Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Check-in: 2:00 – 2:30 pm; Program starts at 2:30 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Presented by The Dallas Architecture Forum and UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA).

Free Admission as a Community Outreach of The Forum and UTA CAPPA, No Reservations Needed.

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum and UTA CAPPA for an afternoon focused on the planning concepts, design practices and community outreach efforts that are necessary to create inviting, affordable housing to communities which need to be revitalized and renewed rather than ignored and wasted. These issues will be discussed by three experts in the field of collaborative engagement in helping communities in need of affordable, practical and appealing housing.

Attendees will have the privilege of hearing from five highly regarded practitioners in their fields as they share insights and lead inspiring discussion on this intriguing topic. Alex Henderson, of Rural Studio in Newbern, Alabama will share insights from their famed design-build architecture program from Auburn University. Rural Studio is known for its hands-on, live-amongst approach to engaging a community and making life better for its residents. Emilie Taylor Welty of New Orleans, currently works at the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design as a Design/Build expert. She will share from her experiences in community outreach creating design solutions through a collaborative model. Omar Hakeem is the Design Director of bcWORKSHOP, a local non-profit community design studio which works to improve the livability and viability of communities. In addition, Bang Dang and Brad McCorkle from the Design + Build program at UTA CAPPA will discuss their new Parallel Construction initiative. Each of these experts will share from their broad base of experience and also dialogue together in a panel discussion moderated by Brad Bell, Director of Architecture at the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington.

About The Symposium The Symposium On Community Engagement / Affordable Housing is a collaboration between The Dallas Architecture Forum and the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. It is offered as an additional symposium in celebration of the Forum’s 20th Anniversary Season. The Symposium initiates ongoing conversations across professional arenas and personal interests, creating new networks and spurring community involvement in discussions about the built and creative environment. This Symposium, featuring architects Alex Henderson, Emilie Taylor Welty, Bang Dang, Brad McCorkle, Omar Hakeem and Brad Bell will offer insights and increased understanding into the community involvement, the process of design for specific neighborhoods, and the creation of safe, comfortable and affordable housing.

More Information on the Symposium HERE





22 February 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Free for Forum Members; $5 Students;
$15 DMA Members; $20 General Admission
No Reservations Needed, Plan to Attend!

Craig Dykers is Design Principal and a Founding Partner for Snøhetta, one of the most respected architecture firms in the world. Some of the many internationally acclaimed projects the firm has designed are the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York City, the Ryerson University Centre in Ontario, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion, and the Times Square Reconstruction in New York City. Snøhetta was one of seven shortlisted firms for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago and was selected to expand the revered French Laundry Kitchen. Snøhetta has also designed a Park Pavilion here in Dallas.

Active professionally and academically, Dykers has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Dykers is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturers, a LEED accredited professional, and a member of the American and Norwegian Institutes of Architects. Craig has served as a Diploma Adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and in recent years has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Syracuse University, Cornell University, Parsons and Washington University in St. Louis He also is a distinguished professor at City College in New York City. Craig’s interest in design as a promoter of social and physical well-being is supported by ongoing observation and development of an innovative and sustainable design process. Since its inception, he and the practice have maintained their original trans-disciplinary approach, integrating architecture, landscape and interior design in all of their projects. Dykers was born in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived extensively in both Europe and North America. Dykers received a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Texas, Austin.

Dyker’s work has led to numerous international awards and recognitions including the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Architecture, the World Architecture Award, and the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture, among many others. Published internationally for over 25 years, Dykers has most recently been profiled in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Globe and Mail, and the practice was named 2016 Architecture Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal Magazine. The firm's work was also published in an Arquitectura Viva monograph, and was nominated by Fast Company magazine as one of the ten most innovative architecture companies in the world.

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Monograph featuring 20 outstanding contemporary residences in Dallas
Produced by the Dallas Architecture Forum.

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2016 – 2017 LECTURE SERIES

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present twelve outstanding lectures for our 20th Anniversary Season. 
See information on each lecture HERE.

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2016 – 2017 PANELS

The Forum’s Panels this season focus on important issues impacting Dallas. The Panels will examine what has occurred over the last 20 years, and what needs to happen in these areas over the next two decades. 
See information on each Panel HERE.



Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Maharger Development |
  Reggie Graham



Headington Companies

Modmedia, inc. //



Architectural Lighting Alliance

bodron + fruit

HKS, Inc.

Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates

Jackson Walker LLP

Scott + Cooner


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