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Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Lilbrary by Snohetta Architects. Partner and Landscape Architect Michelle Delk will address The Dallas Architecture Forum. Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Landscape Architect

Michelle Delk

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7 pm 

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, landscape architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present esteemed landscape architect Michelle Delk on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in a virtual lecture via Zoom.   

Michelle Delk, a passionate champion of the public realm, is a Partner and Director of Landscape Architecture for Snøhetta New York City. She works to cultivate trans-disciplinary collaboration for the creative advancement of our public environment. With a natural ability for engaging diverse community and client intricacies, Michelle guides complex projects ranging from master plans and brownfield redevelopments to realizations of urban plazas, parks, streetscapes, and riverfronts. Currently, she leads several efforts with Snøhetta, including the design of the Willamette Falls Riverwalk in Oregon, the Blaisdell Center Master Plan in Honolulu, and the re-imagined design of a significant public plaza in midtown Manhattan. She is a Board member of the Urban Design Forum and speaks for influential groups around the world. 

For more than 30 years, Snøhetta has designed some of the world’s most notable public and cultural projects. Among its iconic, award-winning projects are the monumental library of Alexandria, Egypt; the Norwegian National Opera House; and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City. The firm has received many honors including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award, and the Wall Street Journal Innovator of the Year Award.

 “Snøhetta is one of the world’s top architectural firms with projects and offices around the world. As the a Partner and Director of the Landscape Practice for Snøhetta New York, Michelle Delk brings extensive and broad experience across all project types to her work,” said Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Forum. “We believe Ms. Delk will provide a program of great interest to attendees.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19th and will be presented virtually via Zoom. It is presented at no charge to all Forum members and sponsors, and anyone may join The Forum at www.DallasArchitectureForum.org to attend this and other upcoming lectures. Advance registration for the lecture is required. Forum members will receive information about registration.

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.

Snøhetta

https://issuu.com/dallasarchitecture1/docs/forum_lecture_delk_issuu

Download Photos Here:

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Additional Media Coverage: design boom and Fast Company

designboom

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Fast Company

https://www.fastcodesign.com/1661977/meet-the-vikings-redesigning-times-square-and-sf-moma

Sponsors for Ms. Delk’s Lecture include Season Sponsors Maharger Development | Reggie Graham and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are Architectural Lighting Alliance, Bentley Tibbs Architect, Bodron / Fruit, DLR Group | Staffelbach, Faisal Halum Group, Headington Companies, Jackson Walker, Kafka Properties LLC, modernDallas, O’Brien Architects, Perennials & Sutherland LLC and Scott + Cooner. Lecture Sponsors are The AD EX Foundation, BOKA Powell, Bonick Landscaping, HOCKER, James R.Thompson Inc., and studioOutside. Reception Sponsors are Cawley Partners, Landscape Forms, New Era Companies, Panoramic Doors and Pritchard Associates.

MICHELLE DELK

PARTNER and DIRECTOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

SNOHETTA

NEW YORK

19 May 2021

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Virtual Lecture Presentation via Zoom

Snøhetta (Norwegian pronunciation: ['snø??h?t?]) began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception. Today, Snøhetta has grown to become an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, product, graphic, digital design and art, with 280 employees of more than thirty different nationalities, and an equal gender distribution. The practice has a global presence, with offices spanning from Oslo, Paris, and Innsbruck, to New York, Hong Kong, Adelaide and San Francisco. For more than 30 years, Snøhetta has designed some of the world’s most notable public and cultural projects. Snøhetta kick-started its career in 1989 with the competition-winning entry for the new library of Alexandria, Egypt. This was later followed by the commission for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center in New York City, among many others. Since its inception, the practice has maintained its original transdisciplinary approach, and integrates architectural, landscape, interior, product, graphic, digital design and art across its projects. The collaborative nature between Snøhetta's different disciplines is an essential driving force of the practice. A definite relationship between multiple disciplines is a driving force in all of Snøhetta’s work. This is demonstrated through the company’s long history, where landscape and architecture work together without division, from the earliest stage possible.

The firm places experience at the center of the design process, for a design that engages the senses and physicality of the body while fostering social interaction. This allows Snøhetta’s designs to promote both individual and collective empowerment in the communities where they work. At the heart of all of the firm’s work is a commitment to shaping the built environment both in the service of humanism and the longevity of our planet. Their interdisciplinary design process ensures that Snøhetta projects are both poetic and pragmatic, where high design works in conjunction with sustainable building performance. Snøhetta is currently involved in numerous projects in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Working globally gives each designer valuable cultural and economic insight and creates the foundation of Snøhetta’s continuously evolving professional knowledge base.

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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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28th Street Apartments, Los Angeles, CA by Koning Eizenberg. Principal Julie Eizenberg will speak to the Dallas Architecture Forum on May 4. Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Esteemed Architect

Julie Eizenberg

Virtually via Zoom

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 7 pm 

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, landscape architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present esteemed architect Julie Eizenberg at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in a virtual lecture via Zoom.   

Julie Eizenberg, FAIA, is a Founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg, where she is responsible for setting the studio’s design vision. The practice has been honored as AIA California’s Firm of the Year, and Eizenberg, together with founding partner Hank Koning, was awarded the AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal and the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal. She was also recognized with an Honorary Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Melbourne. Under her leadership, Koning Eizenberg has earned over 180 design, preservation, and sustainability awards.

“The Forum looks forward to Julie Eizenberg’s lecture. She is widely recognized for her commitment to the concept that buildings have the power to change everyday lives. Koning Eizenberg is known for sustainable and affordable housing whose design begins with considering the residents, rather than the budget, to provide safety, comfort and dignity. The firm applies the same approach to all of their projects, no matter the type, size or cost,” said Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Forum. “We believe the creativity and social concepts of Koning Eizenberg will provide a program of great interest to attendees.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 and will be presented virtually via Zoom. It is presented at no charge to all Forum members and sponsors, and anyone may join The Forum at www.DallasArchitectureForum.org to attend this and other upcoming lectures. Advance registration for the lecture is required. Forum members will receive information about registration.

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.

Koning Eizenberg Architecture (kearch.com)

https://issuu.com/dallasarchitecture1/docs/forum_lecture_eizenberg_issuu

Download Photos Here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cn5zrw377bfmr37/AAARSozKaP6MeZ3mhCPZZTrOa?dl=0

Additional Media Coverage: Architect Magazine, Steel Profile, Builder Magazine

Architect Magazine  

https://www.architectmagazine.com/Awards/julie-eizenberg-and-hank-koning-awarded-the-2019-australian-institute-of-architects-gold-medal_o

Steel Profile

https://www.soundslikedesign.com.au/s/BS_STEEL_PROFILE_124_Julie_Eizenberg-36bb.pdf

Builder Magazine

https://www.builderonline.com/Design/top-firm-koning-eizenberg-architecture_o

Sponsors for Ms. Eisenberg’s Lecture include Season Sponsors Maharger Development and SMINK. Series Sponsors are Architectural Lighting Associates, Bentley Tibbs Architect, Bodron / Fruit, DLR Group | Staffelbach, Eggersmann Kitchens | Home Living, Faisal Halum, Headington Companies, HKS, Kafka Properties LLC, Moderndallas, O’Brien Architects, Perennials and Sutherland LLC, and Scott + Cooner. Lecture Sponsors are HDR Architecture and AD EX Foundation | JHP Architecture / Urban Design. Reception Sponsors are Corgan, and Ibanez | Shaw Architecture.  

