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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.

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

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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Architect Michel Rojkind, Designer of Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City, Will Speak to the Dallas Architecture Forum on December 3. Photo by Paul Rivera.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Noted Architect

Michel Rojkind

At the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 Lecture Season, with celebrated architect Michel Rojkin, on December 3 in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Michel Rojkind is the founder of Rojkind Arquitectos, a studio focused on design and experiential innovation. The firm addresses the challenges of contemporary life by designing compelling architectural and urban planning solutions that positively impact our society and environment. A graduate in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana, he has been a visiting professor at SCI-Arc in L.A., the IACC in Barcelona, PennDesign in Philadelphia and Aalto University, Finland.  Rojkind has been a juror for international competitions and has lectured widely, including Giants of Design, Summit Tulum, reSITE 20 and Global City Dialogues. Rojkind has been featured in numerous well-known publications, and The New York Times highlighted him in “A Generation of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed”. The Mexican Civil Registry named Rojkind one of the “Most influential Mexican Leaders” and one of the “Country’s Treasured Architects”.

Rojkind Arquitectos was recognized by Architectural Record as a top 10 “Design Vanguard” firm and received Interior Design’s Best of 2011 Award as well as ArchDaily’s Building of the Year for the project Tori Tori Restaurant. The studio has received awards from the AIA, the Azure People’s Choice Award, a P/A Citation Award and an Architizer A+ Award.  Rojkind Arquitectos also received the 2015 IIDA Best Interiors for Mercado Roma. Its High Park project won an A+ Award from Architizer and its Foro Boca project received Architizer’s A+Award Honoree as Project of the Year and ArchDaily’s Building of the Year Award.

https://rojkindarquitectos.com

Additional Media Coverage: Surface Magazine, New York Times

Surface Magazine:

http://bit.ly/2O3qSQ7

New York Times:

https://nyti.ms/2O3BM8r

“Michel Rojkind is quite innovative and sees architecture as having the power to shape contemporary society by creating a sense of community,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “He believes in pushing forms beyond the boundaries of conventional design and is known for being a dynamic speaker. We believe Mr. Rojkind will present a program of great interest.”  

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on December 3 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 International Realty, Maharger Development | Reggie Graham, Perennials and Sutherland LLC, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are Bentley Tibbs, Bodron/Fruit, Jackson Walker, Kafka Properties LLC, moderndallas, O’Brien Architects and Scott + Reid Construction. Lecture Sponsors are GFF, Perkins + Will and SCHMIDT & STACY and Reception Sponsor is OMNIPLAN.

 

MICHEL ROJKIND

FOUNDER

ROJKIND ARQUITECTOS

MEXICO CITY

3 December 2019

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

 

Rojkind Arquitectos is a Mexico City-based innovative firm focusing on design, business tactics, and experiential innovation. The firm designs urban strategies and architectural solutions by redefining challenging conditions as design opportunities. Collaborating with experts from all fields, Rojkind Arquitectos develops custom-made experiences for each one of their clients and end users. 

The firm is committed to achieving design excellence. They focus on investigating contemporary programs, applying the latest technologies, and translating complex digital designs into simple solutions for local fabrication. The result: a wide spectrum of design initiatives, from the intimacies of small objects to the complexities of large buildings and master plans.

By understanding that the architecture profession is in constant flux (economical, political, and social), Rojkind Arquitectos is willing to take risks and pursue uncommon paths to provide urban strategies that open new possibilities.

Rojkind Arquitectos was founded by Michel Rojkind in 2002. He was born in Mexico City, where he studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana. Rojkind has been a visiting professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IACC) in Barcelona, and at University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign (UPenn) in Philadelphia.

In 2010, Rojkind was named as one of the “Country’s Treasured Architects” by the Mexican Civil Registry. The Los Angeles Times named Michel Rojkind among the “Faces to Watch in 2010.” Also in 2010, Rojkind was selected by the Architectural League of New York as one of the “Emerging Voices.” In 2011, he was named by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the “150 Movers, Shakers and Makers That Have Rocked The World in the Last 15 Years.” In 2013, Forbes magazine named him “one of the most influential architects of the contemporary Mexican scene.”

 

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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The Open-Ended City Cover Montage.Photo Courtesy o Dr. Kate Holliday will discuss her new book about David Dillon for The Dallas Architecture Forum on November 13. Photo Courtesy of Ms. Holliday.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its 2019-2020 Panel Discussion Series With

 

 O’Neil FORD and David DILLON

Their Lasting Impact on North Texas

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

 

Free and Open to the Public!

