STATE OF THE ARTS Special Lecture


Principal, NBBJ; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Boston

With Peer CHACKO 
Chief Planning Officer, City of Dallas

Moderated by Jerome WEEKS
Senior Arts Producer-Reporter, KERA Art & Seek

26 January 2017
Thursday, 7:00 pm Program
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
NOTE: There will NOT be a reception for this State of the Arts special presentation 

Admission FREE for Forum, KERA and DMA members
General admission $5 for this special program.

In Partnership with State of the Arts (KERA and DMA)


Alex Krieger, principal in the architecture firm NBBJ and his team have produced a new community development plan for the Dallas Arts District, which supersedes the appx 30-year-old Sasaki Plan that provided the initial framework for the 17 blocks between Uptown and Downtown.

Join Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Producer-Reporter with KERA’s Art&Seek, with Alex Krieger, Principal at NBBJ and Professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Peer Chacko, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Dallas, as they participate in a moderated discussion that reviews the updated plan. The discussion about the Arts District will also include the broader context of Dallas and the other emerging creative centers across our city, as well as the changing attitudes of American culture towards cities and urbanism.


About Alex Krieger
Alex Krieger, FAIA, has combined a career of teaching and practice, dedicating himself in both to understanding how to improve the quality of place and life in our major urban areas. Mr. Krieger is a distinguished professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, as Director of the Urban Design program, and as Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture. In addition to design studios and seminar courses at the GSD, he teaches a general education class on the evolution of American cities. He has been honored three times as one of the outstanding teachers at Harvard. Design Intelligence Magazine’s annual national survey has named him one of seven “Architectural Educators of the Year.”

Krieger is a principal at NBBJ, a global architecture and planning firm. Offering services in architecture, urban design and planning, the studio, formerly Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, has served a broad array of clients in numerous cities worldwide, focusing primarily on educational, institutional, healthcare and public projects in complex urban settings. 

Krieger is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Among these: Director of the NEA’s Mayor’s Institute in City Design; Boston Civic Design Commission; Providence Capital Center Commission; and the New England Holocaust Memorial committee. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Krieger to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Alex Krieger has been involved in various planning projects in Dallas over the past years.



Please note that the Cultural Developments Panel with Rick Brettell has been RESCHEDULED.
The new date for this Panel is TUESDAY, 9 MAY 2017. (It will NOT be held on 17 January 2017).
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