JULIE EIZENBERG, FAIA

PRINCIPAL

KONING EIZENBERG

SANTA MONICA

4 May 2021

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Virtual Lecture Presentation via Zoom

Julie Eizenberg is a founding principal of Koning Eizenberg. Julie brings design vision, leadership, and expertise in working with cities, nonprofit agencies, institutions and private developers to generate inventive master plans and public places. She is an astute observer leading investigations that reshape the way we think about conventional building typologies. Her focus on the user experience — whether it is an individual, underserved community, or the public at large — brings an empathetic perspective that translates seemingly mundane programs into places of ease and generosity.

The studio’s design practice is rooted in an inherent pragmatism driven by tight budgets and commitment to environmentally responsive design. This approach converts constraints into innovative design strategies that are institutionally transformative. Notable projects include the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Hancock Lofts, and 28th Street Apartments as well as more recent projects like the Pico Branch Library, Geffen Academy and Museum Lab. The firm’s work has been published extensively, including I.D., Architectural Record, Residential Architect, Vanity Fair and Metropolis.

Under Julie’s leadership, Koning Eizenberg has earned more than 180 design and sustainability awards and has been widely published. The practice has been honored as AIA California’s firm of the year, and she and founding partner Hank Koning were awarded the 2019 Australia Institute of Architects Gold Medal and the 2012 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal in recognition of a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and honorary doctorate from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a master’s degree in architecture from UCLA. She teaches and lectures around the world, currently serves on the boards of Public Architecture, the School of Architecture at Taliesin, and FYI (From Youth Inside) FILMS. Her most recent book, titled “Urban Hallucinations,” offers more insight into the philosophy and work of a practice that aligns humanist values with inventive architectural form making.

 

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University andthe University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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

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

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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Thought-leader Steven Lewis, Principal of ZGF Architects, Designers/Planners of The California Science Center will speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum. Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Esteemed Architectural Thought-Leader

Steven Lewis

Virtually via Zoom

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7 pm 

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, landscape architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present the esteemed architectural thought leader Steven Lewis at 7:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in a virtual lecture via Zoom.   

Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMAC is widely recognized as one of our country’s most prominent voices for equity in architecture. His leadership includes serving as national President of NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) and being honored with the AIA’s esteemed Whitney M. Young Jr. award. Lewis has worked in both the public and private sectors in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Detroit.

“The Forum looks forward to Steve Lewis’ lecture. It is especially timely and important this year as North Texas residents have increasingly focused on issues regarding equity in our society, including the design professions. Steve Lewis is widely recognized as one of our country’s leading voices for equity, not only in architecture but in our cities and their neighborhoods. He brings both deep levels of insight and expertise to this subject, and attendees will be both educated and challenged by his presentation” said Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Forum.  

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21st and will be presented virtually via Zoom. It is presented at no charge to all Forum members and sponsors, and anyone may join The Forum at www.DallasArchitectureForum.org to attend this and other upcoming lectures. Advance registration for the lecture is required - please use this Zoom link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H3MU3iFPTlKN0Mqb6a9VAg  Once a registrant has been confirmed as a current member of The Forum, he/she will receive a sign-in link from Zoom to use for viewing the lecture on April 21st

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.

Sustainable Architecture & Interior Design Firm | ZGF

 

Additional Media Coverage: AIA 2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, Architectural Record, Architect Magazine

AIA 2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

https://bit.ly/3d3m6yx

Architectural Record

https://bit.ly/3d3qpKd

Architect Magazine

https://bit.ly/3wH490g

Sponsors for Mr. Lewis’ Lecture include Season Sponsors Maharger Development | Reggie Graham and SMINK. Series Sponsors are Eggersmann Kitchens | Home Living, Faisal Halum Group, Headington Companies, HKS, Jackson Walker, Kafka Properties LLC, moderndallas, O’Brien Architects and Scott + Cooner. Lecture Sponsor is Page.

STEVEN LEWIS, FAIA, NOMAC

PRINCIPAL

ZGF ARCHITECTS, LLP

LOS ANGELES

21 April 2021

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Virtual Lecture Presentation via Zoom

Steven Lewis was a founding partner of the firm RAW International in Los Angeles where he helped build a successful design practice over a 20-year period and collaborated with ZGF on memorable projects, including the Exposition Park Master Plan and the California Science Center that made a real difference in the fabric of their communities. In 2004, Steven accepted an invitation to join the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of the Chief Architect in Washington, DC, where he served a four-year term as program manager. It was here where he worked to “create a legacy of civic architecture for our time”. Key projects included the $300M renovation of the Federal Complex in downtown Chicago designed by Mies van der Rohe, security pavilions at the 26 Federal Plaza Federal Building in New York City, and the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse renovation in Washington D.C.

In addition to his excellence across the built environment, Steven demonstrates a commitment to equity in the profession that infuses every part of his professional life. He was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the 2006-07 academic year, where he focused on the issue of race within the profession of architecture. In December of 2010, Steven concluded a two-year term as President of the National Organization of Minority Architects, traveling around the U.S. and several other countries advocating for architects of color. He used his platform as president to prioritize cultivating the next generation of diverse architects and designers. Steven was the 2016 recipient of the AIA’s esteemed Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award as mentioned above, and was elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Syracuse University School of Architecture.

Lewis also served in the Detroit Planning Department with Maurice Cox, advancing the ambitious mission of helping to revitalize the city’s urban neighborhoods. While at Detroit’s Planning Department he served as the Design Director for the Central Region of the city as well as holding a Professorship in Practice at the University of Michigan, leading design studios focused on community issues and urban planning. Steven is now a Principal for the Los Angeles office of ZGF, where he leads the urban design practice with projects that include a major office complex in Sacramento for the State of California.   

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University andthe University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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

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A Project by Mary Ellen Cowan who will speak at Virtual Design Inspirations-Part One for The Dallas Architectural Forum. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its 2020-2021 Panel Discussion Series With

“Design Inspirations – Part One”

Virtually via Zoom

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, April 8, 2021

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its popular Panel Discussion Series on Thursday, April 8, 2021 with “Design Inspirations – Part One,” moderated by Robyn Menter, Founder of Robyn Menter Design Associates in Dallas.

