The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 in the Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta.
Since 1989, Craig Dykers has built an internationally renowned practice of architecture, interior architecture and brand design with offices in Norway, Egypt, England, and the United States.
As one of the Founding Partners of Snøhetta, Dykers has spearheaded many of Snøhetta’s prominent projects internationally, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York City, and the recently completed San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion in San Francisco. He is currently leading the design of the new Times Square Reconstruction in New York City and The French Laundry Kitchen Expansion and Garden Renovation in Yountville, California.
Dyker’s work has led to numerous international awards and recognitions including the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Architecture, the World Architecture Award, and the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture, among many others.
Published internationally for over 25 years, Dykers has most recently been profiled in The New Yorker (2013), The New York Times (2014), and The Globe and Mail (2015), while the practice was named 2016 Architecture Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal Magazine, and has also been published in an Arquitectura Viva Monograph (2015) and nominated by Fast Company Magazine as one of the ten most innovative architecture companies in the world (2013). Snøhetta was one of the seven finalists for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.
Active professionally and academically, Craig Dykers has been the diploma adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo, a distinguished professor at City College in New York City and a visiting critic in the Syracuse University New York City studio. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
See Additional Media Coverage: Wall Street Journal and Fast Company
Dykers will speak on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in at 6:15 p.m., in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.
“Craig Dykers’ work has received all the top international awards as well as being named by the Wall Street Journal Magazine the 2016 Architecture Innovator of the Year. His interest in design as a promoter of social and physical well-being is supported by ongoing observation and development of an innovative design process that cannot be labelled or categorized. It is driven by the requirements of each new project and the desire to develop architecture that is in the service of its community,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “We believe that Dyker’s exceptionally creative and unique approach, and numerous high-profile projects located throughout the world, will provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”
The lecture will occur at 7:00 p.m. on February 22, 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 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Winter/Spring Series Benefactors are Architectural Lighting Alliance, CORGAN, and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net. Lecture Benefactor for this event is Billingsley Company, and Reception Underwriters for the evening are Datum Engineers and OMNIPLAN.
CO-FOUNDER AND DESIGN PRINCIPAL
SNØHETTA, NEW YORK CITY & OSLO
22 February 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 -- 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Craig Dykers is one of the founding partners of Snøhetta, a firm based in Oslo, Norway and New York City. Mr. Dykers has led many of Snøhetta’s prominent projects internationally, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York City, and the recently completed Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Ontario, Canada. Dykers also led the design of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion and is guiding the Times Square Reconstruction in New York City, as well as the Calgary Public Library in Alberta, Canada, and the Temple University Library in Philadelphia. Snøhetta shortlisted as one of seven firms for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.
Dykers’ work has led to numerous international awards and widespread recognition including the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the World Architecture Award and the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture, among many others. Dykers was born in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived extensively in both Europe and North America. Dykers received a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Texas, Austin after initial studies in medicine and art. He has worked in Texas and California prior to co-founding Snøhetta in Oslo, Norway and New York City. Dykers has served as a Diploma Adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and in recent years has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Syracuse University, Cornell University, Parsons and Washington University in St. Louis. He has lectured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturers, a LEED accredited professional, and a member of the American and Norwegian Institutes of Architects.
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 160 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.
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