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its popular Panel Discussion Series on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 with “O’Neil Ford and David Dillon: Their Lasting Impact on North Texas.

“In this second Panel Discussion of our 2019-2020 Season, The Forum will present Dr. Kate Holliday and Dr. Kathryn O’Rourke, the editors of new books on David Dillon and O'Neil Ford,” stated Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “They will discuss the writings of these two architectural stalwarts whose legacies continue to influence Texas. We believe it will be an enjoyable and very enlightening evening.”

 

13 November 2019

WEDNESDAY, 6:30 pm

Complimentary Drinks at 6:15 pm

 

Free and Open to the Public
No Reservations Needed, Join Us!

1 CES AIA Credit Available

 

Dallas Black Dance Theater

2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201

Parking for this Panel available at Dallas Black Dance Theater’s parking lot on Arts Plaza Street at Ross Avenue.

Overflow paid parking available at One Arts garage and parking lot.

Presented in Collaboration with UTA CAPPA

 

Program Participants: 

Dr. Kate HOLLIDAY, Director, Dillon Center; UTA CAPPA

Dr. Kathryn O'ROURKEProfessor and Author; Trinity University

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 Galaxy Modern, Purdy-McGuire and Walter P Moore. 

 

About The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture:

David Dillon connected culture, commerce, history, and public life in ways that few critics, columnists and reporters ever get the opportunity to do. Dr. Kate Holliday has edited some of Dillon’s most impactful writings for this new book.  The articles she includes in the Open-Ended City touch on major themes that animated Dillon’s writing: downtown redevelopment, suburban sprawl, arts and culture, historic preservation, and the necessity of aesthetic quality in architecture as a baseline for thriving communities. In 1980, David Dillon launched his career as an architectural critic with a provocative article that asked “Why Is Dallas Architecture So Bad?” Over the next quarter century, he offered readers of the Dallas Morning News a vision of how good architecture and planning could improve quality of life, combatting the negative effects of urban sprawl, civic fragmentation, and rapacious real estate development typical in Texas cities. The Open-Ended City gathers more than sixty key articles that helped establish Dillon’s national reputation as a witty and acerbic critic, showing readers why architecture matters and how it can enrich their lives.  While the specifics of these articles will resonate with those who care about Dallas, Fort Worth, and other Texas cities, they are also deeply relevant today to all architects, urbanists, and citizens who engage in the public life and planning of cities. As a collection, The Open-Ended City persuasively demonstrates how a discerning critic helped to shape a landmark city by shaping the conversation about its architecture.

About Dr. Kate Holliday:

Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Holliday is an architectural historian whose research and teaching focuses on the built environment in American cities. She is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington and founding director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture. A graduate of Williams College and the University of Texas at Austin, her background is in architecture, art history, and environmental studies and she brings this interdisciplinary approach to the classroom and to her writing. She has published numerous articles and essays, focused especially on issues of American modernism, equity, and public space. She has spoken widely on her work around the world from Singapore, Havana, and Zurich  to venues like the 92nd Street Y and the Skyscraper Museum in New York.  In addition to The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture, a collection of essays by the late architecture Dallas-based critic, she has also written two additional books: Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age  and Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century, monographs that explore the theory and practice of two influential but little-known New York architects who helped reshape the American profession and its conversations about theory and practice.  Holliday is currently at work on several projects, including “Telephone City,” a history of telephone buildings since the invention of commercial telephone service by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and an examination of the postwar boom in architecture in the suburban landscape of Dallas and Fort Worth in the 1960s and 1970s.
 

About O’Neil Ford on Architecture:

Acclaimed for his designs of the campus of Trinity University, the Little Chapel in the Woods, the Texas Instruments Semi-Conductor Building, and numerous private houses, O’Neil Ford  was an important twentieth-century architect and a pioneer of modernism in Texas. In his collaborations with artists, landscape architects, and engineers, Ford created varied and enduringly rich works that embodied and informed international developments in modern architecture. His influence on a generation of Texas architects continues to be felt today.  O’Neil Ford on Architecture brings together Ford’s major professional writings and speeches for the first time. Revealing the intellectual and theoretical underpinnings of his distinctive modernism, they illuminate his fascination with architectural history, his pioneering uses of new technologies and construction systems, his deep concerns about the landscape and environment, and his passionate commitment to education and civil rights. An interlocutor with titans of the twentieth century, including Louis Kahn and J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ford understood architecture as inseparable from the social, political, and scientific developments of his day. An introductory essay by Dr. Kathryn E. O’Rourke provides a critical assessment of Ford’s essays and lectures and repositions him in the history of US architectural modernism. His words constitute an important part of his legacy and, along with his buildings, demonstrate that this Texas modernist deserves to be ranked among the leading mid-century American architects.

