The Dallas Architecture Forum
Presents Lecture by
Aga Khan Prize-Winning Architect
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
At the Magnolia Theater, West Village
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 with award-winning architect Marina Tabassum, Founder and Principal of Marina Tabassum Architects, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tabassum was one of six 2016 winners of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the project Bait-ur-Rouf Mosque in Dhaka. She is the Academic Director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, and has conducted design studios at BRAC University since 2005.
Marina Tabassum has lectured and presented her works and ideas of architecture in various prestigious international architecture forums and events in Norway, Australia, France, Switzerland, and the United States. She will be a juror for this year's Architectural Review Emerging Architecture awards in Berlin at the World Architecture Festival. Tabassum is a visiting professor this year at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has previously been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and BRAC University.
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Tabassum will speak on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.
"The Dallas Architecture Forum is delighted to continue its 2017-18 series with architect Marina Tabassum, winner of the prestigious 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Ms. Tabassum is committed to creating work which reflects the history and location of its place in the world, and she shares her ideas of architecture widely as a lecturer, as well as being a professor at Harvard,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe Ms. Tabassum will present what is sure to be a program of great interest.”
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on October 25 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 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Fall/Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Ligting Alliance, CORGAN and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net.
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL, MARINA TABASSUM ARCHITECTS
25 October 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:15-6:55
Magnolia Theater, West Village
Marina Tabassum is the principal of Marina Tabassum Architects (MTA), a practice based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. MTA began its journey in the quest of establishing a language of architecture that is contemporary to the world yet rooted to the place -- the climate, the location, the culture of the people, history of the land. The practice is consciously kept and retained in an optimum size and projects undertaken are carefully chosen and are limited by number per year. The projects done and at hand are varied, ranging from Master Planning of Eco Resort to twelve story residential blocks.
Tabassum, a graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, founded Dhaka-based Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005 after ten years as a partner and co-founder of URBANA in Dhaka.
Marina was one of six 2016 winners of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the project Bait-ur-Rouf Mosque in Dhaka. She is the Academic Director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements. She has conducted design studios at BRAC University since 2005. With Kashef Chowdhury, Marina designed the Independence Monument of Bangladesh and Liberation War Museum during her partnership in URBANA from 1995 to 2005. Her project A5, Pavilion Apartment was a finalist of Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. The same year she received the Sirswa Das, Top Ten Women of Bangladesh Award. She received the Architect of the Year Award from India for the project NEK 10 2002.
Marina Tabassum has lectured and presented her works and ideas of Architecture in various prestigious international architecture forums and events that include Roros Seminar in Norway, National Conference of Royal Australian Institute of Architects in Perth, Architecture Foundation of Australia in Melbourne, Cité de l'Architecture in Paris, Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, and the Architecture League of New York. She will be a juror for this year's Architectural Review's Emerging Architecture awards in Berlin at the World Architecture Festival. Tabassum is a visiting professor this year at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has previously been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlingrton and BRAC University. Ms. Tabassum will lecture on 25 October for The Dallas Architecture Forum.
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