Frank Welch Honored with Inagural Memorial Lecture by Architect Ted Flato | CandysDirt.com

Hillside House living room by Ted Flato in Austin, TX. Flato will give the inagural Frank Welch memorial lecture on Jan. 30. Photo: Aaron Leitz

Known as the dean of Texas architecture, Frank Welch was a prolific and imminently talented architect who spent a half century designing schools, churches, commercial buildings, and homes in Dallas, Midland, and Odessa. 

Ted Flato, FAIA

Welch died last June at the age of 90 and the Dallas Architecture Forum has established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to be presented each season as a part of its lecture series. The inaugural lecture will be given Jan. 30 by Ted Flato, FAIA, Co-Founder of Lake Flato Architects, one of the most honored and respected architecture firms in the country.

“The architectural philosophy and outstanding award-winning work of Ted Flato make him the perfect choice to present the [lecture],” said Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Like Frank Welch, Ted Flato designs projects that are shaped by the opportunities and challenges presented by their environments, and he seeks to create a seamless connection between interior spaces and the surrounding outdoors.”

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Photos courtesy of Emily Summers

If you love great design (and adult beverages) we have the event for you! Join the Dallas Architecture Forum on October 30 for an evening exploring one of the most compelling residences in Dallas. The evening centers on the stunning Park & Pearl Residence in the Dallas Arts District. Home to an impressive collection of bold contemporary art, this full-floor industrial masterpiece features interior architecture by Tom Kundig and interior design by Emily Summers.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to see the residence and hear from some members of the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Advanced ticked purchase is required and pace is limited so reserve your tickets today!

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Join Dallas Architecture Forum members for an afternoon of inspired design as they celebrate 20 years of lively and enlightening dialogue. The Design Dialogues @20 and Members Reception kicks off Sunday at 2 p.m. But first things first: Registration for this event ends tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17. Tickets are free, but you must hurry! Contact jean@dallasarchitectureforum.org to reserve your space.

Not a member yet?  Join The Forum and request your reservation to be able to attend this great event.

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Enrique Norten

Rutgers Business School in Piscataway, NJ, designed by architect Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos. Photo: GÆ+ Peter Aaron

When it comes to bringing preeminent architecture voices to North Texas, the Dallas Architecture Forum is unbeatable.

Their next lecture, and the final of the season, will feature Enrique Norten, one of the leading architects of Latino heritage in the world. His firm, Ten Arquitectos, has designed award-winning cultural centers, hotels, museums, residential and urban development, parks, public spaces, historic infrastructure adaptations, as well as furnishings.

With over 50 built projects, Norten is recognized for his work on such buildings as the National School of Theatre and Arts, the Habita Hotel, the Americano Hotel, the High Museum of Villahermosa, the NY 53rd Street Library, the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, the University Museum of Chopo, the Amparo Museum, Santa Fe Eurocenter, Rutgers Business School, and Mercedes House in New York.

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KAI-UWE BERGMANN HEADSHOT_Credits to Andrejs Strokins (2)

On April 26, The Dallas Architecture Forum will present a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear from world-renowned architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann. Bergmann is managing partner of award-winning Bjarke Ingels Group Architects in New York City and Copenhagen, Denmark – largely regarded as one of the world’s most innovative architecture firms.

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Steve Dumez

Steve Dumez

Award-winning architect, lecturer, mentor, and civic leader Steve Dumez will speak to the Dallas Architecture Forum next week. Dumez is a partner and Director of Design at the New Orleans-based firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, named 2014 National Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects. This was for a body of work that is deeply committed to community development and has included projects to rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina.

“Eskew+Dumez+Ripple believes in more than simply designing good buildings — they want to create better communities,” said Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “Under the leadership of Steve Dumez, their architects commit to the civic realm as well as a sustainable future, by devoting time to numerous initiatives that advocate for quality in the design of the built environment, including teaching, research, speaking engagements, and public advocacy.”

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dallas parks

Due to solid public and private leadership, Dallas Parks have seen amazing growth in the last couple of decades. During this exciting period in modern urban history, parks have gone from being nonexistent in downtown Dallas and in the far reaches of the city edge to becoming major economic engines for the urban fabric throughout.

This renaissance has been brought about by forward-thinking municipal officials, public-private partnerships such as the Dallas Park Foundation, Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation (WRPF), and other resourceful groups.

Where will Dallas Parks go in the next 20 years? Join the Dallas Architecture Forum to learn and discuss more on this important topic at a panel discussion moderated by Lois Finkelman, former Board Chair of both the Dallas Park Board and the National Park and Recreation Association (NPRA), as well as city council member.

 

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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.

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