Award-Winning Alumni Gordon Gill to Speak at UTA February 1

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The Dallas Architecture Forum‘s lecture season will continue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the University of Texas at Arlington’s CAPPA Auditorium with alumni and award-winning architect Gordon Gill, FAIA.

The event will be presented in collaboration with the University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA), in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the School of Architecture’s founding. Gill will speak at 7 p.m., with check-in at 6:15 p.m. in the CAPPA Auditorium (second floor of CAPPA Building) at UTA.

Gill is one of the world’s preeminent exponents of performance-based architecture, whose work is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and the language of performance. He is known for thoughtful, elegant buildings that have been highly noted by the national and international business and design press. He is a founding partner of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, defining cities of the future from studios in Chicago and Beijing. Gill’s work includes the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, world’s first net-zero-energy skyscraper.

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Gordon Gill’s Astana Expo City, 2017

In 2009, Gordon Gill was selected as Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect by the Chicago Reader, and in 2013 he was elected to The College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects. Gill earned a B.S. in Architecture at Ryerson University, then earned a masters in architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington and an additional masters of architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.

“Gordon Gill is an award-winning architect whose work includes the world’s tallest buildings and the most cutting-edge sustainable energy concepts, as well as performing arts centers, museums and master plans across the globe. The Jeddah Tower, scheduled to open in 2020 in Saudi Arabia will take the newest title of ‘world’s tallest building’ at about 3,280 feet,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “We believe Gill’s extensive global experience will provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”

 

The lecture starts at 7 p.m., with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission 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.