About Dr. Kathryn O’Rourke:

Dr. Kathryn O’Rourke is associate professor of art history at Trinity University in San Antonio, where she teaches courses on architectural history and Latin American art. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. O’Rourke is the author of Modern Architecture in Mexico City: History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital. She is the editor of O’Neil Ford on Architecture  and is at work on her third book project, Archaism and Humanism in Modern Architecture.  She has also published essays on Mexican architectural rationalism and public health care reform, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s work in Latin America, the art of Diego Rivera, and landscape architecture in Mexico City.  In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. O’Rourke is vice chair of the State Board of Review of the Texas Historical Commission and secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians. She serves on the Visiting Committee on Latin American Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art and chairs Design|Forum San Antonio, which she helped to found. At Trinity, Dr. O’Rourke teaches courses on the art and architecture of Latin America and on modern architecture. She also teaches in the Urban Studies program and is affiliated with Trinity’s Mexico-Americas-Spain (MAS) Program. Prior to joining the faculty at Trinity she taught architectural history at Swarthmore College.  

 

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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Rings and Cuffs by Jewelry Designer, Julie Cohn; one of three designers for Design Inspirations -- The Art of Craft Panel Discussion for The Dallas Architecture Forum. Photo Courtesy of the Designer.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Opens Its 2019-2020 Panel Discussion Series With

 

“Design Inspirations – The Art of Craft”

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

 

Free and Open to the Public!

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, opens its popular Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 with “Design Inspirations – The Art of Craft,” moderated by David Hocker, FASLA, President and Founding Partner of HOCKER.

“In the first Panel Discussion of our 2019-2020 Season, The Forum will feature three leading Texas designers whose focus is on the “art of craft,” using their design skills to expand and enhance their respective fields,” stated Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear from some of our area’s most talented designers, Brent Anderson of Elemental Design, Julie Cohn of Julie Cohn Design, and Jennifer Prichard of J Prichard Design, talk about what inspires their creative process. We believe it will be an enjoyable and informative evening.” 

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

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

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 October 29, attendees will have the privilege to hear from these designers as they engage in lively discussion. Moderator David Hocker will be joined by the following distinguished designers as panelists:

Brent Anderson, Elemental Design

Julie Cohn, Julie Cohn Design

Jennifer Prichard, J Prichard Design

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

The Forum’s Panel Season Sponsors are Galaxy Modern and Purdy-McGuire.  The Sponsor for this Panel is MMF Strategies | Meg M. Fitzpatrick


Design Inspirations -- The Art of Craft”

29 October 2019
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm

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

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

David Hocker

HOCKER

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

PANELISTS

Brent Anderson

Elemental Design

Brent Anderson was born in Alberta, Canada moving to Lisbon in his teens where he traveled extensively in Portuguese West and Portuguese East Africa, Western Europe and Morocco. Even after returning to the states to finish high school in Oklahoma, Brent spent a summer working in Angola. Upon completing an Applied Sciences Associates degree in drafting engineering, he went to work for Texas Instruments developing clandestine personal electronic devices for the company’s traveling executives à la James Bond’s Q.  Brent switched gears when he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from the University of North Texas, beginning his career as an Art Director, Creative Director, and co-founder of an agency in Dallas. His work took him all over the world, from Indonesia to California. He was also a Visiting Artist Professor at UT Arlington teaching typography, illustration, and professional practices.  When a client needed a trade show exhibit with little budget, Brent built it himself. From this experience his career as a maker developed, initially in the advertising world, then building art furniture and finally working as an architectural metal artisan. Brent’s clients include leading architects and contractors Max Levy Architects, Shipley Architects, Morrison Dilworth + Walls, Hardy Construction, and Space Between Design Studios. Brent has collaborated with these outstanding studios on everything from drawer pulls and staircases to hardscape and the elements of a columbarium.

