Dallas Architecture Forum presents Frank Welch Memorial Lecture: Rick Joy

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Rick Joy
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The Dallas Architecture Forum will present the second annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture, presented each season as a part of The Forum’s Lecture Series, as an ongoing tribute to honor the life and career of Architect Frank Welch, FAIA, the Dean of Texas Modernist Architecture. Rick Joy, founder of Rick Joy Architects (Studio Rick Joy) in Tucson, Arizona, will deliver the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture.

Studio Rick Joy has been recognized for an exquisitely sensitive and thoughtful approach to site, observation, process, landscape, and building. Their work ranges from single-family homes and large-scale master plans, across the US, Caribbean and Central America, to lifestyle-based projects in Nayarit, Mexico City, and Austin. Recently, the studio brought new life to Princeton University with the recently completed Transit Hall and Market.

The studio’s work has been widely published, appearing in Cereal, Architectural Record, A+U, GA Houses, Architectural Digest, Travel + Leisure, the New York Times, and Vogue. Joy has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Rice, M.I.T., and the University of Arizona. He has lectured and exhibited around the world and is the recipient of the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and the 2004 National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Joy is a fellow of the AIA and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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