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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents the Third Annual Dallas Design Symposium :: April 17, 2010

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The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present its third annual symposium on contemporary design, Blurring the Lines:  Art, Architecture and Design, with five outstanding speakers: James Carpenter, Terence Riley, Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, and Walead Beshty. The Symposium will be Saturday, April 17 1-5 p.m. at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street in downtown Dallas. Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center will moderate.  A cocktail reception with the speakers will be April 16 6-8 p.m. at a private home. Jon Buell and Julie Cohn are the co-chairs of this symposium.

Individual tickets for the Symposium can be purchased for $50 and individual tickets for both the Symposium and the cocktail reception can be purchased for $100 and can be purchased online http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/symposium_2010 or by sending a check made payable to DAF to P.O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. Call 214-764-2406 for more information.

About the speakers

Jamie Carpenter:  Since 1978 he has led his firm to develop independent and integrated building structures that have progressively synthesized art and architecture. Projects include Penn. Station, NYC and the Rachofsky House, Dallas. He is the recipient of the National Environmental Design Award from the Smithsonian Institution.

Terence Riley: Currently practicing as a partner at Keenen/Riley Architects, and a Visiting Critic at the School of Architecture, University of Miami, Terence is a curator, scholar, architect and writer. He has served as the Chief Curator of Architecture and Design for MOMA and the Director of the Miami Art Museum.

Johnston Marklee: Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston explore intricate relations between design and building technology to create unique and vital works of architecture across the globe. Recipients of numerous awards, including from the AIA , both received their Masters of Architecture from Harvard University. They will be joined by a recent partner in collaboration, Walead Beshty.

Walead Beshty: An artist and writer living in Los Angeles, Beshty is an Associate Professor at the Art Center College of Design. His works are included in the permanent collections of MOMA, NY; Guggenheim, NY; Victoria and Albert, London; to name only a few. He is a regular contributor to Texte zur Kunst and Afterall Journal.


The Dallas Architecture Forum provides a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Forum offers presentations of architecture through public lectures by designers, critics, and historians; through topical discussions; and through occasional study tours to buildings and cities locally and throughout the world. The Dallas Architecture Forum serves as an inclusive arena where people interested in and concerned with the built environment, non-professionals and professionals alike, may interact intellectually and socially.

Our membership comes from business, development, public affairs, education, the arts and from the design fields.

This mix of interests and ties is one of the strengths we bring to our involvement with architecture. Support for the Forum’s programs is a grassroots effort, coming from membership subscriptions at all levels and from the generous sponsorship of Forum seasons and events. Visit dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

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