The Dallas Architecture Forum
Continues Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With
Part Two – May 8, 2018
Free and Open to the Public!
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday May 8, 2018 with “Design Inspirations Part Two,” moderated by Eurico Francisco, Design Principal at HDR Architecture.
“Dallas and North Texas are known for award-winning projects – residences and public buildings, interiors and landscapes. With this panel The Forum will continue its exploration of what motivates and inspires some of our area’s outstanding design professionals to create their highly regarded projects,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.
Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!
The venue for these panels is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX 75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.
Learn from Dallas' leading architects, designers and landscape architects about what inspires their design. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these outstanding professionals --what motivates and inspires them as they create their highly regarded design projects, and to understand more about the persons behind the inspired design processes.
All of our Panelists are recognized by their peers and the greater design community as being leaders in their fields. On May 8, hear from architects Paul Field and Max Levy, joined by interior designers Wendy Konrady and Joshua Rice, and landscape architect David Hocker as they engage in a lively discussion moderated by Eurico Francisco.
Joining Moderator Eurico Francisco as panelists for the program on May 8 will be the following distinguished designers:
Paul Field, wernerfield
David L. Hocker, Hocker Design Group
Wendy Konradi, Wendy Konradi Interior Design
Max Levy, Max Levy, Architect
Joshua Rice, Joshua Rice Design
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are Gromatzky Group and LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN Magazine.
8 May 2018
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue: Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR:
EURICO R. FRANCISCO
Eurico R. Francisco, AIA, is an architect whose passion for buildings and cities drives him to create memorable spaces, to inspire his clients, and to encourage his colleagues and students to achieve excellence in all that they do. Eurico is a Design Principal with HDR Architecture, where he leads projects in the Dallas design studio. His built work includes government, healthcare, academic, research, hospitality, multi-family and mixed-use facilities.
A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Sao Paulo, Eurico has received over 20 local, regional and national design awards for his work in the US and abroad, and has taught design studios at the University of Sao Paulo, Boston Architecture College, Rhode Island School of Design, and Texas Tech University. He is a contributing editor to Texas Architect magazine and is active as a member of the Board of Directors and Lecture Programming Team of The Dallas Architecture Forum, as well as the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Texas Society of Architects.
PAUL FIELD, Architect
Paul Field, Assoc. AIA, received a bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Carleton at Ottawa, Canada, graduating with distinction in 1999. He began his career in the experimental office of Cunningham Architects in Dallas, where he worked on a variety of commercial, institutional and award-winning residential projects. In 2007, Paul partnered with Braxton Werner to form the firm wernerfield. The progressive multi-disciplinary firm approaches every project, regardless of scale, in a holistic and hands-on manner. Wernerfield searches for a rich balance between artful conceptualism and rigorous pragmatism in each project. Some of the firm’s most acclaimed work has been design-build projects, including the CCR1 Residence, which received both the AIA & Texas Society of Architects Honor awards in 2015.
DAVID HOCKER, Landscape Architect
David Hocker, ASLA, has established a highly respected reputation for himself and his award-winning firm, Hock Design Group (HDG), since its inception in 2004. His work has become known for the unique use of materials, particularly recycled and regionally sensitive, in unexpected and precisely-executed ways. He has a keen sense of scaled relationships and construction detailing, both of which are apparent in his firm’s built work. Studying in Italy introduced David to the “master builder” concept of the Renaissance and the Italian tradition of landscape and architecture that offers consideration to both private and public spaces. His successful built works have contributed to a greater design conversation regarding landscape architecture’s ability to bridge between interior and exterior spaces.
WENDY KONRADI, Interior Designer
Wendy Konradi is an interior designer with over twenty years of experience collaborating internationally with leaders in the fields of architecture, fine art and interior design. Her study of contemporary art and furniture weaves modern concepts with historical references. As principal of Wendy Konradi Interior Design, she procures vintage, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces for clients with the goal of elevating furniture to fine art. Before launching her own firm, Konradi advanced her craft under esteemed interior designers Naomi Leff in New York and Emily Summers in Dallas and became equally informed by traditional and contemporary design idioms. Notable projects include homes for Ron Howard, Nicole Kidman, Jerry Bruckheimer and Stephen Spielberg. Drawing on these varied influences and an academic approach to design, Konradi crafts modern interiors with a focus on building lasting, meaningful collections for her clients.
MAX LEVY, Architect
Max Levy, FAIA, grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and received his Bachelor of Architecture at UC - Berkley. Starting his career working at Skidmore Owings Merrill (SOM), then at Oglesby Group for eight years, Max founded his firm Max Levy Architect in 1984. Max enjoys bringing nature into play architecturally. Working in this way he has received local, state, and national design awards, his work has been widely published, and in 2017 he was the recipient of The O’Neil Ford Medal. Max is respected for his ability to use Texas regional vernacular elements in meaningful and elegant ways in his projects. He has long believed that persistent cultivation of one’s inspirations can deepen one’s work.
JOSHUA RICE, Interior Designer
Joshua Rice grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in interior design. In mid-2000 he joined with the respected Dallas-based architecture and design firm bodron + fruit where he worked until founding his own firm, Joshua Rice Design in early 2007. His firm seeks to go beyond short-lived design trends to create spaces that are pure, clean, logical and refined. A premium is placed on respect for beauty and purity of natural materials to create warm modernism based on the ideas of subtraction as opposed to decoration. His firm also assists clients and investors in search of decorative and design investments, including rare and important furniture and design as well as functioning as a liaison between client and auction houses and design galleries.
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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