Lectures are free for Dallas Architecture Forum members. General admission is $20. Full-time student admission is $5.
Tickets can be purchased at the door before each lecture.


Rick JOY
Founder and Principal
Studio Rick Joy
The Frank Welch Memorial Lecture


23 January 2019 (Wed, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Thomas WOLTZ
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects


6 February 2019 (Wed, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Co-Founder and Partner
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

17 April 2019 (Wed, 7pm)
Angelika Film Center, Mockingbird Station

Calvin TSAO and Zack McKOWN
Founders and Partners
Tsao - McKown Architecture and Design


1 May 2019 (Wed, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA


Alberto KALACH
Principal and Co-Founder
TAX Architects, Mexico City

In partnership with UTA CAPPA

11 September 2018 (Tues, 7 pm)
Note Venue Location: Angelika Theatre, Mockingbird Station, Dallas


Founder and Director
The Skyscraper Museum, New York City
In partnership with the DMA and its exhibition
Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

25 September 2018 (Tues, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA


Carol Willis, architecture historian, Director of The Skyscraper Museum in New York City, and Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Columbia University, will discuss architecture featured in the DMA’s new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art. The exhibition examines American culture from the 1910s to the Second World War and reveals how the American love affair with new technology and mechanization shaped architecture, design, and the visual culture of the United States.

Carol Willis has researched, taught, and written about the history of the American city and its buildings. She is the author of Form Follows Finance: Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago (Princeton Architectural Press), which received an AIA book award. In addition to numerous articles in books and scholarly journals, Ms. Willis has curated more than twenty exhibitions at The Skyscraper Museum and written introductions to numerous monographs and collections, including Skyscraper Rivals, New York Architecture, Manhattan Skyscrapers, and New York Deco. She appears regularly in television documentaries and radio broadcasts, including programs for The History Channel, PBS, A & E and BBC Television, NPR, and BBC World Service Radio.




Founder and Director
Thomas Phifer and Partners

23 October 2018 (Tues, 7pm)
Horchow Auditorium, DMA



Thomas Phifer is widely admired for buildings that relate poetically to their sites. Among his many acclaimed design projects are the Brochstein Pavilion, the Corning Museum of Glass, the just-opened Pavilions for the Glenstone Foundation, and Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park Pavilion and Savor Restaurant. Phifer was also the Design Architect for the team that completed the Rachofsky House, a Dallas icon of architecture and art. Phifer creates elegant designs ranging from corporate headquarters and university buildings to high-profile private residences. Other well-known projects are the North Carolina Museum of Art, The United States Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City, and a planned restoration of the historic Castle Clinton at Battery Park and the completion of the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw and TR Warszawa Theatre. Phifer’s honors include GSA Design Excellence awards, more than 20 AIA honor awards, and international citations. He has been honored with the Rome Prize and by the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.



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