Architect as Developer: DAF Welcomes Jonathan Segal on March 9


Jonathan Segal, Architect and DeveloperAward-winning architect and contractor Jonathan Segal lectures across the country about how to be an “Architect as Developer,” and will do so for the Dallas Architecture Forum 7 p.m. March 9 at the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village.

Segal has pioneered the concept of being his own client for all of his projects, which have amassed numerous local, state, and national awards. He was recently was named one of the top 50 architects in the nation by Residential Architect Magazine and was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2003.

Jonathan Segal

Jonathan Segal

Segal, the Founder and Principal of Jonathan Segal Architecture and Development, has created and modeled the unique practice of Architect as Developer for over two decades. As a trailblazer in the field, his innovative single-family live/work residences and medium- to high-density mixed-use housing, primarily found in San Diego and other communities in southern California, have received numerous national awards.

Focusing on conceptualizing and constructing well-designed, affordable housing for residents of San Diego, Segal has received honors from architecture and construction organizations. Segal’s additional accolades include 24 local, state and, national AIA awards for residential and urban design, the AIA HUD Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design, a National American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, and Grand Prize Awards from Residential Architect and Custom Home magazines.

Due to his success practicing architecture as a developer, Jonathan Segal’s goal is to promote this method of architectural practice to other architects, so they can achieve increased control and financial success over projects from conceptualization to completion.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on March 9, with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15. Tickets are $20 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. 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 or call 214-764-2406.