The Dallas Architecture Forum
Presents Celebrated Architect
Virtually via Zoom
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, landscape architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present the celebrated architect Jason Long, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in a virtual lecture via Zoom.
Jason Long is a Partner at OMA, an international practice with projects around the world. He is based in the New York office. Since joining the firm in 2003, Mr. Long has brought a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of OMA’s projects internationally. From concept to completion, he served as the project manager for a new national museum in Quebec City and the Faena Forum, a multi-purpose venue in Miami. Among OMA’s many award-winning projects are the Seattle Public Library, the Casa de Música in Portugal, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, and the Taipei Performing Arts Center.
“OMA is one of the leading architectural design firms in the world whose depth and breadth of experience is remarkable in terms of project type and the number of countries in which they operate,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “As one of the firm’s partners, Jason Long has extensive experience in leading the work of this international powerhouse. The Dallas community will have an opportunity to hear the details of past and current OMA projects in Texas and beyond in what we believe will be a fascinating evening.”
In Texas, Mr. Long is the OMA Design Partner for POST Houston, which will transform the former main USPS facility into a new mixed use commercial and cultural anchor. OMA’s presence in Dallas includes the Wyly Theater at AT&T Performing Arts Center, a winning proposal for The Connected City (a proposal to connect downtown Dallas to the Trinity River) and the design of the recent Dior exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The lecture will be presented virtually via Zoom. It is presented at no charge to all Forum members, and anyone may join The Forum at www.DallasArchitectureForum.org to attend this and other outstanding programming – currently being presented virtually. Advance registration for the lecture is required at Event Brite -- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-long-oma-new-york-virtual-lecture-tickets-124459041343?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch . Confirmed registrants will receive information from Zoom to access the lecture link before the start of the lecture at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
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.
Currently, Mr. Long is leading three projects focusing on urbanism and the public realm in Washington D.C. that provide an innovative approach to recreation, public health and equitable development at varying scales: the 11th Street Bridge Park, a new elevated green space crossing the Anacostia River; a sport and recreation masterplan for the RFK Stadium Armory Campus; and a streetscape design for Washington D.C.’s convention center. In addition, he is designing a multi-level restaurant within the new First and Broadway Park in downtown Los Angeles.
Long’s portfolio extends to residential development in California and New York, including The Avery in San Francisco and most recently two new towers for Greenpoint Landing, OMA’s first project in Brooklyn. He has recently focused on a number of adaptive reuse projects including the transformation of a post office warehouse in downtown Houston into a mixed-use hub, a historic parking garage in New York City into a new synagogue, and a laboratory building at the University of Toronto into a center for the university administration.
Jason Long holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Vassar College and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He also currently teaches at the Cornell University School of Architecture, Art and Planning.
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Concrete at Al Serkal Avenue – Dubai
Dior Exhibition, Dallas
Wyly Theater, Dallas
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20 October 2020
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Virtual Lecture Presentation via Zoom
OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. AMO, a research and design studio, applies architectural thinking to domains beyond.
OMA is led by eight partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, Chris van Duijn, Jason Long, and Managing Partner-Architect David Gianotten – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Doha, Dubai and Brisbane.
OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include Taipei Performing Arts Centre, the Axel Springer Campus and the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin, the RAI NHow Hotel in Amsterdam, the New Museum for Western Australia in Perth, a new building for Brighton College, The Factory Manchester and Prince Plaza in Shenzhen.
OMA's completed projects include Norra Tornen in Stockholm (2018), Fondazione Prada (2018), BLOX / DAC in Copenhagen (2018), Fondation d'Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris (2018), Qatar National Library (2018), Rijnstraat 8 (2017), Lab City CentraleSupélec in Saclay (2017), Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville (2016), Il Fondaco dei Tedeschi (2016), the Faena District in Miami (2016), Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, a new building for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2016), Timmerhuis, the new home for Rotterdam’s municipal offices (2015), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015), G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014), Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013), De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013), CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012), New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011), Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011), and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).
AMO often works in parallel with OMA's clients to fertilize architecture with intelligence from this array of disciplines. This is the case with Prada: AMO's research into identity, in-store technology, and new possibilities of content-production in fashion helped generate OMA's architectural designs for new Prada epicenter stores in New York and Los Angeles. In 2004, AMO was commissioned by the European Union to study its visual communication, and designed a coloured "barcode" flag – combining the flags of all member states – that was used during the Austrian presidency of the EU.
AMO has worked with Universal Studios, Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, Heineken, Ikea, Condé Nast, Harvard University and the Hermitage. It has produced exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale, including The Gulf (2006), Cronocaos (2010) and Public Works (2012) and for Fondazione Prada including When Attitudes Become Form (2012) and Serial and Portable Classics (2015). AMO, with Harvard University, was responsible for the research and curation of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale and its principle publication Elements. Other notable projects are a plan for a Europe-wide renewable energy grid; Project Japan, a 720-page book on the Metabolism architecture movement (Taschen, 2010); and the educational program of Strelka Institute in Moscow.
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