Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will present the panel discussion “Design Directions - A Dialogue with Design Leaders.”
Eight of the ten largest architecture firms in the United States claim a presence in Dallas, and some of these firms are leading projects in our city, in our state, around the country – and beyond. It is therefore fair to say that the work that Dallas architects and designers create has a tangible impact on the built environment and consequently on the current architectural discourse?
How does being in Dallas influence the work that large firms create here? How is it done and who is doing it? Is it possible for a large firm to work within the limits of the local cultural context? How does such context influence the work that is now spread throughout the country and the world? What is the role of local design leaders in large firms with global corporate agendas? And how does their work influence – assuming that it influences at all – the work that Dallas architects do?
Design leaders of some of Dallas’ largest firms will discuss these and other issues at the panel, moderated by Rick del Monte, AIA, Managing Director and the Chief Design Officer at the Beck Group.