Join The Forum for our first Design Inspirations Panel of 2021. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to learn about what inspires some of our area's most talented architects, interior designers and landscape architects in their design process.

The panel will occur at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021.   The panel will be presented virtually via Zoom. It is FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

Advance Registration Required – Register HERE   https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vD2s35iVQgml70KN4SH4DQ

Confirmed registrants will receive information from Zoom to access the lecture link before the start of the lecture at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 8, 2021 

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 April 8, attendees will have the privilege to hear from these designers as they engage in lively discussion.  Moderator Robyn Menter will be joined by the following distinguished designers as panelists:

Bruce BERNBAUM, Co-Founder and Principal of Bernbaum / Magadini Architects

Mary Ellen COWAN, Head, Residential Design Studio, MESA

Paul DRAPER, Founder, Paul Draper and 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 Sponsors are Electronic Interiors, Galaxy Modern, Purdy-McGuire, Turner Construction and Walter P Moore.

 

Robyn MENTER, Moderator

“Design Inspirations, Part One”

8 April 2021

Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Virtual Panel Presentation via Zoom

ROBYN MENTER

Born and raised in South Africa, Robyn Menter studied design at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her internship and education includes the history and restoration of Cape Dutch furniture. A contemporary art collector, Robyn worked in South Africa as an interior designer specializing in historic preservation and South African antiques. In 1981 Robyn immigrated to Dallas. After working with the firms of Deborah Lloyd Forrest and Paul Draper and Associates, Robyn established Robyn Menter Design Associates, Inc. in 1994.

Robyn Menter Design Associates is a hands-on, design focused firm working across a wide range of typologies, exploring new ideas with a variety of engaged clients and craftspeople. Their projects primarily include high-end residential and workplace design. Robyn has collaborated with many talented architects including Graham Greene, Max Levy, Bernbaum Magadini, Cliff Welch, and Lake/Flato.  

PANELISTS:

BRUCE BERNBAUM

Co-Founder and Principal of Bernbaum / Magadini Architects

Bruce Bernbaum is a Co-Founder and Principal of Bernbaum / Magadini Architects, one of the leading residential architecture firms in Dallas. Bruce earned a bachelor of architecture from the University of Arizona. His architectural projects range from commercial, retail, industrial, and multi-family to client-based single family residential. Bruce serves on many charitable boards and has been involved with AIA educational committees and mentoring programs. He and his firm are active supporters of The Forum, and their award-winning work has been featured in numerous Forum special events.

MARY ELLEN COWAN

Head, Residential Design Studio, MESA  

Mary Ellen Cowan leads MESA’s Residential Design Studio. With over thirty years of experience in landscape architecture and construction management, Mary Ellen has an extensive understanding of garden design, both historic and contemporary, and expresses that knowledge in innovative design concepts and implements each project with intimate attention to construction detailing. She oversees field construction to ensure proper execution of the design concept. With MESA since 1996, Mary Ellen has developed a collective design approach embracing the landscape with respect to topography, natural systems, and the interpretation of site and its relationship to architecture. This approach respects the intentions of the architect while capturing the values of her clients. Her studio’s project work consistently generates outstanding design solutions receiving both state and national design awards. 

PAUL DRAPER

Founder, Paul Draper and Associates

For over four decades, Paul Draper has been beautifully integrating interior design and architecture in homes, hotels and restaurants worldwide, first in California and Asia and for over thirty years based in Dallas. Now largely concentrating on residential design, he is sought after for his expertise in bespoke furniture, curating art, space planning, and fixture and finish design. A longtime collaborator with architectural icons like Frank Welch, Max Levy and Overland Partners, Draper doesn’t impose a particular style on his clients. “Instead, I try to create a home in harmony with the architecture that is uniquely suited to the client, their needs and personality,” he says. “Design should be vital today, while avoiding trendiness. I like to work with rich natural palettes and rely on the innate beauty of these materials. I am dedicated to creating timeless, finely crafted interior solutions, focusing on design of the highest quality.”

 

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

 THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

 DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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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Architect Dirk Denison will virtually discuss this spectacular Lake Michigan Residence and other projects for The Dallas Architecture Forum on November 5. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Award-Winning Architect

Dirk Denison

Virtually via Zoom

Thursday, November 5, 2020

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, landscape architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present the award-winning architect Dirk Denison at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in a virtual lecture via Zoom.   

Dirk Denison, FAIA, is an architect, educator, and dedicated supporter of the arts. As the founding principal of Dirk Denison Architects he has built a Chicago-based firm that is recognized internationally for award-winning design that reflects the uniqueness of each client’s needs to live, work, learn and create. This national practice is committed to design excellence across a range of building types and scales, with a focus on residential, retail, hospitality, institutional, commercial, and campus planning projects. The firm offers a full range of services, including programming, site analysis, design, preparation and administration of construction documents, and post-construction services, as well as interior furnishing and furniture design. 

Denison has also been a full-time faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology for over thirty years and serves as Director of the biennial Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) which recognizes the best built work in the Americas.

“The Forum looks forward to Dirk Denison’s talk, and we believe it is especially timely this year as North Texas residents have increasingly focused on the spaces in which they live – creating housing that is well-designed, welcoming and safe.  Dirk’s body of work, including his award-winning residence designs, aligns with these areas of focus. In addition, Dirk’s leadership as Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas organization gives him incredible insight into issues important to urban environments and contemporary architecture that are built on Mies van der Rohe’s iconic legacy.” 

The work of Dirk Denison Architects throughout the U.S. has been recognized by international design publications, including Architect, Architectural Digest, A+U, Elle Décor, Global Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Design Homes, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times Magazine, Progressive Architecture, and the Urban Land Institute Magazine, and has won awards from the American Institute of Architects, AIA Chicago, the Chicago Architectural Club, and IIDA Illinois, along with the Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design.

Denison trained at the University of Michigan, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. His first monograph, Dirk Denison 10 Houses, was published by Actar in December 2018.

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020.   The lecture will be presented virtually via Zoom. It is presented at no charge to all Forum members, and anyone may join The Forum at www.DallasArchitectureForum.org to attend this and other outstanding programming – currently being presented virtually.  Advance registration for the lecture is required at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dirk-denison-virtual-lecture-thursday-november-5th-2020-tickets-125750445969?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch 

Confirmed registrants will receive information from Zoom to access the lecture link before the start of the lecture at 7 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020. 