Julie Cohn

Julie Cohn Design

Julie Cohn’s creative endeavors have come together to form her unique vision and aesthetic, characterized by the tension between rough and refined, primitive and modern, ultimately paring things down to their essence. Educated as a painter and printmaker Julie studied the craft of bookbinding and box-making to house her prints which lead her down a diverse design path that included rugs, textiles, hardware, tabletop, collaborations with architects and public art. As a self-taught jeweler, her approach is unconventional in process and begins by working directly with materials rather than sketching a preconceived idea. She is inspired by the intersection of modern and primitive art, combining old world craft with mixed media processes.

Her pieces are about possibilities for layering and stacking to create personal collages that uniquely juxtapose disparate elements with simple elegance. Her studio in Dallas, Texas functions as an artistic collective where she mentors young  artists to see the possibilities of parlaying their talents into art-centric careers. Working together, they learn the complexities of making products by hand, collaborate in the artistic process, problem solve fabrication and observe the trials and tribulations of bringing handmade products to the marketplace. Her goal is to inspire young artists to learn how to connect the dots, take forks in the road and use their skills to create an artful life. “Many of my staff are studying art with my peers from graduate school. Our conversations about the creative process, artistic influences, movies, podcasts, fashion etc. creates a rich environment for birthing new ideas, combining disparate materials and creating non-traditional fabrication techniques. Everyone in the studio has a voice.” Julie Cohn resides with her husband, landscape architect David Rolston and daughter Mila in their modern home and creative haven in the White Rock Lake area of Dallas.

Jennifer Prichard

J Prichard Design LLC

A native Dallasite now based in Austin, the artist Jennifer Prichard is the co-founder of, and creative force behind, J Prichard Design LLC.  The firm is known for its large-scale, site-specific installations composed of thousands of handmade ceramic forms, many of which are thrown on the potters’ wheel.  Because her work integrates into the architecture of its site, Jennifer often works closely with the project’s architects and designers to realize her vision.  Her work has been commissioned for commercial and private projects worldwide and has been covered extensively in the US and international design press.  Jennifer received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2001.

 

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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The Donald Judd House in New York. Renovated by ARO Architects. Principal Kim Yao Will Speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum on October 23 At the Dallas Museum of Art. Photo by James Ewing

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Noted Architect

Kim Yao

At the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 Lecture Season, with noted architect Kim Yao, on October 23 in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Kim Yao, AIA is a Principal of Architecture Research Office (ARO) in New York City. ARO's diverse body of work--spanning strategic planning, architecture and urban design--has earned the firm over a hundred design awards including the 2018 AIA New York State Firm of the Year Award and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt 2011 National Design Award. Yao is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She has also taught at the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons the New School for Design, and Barnard College. Yao has lectured widely throughout the United States and abroad. She is on the Executive Committee and Board for AIA New York and the Center for Architecture as the 2019 President-Elect of AIA New York.

ARO has collaborated with leading universities, cultural institutions, global corporations, government agencies, and private residential clients. The firm's current and recent projects include the new academic research hub at Brown University's 164 Angell; the restoration of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, along with a new campus plan for the Menil Collection; the expansion of Dia Art Foundation's locations; and a new home for the Vilcek Foundation. 

Past notable projects include a New Urban Ground, a proposal for urban climate change adaptation; the restoration of the seminal 20th-century-artist Donald Judd's Home and Studio; Knoll's flagship showroom and corporate offices; and the Princeton School of Architecture. The American Academy of Arts and Letters honored the firm with their 2010 Academy Award for Architecture. ARO's projects have garnered more than 100 design awards and have been widely published nationally and internationally. The firm's work has also been exhibited widely and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

www.aro.net

Additional Media Coverage: Interior Design Magazine, Knoll Magazine, Metropolis Magazine

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“In our current massive information age, full of branded personalities, Architecture Research Office is a self-described “information-driven” firm which has built its reputation on their thoughtfully researched approach to design that has no preconceived ideas, and allows them to become familiar with the needs and goals of a given space before ever beginning the design process,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. 

“After more than 20 years with the firm, Kim Yao brings an intimate look at this design philosophy which has and will shape important projects in Texas, such as the restoration of the Rothko Chapel and a new campus plan for the Menil Collection in Houston and beyond, including the restoration of the seminal 20th-century-artist Donald Judd's Home and Studio in New York City. We believe Ms. Yao will present a program of great interest.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on October 23 with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). 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 International Realty, Maharger Development | Reggie Graham, Perennials and Sutherland LLC, and SMINK, Inc. Series Sponsors are Bentley Tibbs Architect, DLR Group | Staffelbach, HKS, Jackson Walker, Kafka Properties LLC, modmedia/moderndallas.net, O’Brien Architects, Scott+Cooner, and Scott+Reid Construction. Lecture Sponsor is Gensler and Reception Sponsor is Conduit Gallery.

