The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with Alex Krieger, principal in the architecture firm NBBJ. He and his team have produced a new community development plan for the Dallas Arts District, which supersedes the approximately 30-year-old Sasaki Plan that provided the initial framework for the 17 blocks between Uptown and Downtown.
Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Producer-Reporter with KERA’s Art&Seek will moderate a discussion with Alex Krieger, Principal at NBBJ and Professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Peer Chacko, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Dallas, as they review the updated plan. The discussion about the Arts District will also include the broader context of Dallas and the other emerging creative centers across our city, as well as the changing attitudes of American culture towards cities and urbanism.
“Alex Krieger is an outstanding educator, architect and sought-after consultant to city officials and planning staffs. He was appointed by President Barak Obama to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum. “His new plan for the Arts District will create a more engaging environment in which to enjoy the arts and should provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on December 26. There will NOT be a reception for this special State of the Arts event. Admission is FREE for Forum, KERA and DMA members. General Admission is $5 for this special program. Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures.