscape  Architecture

Diane JONES ALLEN, Director of Landscape Architecture, UTA CAPPA

Molly PLUMMER, Parks for People Program Manager for the Trust for Public Land in North Texas

The Forum’s Panel Season Sponsors are Electronic Interiors, Purdy-McGuire and Walter P Moore. The Panel Sponsor is Meg Fitzpatrick | MMF Strategies.

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

 Elissa IZMAILYAN
“Deck Parks and Connective Parks in Dallas”

23 April 2019
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:

ELISSA IZMAILYAN

Elissa Hoagland Izmailyan serves as the Sr. Director for Community and Economic Development for the Trinity Park Conservancy, where she is currently leading the development of an Equitable Development Plan for Harold Simmons Park. Elissa joined the Conservancy from the Children & Nature Network, where she supported citywide initiatives for children’s equitable access to nature in 18 cities. Previously, Elissa founded and managed the Texas office of HR&A Advisors, where she served as an economic and implementation advisor to major urban park, infrastructure, and cultural projects throughout the American southwest, with particular focus on balancing value creation and inclusive community development.  Elissa began her career at the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence, where she analyzed the economic value of urban park systems and best practices to enhance the health and community benefits of parks. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Brown University and lives in East Dallas.

PANELISTS:

TARA GREEN

As Principal of Program Development, Tara Green leads OJB Landscape Architecture’s Activation division. Tara focuses on developing the firm’s park planning and programming initiatives. Prior to joining OJB in 2018, she was President of Klyde Warren Park turning it into a world-class model for successful public-private partnerships. Tara was responsible for keeping Dallas’ most active green space pristine and safe. She guided the strategic direction of the park and worked to generate operating capital for the non-profit, overseeing staff and operations, including 1,300 free activities for the over 1 million park guests annually. Past experience also includes 20+ years of experience in the sports industry. She was the Chief Revenue Officer at the American Airlines Center, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee for Super Bowl XLV (45) and the Vice President of Sports Marketing for Visit Dallas, now the Dallas Sports Commission.

DIANE JONES ALLEN

Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., ASLA, PLA, is Landscape Architecture Program Director, College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs, University of Texas Arlington, and Principal Landscape Architect for DesignJones, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana.  DesignJones LLC received the 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Community Service Award.  Diane’s research explores environmental justice and sustainability in cultural landscapes, including impacts on places with unmet transportation demand, as discussed in her book Lost in the Transit: Race Transit Access and Suburban Form, Routledge Publishers. Diane also co-edited Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity, Island Press which won an EDRA Great Places Award, Book Category 2018.

MOLLY PLUMMER 

Molly Plummer is the Parks for People Program Manager for the Trust for Public Land's North Texas office.  She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and has a background in studio art.  Her research is focused on how social resiliency and the urban built environment are impacted by historic landscape architecture and planning mechanisms.  At the Trust for Public Land, Molly manages a number of projects including GIS-based city-wide planning initiative, a crowdsourced park quality assessment project, a watershed level master plan for parks and trails in Southern Dallas, the design and development of several parks projects in Dallas, in addition to organizing the community engagement and participatory design that accompanies these projects. 

 

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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510 House, Milwaukee, WI, by Johnsen Schmaling Architects. Sebastian Schmaling Will Speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum on Wednesday, April 17. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Acclaimed Architect

Sebastian Schmaling

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Angelika Film Center, Dallas Mockingbird Station

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its 2018-2019 lecture season on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, with acclaimed architect Sebastian Schmaling, Co-Founder and Partner of Johnsen Schmaling Architects based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Johnsen Schmaling Architects is an award-winning design and research studio whose work has garnered critical acclaim while being lauded for its unequivocal commitment to architectural innovation and environmental sustainability. Widely recognized as leading voices in contemporary American architecture, Schmaling and his partner Brian Johnsen received an Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York and were featured in Architectural Record’s prestigious Design Vanguard issue as one of ten “exceptional global architecture firms to watch.” Residential Architect selected Johnsen Schmaling for the Top Firm Award, praising the “stoic brilliance” permeating its work, and Architectural Digest named the office one of “Ten Rising Stars in American Architecture.”

