The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to conclude its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Enrique Norten, Founder and Design Principal of TEN ARQUITECTOS, New York City and Mexico City. Arch Daily calls TEN ARQUITECTOS “one of the most widely-recognized architectural practices emerging from Mexico, with projects throughout North America.”
Enrique Norten was born in Mexico City and studied architecture at Iberoamericana University, and he holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University. Norten founded TEN ARQUITECTOS in Mexico City in 1986 and opened a second office in New York in 2000. With over 50 built projects Norten is recognized for work that includes many important museums, educational and public institutions, hotels, residential and urban development projects, parks and public spaces. Among them are the National School of Theatre and Arts, the Habita Hotel, the Americano Hotel, the High Museum of Villahermosa, the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, the University Museum of Chopo, the Amparo Museum, the Emblematic Monument of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, Santa Fe Eurocenter, Business School Campus Livingston for Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Mercedes House in New York.
Enrique Norten has held numerous teaching positions including the Miller Chair at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the O’Neil Ford chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Elliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, SCI-ARC, Rice University, Columbia University and as Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale School of Architecture.
Among the many awards Mr. Norten has received are the “Legacy Award” from the Smithsonian Institution for his contributions to US arts and culture, the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts by the World Cultural Council, and he was the first Mies van der Rohe Award recipient for Latin American Architecture. Enrique Norten has lectured all over the world and has spoken at the Urban Age Conference, dedicated to shaping the thinking and practice of urban leaders and sustainable urban development through a worldwide investigation into the future of diverse cities around the world.
Throughout his career, he has balanced the practice of architecture with a constant participation on international juries and award committees such as the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition in New York City and the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. In 2006 he was appointed member of Deutsche Bank’s Board of Trustees and on successive years he has become a board member of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.
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Norten will speak on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.
“Enrique Norten has designed award-winning projects of every major type, has held many distinguished professorships in architecture, and he has lectured around the world. With his extensive experience as an award-winning designer, educator, and lecturer we believe his lecture will be of great interest to the Dallas community. As Dallas continues to expand its focus on its vital connections to Hispanic culture, and with the current exhibition "Mexico - 1900 to 1950" at the Dallas Museum of Art, we believe Mr. Norten's lecture is extremely important and timely," stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum.
The lecture will occur at 7:00p.m. on May 3, with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 pm. 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. Spring Series Benefactors are Bodron+Fruit; HKS, Inc.; Jackson Walker LLP; Janet and Terry Kafka; Scott+Cooner; and Smink, Inc. Lecture Benefactor is Landscape Forms. Reception Underwriters are Hoefer Wysocki, Rogers O’Brien, TKO and Turner Construction.
FOUNDER AND DESIGN PRINCIPAL, TEN ARQUITECTOS, NEW YORK CITY AND MEXICO CITY
3 May 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theater, West Village
TEN ARQUITECTOS develops research projects, design, architecture and infrastructure. The office’s projects include cultural centers, hotels, museums, residential and urban development, parks, public spaces and furnishings. Over more than two decades, the firm has resized public space, and adapted industrial or historical infrastructure as institutional and emblematic architectures with buildings that become topographies from everyday urban notions to emerging landscapes. TEN ARQUITECTOS works on projects with social, environmental, political and financial responsibility, a sustainable cycle where architecture becomes a sequence of places converging in the city. With over 50 built projects, Norten is recognized for his work on such buildings as the National School of Theatre and Arts, the Habita Hotel, the Americano Hotel, the High Museum of Villahermosa, the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, the University Museum of Chopo, the Amparo Museum, the Emblematic Monument of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, Santa Fe Eurocenter, Business School Campus Livingston for Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Mercedes House in New York.
Enrique Norten holds the Miller professorship at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Yale, UCLA, Michigan, Texas, Cornell, Parsons, Pratt Institute and Harvard universities. Norten received the Mies van der Rohe Prize of Latin American Architecture and he is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects. Enrique received the "Careers 2014" award by the College of Architects of Mexico City and the José Limón Contemporary Dance National Prize in New York. He also received the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence. Enrique Norten was born in Mexico City and studied architecture at Iberoamericana University. He holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University. In 1986, he founded TEN ARQUITECTOS in Mexico City and in 2000 opened a second office in New York City.
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