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Architect Billie Tsien will discuss the new museum for the Barnes Foundation collection, and many other award-winning projects for the Dallas Architecture Forum on November 19 at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization for everyone interested in learning about and improving the architecture, design, landscape and urban fabric of the North Texas region is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Billie Tsien, Co-Founder and Partner of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - a New York City-based studio focused on work for museums, schools, and non-profit organizations. Tsien’s many projects include the new art museum for the Barnes Foundation collection, the American Folk Art Museum in New York, projects for Lincoln Center in New York and Cranbrook in Michigan, and the Dallas residence for the developer of Urban Reserve. 

She will speak on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art. 

“Billie Tsien and her studio, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, produce incredibly refined and thoughtful architecture”, stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum.  “They were selected to design the new art museum for the Barnes Foundation collection, one of the most important commissions of its type over the last several decades.  They also have done major commissions for the Asia Society Center in Hong Kong, Lincoln Center, the Phoenix Art Museum, UC Berkeley, the University of Chicago and Phillips Exeter Academy.  They are also currently designing the new United States Embassy in Mexico City.  In recognition of their wonderful body of work, Tsien has been honored with the National Medal of Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.  We think her presentation will be of great interest to the greater Dallas community.” 

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

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2015-2016 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Claire Dewar, and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham.  Fall Series Benefactors are Corgan Associates, MAPP Construction, Modmedia, inc. // moderndallas.net., and Architectural Lighting Alliance. The Reception Underwriter for this Lecture is HDR Associates.

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