The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design, and the urban environment, continues its 2022-2023 Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 pm. As The Forum celebrates its 25th Anniversary, the non-profit is pleased to present architects Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg, Principals of SO-IL Architecture. This Lecture will be held at the Angelika Film Center, 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 Lobby of the Angelika.
SO–IL is an award winning, internationally recognized architectural design firm that creates spaces for culture, learning and innovation. Founded in 2008 by Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg, the studio has a wide range of projects both in the US and abroad. Through building practice and interdisciplinary research projects, Jing Liu has led SO–IL in engaging with the socio-political issues of contemporary cities — in projects like the Artists Loft North Omaha and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Cleveland. Her projects range from artistic collaborations with contemporary choreographers and visual artists to master plan and major public realm design in cities like Melbourne and Indianapolis.
Florian Idenburg’s years of working in cross-cultural settings make him a thoughtful and collaborative partner. He has a particularly strong background in institutional spaces, leading the office on projects as Kukje Gallery and the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis as well as Amant in Brooklyn. His strength lies in generating imaginative ideas and transforming those into real-world spaces and objects. SO-IL is locally rooted with a global reach. With its ambitious private and public clients, they explore how the creation of environments and objects inspires lasting positive intellectual and societal engagement.
Sponsors for this Lecture are Season Sponsors Eggersmann Kitchens | Home Living, Maharger Development | Reggie Graham and SMINK Art + Design. Series Sponsors are Abeyta Tibbs Architecture, Architectural Lighting Alliance, HDR Architecture, HKS Inc., Jackson Walker, Kafka Properties LLC, ModernDallas, O’Brien Architects, Perennials & Sutherland LLC, Robyn Menter Design Associates and Scott + Cooner.