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.

www.dirkdenisonarchitects.com

Additional Media Coverage: Introspective Magazine, Architectural Digest, New York Times Magazine & Chicago Architect

Introspective Magazine:

https://www.1stdibs.com/introspective-magazine/dirk-denison/

Architectural Digest:

https://bit.ly/3dOqzUp

New York Times Magazine:

https://www.dirkdenisonarchitects.com/press/2015/12/4/the-new-york-times-magazine

Chicago Architect:

https://bit.ly/2HgywpJ

Season Sponsors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2020-2021 Season are Faisal Halum Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Maharger Development | Reggie Graham, Perennials and Sutherland LLC, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are Bodron & Fruit, Eggersmann Kitchens | Home Living, Kafka Properties, LLC, modmedia/moderndallas.net and Bentley Tibbs Architect. Reception Sponsors are Diana & Frank Aldridge and Talley Associates.

 

DIRK DENISON, FAIA

PRINCIPAL

DIRK DENISON ARCHITECTS

CHAIR, MIES CROWN HALL AMERICAS PRIZE

CHICAGO

5 November 2020

Thursday, 7:00 pm

Virtual Lecture Presentation via Zoom

Dirk Denison Architects crafts a narrative for each of its projects—one that weaves together the idiosyncrasies of the site, program and client. Their process centers around care and consideration, space and design, quality and craft, materiality and landscape. Their designs for homes, offices, galleries, student housing, and other spaces for living and working respond to the distinctive character of each client and environment on a human level.

Dirk Denison has been a leading member of the faculty in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology for over thirty years, during which he has fostered a recommitment to the university’s urban setting and architecturally significant campus through his research, teaching, and service. His teaching has emphasized community-based design, housing, campus planning, and transit-oriented development. Under his supervision, the IIT Campus Architects collective developed a master plan for the campus, completed an assessment of historic buildings, conducted a study for the Urban Land Institute, promoted a landscape improvement initiative, and created a framework for the trajectory of future development. Of note, these efforts and initiatives led to the design competition for the McCormick Tribune Student Center, ultimately designed by Rem Koolhaas, as well as additions and improvements to on-campus student housing.

 

Under Denison’s direction, and with sponsorship by IIT, the biennial Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) recognizes the best built work in the Americas. Through a highly developed network of individuals representing various fields and areas of expertise throughout the Americas, MCHAP reveals issues facing our urban environments and contemporary architectural practices and shapes new understandings of how design might impact our changing world. The prize serves as a platform for exchange and fosters a larger international dialogue among leading designers, scholars, and urban thinkers. At the Art Institute of Chicago, Dirk has served as president of the Architecture & Design Society and is the current board chair of the Society for Contemporary Art as well as member of the Committee on Modern and Contemporary Art. Denison is also a member of the National Advisory Council for the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the board of the Mies van der Rohe Society at IIT, the board of directors of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and the City of Chicago Park District Public Art Committee, which oversees the Chicago Lakefront Sculpture Initiative. Denison received his Master of Architecture from Harvard’s GSD, where he studied under Daniel Libeskind, Peter Eisenman, and Henry Cobb. The studio’s work has been recognized by international design publications, including Architect, Architectural Digest, A+U, Elle Décor, Global Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Design Homes, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times Magazine, Progressive Architecture, and the Urban Land Institute Magazine, and has won awards from the American Institute of Architects, AIA Chicago, the Chicago Architectural Club, and IIDA Illinois.

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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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Celebrated Architect Jason Long, Designer of Faena Forum, Miami, Will Speak Virtually to The Dallas Architecture Forum on October 20. Photo by Bruce Damonte

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Celebrated Architect

Jason Long

Virtually via Zoom

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, landscape architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present the celebrated architect Jason Long, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in a virtual lecture via Zoom.   

Jason Long is a Partner at OMA, an international practice with projects around the world. He is based in the New York office. Since joining the firm in 2003, Mr. Long has brought a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of OMA’s projects internationally. From concept to completion, he served as the project manager for a new national museum in Quebec City and the Faena Forum, a multi-purpose venue in Miami. Among OMA’s many award-winning projects are the Seattle Public Library, the Casa de Música in Portugal, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, and the Taipei Performing Arts Center. 

“OMA is one of the leading architectural design firms in the world whose depth and breadth of experience is remarkable in terms of project type and the number of countries in which they operate,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “As one of the firm’s partners, Jason Long has extensive experience in leading the work of this international powerhouse. The Dallas community will have an opportunity to hear the details of past and current OMA projects in Texas and beyond in what we believe will be a fascinating evening.”

In Texas, Mr. Long is the OMA Design Partner for POST Houston, which will transform the former main USPS facility into a new mixed use commercial and cultural anchor. OMA’s presence in Dallas includes the Wyly Theater at AT&T Performing Arts Center, a winning proposal for The Connected City (a proposal to connect downtown Dallas to the Trinity River) and the design of the recent Dior exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.   The lecture will be presented virtually via Zoom. It is presented at no charge to all Forum members, and anyone may join The Forum at www.DallasArchitectureForum.org to attend this and other outstanding programming – currently being presented virtually.  Advance registration for the lecture is required at Event Brite -- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-long-oma-new-york-virtual-lecture-tickets-124459041343?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch  .  Confirmed registrants will receive information from Zoom to access the lecture link before the start of the lecture at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. 

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.

Currently, Mr. Long is leading three projects focusing on urbanism and the public realm in Washington D.C. that provide an innovative approach to recreation, public health and equitable development at varying scales: the 11th Street Bridge Park, a new elevated green space crossing the Anacostia River; a sport and recreation masterplan for the RFK Stadium Armory Campus; and a streetscape design for Washington D.C.’s convention center. In addition, he is designing a multi-level restaurant within the new First and Broadway Park in downtown Los Angeles.

Long’s portfolio extends to residential development in California and New York, including The Avery in San Francisco and most recently two new towers for Greenpoint Landing, OMA’s first project in Brooklyn. He has recently focused on a number of adaptive reuse projects including the transformation of a post office warehouse in downtown Houston into a mixed-use hub, a historic parking garage in New York City into a new synagogue, and a laboratory building at the University of Toronto into a center for the university administration.

Jason Long holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Vassar College and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He also currently teaches at the Cornell University School of Architecture, Art and Planning.

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Additional Media Coverage: Designboom.com, Dezeen.com

designboom.com – Full Article:  http://bit.ly/32NFUPp

dezeen.com – Full Article: http://bit.ly/39luANb

Individual Projects:

Concrete at Al Serkal Avenue – Dubai

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/03/16/concrete-oma-cultural-events-alserkal-avenue-dubai-united-arab-emirates/

Dior Exhibition, Dallas

https://www.designboom.com/architecture/oma-dior-exhibition-dallas-museum-art-05-14-2019/

POST, Houston

https://www.designboom.com/architecture/oma-post-houston-mixed-use-development-texas-jason-long-07-01-2019/

Wyly Theater, Dallas

http://bit.ly/38rCTG0

Season Sponsors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2020-2021 Season are Faisal Halum Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Maharger Development | Reggie Graham, Perennials and Sutherland LLC, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are DLR Group | Staffelbach, Kafka Properties, ModMedia O’Brien Architects, and Scott + Reid General Contractors. Lecture Sponsors are Billingsley Company, Callison RTKL, HDR, Rogers-O’Brien Construction, and Turner Construction. Reception Sponsors are MYCON Construction, Ornare, Panoramic Doors, and TKO Associates.

