The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with Alex Krieger, principal in the architecture firm NBBJ. He and his team have produced a new community development plan for the Dallas Arts District, which supersedes the approximately 30-year-old Sasaki Plan that provided the initial framework for the 17 blocks between Uptown and Downtown.
Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Producer-Reporter with KERA’s Art&Seek will moderate a discussion with Alex Krieger, Principal at NBBJ and Professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Peer Chacko, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Dallas, as they review the updated plan. The discussion about the Arts District will also include the broader context of Dallas and the other emerging creative centers across our city, as well as the changing attitudes of American culture towards cities and urbanism.
Alex Krieger is an outstanding educator, architect and sought-after consultant to city officials and planning staffs. He was appointed by President Barak Obama to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum. “His new plan for the Arts District will create a more engaging environment in which to enjoy the arts and should provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on December 26. There will NOT be a reception for this special State of the Arts event. Admission is FREE for Forum, KERA and DMA members. General Admission is $5 for this special program. 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. Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Lighting Alliance, Corgan Associates and modmedia, inc//moderndallas.net.
Alex Krieger, FAIA, has combined a career of teaching and practice, dedicating himself in both disciplines to understanding how to improve the quality of place and life in our major urban areas. Mr. Krieger is a distinguished professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, as Director of the Urban Design Program, and as Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture. In addition to design studios and seminar courses at the GSD, he teaches a general education class on the evolution of American cities at the College. He has been honored three times as one of the outstanding teachers at Harvard University. Design Intelligence Magazine’s annual national survey has named him one of seven “Architectural Educators of the Year.”
Krieger is a principal at NBBJ, a global architecture and planning firm. Offering services in architecture, urban design and planning, the studio, formerly Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, has served a broad array of clients in numerous cities worldwide, focusing primarily on educational, institutional, healthcare and public projects in complex urban settings. Krieger is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Among these: Director of the NEA’s Mayor’s Institute in City Design; Boston Civic Design Commission; Providence Capital Center Commission; and the New England Holocaust Memorial committee. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Krieger to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Alex Krieger has been involved in various planning projects in Dallas over the past years, and is currently working on a new plan for the Arts District in Dallas.