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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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”.  

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

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The Dallas Architecture Forum

Begins Its Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations”

Part One – January 17, 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, begins its Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series on Thursday,  January 17,  2019 with “Design Inspirations Part One,” moderated by Eurico Francisco, Design Principal at HDR Architecture.

“Dallas and North Texas are known for award-winning projects – residences and public buildings, interiors and landscapes. With this panel The Forum will continue its exploration of what motivates and inspires some of our area’s outstanding design professionals to create their highly regarded projects,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “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 January 17, attendees will have the privilege to hear from these designers as they engage in lively discussion.  Moderator Eurico Francisco will be joined by the following distinguished designers as panelists:

David Rolston, David Rolston Landscape Architects

Emily Summers, Emily Summers Design Associates

Ron Wommack, Ron Wommack Architect

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 Sponsor for this Panel is Wendy Konradi Interior Design.

Eurico Francisco 
“Design Inspirations, Part One”

17 January 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:

EURICO FRANCISCO

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

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

PANELISTS:

DAVID ROLSTON, Landscape Architect

Having been in business in Dallas for over 35 years, David Rolston Landscape Architects has knowledge and passion to design custom landscapes and gardens that respond to their clients’ needs and desires. Their design aesthetic leans towards modern, but they’re not strangers to hybridization, i.e. “Texas Native Meets English Garden”. The group gives special care and attention to each project because of their priority as gardeners first. Their team installs and maintains each of the home landscapes. Their commitment to observing the growth of each planting and its reactions in the home site is consistent with their commitment to excellence. Rolston and his team know what a personal garden can be capable of and love to share that with their clients. They also frequently partner with architects and their clients to create a unified vision melding the house with the garden.

EMILY SUMMERS, Interior Designer

Nationally recognized designer Emily Summers is known for her refined interiors and creative eye. Throughout her thirty-five years in business her work has been defined by her integration of architecture, art and interior design. Emily Summers was named to the 2016 AD100, Architectural Digest’s directory of the world’s top 100 designers and architects and has been on the list since 2007. Ms. Summers and her firm have collaborated with award-winning architects including Antoine Predock, Lake/Flato, Larry Speck, Overland Partners Architects, Dick Clark, Marc Appleton, Max Levy, Miro Rivera, Olson Kundig, Coleman Coker and the late Samuel Mockbee.  Emily Summers Design Associates consulted and contributed to design of the interiors at the Wyly Theater and The Winspear Opera House. Summers has over 36 years of involvement with the Dallas Museum of Art including a staff position as Director of Exhibitions and Fundraising, and currently as a member of the Building Committee. 

Ms. Summers serves as a Life Member of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas School of Architecture. She has also served as a member of the Advisory Council for the School of American Ballet since 2012. President George W. Bush appointed Ms. Summers to the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation in 2002 - 2006.  She is a founding member and past President of The Dallas Architecture Forum and a board member of the Trinity Trust. She is a current member of the Advisory Council for The Dallas Architecture Forum and Historic Preservation Alumni Foundation. She also serves as a member of the Architecture and Design Council at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

RON WOMMACK, Architect

Ron Wommack, FAIA established his firm, Ron Wommack Architect, in 1990. Prior to establishing his own firm, Ron had worked for two of the Southwest’s most recognized and design-oriented firms, The Oglesby Group and Frank Welch Associates.

Projects of Ron Wommack Architect have ranged from the refurbishing of older housing units into viable urban dwellings, the development of new denser housing typologies, and single family residences to corporate office facilities and public / community projects. For this body of work, the firm has received more than twelve American Institute of Architects (AIA) component design awards since 1994 including six Texas Society of Architects and AIA/Dallas Honor Awards. It has also received D-Magazine Home of the Year awards, and awards from Preservation Dallas.

Ron received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University in 1976.  He currently serves periodically as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and as a visiting studio critic at Texas Tech University. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the AIA in 2004 and his firm was honored as the 2006 AIA/Dallas Firm of the Year.

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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Klyde Warren Park. Thomas Phifer, Designer of the Pavilion, will speak to Dallas Architecture Forum on October 23 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Photo by Andy Luten

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Acclaimed Architect

Thomas Phifer

At the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2018-2019 lecture season with acclaimed architect Thomas Phifer, Founding Principal of Thomas Phifer and Partners in New York City. Among his many esteemed design projects are the Klyde Warren Park Pavilion and Savor Restaurant in Dallas, the Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the just-opened Pavilions for the Glenstone Foundation in Potomac, Maryland. Phifer was also the Design Architect for the team that completed the Rachofsky House, a Dallas icon of architecture and art.