JASON LONG

PARTNER

OMA

NEW YORK

20 October 2020

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Virtual Lecture Presentation via Zoom

OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. AMO, a research and design studio, applies architectural thinking to domains beyond.

OMA is led by eight partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, Chris van Duijn, Jason Long, and Managing Partner-Architect David Gianotten – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Doha, Dubai and Brisbane.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include Taipei Performing Arts Centre, the Axel Springer Campus and the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin, the RAI NHow Hotel in Amsterdam, the New Museum for Western Australia in Perth, a new building for Brighton College, The Factory Manchester and Prince Plaza in Shenzhen.

OMA's completed projects include Norra Tornen in Stockholm (2018), Fondazione Prada (2018), BLOX / DAC in Copenhagen (2018), Fondation d'Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris (2018), Qatar National Library (2018), Rijnstraat 8 (2017), Lab City CentraleSupélec in Saclay (2017), Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville (2016), Il Fondaco dei Tedeschi (2016), the Faena District in Miami (2016), Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, a new building for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2016), Timmerhuis, the new home for Rotterdam’s municipal offices (2015), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015), G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014), Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013), De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013), CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012), New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011), Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011), and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).

AMO often works in parallel with OMA's clients to fertilize architecture with intelligence from this array of disciplines. This is the case with Prada: AMO's research into identity, in-store technology, and new possibilities of content-production in fashion helped generate OMA's architectural designs for new Prada epicenter stores in New York and Los Angeles. In 2004, AMO was commissioned by the European Union to study its visual communication, and designed a coloured "barcode" flag – combining the flags of all member states – that was used during the Austrian presidency of the EU.

AMO has worked with Universal Studios, Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, Heineken, Ikea, Condé Nast, Harvard University and the Hermitage. It has produced exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale, including The Gulf (2006), Cronocaos (2010) and Public Works (2012) and for Fondazione Prada including When Attitudes Become Form (2012) and Serial and Portable Classics (2015). AMO, with Harvard University, was responsible for the research and curation of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale and its principle publication Elements. Other notable projects are a plan for a Europe-wide renewable energy grid; Project Japan, a 720-page book on the Metabolism architecture movement (Taschen, 2010); and the educational program of Strelka Institute in Moscow.

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University andthe University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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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Airport Terminal, Dallas, TX (John Rogers Collection)

The Dallas Architecture Forum in Collaboration with modTEXAS

Presents

 ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY:

THE JOHN ROGERS AND GEORGETTE DE BRUCHARD (UNT) ARCHIVAL COLLECTION

Tuesday, 6 to 7 pm CT, 6 October 2020

 

Free Panel Discussion Presented Via Zoom RSVP HERE Via Eventbrite. A confirmation Email with Zoom link will be sent before the program.

The John Rogers & Georgette de Bruchard Photography Collection - October 6 2020

The John Rogers & Georgette de Bruchard Photography Collection is one of the most significant archives of regional architectural and documentary photography in Dallas. The collection spans 1920-1992, with the bulk covering the period 1945-1991. Images in the archive were captured by husband and wife John and Georgette, and consist primarily of people, architecture (office buildings, interiors, exteriors, houses), advertising and events. Many of the images in the collection appeared in publications such as Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living.

Rogers developed close relationships with architects and firms working in Dallas including Jarvis-Putty-Jarvis, O’Neil Ford, Arch Swank, Beran & Shelmire and Philip Johnson, among many others. The archive includes major building projects such as Republic Center, Statler Hilton, and the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Facility as well as smaller projects, such as drug stores and public libraries. UNT Libraries Special Collections has spent nearly two years meticulously organizing and indexing the collection, which is being carefully and systematically digitized. Following the full digitization process and the identification of subject matter, the images will be freely available for personal and educational use through the UNT Portal to Texas History.

Additional Resources: UNT Special Collections – The John Rogers & Georgette de Bruchard Photography Collection

PRESENTER:

Morgan Davis Gieringer is the Head of Special Collections at the University of North Texas Libraries and the Director of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Archival Management in the UNT College of Information. As Head of Special Collections, she oversees major archival initiatives, which include the LGBTQ Archive, the WBAP/KXAS Television News Film Collection, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Archive, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Archive project. Gieringer has been a professional archivist for over 15 years, and has maintained certification through the Academy of Certified Archivists since 2006. She holds a BA from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.

Nate Eudaly, Moderator, is the Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum. He has recently completed fifteen years as The Forum’s Director, during which time the Forum has presented over 135 Lectures with national and international thought leaders from the design professions (including Pritzker, Pulitzer and AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners), over 60 Panel Discussions on issues impacting Dallas both regionally and globally, and over 55 additional special events for The Forum’s members and the community, with attendance of over 45,000 people. He is the primary author of The Forum’s monograph, Dallas Modern

About modTEXAS – modTEXAS was founded in 2018 to highlight the work of organizations who are engaged in celebrating and preserving architecture from the midcentury. Through their Mapping Mod Instagram Challenge, over 4,200 photos of Texas modernism have been shared using #modtexas. In North Texas, their efforts support institutions including Preservation Dallas, Docomomo US North Texas, The Dallas Architecture Forum and the Dallas Historical Society. 

 

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

 OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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

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

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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The Chrysler Building-United Nations by Nikola Olic, one of the presenters for two virtual programs by the Dallas Architecture Forum that celebrate architectural photography. Photo Courtesy of Mr. Olic.

The Dallas Architecture Forum in Collaboration with modTEXAS

Presents Two Exciting Virtual Programs Celebrating Architectural Photography

 

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY: MID-CENTURY THROUGH TODAY

Tuesday, 6 to 7 pm CT, 29 September 2020 

(Program will be completed prior to the 8 pm start of the Presidential Debate)

 

Free Panel Discussion Presented Via Zoom RSVP HERE Via Eventbrite. A confirmation Email with Zoom link will be sent before the program.

&

 ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY:

THE JOHN ROGERS AND GEORGETTE DE BRUCHARD (UNT) ARCHIVAL COLLECTION

Tuesday, 6 to 7 pm CT, 6 October 2020

 

Free Panel Discussion Presented Via Zoom RSVP HERE Via Eventbrite. A confirmation Email with Zoom link will be sent before the program.

