COVID-19 has upended our daily lives for a season of time. Our primary concern is your health and safety. We hope you, your families, friends and work colleagues will safely and successfully navigate these turbulent times.

    The following Forum events have been postponed to the Fall of 2020
  • Jason Long | OMA Lecture
  • Architectural Photography: Mid-Mod through Today Panel Discussion
  • Medicis in Our Midst (Lucy Billingsley & Deedie Rose) Panel Discussion
  • Dirk Denison Lecture
  • Reimagining Retail Design Symposium Rescheduled for Sunday, 4 October 2020.
  • Reimagining Retail Design Symposium

We will announce the new dates for these Fall events once they are finalized.

We value you, our Forum family, and wish each of you the best during this extraordinarily challenging season.

 

NEXT LECTURE

Jason LONG

Partner
OMA New York

POSTPONED
Fall 2020 TBA

oma.eu

 


Jason Long is a Partner at OMA, one of the leading architectural design firms in the world, whose may award-winning projects include the Seattle Public Library, the Casa de Música in Portugal, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, and the Taipei Performing Arts Center. Based in the New York office, Jason brings a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of OMA’s international projects. From concept to completion, he served as the project manager for the Lassonde Pavilion, a new national museum in Quebec City and the Faena Forum, a multi-purpose venue in Miami. Currently, Jason is leading three projects focusing on urbanism and the public realm in Washington D.C.: the 11th Street Bridge Park; 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 key components of the new First and Broadway Park in downtown Los Angeles and the City of Jersey City new cultural renovation of the historic Pathside Building in Journal Square. Other OMA projects in which Jason has been involved include the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the New Court Rothschild Bank, and Milstein Hall at Cornell. Jason’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 transforming 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In addition to his leadership as a Partner at OMA, Jason teaches at Cornell’s Architecture School.

OMA’s Concrete at Alserkal Avenue project in the Al Qouz Industrial Area of Dubai was a finalist in the Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlist for its 2019 competition. Designed to promote cultural initiatives in the region, it has become an important art hub with twenty-five galleries and art spaces where the public can host diverse programming focused both on its rich traditions and the future of the region. Jason Long will discuss this important project as part of his presentation of the firm’s award-winning body of work. In Texas, Jason is the 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.

oma.eu

UPCOMING LECTURE

 

Dirk DENISON

Founder and Partner
Dirk Denison Architects

POSTPONED
Fall 2020 TBA

dirkdenisonarchitects.com


 

Lectures Already Presented This Season

 

Paul LEWIS

Co-Founder and Principal
Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis Architects (LTL)

15 October 2019
Tuesday, 7 pm
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

ltlarchitects.com/cuc


In partnership with UTA CAPPA

 

Kim YAO

Co-Founder and Principal
Architecture Research Office (ARO)

23 October 2019
Wednesday, 7 pm
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

www.aro.net

 

Michel ROJKIND

Founder and Principal
Rojkind Arquitectos


3 December 2019
Tuesday, 7 pm
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

rojkindarquitectos.com

Michel Rojkind is the founder of Rojkind Arquitectos, a studio focused on design and experiential innovation. The firm addresses the challenges of contemporary life by designing compelling architectural and urban planning solutions that positively impact our society and environment. A graduate in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana, he has been a visiting professor at SCI-Arc in L.A., the IACC in Barcelona, Penn and Aalto University, Finland. Rojkind has been a juror for international competitions and has lectured widely, including Giants of Design, Summit Tulum, reSITE 20 and Global City Dialogues. Rojkind has been featured in numerous well-known publications and The New York Times highlighted him in “A Generation of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed”. The Mexican Civil Registry named Rojkind one of the “Most influential Mexican Leaders” and one of the “Country’s Treasured Architects”.

 

Rojkind Arquitectos was recognized by Architectural Record as a top 10 “Design Vanguard” firm and received Interior Design’s Best of 2011 Award as well as ArchDaily’s Building of the Year for the project Tori Tori Restaurant. The studio has received awards from the AIA, the Azure People’s Choice Award, and a P/A Citation Award. Rojkind Arquitectos also received the 2015 IIDA Best Interiors Award for Mercado Roma. Its High Park project won an A+ Award from Architizer and its Foro Boca project received Architizer’s A+ Award as Project of the Year and ArchDaily's Building of the Year Award.