Thomas Phifer is widely admired for buildings that relate poetically to both the natural and human ecologies of their sites; that employ advanced technologies and modes of construction to create the appropriate architectural forms, spaces, and effects; and that transform their communities by suggesting the sublime.

Phifer employs deceptive simplicity in a variety of building types, ranging from corporate headquarters and university buildings, to residences and buildings for art. His firm has designed notable public and private buildings across the United States. Among these are an ambitious new building and 164-acre campus for the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh; restoration and revitalization of the historic Castle Clinton at the Battery, a Lower Manhattan Federal Monument for which Phifer created a radical new addition for performing arts presentations; The United States Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, which brings challenging new architecture to the city’s historic district; and a number of high-profile, private residential commissions. Thomas Phifer and Partners was chosen by the Mayor’s Office of New York City to redesign the streetlights of the city.

Thomas Phifer and Partners has received three Design Excellence awards from the General Services Administration and more than 20 honor awards from the American Institute of Architects, as well as numerous national and international citations. His projects have been published and exhibited extensively in the United States and overseas. A monograph on the work of Thomas Phifer and Partners was released in 2010 by Skira Rizzoli.

Thomas Phifer is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has received the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and was awarded the Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the AIA. In 2011, he was elected as an Academician of the National Academy of Design, and in 2013, he received the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Thomas Phifer has served as a visiting professor at numerous architecture schools, and is currently appointed as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture. He received his BA and MA degrees in Architecture from Clemson University.

www.thomasphifer.com

Additional Media Coverage: Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Architect Magazine

Architectural Digest

http://bit.ly/2NLLGwK

Architectural Record

https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13632-glenstone-museum-by-thomas-phifer-and-partners

Architect Magazine

http://www.architectmagazine.com/exhibitions/everything-is-illuminated_2.aspx

“Thomas Phifer is deeply committed to connecting people in man-made environments to their natural surroundings through a keen use of the effects of light within a deceptively simple yet elegant design,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “His widely celebrated and vast experience spans every scale of design and construction from large public institutions to personal residences.”

Phifer will speak on Tuesday, October 23 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 Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum, D Home, Maharger Development – Reggie Graham, and SMINK. Series Sponsors are Architectural Lighting Associates, bodron + fruit, DLR Group STAFFELBACH, Headington Companies, Kafka Properties, LLC, modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net, Scott + Cooner, and studioOutside. Lecture Sponsors are Billingsley Company, Rogers-O’Brien Construction and Sebastian Construction Group. Reception Sponsors are Datum Engineers, DEMENSE Design, Talley Associates and WDG Architecture.

 

THOMAS PHIFER

FOUNDER, THOMAS PHIFER & PARTNERS

NEW YORK CITY

23 October 2018

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Thomas Phifer approaches modernism from a humanistic standpoint, connecting the built environment to the natural world with a heightened sense of openness and community spirit that is based on a collaborative, interdisciplinary process.

Since founding Thomas Phifer and Partners in 1997, he has completed the recently opened Pavilions for the Glenstone Foundation in Potomac, Maryland; an expansion of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; the United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah; the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina; the Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University in Houston, Texas; Cine Colombia headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia; an environmentally advanced corporate office building for Steelcase, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the restoration of the historic Gilfillan House in Austin, Texas; the Rachofsky House in Dallas, Texas, now a public trust and private house museum affiliated with the Dallas Museum of Art, and numerous houses in the Hudson River Valley of New York State.

Ongoing projects include the Museum of Modern Art and TR Warszawa Theatre in Warsaw, Poland, an outdoor performance pavilion in Austin, Texas and several private residences.

Prior to launching his firm in 1997, Phifer was  design  partner  with  the  firm  of Richard Meier & Partners, New York, where he was responsible for the design of 27 major projects. Among these were the acclaimed Canal Plus Headquarters in Paris. Earlier in his career, Phifer was a senior design associate for Gwathmey Siegel and Associates, New York, and practiced with Wolf Associates Architects in North Carolina.

Thomas Phifer and Partners has received three Design Excellence awards from the General Services Administration and more than 20 honor awards from the American Institute of Architects, as well as numerous national and international citations. His projects have been published and exhibited extensively in the United States and overseas. A monograph on the work of Thomas Phifer and Partners was released in 2010 by Skira Rizzoli.