 

Join us for an inspiring session featuring two of Texas’ leading architectural photographers in practice today: Ben Koush and Nikola Olic. Koush, a founder of Houston Mod, will present images focused on the preservation of modernist architecture. Nikola Olic, founder and lead of Structure Photography, will share artistic images he has taken of buildings and spaces, some of which were prominently featured in a story about his work in the Sunday Arts and Life section of the Dallas Morning News. Nikola’s photography was recently featured by the New York Times Travel Section in a virtual segment “Architecture, in Abstract: A Quiz” which included sixteen of his architectural images from around the world. Access the article at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/13/travel/13travel-quiz.html The virtual audience will be able to join in a moderated Panel discussion following their presentations.  Panel Season Sponsors for these two Panel Discussions are Electronic Interiors, Galaxy Modern, Purdy-McGuire, Turner Construction and Walter P Moore. 

PANELISTS:

Ben KOUSH, registered architect and interior designer in Texas and Founding Member of Houston Mod, will focus on images of the preservation of modernist architecture. Koush is a graduate of Columbia University and Rice University. He is a registered architect and interior designer in Texas with two decades of architectural experience. He has a special interest in the preservation of modern architecture and is a founding member of Houston Mod, which has won numerous local and state awards. Koush’s architectural writing and photography appears in Architects’ NewspaperCite magazine, and Texas Architect, and on his widely followed Instagram account @benkoush. He currently serves on the Texas Historical Commission State Board of Review, the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission, and on the Texas Architect magazine publication committee. 

Nikola OLIC, Lead of Structure Photography whose images reflect the artistic design of the buildings and spaces he captures in his photos, will discuss the importance of place and context for his work. Olic was born in Belgrade, Serbia and had moved to the US in 1992 as an exchange student in Arlington, TX. Years later, after getting a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Texas in Arlington, he moved to Dallas – a city where two decades later many of his photographs would find their inspiration. His current project 'Structure Photography' started in 2014, and includes abstract architectural photographs that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways. In addition to Dallas, this project also focuses on architecture and photography from all over North America, as well as Europe and Asia. Every photograph in Olic’s collection, including those on his Instagram account @nikolaolic, comes with an intriguing story. Nikola Olic is exclusively represented by the Afterimage Gallery in Dallas. His photography has been published in WiredBBC NewsGuardianUSA TodayYahooThe Dallas Morning News and many other outlets. His work is also on view in museums, private collections and public art spaces around the world.

Nikola’s photography was recently featured by the New York Times Travel Section in a virtual segment “Architecture, in Abstract: A Quiz” which included sixteen of his architectural images from around the world. Access the article at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/13/travel/13travel-quiz.html

 

The John Rogers & Georgette de Bruchard Photography Collection - October 6 2020

The John Rogers & Georgette de Bruchard Photography Collection is one of the most significant archives of regional architectural and documentary photography in Dallas. The collection spans 1920-1992, with the bulk covering the period 1945-1991. Images in the archive were captured by husband and wife John and Georgette, and consist primarily of people, architecture (office buildings, interiors, exteriors, houses), advertising and events. Many of the images in the collection appeared in publications such as Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living.

Rogers developed close relationships with architects and firms working in Dallas including Jarvis-Putty-Jarvis, O’Neil Ford, Arch Swank, Beran & Shelmire and Philip Johnson, among many others. The archive includes major building projects such as Republic Center, Statler Hilton, and the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Facility as well as smaller projects, such as drug stores and public libraries. UNT Libraries Special Collections has spent nearly two years meticulously organizing and indexing the collection, which is being carefully and systematically digitized. Following the full digitization process and the identification of subject matter, the images will be freely available for personal and educational use through the UNT Portal to Texas History.

Additional Resources: UNT Special Collections – The John Rogers & Georgette de Bruchard Photography Collection

PRESENTER:

Morgan Davis Gieringer is the Head of Special Collections at the University of North Texas Libraries and the Director of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Archival Management in the UNT College of Information. As Head of Special Collections, she oversees major archival initiatives, which include the LGBTQ Archive, the WBAP/KXAS Television News Film Collection, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Archive, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Archive project. Gieringer has been a professional archivist for over 15 years, and has maintained certification through the Academy of Certified Archivists since 2006. She holds a BA from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.

Nate Eudaly, Moderator, is the Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum. He has recently completed fifteen years as The Forum’s Director, during which time the Forum has presented over 135 Lectures with national and international thought leaders from the design professions (including Pritzker, Pulitzer and AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners), over 60 Panel Discussions on issues impacting Dallas both regionally and globally, and over 55 additional special events for The Forum’s members and the community, with attendance of over 45,000 people. He is the primary author of The Forum’s monograph, Dallas Modern

About modTEXAS – modTEXAS was founded in 2018 to highlight the work of organizations who are engaged in celebrating and preserving architecture from the midcentury. Through their Mapping Mod Instagram Challenge, over 4,200 photos of Texas modernism have been shared using #modtexas. In North Texas, their efforts support institutions including Preservation Dallas, Docomomo US North Texas, The Dallas Architecture Forum and the Dallas Historical Society. 

 

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

 OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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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Celebrated Architect Frida Escobedo, Winner of the Prestigious Serpentine Pavilion Commission in London, Will Lecture to The Dallas Architecture Forum on February 25. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Celebrated Architect

Frida Escobedo

At the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, landscape architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 Lecture Season, with celebrated architect Frida Escobedo, on Tuesday, February 25, in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Frida Escobedo´s design includes art and architecture installations, custom furniture, as well as residential and public buildings. The firm has received prestigious commissions from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Guggenheim Foundation, Stanford University, Neutra’s VDL Research House, the Chicago Architecture Biennial and la Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans.  Among Escobedo’s many awards and recognitions are those from Architectural Review and The Architectural League. Ms. Escobedo has been a visiting professor at Columbia, UC Berkeley, Rice, Harvard GSD and London’s Architectural Association.  Escobedo was recognized as one of the top 30 most influential architects practicing today by archdaily.com.

In 2018 Ms. Escobedo received the coveted commission to design that year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens using materials and architectural styles from both Britain and Mexico in order to create a work that would capture the historical and cultural aspects of each country. The design of the Pavilion is an allusion to courtyards typically attached to houses in Mexico. Her selection to design the Serpentine Pavilion is one of the highest design recognitions awarded to an architect, an honor previously given to Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer, Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel, Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron, and Rem Koolhaas.


www.fridaescobedo.com

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“Since winning the commission in 2018 to create the prestigious annual Serpentine Pavilion for the Serpentine Galleries in London, Frida Escobedo, the youngest architect at the time to be chosen for this honor, has become a rising star,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Her work focuses on simple materials and pure forms that combine tradition with a modern aesthetic and also consider the social and political context that shapes a project. Ms. Escobedo incorporates sculptural elements into her creative design process, producing architecture that is direct and organic, a celebration of essential craft.  We invite the greater Dallas community to join us for this inspirational evening.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on February 25 with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

Season Sponsors for The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2019-2020 Season are Faisal Halum Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Maharger Development | Reggie Graham, Perennials and Sutherland LLC, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are DLR Group | Staffelbach, Kafka Properties LLC, O’Brien Architects, Scott + Cooner, and Scott + Reid General Contractors. Lecture Sponsors are AD EX Foundation, BOKA Powell, and SHM Architects. Reception Sponsors are Ibanez | Shaw Architecture, Ornare, VER Estudio and WDG Architecture. This is The Forum’s Annual Rose Family Lecture in tribute to the visionary leadership Deedie Rose and the late Rusty Rose have given to architecture, art and culture in Dallas. 

