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Desert Nomad House by Architect Rick Joy Who Will Present The Second Annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture For Dallas Architecture Forum on January 23. Photo by Jeff Goldberg-ESTO

The Dallas Architecture Forum

 Presents the Second Annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture

 

By Nationally and Internationally Recognized

 Architect Rick Joy, FAIA

 

Wednesday, 23 January 2018

At the Dallas Museum of Art

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce the second annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture which is presented each season as a part of The Forum’s Lecture Series, as an ongoing tribute to honor the life and career of Architect Frank Welch, FAIA, the Dean of Texas Modernist Architecture. Rick Joy, founder of Rick Joy Architects (Studio Rick Joy) in Tucson, Arizona will deliver the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Studio Rick Joy has been recognized for an exquisitely sensitive and thoughtful approach to site, observation, process, landscape, and building. Their work ranges from single-family homes and large-scale master plans, across the US, Caribbean and Central America, to lifestyle-based projects in Nayarit, Mexico City, and Austin. Recently, the studio brought new life to Princeton University with the recently completed Transit Hall and Market.  

The studio’s work has been widely published, appearing in CerealArchitectural RecordA+UGA HousesArchitectural DigestTravel + Leisure, the New York Times, and Vogue. Joy has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Rice, M.I.T., and the University of Arizona. He has lectured and exhibited around the world and is the recipient of the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and the 2004 National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Joy is a fellow of the AIA and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Studio Rick Joy

See Additional Media Coverage:

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD - See Press Section on Studio Rick Joy Website.

Wallpaper Magazine  https://bit.ly/2STwVpK

New York Times   https://bit.ly/2BqsDPD

“Rick Joy's focus on simple and thoughtful design in careful harmony with the project site is true to the legacy of Frank Welch, which makes him the perfect choice to present The Dallas Architecture Forum’s second Frank Welch Memorial Lecture,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.  “Rick Joy is known for looking to the specific environment and physical landscape of each project to reveal and celebrate its special features, while using natural and passive energy-saving techniques and unusual materials. We believe Mr. Joy will present what is sure to be a program of great interest.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Donations to the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture Fund may be made HERE

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 2018-2019 Season are Faisal Halum -- Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Maharger Development and SMINK. Series Benefactors are ALA, bodron + fruit, Jackson Walker, Kafka Properties, LLC, O’Brien Architects, Scott + Cooner and STAFFELBACH. Lecture Sponsors are Blum Consulting Engineers, GFF, SCHMIDT & STACY and Turner Construction. Reception Sponsors are Bentley Tibbs Architect Bernbaum/Magadini, Bonick Landscaping and Elegant Additions.

 RICK JOY, FAIA

FOUNDER, RICK JOY ARCHITECTS (STUDIO RICK JOY)

TUCSON, ARIZONA

23 January 2018

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in from 6:15-6:55
Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium

Rick Joy is the founder of Rick Joy Architects, aka Studio Rick Joy, an award-winning architecture, interiors, and planning firm based in Tucson, Arizona.

Studio Rick Joy has been recognized for an exquisitely sensitive and thoughtful approach to site, observation, process, landscape, and building. The studio’s work has encompassed intimate single-family homes and large-scale master plans, and has included residential commissions in Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Tucson, Costa Rica, and Turks and Caicos, as well as lifestyle-based projects in Nayarit, Mexico City, and Austin. Recently, the studio brought new life to Princeton University with the recently completed Transit Hall and Market. 

The studio’s work has been widely published, appearing in CerealArchitectural RecordA+UGA HousesArchitectural DigestTravel + Leisure, the New York Times, and Vogue. Joy has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Rice, M.I.T., and the University of Arizona. He is the founder of the Immersion Vermont Masterclass, a weeklong immersive program for midcareer architects, and the cofounder, with Claudia Kappl, of CLL Concept Lighting Lab, which provides lighting for all Studio Rick Joy projects as well as for independent commissions.

Joy has lectured and exhibited around the world and is professionally affiliated with the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Civitas Sonoran; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, advisory board; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art advisory board; CRATerre; and the Ghost Lab Advisory Board. He is the recipient of the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and the 2004 National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and is a fellow of the AIA and Royal Institute of British Architects. 

Rick was born and raised in Maine.

Studio Rick Joy 

Since 1993, Rick Joy has led a cooperative practice engaged in architecture, planning, and interiors around the globe.

The core values that drive the work of the firm arise from a studio environment in which creativity and discovery thrive alongside expertise and experience. The built work of the studio is the result of the talent and energy of a diverse team and reflects concepts that arise from a practice of comprehensive observation and generosity of approach. 

Exactitude, details that support ideas, and a respect for the origins of craft, give rise to design and materials that pay respect to one another and to the culture of a place. By being sensitive toward the world and cherishing each site's spirit, the studio produces architecture that lives well in its surroundings and that becomes a stage for daily life.

About the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture  
 
Frank Welch was a long-time friend and member of The Dallas Architecture Forum. The Forum was fortunate to have events at many of the residences that he designed. The highlight of each event was when Frank would give brief remarks about the project to the attendees. He was always gracious, insightful, and humble, and his presence made the event memorable for all who were there.

Frank Welch’s legacy will continue through his work, including The Birthday project, which inspired the design aesthetic of a new generation of Texas design professionals. The architects that Frank Welch mentored and the lives he touched are lasting tributes to his vision and humanity. 

Frank Welch’s family has designated The Dallas Architecture Forum as one of the charities to which memorial donations in his honor can be made. Donations will be used to fund the annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture.

For more information and to donate to the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture fund, click Here

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 230 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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