Thomas Phifer is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has received the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome which honored him with a residency at the Academy’s renowned campus on the Janiculum Hill. During that period, Phifer explored ways to draw the lessons of antiquity—enduring concepts for architecture that are ecologically enlightened, relevant to time and place, animated and dignified—into a 21st-century building language that now characterizes his practice. The influence of this investigation is present in his current work, including the North Carolina Museum of Art and reconfigured campus, where landscape and architecture intermingle to create a place of relevance and purpose.

Thomas Phifer was awarded the Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the AIA. In 2011, he was elected as an Academician of the National Academy of Design, and in 2013, he received the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Phifer has been honored by the New York Chapter of the AIA with the President’s Award and by Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation. He also gave the 2016 keynote lecture at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

Thomas Phifer has served as a visiting professor at numerous architecture schools, including the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Cooper Union, University of Southern California, University of Texas, and Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. He is currently appointed as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture. Thomas Phifer received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Clemson University.

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

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

Among the over 230 speakers who have addressed The Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa,  AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to The Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for The Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to The Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

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

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

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The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

“The Rise of the American Skyscraper”

By Carol Willis - Director, The Skyscraper Museum

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

At the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2018-2019 lecture season with architecture historian Carol Willis who is the Founder and Director of the Skyscraper Museum in New York City. Ms. Willis will discuss architecture featured in the DMA’s new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art. The exhibition examines American culture from the 1910s to the Second World War and reveals how the American love affair with new technology and mechanization shaped architecture, design, and the visual culture of the United States. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art.

Carol Willis has researched, taught, and written about the history of American city building. She is the author of Form Follows Finance: Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago (Princeton Architectural Press), which received an AIA book award. In addition to numerous articles in books and scholarly journals, Ms. Willis has curated more than 20 exhibitions at The Skyscraper Museum and written introductions to numerous monographs and collections, including Skyscraper RivalsNew York ArchitectureManhattan Skyscrapers, and New York Deco. She appears regularly in television documentaries and radio broadcasts, including programs for The History Channel, PBS, A & E and BBC Television, NPR, and BBC World Service Radio. Ms. Willis is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Columbia University.

skyscraper.org 

Additional Media Coverage: Youtube, New York Times, Invention & Technology and The Conversation

Youtube

http://bit.ly/2x51PSR

NYT

http://bit.ly/2x44oWd

Invention & Technology

http://bit.ly/2NBCIRS

The Conversation

https://theconversation.com/remembering-americas-lost-buildings-82342

“Carol Willis is an expert in the history of American skyscrapers from their beginnings through the Industrial Revolution and to the present day,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “The Skyscraper Museum which she founded and directs focuses on ‘the design, the construction, the operation, and the occupation of buildings; the way skyscrapers fit into people’s lives.’ We believe her application of this extensive background as a context to the DMA’s exhibition of Cult of the Machine: Precisionism in American Art will greatly enrich the understanding and experience of this exhibition.  Lecture attendees will also gain knowledge about how skyscrapers shape the urban design of major cities across the United States."

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 with a complimentary reception for Forum members beginning at 6:15 p.m. Admission for this lecture is free for members of The Forum and the DMA. Admission for non-members is $5. Reservations are requested for this lecture. Forum and DMA member reservations, and non-member ticket purchases can be made at  https://bit.ly/2NIqZAU . 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 Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum, D Home, Maharger Development – Reggie Graham, and SMINK. Series Sponsors are Architectural Lighting Associates, Bodron + Fruit, DLR Group STAFFELBACH, Janet + Terry Kafka, modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net. Scott + Cooner, and studioOutside. Lecture Sponsor is Gensler, and Reception Sponsor is Valley House Gallery. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art.

CAROL WILLIS

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM

NEW YORK CITY

In Partnership with the DMA and its exhibition

Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

25 September 2018

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Carol Willis is the Founder, Director, and Curator of The Skyscraper Museum in New York City. An architectural and urban historian, she has researched, taught, and written about the history of American city building. She is the author of Form Follows Finance: Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago (Princeton Architectural Press), which received an AIA book award and was named "Best Book on North American Urbanism, 1995" by the Urban History Association. Critic Herbert Muschamp has praised Willis in The New York Times as "the brilliant and energetic woman who created the Skyscraper Museum in 1996 from nothing but her imagination, her passion for New York architecture, and her belief in the importance of history and the value of the public realm."

