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Award-Winning Landscape Architect Andrea Cochran will speak at The Dallas Architecture Forum on February 8. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 lecture season with award-winning landscape architect Andrea Cochran, Principal of Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, in San Francisco.

Andrea Cochran, FASLA, graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California, where she has been practicing landscape architecture for the past thirty years.

Ms. Cochran’s firm, established in 1998, tackles a wide range of project types and scales, from single-family residences to hotels, wineries, affordable housing, schools, institutions, and public parks.  

Known for seamlessly interweaving sustainable landscapes, art, and architecture, the studio’s designs highlight the experiential qualities of the built environment.  This holistic approach is most recently embodied in the design for Windhover Contemplative Center, which simultaneously functions as an art gallery, spiritual sanctuary, and contemplative garden on the Stanford University campus. The project received one of this year’s honor awards in general design from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Ms. Cochran’s work is internationally recognized and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and a wide range of design publications.  In 2014, Ms. Cochran received the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture and the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Design Medal.  In 2015, she was Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.

See Additional Media Coverage:  The Wall Street Journal, Dwell Magazine, Garden Design

Cochran will speak on Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

“The bold and elegant work of Andrea Cochran draws upon her broad experience in design and construction of residential and public projects, a vast knowledge of plant materials, and a deep commitment to excellence in achieving sustainable designs that blend with their larger environment,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe Ms. Cochran will present a program that is sure to be of great interest.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on February 8 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 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Series Benefactors are ALA, Bodron + Fruit, Corgan, DLR Group/Staffelbach, HKS, Jackson Walker LLP, Janet + Terry Kafka, Scott + Cooner and SMINK. Lecture Benefactors for this lecture are Landscape Forms and Studio Outside. Reception Underwriter is Talley Associates.

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 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”.  

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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