The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Managing Partner, BIG Architects, New York City and Copenhagen. His lecture will take place at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.
Kai Uwe-Bergmann is a Managing Partner at BIG Architects, one of the leading architecture firms in the world. He brings his expertise to projects around the globe, including work in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. In his role as Managing Partner for BIG, Kai-Uwe provides leadership for the office which is working in over 20 different countries. In addition to these duties, Kai-Uwe is also Head of Communications. Registered as an architect in the USA, UK and Denmark, Kai-Uwe is also a LEED AP certified architect who was Project Manager for Central Asia’s first Carbon Neutral Master Plan – Zira Island in Baku, Azerbaijan. In addition to his experience with BIG, Kai-Uwe Bergmann has studied glass making and creates his own cast glass pieces. Kai-Uwe also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on BIG Architects’ projects. Among BIG’s major projects are the Danish Maritime Museum; Superkilen, a public park in Copenhagen; the Zira Island master plan; Lego House Museum; and Europa City in Paris. Among projects currently under construction are the Dryline; an integrated flood protection system in NYC; Two World Trade Center in NYC; and the Google Corporate Headquarters.
BIG was recently honored with a National AIA Honor Award, Wall Street Journal’s Innovator of the Year Prize, and Architizer’ s Firm of the Year Award. Work in North America includes buildings in New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Washington D.C.
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See Additional Media Coverage: Kai Uwe-Bergmann – Architizer
See Additional Media Coverage: BIG Architects: Wall Street Journal
Bergmann will speak on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.
“As Managing Partner of BIG Architects, Kai Uwe Bergmann provides major guidance for this leading international firm. As one of the leading and most innovative architecture firms in the world, Kai-Uwe’s lecture should inspire attendees as they hear about key projects BIG is doing including the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion in London, the international headquarters for Google, and Two World Trade Center” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum.
The lecture will occur at 7:00 p.m. on April 26, with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 pm. Admission is Free for Forum members, $20 general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Spring Series Benefactors are Bodron+Fruit; HKS, Inc.; Jackson Walker LLP; Janet and Terry Kafka; Scott + Cooner; and Smink, Inc. Lecture Benefactors are AT&T, Balfour Beatty, bauhaus, James R. Thompson, SCHMIDT & STACY and STAFFELBACH. Reception underwriters are Callison RTKL, Culinaire International and Omare.
MANAGING PARTNER, BIG ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY AND COPENHAGEN
26 April 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
City Performance Hall, Dallas Arts District
Kai-Uwe Bergmann is Managing Partner at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) who brings his expertise to projects around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kai-Uwe oversees BIG’s projects in over 20 different countries. BIG is a Copenhagen and New York-based group of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. BIG believes that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored. Like a form of programmatic alchemy BIG creates architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatism and utopia, BIG finds the freedom to change the surface of the planet to better fit contemporary life forms.
Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states) and Canada, Bergmann most recently contributed to the resiliency plan The Dryline to protect 10 miles of Manhattan’s coastline. He complements his professional work through previous teaching assignments at the University of Florida, the New School of Architecture in San Diego and his alma mater the University of Virginia. Kai-Uwe Bergmann also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG. Among BIG’s many projects are the Danish Maritime Museum; Superkilen, a public park in Copenhagen; the Zira Island master plan; Lego House Museum; and Europa City in Paris. Among projects currently under construction are the Dryline; an integrated flood protection system in NYC; Two World Trade Center; and the Google Corporate Headquarters.
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Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
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