The Forum presents Architect Katherine Chia



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Angelika Film Center | Mockingbird Station
5321 E Mockingbird Ln #230
Dallas, Texas 75206

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Architect Katherine Chia

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design, public space and the urban environment, continues its 2023-2024 Lecture Series on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm. The Forum is pleased to present Katherine CHIA, honored architect of both residences and interior spaces, and Founding Partner of Desai Chia Architecture. This Lecture will be held at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station. Forum members may attend for free. Tickets for non-members will be available at the door - $5 for Students (with student i.d.), $25 General Admission. Check-in and pre-Lecture Reception will begin at 6:15 pm in the Angelika lobby.

Katherine Chia FAIA and her partner Arjun Desai have built Desai Chia Architecture to be a studio that creates inspiring environments expressive of light, materials, and collaborative spaces. Chia grew up in New York State and Belgium and earned her Master of Architecture from M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. Prior to founding Desai Chia, she worked for Maya Lin on numerous art and architecture commissions. Chia is a board member at the New York Center for Architecture and the International Center of Photography, and a trustee emerita of Amherst College. The book The Women Who Changed Architecture by Princeton Architectural Press includes Chia’s work in the chapter “Raising the Roof.”

Desai Chia celebrates bold design, deliberate eloquence, and graceful simplicity driven by a guiding principle that architecture can transform communities. The studio is known for two things: its preference for social and humane architecture, and iconic projects that benefit from sustainable technical strategies and extensive knowledge of materials   The firm blurs the boundaries between building and nature through its hallmark approach of integrating light as a unifying theme.  Desai Chia’s projects have been published extensively in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Residential Architect, Dezeen, Dwell, Arch Daily, and the Architect Newspaper. The firm has also received many accolades including numerous AIA Design Awards and American Architecture Awards. ARCHITECT Magazine ranked Desai Chia Architecture one of the country’s top twenty design studios. Desai Chia has also been honored with an AIA Institute Honor Award and multiple Interior Design Best of Year Awards. 

Sponsors for this Lecture are Season Sponsors Eggersmann Kitchens / Home Living, Maharger Development / Reggie Graham, Perennials & Sutherland LLC and SMINK Art + Design. Series Sponsors are Abeyta Tibbs Architecture, Architectural Lighting Alliance. Bodron / Fruit, HDR Architecture, HKS, Inc., Kafka Properties LLC, Robyn Menter Design Associates, Moderndallas, Muse Integration, and Scott + Cooner. Lecture Supporter is INK+ORO Creatives.

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