KIM YAO

PRINCIPAL

ARO ARCHITECTS

NEW YORK CITY

23 October 2019

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Founded in 1993, Architecture Research Office has earned a reputation for earnest exploration and engagement that yields architecture that is original, innovative and imaginative. Architecture Research Office is as much a laboratory as a design practice.

Through investigation, analysis and testing, ARO creates designs that unite the conceptual and the pragmatic within a strong, coherent vision. This research-driven process enables the firm to operate on a wide variety of projects, and to craft elegant solutions to seemingly intractable problems.

At its core, Architecture Research Office is a practice for the new millennium. Its diverse project portfolio - spanning strategic planning, architecture, and urban design - embodies "Visionary Pragmatism" for its ability to achieve remarkable aesthetic and programmatic results while exhibiting profound responsibility for financial and natural resources. From a 1,000 square foot low-cost, energy-efficient housing prototype to private homes to a proposal to reinvent public space, and the role of ecology and infrastructure in New York City, ARO's work is materially sensuous, intellectually rigorous and socially engaging.

ARO received the 2018 AIA New York State Firm of the Year Award and the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture. The American Academy of Arts and Letters honored the firm with their 2010 Academy Award for Architecture. The firm’s work has been exhibited widely and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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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The ContemporAry Museum in Austin, Renovated by LTL Architects. Principal Paul Lewis Will Speak To The Dallas Architecture Forum On October 15 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Photo by Leonid Furmansky.

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Announces The Opening Of Its 2019-2020 Season

 On October 15 With

Noted Architect Paul Lewis

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to announce an outstanding 2019-2020 Lecture Season, beginning on October 15 with celebrated architect Paul Lewis, Principal and Co-Founder of LTL Architects based in New York City. Details about Mr. Lewis are below.  

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

Distinguished professionals who will speak for the Forum include Kevin Alter, Dirk Denison, Mary Margaret Jones, Paul Lewis, Michel Rojkind and Kim Yao.  

The Forum will also present ADDITIONAL lectures this Spring featuring outstanding architecture and design leaders. We look forward to sharing those updates with you. Our Panel Discussion Series will focus on important topics impacting North Texas with lively discussion led by regional thought leaders. Look for information on our Panel Discussion Series soon. 

Paul Lewis will open The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2019-2020 lecture season on Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art. This lecture is presented in partnership with UTA CAPPA.

Paul Lewis, FAIA, is a Principal and Co-Founder of LTL (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) Architects based in New York City.  He is also Professor and Associate Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2000.  He received his BA from Wesleyan University and M. Arch from Princeton University.  Paul is the President of The Forum’s sister organization, the Architectural League of New York, and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

LTL Architects is a New York based design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by twin brothers Paul Lewis, David J. Lewis, and Marc Tsurumaki.  The LTL Architects studio engages in a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and research projects. The studio’s work has been recognized internationally for synthesizing design excellence and tectonic innovation. Their many awards include a National Design Award, 15 AIA design awards, 10 Interior Design Magazine Awards, Progressive Architecture Award, James Beard Award and Architect Magazine selection in 2018 as the #3 Top Design Firm in the United States.

The firm’s recent work includes Poster House, the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center, Upson Hall at Cornell University, and the Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall at Columbia University. Notable projects also include The ContemporAry Austin Jones Center, NYU Steinhardt School, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Bornhuetter Hall, Fluff Bakery and Xing Restaurant.  The principals are co-authors of the best-selling book Manual of Section and Monographs IntensitiesOpportunistic Architecture and Situation Normal....Pamphlet Architecture #21. The firm has been featured at the U.S. Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, the National Design Triennial and in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and other leading museums. Their research on adaptation to sea level rise and storm surges was displayed at the influential Rising Currents exhibition at MoMA. 

www.ltlarchitects.com

Additional Media Coverage: Texas Architect Magazine, Cool Hunting, Oculus

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Poster House Museum Celebrates the Historic, Influential Medium - COOL HUNTING