Willis is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Columbia University where since 1989 she has taught in the program The Shape of Two Cities: New York and Paris in The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She has taught courses on the history of architecture at Parsons School of Design in New York and for eleven summers conducted walking tours on the history of French architecture for Parsons in Paris.

Before establishing The Skyscraper Museum, Willis was guest curator for exhibits on the architects Raymond Hood and Hugh Ferriss. In conjunction with the exhibit Hugh Ferriss: Metropolis, she oversaw the facsimile reprint of the delineator's 1929 book The Metropolis of Tomorrow, contributing a historical essay on Ferriss and appendices (published by Princeton Architectural Press). In addition to articles in books and scholarly journals, Willis is the editor for Building the Empire State, a book on the construction of New York's signature skyscraper, published by W.W. Norton. She has written introductions to numerous monographs and collections, including Skyscraper Rivals, New York Architecture, Manhattan Skyscrapers, and New York Deco, and has appeared in numerous national and international television documentaries and radio broadcasts, including programs for The History Channel, PBS, A & E, BBC Television, NPR, and BBC World Service Radio.

Willis majored in Art History at Boston University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She did her graduate work in architectural history at Columbia University in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, receiving both an M.A. and M.Phil. She has also been the recipient of numerous grants and awards.

About the Skyscraper Museum:

Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. For a description of the gallery and for photos of the space, see the Photo Slideshows page.  Contemporary in design, the museum features polished stainless steel floors and ceilings, along with display cases that soar from floor to ceiling. 

The Skyscraper Museum, now located in a permanent gallery in Lower Manhattan, inhabited four temporary spaces from 1997 to 2003. The gallery was closed after September 11th, 2001, when the space was used as an emergency information center to assist downtown businesses.  In March 2004, The Skyscraper Museum opened its permanent home in a building at the southern tip of Battery Park City. The facility occupies ground-floor space in a mixed-use project that includes the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and a 38-story condominium tower. The Museum owns its space, which has been generously donated by Millennium Partners, the building's developers.

The facility contains two main galleries: one for the core exhibit Skyscraper/City on the evolution of New York's commercial skyline, and another for changing shows. With a permanent home, the Museum also began the process of collecting and preserving important artifacts of high-rise history, of organizing an active education program, and of celebrating New York's rich architectural heritage.

With the skyline of Lower Manhattan as its immediate backdrop and the panorama of New York harbor at its front door, the Museum enjoys a site of breathtaking beauty and an unmatched location for cultural tourism and serves as a vital element in the changed landscape of downtown. A short walk from the historic skyscrapers and canyons of lower Broadway and Wall Street, and minutes from the embarkation point of boats to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the Museum stands at a nexus of past and present that attracts over 10 million tourists annually.

https://www.skyscraper.org/

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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Carol Willis, Director of the Skyscraper Museum Will Present "The Rise of the American Skyscraper" for The Dallas Architecture Forum on September 25. Photo-Empire State Bldg Spire by United Press Association

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

“The Rise of the American Skyscraper”

By Carol Willis - Director, The Skyscraper Museum

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

At the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

  

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2018-2019 lecture season with architecture historian Carol Willis who is the Founder and Director of the Skyscraper Museum in New York City. Ms. Willis will discuss architecture featured in the DMA’s new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art. The exhibition examines American culture from the 1910s to the Second World War and reveals how the American love affair with new technology and mechanization shaped architecture, design, and the visual culture of the United States. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art.

Carol Willis has researched, taught, and written about the history of American city building. She is the author of Form Follows Finance: Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago (Princeton Architectural Press), which received an AIA book award. In addition to numerous articles in books and scholarly journals, Ms. Willis has curated more than 20 exhibitions at The Skyscraper Museum and written introductions to numerous monographs and collections, including Skyscraper RivalsNew York ArchitectureManhattan Skyscrapers, and New York Deco. She appears regularly in television documentaries and radio broadcasts, including programs for The History Channel, PBS, A & E and BBC Television, NPR, and BBC World Service Radio. Ms. Willis is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Columbia University.

skyscraper.org 

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Additional Media Coverage: Youtube, New York Times, Invention & Technology and The Conversation

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Invention & Technology

http://bit.ly/2NBCIRS

The Conversation

https://theconversation.com/remembering-americas-lost-buildings-82342

“Carol Willis is an expert in the history of American skyscrapers from their beginnings through the Industrial Revolution and to the present day,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “The Skyscraper Museum which she founded and directs focuses on ‘the design, the construction, the operation, and the occupation of buildings; the way skyscrapers fit into people’s lives.’ We believe her application of this extensive background as a context to the DMA’s exhibition of Cult of the Machine: Precisionism in American Art will greatly enrich the understanding and experience of this exhibition.  Lecture attendees will also gain knowledge about how skyscrapers shape the urban design of major cities across the United States."

