Dallas Architecture Forum Lecturer Finds Alternative, Creative Uses for Materials

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The exterior of Harvard University’s Tozzer Anthropology Building in Cambridge, Mass., designed by Sheila Kennedy. Photo: Horn Horner

How can architects more creatively use design materials to achieve greater flexibility of use while decreasing environmental impact? 

That has been a guiding question in the career of Sheila Kennedy, the principal and founder of Kennedy & Violich Architecture in Boston in 1990. This prolific and innovative leader in the field will be speaking tomorrow evening at the Dallas Architecture Forum‘s Rose Family Lecture to explore these and other topics. 

“Sheila Kennedy is on the cutting edge in the research and development of sustainable materials that can be adapted by local communities, especially in the developing world,” said Dallas Architecture Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “In focusing her work on the intersection of electronics, architecture, design and material science, she has created innovative projects and materials that meet the needs of developing people groups around the world.”

The interior of Harvard University’s Tozzer Anthropology Building in Cambridge, Mass., designed by Sheila Kennedy. Photo: Horn Horner
The East 34th Street Ferry Terminal Interior in New York City, designed by Sheila Kennedy. Photo: John Horner

Kennedy will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium, 1717 N. Harwood St. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID) and can be purchased at the door. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. 

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