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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

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.

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

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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

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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

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

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Concludes Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

 

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

May 22, 2018

 

Free and Open to the Public!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22 May 2018

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

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

Presented in Partnership with Preservation Dallas

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

BOB MECKFESSEL, DSGN Associates  

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

PANELISTS:

TARY ARTERBURN, studioOutside

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

MIL BODRON,  bodron + fruit

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

GREG IbaÑez, IBANEZ SHAW Architecture

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

CLIFF WELCH, WELCH | HALL Architects

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

About The Dallas Architecture Forum

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

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

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

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

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

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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

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

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations”

Part Three – May 15, 2018

 

Free and Open to the Public!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bang Dang, Far + Dang

Jessica Stewart Lendvay, Jessica Stewart Lendvay Architects,

Robyn Menter, Robyn Menter Design Associates

Madhavi Sonar, Talley Associates

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

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

Kate Aoki
“Design Inspirations, Part Three”

15 May 2018

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

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

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

KATE AOKI

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

PANELISTS:

BANG DANG, Architect

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

JESSICA STEWART LENDVAY, Architect

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

ROBYN MENTER, Interior Designer

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

MADHAVI SONAR, Landscape Architect

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

About The Dallas Architecture Forum

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

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

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

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

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

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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

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

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations”

Part Two – May 8, 2018

 

Free and Open to the Public!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Field, wernerfield

David L. Hocker, Hocker Design Group

Wendy Konradi, Wendy Konradi Interior Design

Max Levy, Max Levy, Architect

Joshua Rice, Joshua Rice Design

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

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

Eurico Francisco
“Design Inspirations”

8 May 2018

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

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

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

EURICO R. FRANCISCO

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

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

PANELISTS:

PAUL FIELD, Architect

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

DAVID HOCKER, Landscape Architect

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

WENDY KONRADI, Interior Designer

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

MAX LEVY, Architect

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

JOSHUA RICE, Interior Designer

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

About The Dallas Architecture Forum

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

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

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

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

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Architect Christian Veddeler

Director of Award-Winning UNStudio Architects

 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

  

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

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

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

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

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

unstudio.com

See Additional Media Coverage:

UNStudio – Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/218452963

Dezeen Magazine

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

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

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

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

 

CHRISTIAN VEDDELER

DIRECTOR, UNStudio

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

25 April 2018

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Award-Winning Architect and Affordable Housing Design Expert

Lorcan O’Herlihy

 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

loharchitects.com

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

Interior Design Magazine

https://goo.gl/qzhmX4

Malibu Times

https://goo.gl/Z4WZAu

Vimeo

https://goo.gl/XMhFu8

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

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

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

LORCAN O’HERLIHY

PRINCIPAL, LORCAN O’HERLIHY ARCHITECTS

LOS ANGELES

11 April 2018

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum and Dallas Contemporary Present

A Special Lecture

PHILIP JOHNSON AND THE GLASS HOUSE

by Hilary LEWIS

 

Chief Curator + Creative Director

The Glass House, New Canaan, CT

 

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

 

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

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

Presented by Dallas Contemporary with Collaboration from The Dallas Architecture Forum

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

www.theglasshouse.org

www.hilarylewis.com

See Additional Media Coverage:

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

https://goo.gl/5asotD 

https://goo.gl/nb5fVk

https://goo.gl/Gpg5Gb

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

FROM THE GLASS HOUSE WEBSITE:

Glass House, 1949

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

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

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

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