Schmaling’s degrees include a Diploma in Architecture from the Technical University Berlin and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard, where he graduated with distinction. Exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, the work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects has garnered over 100 professional design awards, including 52 national and regional honors from the American Institute of Architects, five American Architecture Awards, an AIA/COTE Green Architecture Award, and a National AIA Healthcare Design Award. In addition, Johnsen Schmaling’s projects and texts have appeared in countless books and design periodicals in 35 countries, including Architectural Review, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architect, Dwell, Detail, Harvard Design Magazine, Wallpaper, Azure, Architects’ Newspaper, Plan, Interior Design, GreenSource, Modernism, Architectural Lighting, Frame, Bauwelt, Monitor, Landscape Architecture of China, Interni & Design, Arquitectura & Construção, Deco, D Casa, Häuser, Competitions, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal.

johsenschmaling.com

Additional Media Coverage: Residential Design, Architectural Record, World-Architects, AIA New York

Residential Design

https://bit.ly/2FZQclH      

Architectural Record

https://bit.ly/2TWLGIo      

World-Architects

https://bit.ly/2IeFKIz   


AIA New York

https://bit.ly/2YRxh3Z  

“Sebastian Schmaling is acclaimed for residential design that focuses on the use of sustainable and highly durable materials that are able to endure the severe weather conditions and extreme temperature fluctuations of the Midwest,” stated Forum executive director Nate Eudaly. “His goal is to use a rational, methodical process to create an exterior that blends seamlessly into its surroundings, whether they are natural or urban.”

Schmaling will speak on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m., at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station.

Tickets for this lecture are $20 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 Sponsors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2018-2019 Season are Faisal Halum Group| Briggs Freeman International Realty, Maharger Developent |Reggie Graham, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are bodron + fruit, Jackson Walker, O’Brien Architects, Scott + Cooner, and Scott + Reid Construction. Lecture Sponsors are AD EX Foundation | JHP Architecture/Urban Design, bulthaup, HDR Architecture, and Structure Tone. Reception Sponsors are 5 G Studio Collaborative, SmithGroup, and TKO Associates.

 

SEBASTIAN SCHMALING

CO-FOUNDER and PARTNER JOHNSON SCHMALING ARCHITECTS  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

17 April 2019

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

 

Angelika Film Center, Mockingbird Station

Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

The Bob James Memorial Lecture

Originally from Berlin, Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, LEED AP, is a founding partner of Johnsen Schmaling Architects, a design and research studio whose work has garnered broad critical acclaim for its conceptual clarity, formal discipline, astute detailing, and an unequivocal commitment to architectural innovation and environmental sustainability.

The work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects represents a unique synthesis of conceptual rigor, technical know-how, and an unsurpassed attention to detail.  Specializing in high-end residential and commercial design, Johnsen Schmaling Architects offers a full range of architectural and design services, from master planning and schematic design to construction administration, furniture design and graphics.  A thorough understanding of site and program for each individual project, combined with a passionate interest in materiality and building technology, lead to innovative and environmentally sustainable design solutions with uncompromising artistic integrity. 

Johnsen Schmaling Architects received the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York, and Architectural Record featured the office in its Design Vanguard issue as one of ten “exceptional global architecture firms to watch.” Architectural Digest named the office one of “Ten Rising Stars in American Architecture,” and Residential Architect selected Johnsen Schmaling for its Top Firm Award, praising the “stoic brilliance” permeating its work. Johnsen Schmaling’s work has garnered over 100 professional design awards, including national honors from the American Institute of Architects, five American Architecture Awards, an AIA/COTE Award, an Annual Design Review Award, and a National Healthcare Design Award from the AIA and the Academy of Architecture for Health.

Johnsen Schmaling was a finalist for the design of the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. Exhibited in galleries and museums here and abroad, Johnsen Schmaling’s projects and texts have been featured in numerous books and design publications in more than 35 countries, including Architectural Review, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architect, Azure, Dwell, Detail, Harvard Design Magazine, a+a, Häuser, Plan, GreenSource, Competition, Modernism, Architectural Lighting, Frame, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, andthe Financial Times.

In addition to his practice, Schmaling, a Professor in Practice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has lectured widely on Johnsen Schmaling’s work and is regularly invited to teach at architecture schools around the country, most recently at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Toronto, and the University of North Carolina.

