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San Francisco, CA

8 February 2018
Thursday, 7:00 pm; Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theatre, West Village

Arts District Walking Tour
February 17, 2018 // 10:00 AM
Location: The walking tour begins at the ceremonial
entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art at Flora and Harwood.
$10.00 for adults
$8.00 for Dallas Arts District and AIA Dallas members
$5.00 for seniors 65 and over and students with valid ID's
Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult
Registration Link

West End Walking Tour
February 17, 2018 // 10:00 AM
The tour begins at the corner of Elm and Market Streets
adjacent to Founders Plaza.
COST:$10 for adults
$8 for AIA Dallas members
$5 for seniors 65 and over and students with valid ID
Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult
Registration Link

Skyline 360 Tours
February 17 2018 // 2:30 PM
Location: Klyde Warren Park
Reading and Games Room
Meet at the games cart.
Cost:  Free.

Skyline 360 Tours
February 19, 2018 // 12:30 PM
Location: Klyde Warren Park
Reading and Games Room
Meet at the games cart.
Cost:  Free.

Fair Park Walking Tour
February 21, 2018 // 12:00 PM
Fair Park Tour begins at the Parry Avenue gate adjacent to the DART station.
Cost:  Free.

Main Street District Walking Tour
February 24, 2018 // 10:00 AM
The tour begins at Main Street Garden at the corner of Main and St. Paul.
COST:$10 for adults
$8 for AIA Dallas members
$5 for seniors 65 and over and students with valid ID
Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult
Registration Link

An emphasis on the craft of building, a restrained palette of materials, and a thoughtful response
to site conditions defines San Francisco-based Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture.  
Coupled with a guiding environmental ethic, this design approach yields landscapes that are
experientially powerful and ecologically sensitive. Founder and Principal Andrea Cochran, FASLA,
graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast
and in Europe before moving to California, where she has been practicing landscape
architecture for the past thirty years.

Ms. Cochran’s fifteen-person firm, established in 1998, tackles a wide range of project types and
scales, from single family residences to hotels, wineries, affordable housing, schools, institutions, and
public parks.  Most recently, the firm has been working to develop the main entry plaza for a new
urban community on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. The firm is also currently in the
construction phase of the new Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds at the heart of the city.  A
collaborative process with the Trust for Public Land and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks
department, the playgrounds are a unique and artful space occupied by a forest of lighted “pixel
poles” and cloud-like play structures.

Known for seamlessly interweaving sustainable landscapes, art, and architecture, the studio’s
designs highlight the experiential qualities of the built environment.  This holistic approach is most
recently embodied in the design for Windhover Contemplative Center, which simultaneously
functions as an art gallery, spiritual sanctuary, and contemplative garden on the Stanford
University campus. This year the project won an honor award in general design from the American
Society of Landscape Architects.  ACLA was also awarded with the award of excellence in the
category of residential design for the Birmingham Residence, and an honor award for the
Telegraph Hill Residence.

Ms. Cochran’s work is internationally recognized and has been featured in the New York Times, The
Wall Street Journal, and a wide range of design publications.  In 2014, Ms. Cochran received the
Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture and the American
Society of Landscape Architects’ Design Medal.  In 2015, she was Mercedes T. Bass Landscape
Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.




The Dallas Architecture Forum

Opens Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

“Inspired Design”

15 February 2018
Thursday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm

Venue:  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education
about architecture, design and the urban environment, will open its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion
Series on Thursday, February 15, 2018 with “Inspired Design” moderated by Meg Fitzpatrick,
President of MMF Strategies.

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The
Forum. The discussion begins at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:
15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available. Join us for a cold
beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for this panel is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza.
The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams
Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship
Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.

Cadwallader Design
NIMMO Architecture

Maurice COX

21 February 2018 // Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Free for Forum Members, No Reservations Needed
General Admission is $20, Student $5
Tickets Available at Door Beginning at 6:15 Night of Lecture
In Partnership with UTA CAPPA

Maurice Cox is a nationally acclaimed community designer and leader of the public interest
design movement. He is widely respected for his ability to incorporate active citizen participation
into the urban design and planning process. Maurice has a reputation for developing bold–yet
achievable–plans that become tools for civic discourse and empowerment, embraced by
diverse sectors of the community. As the Planning and Development Director for the City of
Detroit, Maurice is in charge of the long-term vision for a redeveloped Detroit—improving
Detroit’s neighborhoods, developing strategies to boost stable areas of the city with new
business and residential development, and devising uses for the vast tracts of vacant lots
and other city owned properties. Cox was born and educated in New York City. He received
his bachelor’s in architecture from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Architecture and was
awarded the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has also
served on the faculty. Cox taught for Syracuse University and at the University of Virginia, which
led to him serving as city councilmember and then mayor of the City of Charlottesville, Virginia
from 1996 – 2004. During Cox’s mayoral term the city was ranked as the “#1 Best Place to Live
in the USA & Canada”by Frommer’s Cities Ranked and Rated. Under his leadership, Charlottesville
completed several urban design initiatives, including the passage of an award-winning zoning
ordinance in support of mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development; new infill residential
neighborhoods and mixed-income, higher-density housing; and the design of a new, two-mile,
federally funded parkway entrance into the city.

Previous to his current position, Maurice served as Associate Dean for Community engagement
at Tulane University’s School of Architecture and Director of the Tulane City Center, a university-
affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research and civic engagement
throughout New Orleans. He has also served as Design Director of the National Endowment for the
Arts (NEA), where he led the NEA’s Your Town Rural Institute, the Governors’ Institute on Community
Design, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and oversaw grants to the design community across
the United States.  His experience merging architecture, politics and design education and his
engagement of diverse sections of the community led to his being named one of “20 Masters of
Design” in 2004 by Fast Company. In 2013, Cox was named one of the Most Admired Design
Educators in America in the annual ranking by Design Intelligence.



As a founding Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA), Sheila Kennedy has
established an internationally recognized new model for an interdisciplinary design practice
that explores architecture, digital technology and emerging public needs. Designated as
one of Fast Company’s Masters of Design, Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original
thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading and innovating”. In 2000,
Kennedy established MATx, a pioneering materials research unit at KVA which engages
applied creative production across the fields of design, electronics, and architecture and material
science. MATx works collaboratively with business leaders, manufacturers, cultural institutions and
public agencies to create designs building components and architecture
that advances the widespread implementation of sustainable digital materials. The MATx
Portable Light Project, a non-profit global initiative that enables people in the developing
world to create and own portable energy harvesting solar textile kits has been recognized
with a U.S. Congressional Award, an Energy Globe Award and a Tech Museum Laureate
Award for technology that benefits humanity.

She founded Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA MATx) in partnership with Juan Frano
Violich. As an Associate Professor at Harvard’s GSD, Kennedy was the Director of the
M Arch II Program and now is Professor of the Practice of Architecture at MIT.

Kennedy’s work has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the
International Rotterdam Biennale, the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA), and the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) “Design &
the Elastic Mind” exhibition on breakthrough designs for new technologies. She is the
author of multiple patents for the integration of digital technologies into architecture,
building materials and textiles. Kennedy’s research and work in architecture have
been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the
National Academy of Sciences.

Kennedy lectures widely and her work has been featured in journals of architecture,
design culture, anthropology and optoelectronics, as well as National Public Radio,
CBS News, CNN Principal Voices, BBC World News, Wired, Science News, The
Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and The New York Times.



Boston, MA

28 February 2018
Wednesday, 7:00 pm; Reception
and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas
Museum of Art