Dallas Architecture Forum Hosts Lecture From Renowned Architect Jason Long

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The POST Houston project will repurpose a former USPS facility into a mixed-use development. (Rendering by Luxigon)

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The Dallas Architecture forum will host Jason Long, a partner at the international firm OMA, for a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, via Zoom.

In Dallas, Long’s firm is known for 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.

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Long brings a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of projects, including the national museum in Quebec City, the Faena Forum venue in Miami, and now POST Houston, which will transform the former main USPS facility into a new mixed-use commercial and cultural anchor.

Among OMA’s award-winning designs are the Seattle Public Library, the Casa de Música in Portugal, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, and the Taipei Performing Arts Center. 

“OMA is one of the leading architectural design firms in the world whose depth and breadth of experience is remarkable in terms of project type and the number of countries in which they operate,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “As one of the firm’s partners, Jason Long has extensive experience in leading the work of this international powerhouse. The Dallas community will have an opportunity to hear the details of past and current OMA projects in Texas and beyond in what we believe will be a fascinating evening.”

The atrium of the mixed-use POST Houston development. (Rendering by Luxigon)

The lecture is free for Dallas Architecture Forum Members, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for the lecture. Advance registration is required and can be done here. Confirmed registrants will receive a link to the lecture before it is set to begin.

Currently, Mr. Long is leading three projects focusing on urbanism and the public realm in Washington, D.C., that provide an innovative approach to recreation, public health, and equitable development at varying scales: the 11th Street Bridge Park, a new elevated green space crossing the Anacostia River; 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 a multi-level restaurant within the new First and Broadway Park in downtown Los Angeles.

Long’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 the transformation of a post office warehouse in downtown Houston into a mixed-use hub, 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.

The Avery in San Francisco. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)

Jason Long holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Vassar College and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He also currently teaches at the Cornell University School of Architecture, Art and Planning.

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