If you’re free tonight, make your way to the Dallas Museum of Art to hear landscape architect and luminary Laurie Olin speak as part of the Dallas Architecture Forum.
Olin is internationally acclaimed, and one of only four recipients of the National Medal of Arts award from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is the highest honor given to artists by the U.S. government. The White House press release described Olin as a preeminent landscape architect, renowned for his acute sense of harmony and balance between nature and design.
In addition to founding the firm OLIN, he is the practice professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught for 30 years, and former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University.
Olin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the recipient of an Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Design Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The lecture by Olin begins at 7 p.m., and there is a complimentary reception for lecture attendees beginning at 6:15 p.m. The event will be held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood Street. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for students (with ID), and can be purchased at the door. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.