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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Deans of Four Texas Architecture Schools will participate in a Roundtable Discussion, moderated by Mark Lamster, and presented by The Dallas Architecture Forum.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

“Architecture Deans Roundtable”

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

At the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Presented in Partnership with UTA CAPPA 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its Spring 2019 Lecture Series on Tuesday,  April 2, 2019 with “Architecture Deans Roundtable” moderated by Mark Lamster, UT Arlington CAPPA Professor and Dallas Morning News Architecture  Critic.

Join The Forum for a very unique opportunity to hear from some of our state’s leading Deans of Architecture and Urban Planning as they discuss the future of urban life in Texas. These highly respected thought leaders will examine both the vast potential as well as looming challenges our state faces as it becomes more of a major leader and economic force, both nationally and internationally. Program participants will be Dean Michelle Addington from the UT-Texas, Dean Adrian Parr from UT-Arlington, Dean Jorge Vanegas from Texas A & M, and Dean Jim Williamson of Texas Tech. Their illuminating conversation, moderated by Mark Lamster, Dallas Morning News Architecture Critic and UTA CAPPA Professor, will be an important evening not to be missed.

“With the continued rapid growth of population, corporations, and businesses coming to Texas, there will be challenges in transportation, water supply, and the use of all our natural resources, as well as the need to explore the best design and building practices that will create the infrastructure of our state going forward. This Roundtable will provide a fascinating opportunity to hear from the leaders who are training the future creators and problem solvers who will address these issues across our state and beyond, and in their own areas,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

Additional Media Coverage: The Architects Newspaper, The New York Times, Texas Architect Magazine

The Architects Newspaper – Michelle Addington

https://bit.ly/2YdTvNm

The New York Times – Adrian Parr

https://nyti.ms/2JzPdfW

Texas Architect Magazine – James Williamson

https://bit.ly/2FqR01P

The Roundtable discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m., at the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Tickets for this lecture are $20 for general admission, $15 for DMA members, 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 Sponsors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2018-2019 Season are Faisal Halum -- Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Maharger Development – Reggie Graham, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are HKS, Scott + Reid, O’Brien Architects and DLR Group | Staffelbach. Lecture Sponsors are BOKA Powell and Perkins + Will. Reception Sponsors are Diana + Frank Aldridge and CORGAN.

Roundtable Participants:               

UT Austin – Dean D. Michelle ADDINGTON

UT Arlington – Dean Adrian PARR

Texas A & M – Dean Jorge VANEGAS

Texas Tech – Dean Jim WILLIAMSON

 Moderator – Mark LAMSTER

 

Mark Lamster, Moderator
“Architecture Deans Roundtable”

Presented in Partnership with UTA CAPPA

2 April 2019

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

 

ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS:

D. MICHELLE ADDINGTON 

Dean, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin

Michelle Addington is the Dean of the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also holds the Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture.  Formerly, she held the Chair in Sustainable Architectural Design at the Yale University School of Architecture and was jointly appointed as a Professor at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  Prior to teaching at Yale, she taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Technical University of Munich, Temple University and Philadelphia University. Educated as a mechanical/nuclear engineer, Addington worked as an engineer at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and for E.I DuPont de Nemours before she studied architecture. Her books, chapters, essays, journal papers, and articles address topics ranging from fluid mechanics to the History of Technology to smart materials, and she has consulted on projects as diverse as the Sistine Chapel and Amazon rain forest. Addington received degrees from Tulane, Temple and Harvard, and an honorary M.A. from Yale University. In 2009, she was selected as one of the country’s top ten faculty in architecture by Architect Magazine, and, in 2014, she was named as one of Connecticut’s “Women of Innovation.”

 

ADRIAN PARR, PhD

Dean, CAPPA, University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Adrian Parr is Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington.  She holds the UNESCO Chair on Water and Human Settlements and is a trans-disciplinary scholar working at the intersection of architecture criticism, aesthetics, political theory, and environmental studies. She has published eight books, the most recent being a trilogy on environmental politics and sustainability culture. She produced and co-directed the award-winning documentary “The Intimate Realities of Water.” which chronicles the complex relationships between water, gender, sanitation and development in Nairobi’s shantytowns.

 

Dr. JORGE VANEGAS

Dean, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Dr. Jorge A. Vanegas is Dean of Architecture at Texas A&M University since July 2008, and a Research Professor at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. His scholarly and professional activities include creativity, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship; built environment sustainability; and integrated AEC capital asset delivery and management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Construction Engineering and Management from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.