 

FRIDA ESCOBEDO

FOUNDER and PRINCIPAL

FRIDA ESCOBEDO, TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

MEXICO CITY

25 February 2020

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

 

The Rose Family Lecture

Presented in Partnership with UTA CAPPA

Since founding her eponymous practice in 2006, Frida Escobedo has developed a distinctive approach to architecture, design, sculpture and art, successfully using them, in both contemporary and historical contexts, as indispensable touchstones for her projects. Transcending the traditional boundaries of the architectural discipline, the studio's creative output operates at a wide array of scales and mediums, encompassing buildings and experimental preservation projects, temporary installations and public sculpture, limited edition objects, publications and exhibition designs. Informed by an unmistakable material sensibility and intuitive feeling for pattern, Ms. Escobedo's work is at once unmistakably architectural, and yet frequently blurs the boundary between architecture and art.

Frida Escobedo´s design includes art and architecture installations, custom furniture, as well as residential and public buildings. The firm has received prestigious commissions from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Guggenheim Foundation, Stanford University, Neutra's VDL Research House, the Chicago Architecture Biennial and la Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans.  Among Escobedo's many awards and recognitions are those from Architectural Review and The Architectural League. Escobedo has been a visiting professor at Columbia, UC Berkeley, Rice, Harvard GSD and London's Architectural Association. Escobedo was recognized as one of the top 30 most influential architects practicing today by archdaily.com.

The studio's design projects give equal attention to both craft and practicality, demonstrating a pure and organic nature true to their context and site. These principles are evidenced in large scale social housing projects such as INFONAVIT and in smaller scale projects including Casa Cruz Castillo and Casa Negra and a courtyard at Stony Island Arts Bank. The studio's notable projects also include the rehabilitation of the home and studio of seminal Mexican painter David Siqueiros, Librería Octavio Paz, La Tallera, and the renovation of the iconic Hotel Boca Chica in Acapulco. Escobedo is known for creating temporary and interactive works which can accommodate multiple intended purposes.

In 2018 Escobedo received the coveted commission to design that year's Serpentine Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens using materials and architectural styles from both Britain and Mexico in order to create a work that would capture the historical and cultural aspects of each country. The design of the Pavilion is an allusion to courtyards typically attached to houses in Mexico. Her selection to design the Serpentine Pavilion is one of the highest design recognitions awarded to an architect, an honor previously given to Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer, Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel, Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron, and Rem Koolhaas.

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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

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A residence by Architect Lionel Morrison who will speak at the Design Inspirations-Part Panel for Dallas Architecture Forum on January 21. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its 2019-2020 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations – Part Two”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 

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 popular Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 with “Design Inspirations – Part Two,” moderated by Ian Zapata, Design Director at Gensler in Dallas.

“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 January 21, attendees will have the privilege to hear from these designers as they engage in lively discussion. Moderator Ian Zapata will be joined by the following distinguished designers as panelists:

Stefania MORANDI RID; GSR Andrade

Lionel MORRISON, FAIA; Morrison Dilworth Walls

Kevin SLOAN, ASLA; Kevin Sloan Studio

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 Electronic Interiors, Galaxy Modern, Purdy-McGuire, Turner Construction and Walter P Moore.

Ian Zapata
“Design Inspirations, Part Two”

21 January 2020

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:

IAN ZAPATA

Ian Zapata is a Design Director for Gensler’s Dallas office, leading design for commercial office buildings and headquarters campuses. His diverse experience also includes aviation and hospitality design. Ian believes that great cities promote human development, and that has led him to be a strong advocate for better design in emerging cities like Dallas-Fort Worth. Ian is particularly interested in the types of solutions that arise out of unusual interdisciplinary collaborations and hybrid typologies. He is a past president of the Board of The Dallas Architecture Forum.

PANELISTS:

STEFANIA MORANDI, RID

Senior Project Designer, Interiors, GSR Andrade Architects

Stefania Morandi moved to Dallas from Italy at age 24, after graduating from Polytechnic school of Architecture & Design in Milan, for a position as Project Manager for Brand Development at Trinity Groves. As the solo designer in house she was involved in architecture, interiors, branding and graphic design, as Trinity Groves came to life on the edge of downtown Dallas. She continues to bring that comprehensive view to each of her projects.

Currently she leads the Interiors Group at GSR Andrade Architects for all market sectors, including education, healthcare, workplace, cultural, civic, and historical renovation. In the latter category, she is involved in the renovation of various buildings in Fair Park: the Music Hall, the Aquarium Annex, and the African American Museum. She is also working on the 270,000-sq.ft. Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth, originally built in 1917. In addition to her current portfolio, other notable projects include Blue fire Venues at the Toyota Music Factory, Kate Weiser Chocolate stores I and II, Cake Bar, Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves, Pure Milk Honey at Mockingbird Station, Fogo De Chao, Legacy West, Palmieri Cafe at the Dallas Farmers Market, Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at the Star in Frisco, Lamar High school, Houston, City of Dallas Fire Stations 46 and 59, Oklahoma University Medical City Hospital expansion, Fortune 20 in Innovation Corporate campus Masterplan, TCU Finance and Investment office, Fort Worth.

LIONEL MORRISON, Architect

Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus, MDW Studio

Lionel Morrison holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington   Mr. Morrison started his own firm in 1982 and began creating a body of work that has been consistently recognized by his peers as exceptional.  In his first year of eligibility, 1992, Mr. Morrison was elevated to the College of Fellows in Design. Four years later he was named the Distinguished Alumnus by the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. The following year he was named the Outstanding Architect by the American Institute of Interior Designers.

Lionel Morrison has enjoyed a long association with academia in his roles as a Faculty member and Visiting Critic at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has also served his profession as the Chairman of Design Awards Program at the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and as a design awards juror in Austin and Ft. Worth, Texas.  His career, including his tenure at Morrison, Dilworth and Walls (MDW) Architects, has been distinguished by the fact that he has produced outstanding results in a variety of project types, budgets and scales. Together with a collection of beautiful homes and office buildings he is responsible for the enhancement and reorientation of the Dallas Museum of Art and the design One Arts Plaza, a high-rise mixed-use development consisting of retail, residential and office uses.

