Dallas Architecture Forum Lecture Series: Alex Krieger
Alex Krieger, FAIA, has combined a career of teaching and practice, dedicating himself in both to understanding how to improve the quality of place and life in our major urban areas. Mr. Krieger is a distinguished professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, as Director of the Urban Design Program, and as Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture. In addition to design studios and seminar courses at the GSD, he teaches a general education class on the evolution of American cities at the College. He has been honored three times as one of the outstanding teachers at Harvard University. Design Intelligence Magazine’s annual national survey has named him one of seven Architectural Educators of the Year.
Krieger is a principal at NBBJ, a global architecture and planning firm. Offering services in architecture, urban design and planning, the studio, formerly Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, has served a broad array of clients in numerous cities worldwide, focusing primarily on educational, institutional, healthcare and public projects in complex urban settings. Krieger is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Among these: Director of the NEA's Mayor's Institute in City Design; Boston Civic Design Commission; Providence Capital Center Commission; and the New England Holocaust Memorial committee. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Krieger to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Alex Krieger has been involved in various planning projects in Dallas over the past years, and is currently working on a new plan for the Arts District in Dallas.