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"Paul Lewis brings a fascinating mix of project experience which covers a wide range in project size and type. Boldly beginning with the creation of LTL Architects by proposing unbuilt projects, this led to books and exhibition design, and design and fabrication of cost-effective materials -- particularly for restaurants,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “The firm’s work has evolved into a focus on large-scale academic and cultural structures, including the outstanding art museum in Austin, that have garnered many awards. With Mr. Lewis’s additional experience as an author of best-selling books and monographs, as well as academic experience as Professor and Associate Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, we believe he will present a program of great interest.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on October 15 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 Bentley Tibbs Architect, Bodron / Fruit, DLR Group | Staffelbach, HKS, Jackson Walker, Kafka Properties LLC, modmedia/moderndallas.net., Scott + Cooner, and Scott + Reid Construction

PAUL LEWIS

PRINCIPAL AND CO-FOUNDER

LTL Architects

NEW YORK CITY

Presented in Partnership with UTA CAPPA

15 October 2019

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Paul Lewis, FAIA, is Principal and Co-Founder of LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects, and realizes inventive solutions that turn the very constraints of each project into the design trajectory, exploring opportunistic overlaps between space, program, form, budget and materials.

LTL has completed academic, institutional, residential and hospitality projects throughout the United States. LTL’s work has been recognized with many publications and awards, including the #3 Top Firm in Design from the Architect 50, the 2007 National Design Award and multiple AIA design awards. The firm was featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale and their work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The principals are co-authors of four acclaimed books: Manual of Section (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016), Intensities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013), Opportunistic Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), and Situation Normal…Pamphlet Architecture #21 (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998).

The firm’s recent work includes the 23,800 SF renovation of The ContemporAry Austin – Jones Center, a contemporary art gallery in Austin, Texas; the 2,750 SF renovation of the Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall at Columbia University; and the 28,000 SF renovation of The Students' Building at Vassar College. LTL Architects, along with Perkins + Will, Thornton Tomasetti and ME Engineers, completed the 160,000 SF transformation of Upson Hall at Cornell University. LTL is one of 26 architecture firms pre-qualified to participate in the Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 by NYC’s Department of Design and Construction through 2019. Notable past projects include NYU Steinhardt School, Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University, Claremont University Consortium, and Arthouse at the Jones Center. The firm’s principals are on the faculty at Princeton University, Columbia University, and Parsons School of Design.

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.

EXPERIENCE INSPIRED DESIGN

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 designers, 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, architects Aaron Betsky, Leo Marmol, Tom Kundig, Brad Oldham, Johnston Marklee, Terrence Riley, designers Karim Rashid and Chris Deam, 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 explores 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 Tours 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 the 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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The Dallas Architecture Forum presents 365 Modern Living Receptions. Three evenings in some of the most architecturally significant homes in Dallas. Photo Courtesy of SHM Architects.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

 365 MODERN LIVING COCKTAIL PARTIES

Modern Living Every Day of the Year

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

May 21, June 4, June 13, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Landscape Architecture
Mary Ellen Cowan, ASLA
MESA 

Contractor
John Sebastian
Sebastian Construction Group

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Interior Design 
Rick Rozas
Rick Rozas, Designer

Landscape Architecture
David Hocker, ASLA
Hocker Design Group 

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

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

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

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

 

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

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

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

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

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

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

 The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

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

May 9, 2019

 Free and Open to the Public!

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its Spring 2019 Panel Discussion Series on Thursday,  May 9, 2019 with “Housing in Dallas: How Did We Get Here?” moderated by Melanie Ferguson.

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

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

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

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

Avis CHAISSON, Assistant Manager of Housing, City of Dallas

Myriam IGOUFE, Director of Housing Services, Dallas Housing Authority

Maggie PARKER, Director, The Real Estate Council Community Fund

Thomas SIMPSON, Senior Analyst, HR&A Advisors  

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

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

 

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

9 May 2019
Thursday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm

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

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

MELANIE FERGUSON

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

PANELISTS:

AVIS CHAISSON

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

DR. MYRIAM IGOUFE

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

MAGGIE PARKER

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

THOMAS SIMPSON

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

About The Dallas Architecture Forum

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Interior Design Hall of Fame and Architectural Digest AD 100 Honorees

TsAO & McKOWN

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TsAO & McKOWN

1 May 2019

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

 

Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art

Forum Reception and check-in 6:15 pm

The Rose Family Lecture

 

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

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

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

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

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

Calvin Tsao

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

Zack McKOWN

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

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

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

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

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

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