Dallas Architecture Forum Hosts Frida Escobedo at Rose Family Lecture

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Frida Escobedo, Serpentine Pavilion

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum on Tuesday, February 25, for an exciting lecture by Frida Escobedo. Escobedo won the coveted 2018 Serpentine Pavilion commission in London’s Kensington Gardens. At the time, she was the youngest ever to receive the honor.

Her talk promises to be unforgettable. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium.

A Rising Star of Architecture

“Since winning the commission in 2018 to create the prestigious annual Serpentine Pavilion for the Serpentine Galleries in London, Frida Escobedo, the youngest architect at the time to be chosen for this honor, has become a rising star,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Her work focuses on simple materials and pure forms that combine tradition with a modern aesthetic and also consider the social and political context that shapes a project. Ms. Escobedo incorporates sculptural elements into her creative design process, producing architecture that is direct and organic, a celebration of essential craft.  We invite the greater Dallas community to join us for this inspirational evening.”

Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion

A rising star of architecture, Archdaily.com recognized Escobedo as one of the top 30 most influential architects today.

The Serpentine Pavilion commission is one of the most coveted recognitions given to artists and architects (architecture greats Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas, among others, count themselves among previous winners). Escobedo will discuss her design for the Pavilion, which takes its inspiration from courtyards in her native Mexico and incorporates materials both Britain and Mexico.

About Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo

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 an intuitive feeling for pattern, Ms. Escobedo’s work is at once unmistakably architectural, and yet frequently blurs the boundary between architecture and art.

If You Go

The lecture begins at 7 p.m., with a reception and check-in at 6:15 p.m. No reservations are needed to attend. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission as a benefit of membership. And AIA members earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum visit their website or call 214-764-2406.

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