 

JAMES WILLIAMSON

Dean, College of Architecture, Texas Tech University

James Williamson received his Master of Architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art (under Daniel Libeskind) and studied in the Graduate Program in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Architectural Association. Williamson has taught at Cornell as Director of the Masters and Bachelors in Architecture Programs, Harvard, the Georgia Institute of Technology, The Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, The Cooper Union, Columbia University and the University of Texas at Austin. Williamson is now the Dean of the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University where he is revamping the curriculum, coordinating a new university-wide effort for Marfa, Texas and leading the effort for a new building for the College of Architecture. 

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

MARK LAMSTER

Architecture Critic, Dallas Morning News and Professor, UTA CAPPA

Mark Lamster is the award-winning architectural critic of the Dallas Morning News, a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His acclaimed biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, The Man in the Glass House, was published in November 2018 by Little, Brown.

 

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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Euclid Residence by Architect Dan Shipley, One of the Panelists for Design Inspirations Part Two by The Dallas Architecture Forum. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations”

Part Two – March 5, 2019

 

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 Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday,  March 5,  2019 with “Design Inspirations Part Two,” moderated by Meg Fitzpatrick, President of MMF Strategies.

“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. “These design leaders will highlight some of their amazing projects, and there will be time for those attending to ask our esteemed panelists more about their work.” 

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.

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 March 5, attendees will have the privilege to hear from these designers as they engage in lively discussion.  Moderator Meg Fitzpatrick will be joined by the following distinguished designers as panelists:

Lee Lormand, Lee Lormand Interior Design

Christa McCall, Paper Kites Studio

Dan Shipley, FAIA, Shipley Architects

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

The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are Electronic Interiors, Purdy-McGuire and Walter P Moore. The Sponsors for this Panel are Wendy Konradi Interior Design and LUXE Magazine.

Meg Fitzpatrick
“Design Inspirations” Part Two

5 March 2019
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:

MEG FITZPATRICK

 

 

Meg Fitzpatrick, President of MMF Strategies, 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:

 

LEE LORMAND

Lee Lormand has worked professionally in design since 1998, establishing Lee Lormand Design in 2008. His projects often combine elements of the classic and the modern, with innovation, editing, and style as the basic fundamentals of his work. His clean and timeless interiors are created by assembling the best elements in design, into a thoughtful collaboration between the client, the designer, and an extensive network of artisans and professionals.

Specializing in residential design, his project experience spans a range of showrooms, retail, hotel, and restaurant projects. With meticulous detail and personal attention, each project, large or small, is crafted and curated to reflect the dreams and individuality of every client. As a Registered Interior Designer, Lee Lormand Design offers a full range of services including all aspects of interior design, interior architecture and custom furniture design.

Lee Lormand is named one of "The Best Designers in Dallas 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014" by D Home.

CHRISTA MCCALL

Paper Kites Studio is a landscape architecture firm in Dallas, Texas, founded by landscape architect Christa McCall. The Studio focuses on creating simple, understated and elegant gardens and landscapes. Each landscape is designed and developed through the exploration of space and its connection to architecture and human experience. 

Christa McCall’s design approach is the creation and arrangement of space and proportion while combining natural beauty with function. Her motivation is to create timeless spaces that are multi-layered environments where culture and nature meet. The firm’s approach is constantly evolving, both in response to individual clients and to unique site characteristics that forge an emotional connection between the place and the people, valuing local materials and expressing the desire to connect people to nature not merely through plants but through spacial arrangement. Native plant material and successional planting are part of this beauty. Paper Kite Studio strives to create gardens that highlight native plants, their resilience and their beauty. Collaboration is central part of the firm’s design process with close and constant dialogue with like-minded architects, engineers, interior designers, craftsmen and women, and many other specialists. 

DAN SHIPLEY

Dan Shipley, FAIA, is the Founder and President of Shipley Architects. A native Texan, Dan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture in 1979. After arriving in Dallas in 1980 he worked for Thomas & Booziotis Architects for five years, Metro Architects for three years, and HKS for two years before founding Shipley Architects. The four-person firm works on a wide range of project types including residential, commercial, public, and educational work. Shipley Architects strives to make memorable and compelling places by understanding the unique structural and material constraints of every project.

