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The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017
Lecture Season with outstanding architect Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia’s
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and co-founder of

WORKac has achieved international acclaim for projects such as the New Holland
Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, the
Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216
in Brooklyn. Other projects include the winning competition entry for the Conference
Center in Libreville, Gabon that will host the next African Union summit for heads of
state. Under construction is the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Brooklyn which
will explore the future of work, art, and technology. Andraos has taught at Princeton,
Penn, the American University in Beirut, and the Harvard GSD. Her publications include
49 Cities; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and Architecture and Representation: the
Arab City.   Andraos serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York.
Recent honors include Architectural Record’s “New Generation Leader for Women
in Architecture”, and the January 2017 “Game Changers” cover for Metropolis.
Andraos has also designed the NYC residence for Dallas native and fashion designer
Lela Rose and the corporate offices for Diane von Furstenberg.


Award-Winning Architect
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
in the
Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art

Arts District Walking Tour
March 18, 2017
10:00 AM
The walking tour begins at the ceremonial entrance
to the Dallas Museum of Art at Flora and Harwood.

West End District Walking Tour
March 18, 2017
The tour begins at the corner of Elm and Market
Streets adjacent to Founders Plaza.

Build Your City!
March 18, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Klyde Warren Park

Skyline 360 Tour
March 18, 2017
2:30 PM
Klyde Warren Park
Reading and Games Room
Meet at the games cart.
West End District Walking Tour

Skyline 360 Tour
March 20, 2017
12:30 PM
Klyde Warren Park
Reading and Games Room
Meet at the games cart.
West End District Walking Tour

The Aga Khan Award
thru April 28, 2017

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new
standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and
landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage
building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across
the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence. An emphasis is placed on
projects that address pluralistic communities and bringing together diverse populations.
As Shiraz Allibhai, Deputy Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, puts it, the Award
“serves people, serves community.”

Free and open to the public.


The Dallas Modern Meet up is about:
Connecting the Dallas Modern Community
Fostering Ideas and Creativity
Building Relationships
Having a good time!

Come network, socialize, learn and share ideas among other stewards of the
Dallas modern community. Our members are designers, enthusiasts, mod
home owners,music people, builders, architects, artists, art collectors,
modern enthusiast, real estate people, business people, health and
fitness, furniture, film and fashion people of the Big D.

This is a monthly meet up, your invited! Feel free to invite another
modernista friend or just bring them with you.

MARCH 29 // 6.30-8.30PM

4438 MCKINNEY AVE #200, Dallas, TX 75205






The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017
Lecture Season with outstanding architect Jonathan Segal, Founder and Principal  of
Jonathan Segal Architecture and Development. Jonathan Segal, FAIA, is an award-
winning architect and contractor who 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. Segal has also focused on
conceptualizing and constructing well-designed affordable housing for residents of San
Diego that has received honors from architecture and construction organizations.

Among Segal’s accolades are 24 local, state and national AIA awards for residential and
urban design including six AIA National Honor Awards for Housing, Architizer award finalist,
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 their projects from conceptualization through completion.


“Architect as Developer”
Jonathan SEGAL
Thursday, 9 March 2017
at the Magnolia Theatre
in the West Village


Dallas Parks and Public Spaces”
21 March 2017
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX 75201

Dallas Parks have materially increased in importance in the last twenty years under solid public
and private leadership. This comes during one of the most exciting periods in modern urban history
in which parks have gone from being non-existent in downtown 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 and Woodall Rogers Park Foundation-Klyde Warren (one of the city’s
best non-prescription mood elevators) and other savvy, resourceful, and entrepreneurial groups.

Where will Dallas Parks go in the next 20 years? Join us to learn and discuss more on this important
topic at our Panel Discussion moderated by Lois Finkelman, former Board Chair of both the Dallas
Park Board and the NRPA (National Park and Recreation Association) as well as City Council
Member. She will be joined by panelists involved with public park leadership in Dallas who are
working to shape the future of the city.

