Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present one of the world’s leading interior architect/designers Lee Mindel, FAIA. He will speak on Monday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at The Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood Street.
The lecture by Mr. Mindel will occur at 7 p.m. with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for DMA Partners, 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 2014-2015 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realty | Claire Dewar and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Fall Series Benefactors are Corgan Associates; The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel; and modmedia, Inc // moderndallas.net.
Lee Mindel, FAIA, is a co-founder of Shelton, Mindel & Associates (SMA), an architectural firm providing complete architectural, interiors and product design services for corporate, cultural, academic, retail, recreational, hospitality and residential clients. Mindel received his B.A. with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters of Architecture from Harvard. Mindel is a member of the Architectural Digest 100, and he has been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. Mindel is also contributing editor for Architectural Digest and has a weekly column called The Architect’s Eye. Among the firm’s many awards are twenty-eight AIA awards for interior architecture, seven Interior Design magazine Best of Year awards for residential and commercial interiors; fourteen design awards from the Society of American Registered Architects, as well as Good Design and American Architecture Awards from The Chicago Athenaeum. The firm was also a recipient of the prestigious Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. The San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, National Academy of Design and Houston Museum of Fine Arts have exhibited the firm's work. Product design lines for the firm include collections for Knoll, Waterworks, and Nessen Lighting.
The firm’s commissions range from Ralph Lauren's Manhattan headquarters to Sting's London townhouse. SMA’s oeuvre focuses on minimalist spaces with precisely curated furnishings, often from midcentury masters. The firm’s monograph, Shelton, Mindel & Associates: Architecture and Design highlights its projects that range from residential to large-scale corporate to ocean liners. The intent of their projects is “to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts”. To further quote Mindel, “There’s a great architect, an icon for most of us, named Louis Kahn, who said “Materials tell you what they want to be.” Kahn had the ability to reduce space to its primal elements, so whether we’re designing a new house, a corporate headquarters, a ship or an airplane, we try to distill ideas to their most pure and meaningful state.””