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

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Charlotte Jones Anderson, Of The Dallas Cowboys, In Panel Discussion: Sports Stadiums of the Future, Presented by The Dallas Architecture Forum. Photo Courtesy of Ms. Anderson.

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

“Stadiums of the Future - 2050”

February 21, 2019

 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 Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series on Thursday,  February 21, 2019 with “Stadiums of the Future – 2050” moderated by Sam Bloom, Head of Interactive Marketing for Camelot Communications.

Withthe accelerating pace of new developments in technology, new modes of transportation, evolving consumer expectations and preferences in sports and entertainment, climate change, artificial intelligence and virtual reality developments, what will the design of stadiums for sports and entertainment look like by the middle of the 21st century? Dallas is home to internationally recognized, award-winning professionals who are skilled in the design, operation and marketing of stadiums for sports and entertainment. With this panel The Forum will explore their thoughts about the kind of stadiums we will have by the year 2050,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “These leaders in design and the consumer experience will discuss these intriguing ideas, and there will be time for those attending to ask our esteemed panelists more about their predictions.” 

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 Perkins + Will, 2218 Bryan Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75201.

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum for a fascinating Panel discussion about what the future design of sports stadiums will possibly be in 2050. Our esteemed Panelists will forecast how technology, advances in engineering, construction and design, consumer expectations, climate change, transportation advances and other key factors may impact how stadiums are designed for sports and entertainment by the middle of this century.  Internationally recognized experts in stadium design from HKS ( Bryan Trubey) and Populous (Byron Chambers) will be joined by Charlotte Jones Anderson of the Dallas Cowboys organization and moderator Sam Bloom to examine this intriguing topic. The Panel Discussion will include an opportunity for those in attendance to ask the Panelists questions on the topic at the end of the Panel.  

Panelists:               

Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Football Club

Bryan Trubey, HKS

Byron Chambers, Populous

Moderator: 

Sam Bloom, Camelot Communications     

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

The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are Electronic Interiors and Purdy-McGuire. The Sponsors for this Panel are Meg Fitzpatrick I MMF Strategies and Wendy Konradi Interior Design.

Sam Bloom
“Stadiums of the Future - 2050”

21 February 2019

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

Venue: Perkins + Will, 2218 Bryan Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75201.

 PANELISTS:

CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON

Charlotte Jones Anderson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club.  She oversees all strategies and applications surrounding the team’s brand. Working in the front office since 1989, Anderson’s experience has enabled her to become one of the most innovative and versatile executives among women in professional sports and executives as a whole.  Her vision and direction guides the Cowboys in brand marketing, fan engagement, stadium design, entertainment, licensed apparel, cause marketing, and community relations. She contributed to the design of the new Dallas Cowboy’s World Headquarters, training facility and the Ford center in Frisco.

She has also played a prominent role in shaping the design, décor, sponsor integration and overall presentation of AT&T Stadium. Under Charlotte’s guidance, AT&T Stadium has played host to some of the highest profile sports and entertainment events in the world – among those are Super Bowl in 2011, the 2010 NBA All Star Game, the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the annual Cotton Bowl Classic, the first-ever College Football Championship game in 2015, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the record setting WWE’s WrestleMania 32.  Last year Charlotte was instrumental in producing the first Cowboys Christmas Spectacular, which was a weekly holiday performance for the community at The Star that showcases the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders along with original and classic Christmas music.  Most recently Charlotte was instrumental to the successful hosting of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. This event set attendance and viewership records as well as the opportunity to leverage the excitement to engage the Arlington ISD and community in a massive goodwill effort that garnered over 1 Billion social media impressions.

Charlotte is Chairman of the NFL Foundation and serves on the NFL Personal Conduct Committee and was most recently asked to serve on the NFL’s Health and Safety Committee. Concurrently, she is President of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and also serves as President of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation. From 2010-2014, she served as the first female chairman of The Salvation Army National Advisory Board.  Today, her spirit of involvement in the local community includes leadership positions in a wide variety of organizations. She is passionate about youth sports health and safety, art, fashion and philanthropy.  Charlotte is a graduate from Stanford University where she earned a degree in human biology. She is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, and a mother of three children.