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 with a complimentary reception for Forum members beginning at 6:15 p.m. Admission for this lecture is free for members of The Forum and the DMA. Admission for non-members is $5. Reservations are requested for this lecture. Forum and DMA member reservations, and non-member ticket purchases can be made at  https://bit.ly/2NIqZAU . 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 Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum, D Home, Maharger Development – Reggie Graham, and SMINK. Series Sponsors are Architectural Lighting Associates, Bodron + Fruit, DLR Group STAFFELBACH, Janet + Terry Kafka, modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net. Scott + Cooner, and studioOutside. Lecture Sponsor is Gensler, and Reception Sponsor is Valley House Gallery. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art.

CAROL WILLIS

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM

NEW YORK CITY

In Partnership with the DMA and its exhibition

Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

25 September 2018

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Carol Willis is the Founder, Director, and Curator of The Skyscraper Museum in New York City. An architectural and urban historian, she has researched, taught, and written about the history of American city building. She is the author of Form Follows Finance: Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago (Princeton Architectural Press), which received an AIA book award and was named "Best Book on North American Urbanism, 1995" by the Urban History Association. Critic Herbert Muschamp has praised Willis in The New York Times as "the brilliant and energetic woman who created the Skyscraper Museum in 1996 from nothing but her imagination, her passion for New York architecture, and her belief in the importance of history and the value of the public realm."

Willis is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Columbia University where since 1989 she has taught in the program The Shape of Two Cities: New York and Paris in The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She has taught courses on the history of architecture at Parsons School of Design in New York and for eleven summers conducted walking tours on the history of French architecture for Parsons in Paris.

Before establishing The Skyscraper Museum, Willis was guest curator for exhibits on the architects Raymond Hood and Hugh Ferriss. In conjunction with the exhibit Hugh Ferriss: Metropolis, she oversaw the facsimile reprint of the delineator's 1929 book The Metropolis of Tomorrow, contributing a historical essay on Ferriss and appendices (published by Princeton Architectural Press). In addition to articles in books and scholarly journals, Willis is the editor for Building the Empire State, a book on the construction of New York's signature skyscraper, published by W.W. Norton. She has written introductions to numerous monographs and collections, including Skyscraper Rivals, New York Architecture, Manhattan Skyscrapers, and New York Deco, and has appeared in numerous national and international television documentaries and radio broadcasts, including programs for The History Channel, PBS, A & E, BBC Television, NPR, and BBC World Service Radio.

Willis majored in Art History at Boston University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She did her graduate work in architectural history at Columbia University in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, receiving both an M.A. and M.Phil. She has also been the recipient of numerous grants and awards.

About the Skyscraper Museum:

Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. For a description of the gallery and for photos of the space, see the Photo Slideshows page.  Contemporary in design, the museum features polished stainless steel floors and ceilings, along with display cases that soar from floor to ceiling. 

The Skyscraper Museum, now located in a permanent gallery in Lower Manhattan, inhabited four temporary spaces from 1997 to 2003. The gallery was closed after September 11th, 2001, when the space was used as an emergency information center to assist downtown businesses.  In March 2004, The Skyscraper Museum opened its permanent home in a building at the southern tip of Battery Park City. The facility occupies ground-floor space in a mixed-use project that includes the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and a 38-story condominium tower. The Museum owns its space, which has been generously donated by Millennium Partners, the building's developers.

The facility contains two main galleries: one for the core exhibit Skyscraper/City on the evolution of New York's commercial skyline, and another for changing shows. With a permanent home, the Museum also began the process of collecting and preserving important artifacts of high-rise history, of organizing an active education program, and of celebrating New York's rich architectural heritage.

