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Park Felipe VI, Lograno, Spain by Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Architects. Photo by José Heva.

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 Iñaki Ábalos, Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Co-Founder and Partner of Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos in Boston and Madrid, with Renata Sentkiewicz,Co-Founder and Partner at A + S and Design Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  Their projects and built work are internationally recognized and have been the subject of 15 individual exhibitions and many collective exhibitions in the most prestigious centers in London, Paris, New York and Venice. 

They will speak on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village. 

“The Harvard Graduate School of Design is widely regarded as the highest ranking graduate level architecture program in the country.  Ábalos and Sentkiewicz have a broad scope of experience that makes them recognized for their academic, professional and theoretical research achievements which include teaching at prestigious university centers, designing award-winning built projects around the world, and creating theoretical work that is compiled into 12 books,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “We think their presentation will be of great interest to the Dallas community.” 

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. 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 or call 214-764-2406.

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2015-2016 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham.  Spring Series Benefactors are HKS, Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates, Jackson Walker LLP, Scott + Cooner, and Smink, Inc. Lecture Benefactor for the evening is Studio Outside.

Ábalos + Sentkiewicz is an international architecture studio combining widely honored academic, professional and research activity.  The partners have taught at ETSAM, Architectural Association, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, and the Harvard GSD where Ábalos is currently Chair of the Department of Architecture.  The studio’s projects are internationally recognized with over 20 individual and collective exhibitions including AA-London, Pavillon de l’arsenale-Paris, MoMA and the Venice Biennale.  A + S has received over 80 architecture and design awards.  Critic William Curtis chose their Pavilion in Madrid’s Retiro Park as one of the three best works built in Spain during the last 30 years.  Ábalos was awarded a RIBA International Fellowship.  Ábalos + Sentkiewicz’ professional work has been collected in 10 monographs and their academic research has been compiled in 12 books.

 Iñaki Ábalos is the Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard GSD as well as being a Partner in Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos.  He received his Master´s and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture from the School of Architecture of Madrid.  He was a Co-Founder and Director of the esteemed Spanish architecture firm Abalos & Herreros for over two decades before establishing his current studio.   He also is the Founder and Director of Laboratorio de Técnicas y Paisajes Contemporáneos in Spain.  Abalos was given a RIBA International Fellowship in 2009.   Abalos has also been a visiting professor at Columbia, the Architectural Association in London, Princeton and Cornell.  His work has been widely published in journals and monographs, such as Abalos & HerrerosAbalos & Herreros, Grand TourAbalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos --Thermodynamic Beauty;  Abalos+Sentkiewicz: Form, Matter, and Energy and Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty. Abalos is the author of Le Corbusier: Skyscrapers; Tower and Office and Natural Artificial among many others.  Abalos also curated the Spanish Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale.

Renata Sentkiewicz has a Master's of Science from the Cracow Polytechnic School of Architecture. A Founder and Director of Abalos+Sentkiewicz, she is also a member of the Zero Energy Alliance and a Design Critic at the Harvard GSD. Her professional work has been widely published in different national and international publications. An exhibition about her work:  Dualisms. Abalos+Sentkiewicz was held at the GSD.  Sentkiewicz has given workshops and seminars in architecture and landscape in different international cities including the Berlage Institute, the IUAV in Venice, the Festarch Cerdegna, and the Universal Nacional de Colombia.

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

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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