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Barbara BESTOR

Founding Principal
Bestor Architecture

November 16, 2021
Tuesday, 7:00 pm

 

NOTE VENUE:

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER
Mockingbird Station, Dallas


 

 

Barbara Bestor, FAIA and her studio, Bestor Architecture, have actively redefined Los Angeles architecture with a practice that rigorously engages the city through design, art, and urbanism. Increasingly, the firm applies L.A.&rquo; lessons to national undertakings. She explores the architectural form through experiments in spatial arrangements, graphics, and color — evident in her projects from custom residences to headquarters for international companies. Her varied and progressive body of work connects with people on many levels, often outside the traditional boundaries of architecture. She believes that good design creates an engaged urban life and embraces the ‘strange beauty’ that enhances everyday experience.

Barbara has designed new ways of creating accessible urbanism and “stealth density” in projects including Blackbirds, a groundbreaking typology for dense housing in Echo Park; retail and restaurant flagships; dynamic workspaces for Beats By Dre and Snap; the Silverlake Conservatory of Music; award-winning residences; restorations of iconic houses by Lautner and Schindler; and pioneering arts projects that are deeply rooted in their communities and cultural context. Barbara received her undergraduate degree at Harvard, studied at the AA in London and received a MARCH at SCI-Arc. Barbara is the recipient of numerous design awards, and she is the author of Bohemian Modern, Living in Silver Lake. as.

bestorarchitecture.com

RECENT PANEL

Towards a Resilient and Emerging Mega-Region

An Important Discussion on the Future of North Texas

Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Discussion

November 2, 2021
Tuesday, 6:30 pm CT


Virtual Event by Zoom
Free and Open to the Public

Advance Registration Required - Register HERE

The North Texas Region is confronting a range of issues such as pollution, aging infrastructure, housing diversity, environmental responsiveness, climate change, and rapid population growth. This panel will take up initiatives and ideas local thought leaders are working towards to leverage the metroplex as a case study for a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The panel will also build on UTA CAPPA’s work for the Venice Biennale focusing on Watershed Urbanism. The panel will examine how architects, planners, landscape architects, and policymakers can work towards a more unified set of solutions for the future of North Texas.

Moderator:
Brad BELL; Director, School of Architecture, UTA CAPPA

Panelists:
Kay CURTIS
; Architect and Design Fellowship Team, HKS
Mark MEYER
; Principal and Board Chair, TBG
Ron STELMARSKI
; Design Director and Principal, Perkins & Will
Meghna TARE
; Chief Sustainability Officer, UTA


RECENT LECTURE

Scott SPECHT

Founder and Principal
Specht Architects

October 27, 2021
Wednesday, 7:00 pm

 

NOTE VENUE:

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER
Mockingbird Station, Dallas


 

 

 

Scott Specht is the founder and principal of Specht Architects, an architecture, design, property development, and research firm with offices in Austin, Texas, and New York City. Specht Architects’ award-winning, and widely published work includes residential, commercial and university-based projects, including the Carpenter, an environmentally sustainable adaptive re-use of a former union hall; the Preston Hollow Residence, featured as a 2020 Record Houses award winner; and the Sangre de Cristo House, which recently received the Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture. Specht’s work has received multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of New York, and the Texas Society of Architects among many others. The firm’s designs were featured at the Museum of Modern Art, the Municipal Art Society, and the Van Alen Institute. Press coverage of Specht’s work has been considerable, and includes features in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Architectural Record, Architecture, Architectural Digest, Praxis, Interior Design, Residential Architect, Metropolis, Texas Architect, and many others. Scott has also been featured on television shows on HGTV, The Vice Network, CBS, DIY TV, and others. Over a 25-year career, Specht has gained significant international recognition and their work has been published on every continent except Antarctica.

Specht Architects - Modern Residential and Commercial Design

View The Forum’s Ezine about Scott Specht HERE


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SPRING 2021 FORUM LECTURES

Steven LEWIS

Principal
ZGF

7 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Virtual

zgf.com

 

Julie EIZENBERG

Founding Principal
Koning Eizenberg

7 pm, Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Virtual

kearch.com

 

Michelle DELK

Director, Landscape Architecture
Snøhetta

7 pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Virtual

snohetta.com

 

Alan RICKS

Co-Founder
MASS Design Group

7 pm, Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Kalita Humphreys Theater

massdesigngroup.org

 

Mark WELLEN

Rhotenberry Wellen Architects
Frank Welch Memorial Lecture

7 pm, Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Moody Performance Hall

rwarchitects.com

 

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