With the skyline of Lower Manhattan as its immediate backdrop and the panorama of New York harbor at its front door, the Museum enjoys a site of breathtaking beauty and an unmatched location for cultural tourism and serves as a vital element in the changed landscape of downtown. A short walk from the historic skyscrapers and canyons of lower Broadway and Wall Street, and minutes from the embarkation point of boats to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the Museum stands at a nexus of past and present that attracts over 10 million tourists annually.

https://www.skyscraper.org/

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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Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City. The largest public library in Latin America designed by Alberto Kalach, who will open the Dallas Architecture Forum 2018-2019 Lecture Season. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Announces its 2018-2019 Season

Opening on September 11 with

Visionary Architect Alberto Kalach

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to announce an outstanding 2018-2019 Lecture Season, beginning on September 11 with internationally celebrated architect Alberto Kalach, Principal and Co-Founder of TAX Architects of Mexico City. Details about Mr. Kalach are below.  

This season The Forum will present founders and design principals of leading studios, and esteemed and emerging voices in architecture, academia, urban strategy, landscape architecture and interior design.  We will also present our second annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture in tribute to Frank’s remarkable and enduring legacy.

Distinguished professionals who will speak for The Forum include:

Carol WILLIS

Founder and Director

The Skyscraper Museum, New York City

In partnership with the DMA and its exhibition

Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

 

25 September 2018 (Tues, 7pm)

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

skyscraper.org


Thomas PHIFER

Founder and Partner

Thomas Phifer and Partners

 

23 October 2018 (Tues, 7 pm)

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

thomasphifer.com


Rick JOY

Founder and Principal

Rick Joy Architects

The Frank Welch Memorial Lecture

 

23 January 2019 (Wed, 7 pm)

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

rickjoy.com


Thomas WOLTZ

Principal

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

 

6 February 2019 (Wed, 7 pm)

Venue TBA

nbwla.com


Sebastian SCHMALING

Co-Founder and Partner

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

 

Spring 2019

Date and Venue TBA

johnsenschmaling.com


Calvin TSAO and Zack MCKOWN

Founders and Partners

TsAO & McKOWN Architecture and Design

 

Spring 2019

Date and Venue TBA

tsao-mckown.com


Details of these speakers will follow in the coming weeks, and The Forum will also present ADDITIONAL lectures this Spring featuring leading architecture and design leaders. We look forward to sharing those updates with you.

Alberto Kalach will open The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2018-2019 lecture season on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at the Angelika Theater at Mockingbird Station, Dallas. NOTE NEW VENUE LOCATION.

Kalach is a leader of the gifted generation of Mexican architects fully engaged in the global issues of the 21st century. Cited as one of the most versatile and prolific architectural voices in Mexico City today, Alberto Kalach cofounded the firm Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX) in 1981 with Daniel Álvarez. Kalach works collaboratively, completing projects from residential commissions to civic structures with firms and contemporaries such as Teodoro González de León, Juan Palomar, Tonatiuh Martínez, Gustavo Lipkau, and José Castillo. His award-winning José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City remains the largest public library in Latin America.

Kalach's concern for the emerging problems of his vast native city has inspired projects in a range of scales, from his minimal $5,000 houses, to housing developments and urban master plans. His most ambitious plan, México Ciudad Futura, is a speculative program to rejuvenate the city's environmental and social dynamics through the rescue of the dry Texcoco lake bed, 10 kilometers away from the city's center. This project was awarded a special mention at the 2002 Venice Biennale.

Kalach has lectured and taught at many universities throughout Central and North America, as well as in Western Europe. His work is the subject of a monograph from the series Contemporary World Architects, published by Rockport Publishers. Kalach studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and Cornell.

www.kalach.com

Additional Media Coverage: The Guardian, Colorado Design Magazine, Arch Daily, Wallpaper Magazine 

The Guardian

http://bit.ly/2wjobAx

Colorado Design Magazine

http://bit.ly/2wlc2Lp

Arch Daily

http://bit.ly/2PIzwlF

Wallpaper Magazine

http://bit.ly/2PJKJT5

“Alberto Kalach is a visionary who has over thirty years of experience in studying the complex ecology and workings of his native Mexico City, one of the largest cities in the world. His work explores the balance of the needs of society with nature and history, and seeks to create equity among neighborhoods of varying income levels, and to seamlessly merge communities with their surrounding environments,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe Mr. Kalach’s vast experience and insights in urban planning and the design of various building types will be of great interest as Dallas attempts to implement its first comprehensive housing program, and North Texas experiences continued growth as one of the largest metropolitan areas in North America.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on September 11 with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

Season Benefactors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2018-2019 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum, D Home, Maharger Development – Reggie Graham, and SMINK. Series Benefactors are Architectural Lighting Associates, Bodron + Fruit, DLR Group STAFFELBACH, Headington Companies, HKS, Janet + Terry Kafka, modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net. Scott + Cooner, and studioOutside.