 

BRYAN TRUBEY

Bryan Trubey, FAIA, is an executive vice president with the international design firm, HKS. With over 35 years’ experience, he has focused his career on sports and entertainment architecture and is responsible for all related projects. Bryan has designed five of the recent National Football League stadiums: the Los Angeles NFL Entertainment District, future home of the Los Angeles Rams, the new U.S. Bank Stadium, future home of the Minnesota Vikings, AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys and Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. Bryan has also been named one of the “20 Most Influential People in Sports Facility Design, Architecture and Development” by Sports Business Journal.

Bryan has been recognized for his stellar performance working with such clients as the Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Dodgers, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Other facilities on Bryan’s resumé include Lone Star Park, American Airlines Center, US Cellular Field renovations, Texas Christian University Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Redevelopment and MLS Toyota Stadium in Frisco. His international projects include Copenhagen Arena, Liverpool FC Stadium, El Territorio Santos Modelo, and 2014 FIFA World Cup venues in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, Brazil.

 BYRON CHAMBERS  

Byron is the Design Director and Principal for the Dallas office of Populous, one of the leading stadium design firms in the world. For all of the nearly 20 years Byron has spent leading sports facility design, Byron has been guided by the same principle: recognizing the cultural and societal impacts these iconic places have on their communities.   As a design principal at Populous, he works with project teams to create unique venues reflective of each client’s brands, culture, history and identity. Byron has designed for a wide variety of markets, from NFL stadiums and international venues to professional and minor league ballparks and numerous collegiate facilities.

Guiding Byron’s approach for stadiums is the integration of a series of climatic design responses, the creation of a variety of curated and branded experiences, and the authentic representation of local culture which are critical in creating successful projects for clients.  Byron’s drive to improve athletes’ performance and fans’ game day experiences is a common thread underlying every project he leads. Byron holds both a Bachelors in Environmental Design, and a Masters of Architecture from Texas A&M University and the LEEP AP certification.   

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

SAM BLOOM

Sam Bloom is the head of Camelot Communications’ Interactive Marketing Practice. The firm’s clients include Nordstrom, Charter Communications, TurboTax, Quick Books, Experian, TXU, Logmein, and Steinmart. Prior to his current position at Camelot, Sam served as Vice President, Business Development, at Blockbuster Enterprises. Previous leadership positions include serving as Principal and CEO of Bloomin Partners, a Dallas-based business development consulting firm.  Sam has also served as Vice President of Business Development for iChoose, Inc., a consumer e-commerce service, and as a Director of Business Development for Broadcast.com/Yahoo, where he honed his interests in sports with Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban.  Sam has a BA from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the University of Texas. Sam is an avid soccer fan, and has visited many of the leading soccer stadiums across the United States and Europe. 

 

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

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Hudson Yards, New York, NY, designed by Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz who will address The Dallas Architecture Forum on February 6 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Rendering by VisualHouse.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Acclaimed Landscape Architect

Thomas Woltz

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

At the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2018-2019 lecture season with acclaimed landscape architect Thomas Woltz, principal and owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) based in Charlottesville, Virginia and New York City.

Over the past two decades of practice, Thomas Woltz has forged a body of work that integrates the beauty and function of built forms with an understanding of complex biological systems and restoration ecology. NBW projects have created models of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture within areas to reclaim damaged ecological infrastructure and create working farmland, that has yielded hundreds of acres of reconstructed wetlands, reforested land, native meadows and flourishing wildlife habitat.

Presently, Thomas and NBW are designing major public parks across the United States, Canada and New Zealand. These projects include Memorial Park in Houston, Hudson Yards in New York City, NoMA Green in Washington DC, Cornwall Park in Auckland, the Aga Khan Garden in Alberta, Canada, and three parks in Nashville, including Centennial Park. Other significant projects by the firm include landscape designs for The Rothko Chapel in Houston, historic sites Olana and Monticello, and Guggenheim Venice.

Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia in architecture, landscape architecture, fine art and architectural history. In 2011, he was invested into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows, among the highest honors in his profession, and in 2013 was named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal magazine. Fast Company recently named Woltz one of the most creative people in business for 2017. His firm’s work has been recognized with more than 90 national and international awards and has been published widely.

nbwla.com

Additional Media Coverage: Introspective Magazine, Garden & Gun Magazine, MySanAntonio.com, Fast Company Magazine

Introspective Magazine

https://bit.ly/2Wb2zBB

Garden & Gun Magazine

http://bit.ly/2Muo2Bb

MySanAntonio.com  - The Rebirth of Houston’s Memorial Park

http://bit.ly/2B1H6Ce

Fast Company

http://bit.ly/2CKO66D

“Thomas Woltz has the unusual distinction of a being a landscape architect who has designed residential, corporate and public projects. He brings a unique approach to landscape design by pursuing thorough research to understand the ecology and history of an area as the basis for the design,” stated Forum executive director Nate Eudaly. “Because his goal is to move beyond just decorating the environment to improving the underlying eco-system and bringing forth the history of an area to create an identity that draws people from various backgrounds, he has been called a visionary and has attracted wide acclaim for his work.”

