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.

Brad BELL; Director, School of Architecture, UTA CAPPA

; Architect and Design Fellowship Team, HKS
; Principal and Board Chair, TBG
; Design Director and Principal, Perkins & Will
Meghna TARE
; Chief Sustainability Officer, UTA


Making Houston Modern

The Life and Architecture of Howard Barnstone

Presented by The Dallas Architecture Forum
in Collaboration with Preservation Dallas

October 14, 2021
Thursday, 6:30 pm CT
Virtual Event by Zoom
Free and Open to the Public

Advance Registration Required - Register NOW

The Dallas Architecture Forum will present a free Panel Discussion focused on the life of Houston Modernist architect Howard Barnstone as chronicled in the recently published monograph Making Houston Modern, a collection of essays which examines his life and legacy. His modernist designs and pioneering writings reshaped perceptions of the architecture of Texas. Barnstone worked closely with Philip Johnson on many of his Texas projects and was instrumental in the design of the Rothko Chapel. This important contribution and the perspective of Barnstone's work is edited by "three renowned voices in the architecture world, (and) situates Barnstone within the contexts of American architecture, modernism, and Jewish culture to unravel the legacy of a charismatic personality whose imaginative work as an architect, author, teacher, and civic commentator helped redefine architecture in Texas." Panel participants will include Moderator Kate Holliday, Michelangelo Sabatino, Robert Barnstone and Jeffery Lieber.

More information, including bios of Moderator and Panelists Available HERE


Design Inspirations, Part One
Robyn Menter, Moderator

8 April 2021
Tuesday, 6:30pm

Housing and Suburban Design
Brad Bell, Moderator

25 May 2021
Tuesday, 6:30pm

Architecture in Film
John Orfield, Moderator

8 June 2021
Tuesday, 6:30pm

Museums in the Making
Duncan Fulton, Moderator

22 June 2021
Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Design Inspirations Part Two
David Hocker, Moderator

29 June 2021
Tuesday, 6:30pm

All Spring 2021 Panels will be presented Virtually, Advance Registration Required. More Information on Each Panel, and Registration Links Provided in Forum E-News Before Each Event.