ALBERTO KALACH

PRINCIPAL AND CO-FOUNDER

TAX Architects

MEXICO CITY

In partnership with UTA CAPPA

11 September 2018

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

 

Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Angelika Theatre, Mockingbird Station, Dallas

NOTE NEW VENUE LOCATION

Alberto Kalach studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, and later at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. In 1981 he and Daniel Álvarez founded the firm Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX), which Kalach continues to lead. A primary focus of the firm is on urban planning challenges of Mexico City, which led to his developing a think-tank of leaders focused on "México: Future City".  Kalach has realized several milestone projects, some of them together with notable colleagues like Teodoro González de León, Gustavo Lipkau and Jose Castillo. His prestigious lake concepts are significant to solving existing water supply problems in Mexico City. He has published several articles in national and international magazines of architecture and participates in the project "Recovering the City of Lakes".                                                                                    

Alberto Kalach is known for his uncompromising approach to the issues of ecology and landscape.  His projects range from minimal $5,000 houses to social housing developments, from verdant gardens to elegant towers, and from inventive airports to inspirational urban master plans.                                                                                   

His largest project, The Lakeside City, which set out to recover the ancient Texcoco lake in the east of Mexico City, is the most comprehensive urban plan the city has ever seen. It is the largest project ever conceived for the Valley of Mexico Basin called México Ciudad Futura (Return to the city of Lakes), that embraces the city as a whole, studied through its Geography.

Carried out over a decade in collaboration with architects and scientists the speculative plan proposed to rejuvenate the city’s environmental and social dynamics, limit urban growth and allow groundwater and rain to restore the historic body of water, eventually regenerating an area of some 17,300 acres. It was awarded special mention at the 2002 Venice Biennale and can be studied in three publications, Mexico Future City, Atlas of Projects for Mexico City I and II.

Kalach’s practice has several built projects in the city – including the internationally acclaimed 409,000 sq ft José Vasconcelos library.  Labeled by the press as the Megabiblioteca ("megalibrary"), it is in the downtown area of Mexico City (Buenavista neighborhoodCuauhtémoc borough) on what was a barren plot of land. Kalach designed an extensive botanical garden to surround the library. Lush with over 60,000 species endemic to Mexico, the space serves not only as a collection of human knowledge, but an encyclopedia of natural life. It was dedicated to José Vasconcelos, the philosopher and former presidential candidate and former president of the National Library of Mexico. The library was inaugurated by former President of Mexico Vicente Fox on 16 May 2006.

Other Notable works include Casa GGG in Mexico City, Casa La Atalaya in California, Casa Romany in California and Reforma 27 Tower in Mexico City. 

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

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

Among the over 230 speakers who have addressed The Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa,  AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to The Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for The Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to The Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

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

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

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

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

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Concludes Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

 

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

May 22, 2018

 

Free and Open to the Public!

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

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

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for these panels is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.

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

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

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

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

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

22 May 2018

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

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

Presented in Partnership with Preservation Dallas

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

BOB MECKFESSEL, DSGN Associates  

Robert Meckfessel, FAIA, has over 35 years of experience in the planning and design of institutional, residential, and commercial projects throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Many of these projects have been recognized for innovation and excellence in urban design, architecture, sustainability, and preservation from professional and industry organizations, including AIA Dallas, NCTCOG, the Texas Society of Architects, Preservation Dallas, and Preservation Texas. He has served as president of leading organizations involved with the quality of the built environment, including The Dallas Architecture Forum, Preservation Dallas, LaReunion TX, Greater Dallas Planning Council, and AIA Dallas. He currently serves on the boards of La Reunion TX, the Trinity Park Conservancy, the Trinity Commons Foundation, DoCoMoMo US, and the Advisory Board of the Dallas Architecture Forum. Bob lectures often at professional events, political forums, and educational venues.

PANELISTS:

TARY ARTERBURN, studioOutside

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

MIL BODRON,  bodron + fruit

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

GREG IbaÑez, IBANEZ SHAW Architecture

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

CLIFF WELCH, WELCH | HALL Architects

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

About The Dallas Architecture Forum

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

Among the over 230 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

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

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