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

Tickets for this lecture are $20 for general admission, $15 for DMA members, 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 Sponsors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2018-2019 Season are Faisal Halum, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Maharger Development – Reggie Graham, and SMINK. Lecture Sponsors are Blum Consulting Engineers, Susan Marcus, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and J R Thompson, Inc. Reception Sponsor is Landscape Forms.

THOMAS WOLTZ, FASLA

PRINCIPAL, NELSON BYRD WOLTZ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS NEW YORK CITY and CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

6 February 2019

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Over the past two decades of practice, landscape architect Thomas Woltz has forged a body of work that integrates the beauty and function of built forms with an understanding of complex biological systems and restoration ecology. As principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW), a 45-person firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia and New York City, Woltz has infused narratives of the land into the places where people live, work and play, deepening the public’s enjoyment of the natural world and inspiring environmental stewardship. NBW projects create models of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture within areas of damaged ecological infrastructure and working farmland, yielding hundreds of acres of reconstructed wetlands, reforested land, native meadows and flourishing wildlife habitat.

Presently, Thomas and NBW are entrusted with the design of major public parks across the United States, Canada and New Zealand. These projects include Memorial Park in Houston, Hudson Yards in New York City, NoMA Green in Washington DC, Cornwall Park in Auckland, the Aga Khan Garden in Alberta, Canada, and three parks in Nashville, including Centennial Park.

Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia in architecture, landscape architecture, fine art and architectural history. He holds master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture. After working in Venice and Paris, he returned to the United States to launch his career in landscape architecture. Today, Woltz serves on the Boards of Directors of the Cultural Landscape Foundation and University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation. In 2011, he was invested into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows, among the highest honors in his profession, and in 2013 was named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal magazine. Fast Company recently named Woltz one of the most creative people in business for 2017. His firm’s work has been recognized with more than 90 national and international awards and has been published widely.

In the founding tradition of landscape architecture NBW is committed to aesthetic and environmental excellence, social commitment and innovation. The firm has been instrumental in steering landscape architecture towards integrated, ecologically performative design, relying on science-based methodology and collaboration with a wide range of systems-experts. It has dramatically expanded the traditional role of landscape architecture into the areas of restoration ecology, urban planning, civil engineering, and agriculture. In the past two years NBW has been entrusted with the design of significant public parks and cultural institutions in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand, placing 30 years of design innovation in greater service to the public realm. These projects include Hudson Yards Public Square and Garden, The Rothko Chapel, The Peabody Essex Museum, Olana, and the Omega Institute.

Firm Philosophy

NBW creates resilient landscapes by artfully combining eco-technologies, aesthetics, and the imbedded histories of a site. They understand that resilient landscape architecture design succeeds when it is based on a process of research, ecologic performance, beauty, and an authentic engagement with the client and stakeholders. They employ an iterative process of information gathering and design to arrive at the essence of a landscape; which then leads to the expression of the profound narratives inherent in a place. Clear and consistent communication with the Client Group and with sub-consultants is likewise key to a project’s efficiency and success. NBW uses this process to guide the client toward the common goal of design excellence and ecological stewardship.

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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Desert Nomad House by Architect Rick Joy Who Will Present The Second Annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture For Dallas Architecture Forum on January 23. Photo by Jeff Goldberg-ESTO

The Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents the Second Annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture

 

By Nationally and Internationally Recognized

 Architect Rick Joy, FAIA

 

Wednesday, 23 January 2018

At the Dallas Museum of Art

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce the second annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture which is presented each season as a part of The Forum’s Lecture Series, as an ongoing tribute to honor the life and career of Architect Frank Welch, FAIA, the Dean of Texas Modernist Architecture. Rick Joy, founder of Rick Joy Architects (Studio Rick Joy) in Tucson, Arizona will deliver the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Studio Rick Joy has been recognized for an exquisitely sensitive and thoughtful approach to site, observation, process, landscape, and building. Their work ranges from single-family homes and large-scale master plans, across the US, Caribbean and Central America, to lifestyle-based projects in Nayarit, Mexico City, and Austin. Recently, the studio brought new life to Princeton University with the recently completed Transit Hall and Market.  