 

 

Kevin ALTER

Founder and Partner
alterstudio
The Frank Welch Memorial Lecture

29 January 2020
Wednesday, 7 pm
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

www.alterstudio.net

Kevin Alter is the Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture and Associate Director of the Center for American Architecture and Design at The University of Texas at Austin. His professional practice, Alterstudio Architecture, has received more than one hundred design awards, including the 2019 National AIA Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture, 2019 American Architecture Award, 2018 National AIA Housing Design Award, 2018 Architecture Master Prize, 2018 American Architecture Prize, 2017 American Architecture Award, 2017 American Architecture Prize, 2017 Residential Architecture Design Award, 2015 AIA Firm Achievement Award, 2013 National AIA Housing Award, and 2011 Residential Architecture Design Award. The studio’s work has been widely featured in national and international publications including Dwell, Architectural Record, Architect, Texas Architect, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The London Financial Times and in the monograph Alterstudio Architecture: 6 Houses.

Alter is the editor of twelve books, and his writing has also appeared in Architecture and Architectural Design, among other journals and books. He has curated sixteen exhibitions that have been shown in numerous venues internationally and organized many symposia. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia University and was the Favrot Visiting Professor at Tulane University. Alter has lectured at dozens of institutions around the world, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Design Excellence in 2018. The Forum is honored to have Kevin Alter present this year’s Frank Welch Memorial Lecture.

The Forum is honored to have Kevin Alter present this year's Frank Welch Memorial Lecture.

www.alterstudio.net

Mary Margaret JONES

President and Senior Principal
Hargreaves Jonesr

11 February 2020
Tuesday, 7 pm
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

hargreaves.com

In partnership with UTA CAPPA

Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA leads Hargreaves Jones, a landscape architecture and planning firm with a global practice, whose projects encompass urban design, waterfront, public park, academic, corporate, institutional and residential projects that create memorable landscapes. These projects range in scale from miles of riverfront or 1000’s of acres of parkland to mid-scale urban parks and smaller gardens and plazas. Jones is co-author of “Landscapes & Gardens” and has been a Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome, as well as Chair Emerita of their Board. She has been a Visiting Critic at the Harvard GSD, a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, an Advisor to Mayors’ Institute on City Design, an Industry Advisor for the U.S. State Department, and a Fellow of the Urban Design Forum in New York.

The firm’s work has been widely awarded, published and exhibited nationally and internationally. The studio has received the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize. Some of the firm’s projects include the Parklands for London’s 2012 Olympics, Crissy Field in San Francisco, Louisville’s Waterfront Park, Zaryadye Park in Moscow, and Discovery Green in Houston. In Dallas the firm has created Belo Gardens and the design of Carpenter Park for Parks for Downtown Dallas.

hargreaves.com

Frida ESCOBEDO

Founder and Principal
Frida Escobedo Architects

25 February 2020
Tuesday, 7 pm
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

fridaescobedo.com


In partnership with UTA CAPPA

Since founding her eponymous practice in 2006, Frida Escobedo has developed a distinctive approach to architecture, design, sculpture and art, successfully using them, in both contemporary and historical contexts, as indispensable touchstones for her projects. Transcending the traditional boundaries of the architectural discipline, the studio’s creative output operates at a wide array of scales and mediums, encompassing buildings and experimental preservation projects, temporary installations and public sculpture, limited edition objects, publications and exhibition designs. Informed by an unmistakable material sensibility and intuitive feeling for pattern, Ms. Escobedo’s work is at once unmistakably architectural, and yet frequently blurs the boundary between architecture and art.

Frida Escobedo’s design includes art and architecture installations, custom furniture, as well as residential and public buildings. The firm has received prestigious commissions from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Guggenheim Foundation, Stanford University, Neutra’s VDL Research House, the Chicago Architecture Biennial and la Biennale d’Architecture d'Orléans. Among Escobedo’s many awards and recognitions are those from Architectural Review and The Architectural League. Escobedo has been a visiting professor at Columbia, UC Berkeley, Rice, Harvard GSD and London’s Architectural Association. Escobedo was recognized as one of the top 30 most influential architects practicing today by archdaily.com.

The studio’s design projects give equal attention to both craft and practicality, demonstrating a pure and organic nature true to their context and site. These principles are evidenced in large scale social housing projects such as INFONAVIT and in smaller scale projects including Casa Cruz Castillo and Casa Negra and a courtyard at Stony Island Arts Bank. The studio’s notable projects also include the rehabilitation of the home and studio of seminal Mexican painter David Siqueiros, Librería Octavio Paz, La Tallera, and the renovation of the iconic Hotel Boca Chica in Acapulco. Escobedo is known for creating temporary and interactive works which can accommodate multiple intended purposes.

In 2018 Escobedo received the coveted commission to design that year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens using materials and architectural styles from both Britain and Mexico in order to create a work that would capture the historical and cultural aspects of each country. The design of the Pavilion is an allusion to courtyards typically attached to houses in Mexico. Her selection to design the Serpentine Pavilion is one of the highest design recognitions awarded to an architect, an honor previously given to Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer, Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel, Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron, and Rem Koolhaas

fridaescobedo.com

 

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