About the Moderator:

Lois Finkelman has been a civic volunteer for over four decades. She has served as a Dallas City
Council Member and as President of the Dallas Park and Recreation Board. For over 20 years she
was a Director of the National Recreation and Park Association and served three years as Chair of
this Washington, D.C.-based national organization. She has been involved in regional
transportation planning and air quality issues through the North Central Texas Council of
Governments, and she served as Chair of the Dallas Zoo Management Board for five years
following privatization of the Dallas Zoo in 2009.

Currently Ms. Finkelman sits on the executive committees of the State Fair of Texas and the Dallas
Zoological Society. Other boards on which she sits include The Associates Board of Children’s
Medical Center, Midtown Park Foundation, The University of Texas at Dallas Ackerman Center for
Holocaust Studies, Trinity Commons Foundation and the Archives of the Women of the Southwest
at Southern Methodist University.


Robert DECHERD, Chair of the Parks for Downtown Dallas Foundation and past Chair of A. H. Belo
Corporation. Parks for Downtown Dallas (formerly the Belo Foundation) is a nonprofit organization
whose goal is to establish four new, major downtown parks. PfDD has pledged $35 million to the
City of Dallas to be matched in the 2017 bond program to create Carpenter Park, Pacific Plaza,
Harwood Park and West End Plaza.

Robert KENT, North Texas Area Director for The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit
organization that creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable

Janette K. Monear , President and CEO of  the Texas Trees Foundation, a non-profit whose mission
is to expand and beautify parks and public green spaces.  To date Texas Trees has planted over
510,000 trees in North Central Texas.   

Willis WINTERS, Director of the City of Dallas' Parks and Recreation Department.  Dallas has one
of the largest municipal parks systems in the nation with over 23,450 park land acres which
encompass 382 parks, 7 lakes, 4,650 surface acres of water and 145 developed trail miles.



Award-Winning Architect
Steve Dumez
Thursday, 30 March 2017 // 7pm
at the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season
with award-winning architect Steve Dumez a partner with the firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, based
in New Orleans.

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple was founded in 1989 with four core values of design excellence,
environmental responsibility, community outreach and client commitment which have
guided every aspect of its practice. The resulting diverse body of work—ranging from
small, intimate interiors to large urban planning projects—reflects the firm’s broad focus
on civic life regardless of scale, budget, scope, or complexity.

The firm is widely recognized for award-winning, innovative architecture and planning
projects, grounded by a strong understanding of context and culture, which resonate
far beyond the Southeast region.

Under the design leadership of Steve Dumez the firm has been the recipient of numerous
prestigious awards for design excellence, including more than 25 national design awards
and an additional 100+ awards at the local, state and regional levels. In 2014 it received
the prestigious AIA National Firm of the Year award. Given to a single firm annually, it is the
highest honor the professional organization can bestow on a practicing architecture firm.

Architecture has always sought to be representative of the particular time in which it was
built. While it is undeniable that culture and society have changed over time, as have
building practices, the design vision of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple incorporates geography,
climate, resources, and traditions to develop an architectural response clearly of our
own time while maintaining a respect for the past.

The firm pursues a collaborative process to promote meaningful dialogue and build consensus
among a multitude of stakeholders, crafting a common vision and translating the hopes and
dreams of each community into exceptional, uncommon results.



InTown Outing: Miller House
March 28 // 6 pm
4717 Park Lane, Dallas 75220

Designed by O'Neil Ford and built in 1939 for Natchez, Mississippi interior designer Earle Hart
Miller, this Park Lane stunner is a Dallas icon.  The "antebellum mansion" was a break away
from Ford's conventional regional designs and combined with the creek side lot, the Miller
House transports you to a Delta plantation, and you do not want to miss it!


Parking is available on Park Lane.  Please do not pull into the driveway.


Admission is free for members of Preservation Dallas, $20 for the general public.
Reservations are required.  Please RSVP on
Eventbrite or call us at 214-821-3290.