The studio’s work has been widely published, appearing in CerealArchitectural RecordA+UGA HousesArchitectural DigestTravel + Leisure, the New York Times, and Vogue. Joy has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Rice, M.I.T., and the University of Arizona. He has lectured and exhibited around the world and is the recipient of the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and the 2004 National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Joy is a fellow of the AIA and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Studio Rick Joy

See Additional Media Coverage:

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD - See Press Section on Studio Rick Joy Website.

Wallpaper Magazine  https://bit.ly/2STwVpK

New York Times   https://bit.ly/2BqsDPD

“Rick Joy's focus on simple and thoughtful design in careful harmony with the project site is true to the legacy of Frank Welch, which makes him the perfect choice to present The Dallas Architecture Forum’s second Frank Welch Memorial Lecture,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.  “Rick Joy is known for looking to the specific environment and physical landscape of each project to reveal and celebrate its special features, while using natural and passive energy-saving techniques and unusual materials. We believe Mr. Joy will present what is sure to be a program of great interest.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Donations to the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture Fund may be made HERE

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 2018-2019 Season are Faisal Halum -- Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Maharger Development and SMINK. Series Benefactors are ALA, bodron + fruit, Jackson Walker, Kafka Properties, LLC, O’Brien Architects, Scott + Cooner and STAFFELBACH. Lecture Sponsors are Blum Consulting Engineers, GFF, SCHMIDT & STACY and Turner Construction. Reception Sponsors are Bentley Tibbs Architect Bernbaum/Magadini, Bonick Landscaping and Elegant Additions.

 RICK JOY, FAIA

FOUNDER, RICK JOY ARCHITECTS (STUDIO RICK JOY)

TUCSON, ARIZONA

23 January 2018

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

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

Rick Joy is the founder of Rick Joy Architects, aka Studio Rick Joy, an award-winning architecture, interiors, and planning firm based in Tucson, Arizona.

Studio Rick Joy has been recognized for an exquisitely sensitive and thoughtful approach to site, observation, process, landscape, and building. The studio’s work has encompassed intimate single-family homes and large-scale master plans, and has included residential commissions in Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Tucson, Costa Rica, and Turks and Caicos, as well as lifestyle-based projects in Nayarit, Mexico City, and Austin. Recently, the studio brought new life to Princeton University with the recently completed Transit Hall and Market. 

The studio’s work has been widely published, appearing in CerealArchitectural RecordA+UGA HousesArchitectural DigestTravel + Leisure, the New York Times, and Vogue. Joy has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Rice, M.I.T., and the University of Arizona. He is the founder of the Immersion Vermont Masterclass, a weeklong immersive program for midcareer architects, and the cofounder, with Claudia Kappl, of CLL Concept Lighting Lab, which provides lighting for all Studio Rick Joy projects as well as for independent commissions.

Joy has lectured and exhibited around the world and is professionally affiliated with the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Civitas Sonoran; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, advisory board; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art advisory board; CRATerre; and the Ghost Lab Advisory Board. He is the recipient of the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and the 2004 National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and is a fellow of the AIA and Royal Institute of British Architects. 

Rick was born and raised in Maine.

Studio Rick Joy 

Since 1993, Rick Joy has led a cooperative practice engaged in architecture, planning, and interiors around the globe.

The core values that drive the work of the firm arise from a studio environment in which creativity and discovery thrive alongside expertise and experience. The built work of the studio is the result of the talent and energy of a diverse team and reflects concepts that arise from a practice of comprehensive observation and generosity of approach. 

Exactitude, details that support ideas, and a respect for the origins of craft, give rise to design and materials that pay respect to one another and to the culture of a place. By being sensitive toward the world and cherishing each site's spirit, the studio produces architecture that lives well in its surroundings and that becomes a stage for daily life.

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 The Birthday project, which inspired the design aesthetic of a new generation of Texas design professionals. The architects that 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

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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