The Dallas Architecture Forum and
UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA)
Present Lecture by
Wednesday, 1 March 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 Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and co-founder of WORKac.
WORKac has achieved international acclaim for projects such as the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Brooklyn. Other projects include the winning competition entry for the Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon that will host the next African Union summit for heads of state. Under construction is the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Brooklyn which will explore the future of work, art, and technology. Andraos has taught at Princeton, Penn, the American University in Beirut, and the Harvard GSD. Her publications include 49 Cities; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and Architecture and Representation: the Arab City. Andraos serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York. Recent honors include Architectural Record’s “New Generation Leader for Women in Architecture”, and the January 2017 “Game Changers” cover for Metropolis. Andraos has also designed the NYC residence for Dallas native and fashion designer Lela Rose and the corporate offices for Diane von Furstenberg.
See Additional Media Coverage: Metropolis Magazine and Architectural Record
Andraos will speak on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in at 6:15 p.m., in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.
“As Metropolis Magazine said in naming her firm WORKac a Game Changer in the field of architecture, Amale Andraos has reached ‘the highest ranks of academia and (has won) significant commissions while still in her 40’s.’ We believe her work in architectural design, research, experimentation, and teaching, from the United States to Russia, and Africa, which also draws upon her native Beirut to explore the concept of the Arab City, will provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum.
The lecture will occur at 7:00 p.m. on March 1, 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, Headington Companies and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net. Lecture Benefactors for this event are Gensler and KDC Real Estate Development.
DEAN OF THE COLUMBIA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
CO-FOUNDER OF WORKac
1 March 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 -- 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
The Rose Family Lecture
Presented with Underwriting Support from
Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation
Amale Andraos is the Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac, an architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects which re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments. Since the founding of WORKac, principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood have achieved international acclaim for projects such as the recently completed New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wieden+Kennedy’s 50,000 sq. ft. three-story New York offices, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, Texas, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Currently in Africa the firm is building its winning competition entry for a new 20,000 square meter Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the project is expected to be completed soon and will host diplomatic meetings, including the next African Union summit for heads of state. In addition, the firm is currently designing a second Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 7 in East Harlem and exploring the future of work, art, and technology with the design of a new home for Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in downtown Brooklyn. Andraos has also designed the NYC residence for Dallas native and fashion design Lela Rose and the corporate offices for Diane Von Furstenberg.
Andraos has taught at numerous universities including Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School and the American University in Beirut. Her publications include 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and the forthcoming Architecture and Representation: the Arab City. Amale Andraos received her Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and her B. Arch from McGill University in Montreal. Recent honors include Architectural Record’s “New Generation Leader for Women in Architecture”, and the January 2017 “Game Changers” cover for Metropolis.