KEVIN SLOAN, ASLA,

Founder, Kevin Sloan Studio

Kevin Sloan is a Professor of Practice in Architecture at University of Texas-Arlington, a Landscape Architect and writer for the Dallas Morning News. The work of his professional practice, Kevin Sloan Studio, in Dallas, Texas, has been nationally and internationally recognized, published and exhibited.   A 2000 Harvard Loeb Fellow finalist, Sloan has been a visiting professor to Syracuse University in Florence Italy as a Graduate Fellow of Syracuse University.  With OMA, Kevin Sloan Studio earned a 2015 National Planning & Analysis Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Urban Design Advisory Committee at Dallas City Hall, and he has been a Board member for the Fay Jones School of Architecture for ten years.

Kevin Sloan’s landscape architecture, planning and urbanism concepts for the DFW Branch Waters Network are scheduled for exhibition at the 2020 Venice Architectural Biennale. In 2020, Kevin Sloan Studio launched rewildUS as an international imperative to proliferate rewilding globally.  Accomplishments include the competition-winning plan that attracted the George W. Bush Presidential Library to Southern Methodist University, the plaza around Foster & Partners Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District, the landscape architecture, pavilion design and fountain for the SMU Centennial Quadrangle and the Airfield Falls Conservation Park near the former Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth - the first demonstration of a rewilded work of landscape architecture in Texas. Mr. Sloan holds an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Kansas State and a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University.

ABOUT THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM

The Dallas Architecture Forum educates, enriches and connects our community by presenting programs and events, creating experiences, and engaging global and local thought-leaders from the design fields to enhance how we live.

As a not-for-profit organization for design enthusiasts founded over two decades ago, The Forum explores ideas related to how and why design matters in our daily lives through dynamic programming centered on current topics and trends in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, engineering, construction, and other related fields of art and design.  Our collaborative programming and community outreach are enriched by the active involvement and leadership of businesses, arts and cultural organizations, government and academic institutions at regional, national and international levels.

THE FORUM LECTURES | PANELS

The Forum Lecture Series features emerging voices as well as established leaders from the allied fields of architecture and design.  Pritzker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, AIA and ASLA Gold Medal winners as well as internationally acclaimed designs, authors and critics are among the over 210 speakers from over 20 countries who have presented at The Forum over the last two decades. Some of those Lecture Speakers include Diller / Scofidio / Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima, Tsien / Williams, Deborah Berke, Annabelle Selldorf, Lake / Flato, Craig Dykers / Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, Marlon Blackwell, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, Rick Joy, Juhani Pallasmaa, Tom Phifer, Leo Marmol, Lee Mindel, Laurie Olin, Tsao/McKown, Thomas Woltz, Brad Cloepfil, Gordon Gill, Alex Krieger, Tom Kundig, Enrique Norten, Daniel Libeskind, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Van Valkenburgh, James Burnett, Brian Mackay-Lyons, Jamie Carpenter, Wang Shu, James Corner, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Vinoly, Reed/Hilderbrand, Segiru Ban, Peter Bohlin, Thom Mayne, Michael Graves, Jorge Silvetti, and Peter Eisenman.  

In 2018, The Forum established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor Frank Welch, the Dean of Texas Modernist architects and great friend of The Forum.  Past presenters include Ted Flato, Co-Founder of Lake | Flato Architects and Rick Joy, Founder and Principal, Studio Rick Joy. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of interactive, educational, and informal panel discussions about topics and issues of local and regional interest.  The panels are moderated by community leaders and design professionals, and feature panelists recognized as experts in their fields.  In addition, The Forum highlights regional design talent focusing on both their design inspirations and award-winning projects.  Panels are presented as a service to the community at no charge. 

DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The Dallas Design Symposium brings thought leaders from architecture, art and design together to explore the intersection of these fields for thoughtful and critical conversation.  Past participants have included:  environmental artist Christo, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, Karim Rashid, artists Walead Beshty and Jorge Pardo, and the Directors of the Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA.

THE DESIGN SOCIETY

The Design Society is a satellite established to enhance and expand The Forum’s relationships with a broader audience and new constituencies. This group is led by visionary and emerging leaders in the design professions and offers additional programs, outreach and engagement primarily designed for a younger audience. Activities include: casual gatherings after Forum events, Pecha Kuchas, design-related community projects, informal design tours and Happy Hours.  Design Society events are detailed on their Facebook page.

365 MODERN LIVING | DESIGN EXPERIENCES

“365 Modern Living” is a series of receptions hosted by The Forum focused around living with great design every day of the year. “365 Modern Living” features some of Dallas’ most architecturally significant modern and contemporary residences and explore the ideas surrounding design, inspiration, and innovation.  Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the homes’ design teams of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects as well as owners. Experiencing architecture and design first-hand is vital to fulfilling the Forum’s mission. The Forum hosts its Annual Members’ Meeting and other special events at significant buildings in Dallas. Study Tours have been conducted to Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico City. Forum Study Groups have visited mid-century modern residences in Palm Springs in association with the University of Texas at Austin, and toured art and architecture in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

PUBLICATIONS

Dallas Modern is a monograph published by The Forum featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern and contemporary residences in Dallas.  With over 200 pages and 250 color photographs as well as insightful essays written by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gundersen and Jeremy Strick, the book advances The Forum’s mission to explore how design matters in daily life. The Forum also produced a limited-edition folio featuring important Dallas-Fort Worth cultural buildings designed by some of the most influential architects from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The Forum commissioned esteemed photographer Laura Wilson to take original images for this folio celebrating these civic treasures in North Texas. The Forum plans to produce future publications about the significant architecture of the North Texas region.

OUR COMMUNITY | COLLABORATIONS | ACCOLADES

Since its founding, The Forum has fostered vibrant partnerships with over fifty regional, national and international educational, civic and cultural organizations. These collaborations produce meaningful discussions that connect the community to the importance of design in modern life.  Among our collaborators is the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recent collaborations between CAPPA and The Forum explored issues and topics related to architecture and urban planning, including Texas Regional Architecture and Affordable Housing in cooperation with bcWorkshop (Building Community Workshop).

The Forum also works closely with Preservation Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Architecture and Design Exchange. Other cultural, education and civic partners include:  Dallas City Design Studio, DoCoMoMo North Texas, Meadows School and Museum at SMU, The MAC, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Kimbell Art Museum. The Forum also collaborates with other national organizations focused on stimulating discourse on architecture, design and urbanism.  Among the groups with whom The Forum has cooperated are:  Aga Kahn Foundation, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Architectural League of New York City, Harvard Graduate School of Design, National Building Museum, Rice Design Alliance, Texas Tech University andthe University of Texas at Austin.

The Forum’s successful collaborative initiatives and leadership have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an AIA Dallas Community Honor Award, a Citation of Honor from the Texas Society of Architects, and a Collaborative Achievement Award from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects. The Forum is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), an international organization dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. The Forum’s Executive Director serves on the Board of Directors of the AAO.

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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