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Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present Gregg Jones, Principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli, one of the leading architecture firms in the world.  He will speak at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 23 in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The firm of Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed some of the most iconic buildings in the world including the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia and the World Financial Center in New York City.  Jones was the principal in charge of the International Finance Center in Hong Kong, the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, as well as the NHK Osaka Broadcast Center in Japan.  The firm has received hundreds of design awards, including the national AIA Firm Award and was given the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Pelli Clarke Pelli has been a leader in environmentally sustainable design, and the firm designed the country’s first residential tower to achieve a LEED Platinum rating.

As a Principal of the firm, Gregg Jones is also leading a major large-scale project in Dallas – McKinney and Olive.  Additional scope includes overseeing the design of key projects around the world including Porta Nuova Garibaldi, the largest commercial development in Europe, and two multi-use developments in Mexico. Jones received his Masters in Architecture from Yale.

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

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2013-2014 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realty | Claire Dewar and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham.  Spring Series Benefactors are Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates, Jackson Walker LLP and MAPP Construction.  Lecture Benefactors are Architectural Lighting Associates, SCHMIDT & STACY Consulting Engineers, Inc. and STAFFELBACH.  Reception Underwriters are OMNIPLAN, TKO Associates, Inc., Workplace Solutions, and Turner Construction Company.

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