Sept. 11: Dallas Architecture Forum Opens New Season With Visionary Architect Alberto Kalach

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Announces its 2018-2019 Season

Opening on September 11 with

Visionary Architect Alberto Kalach

Alberto Kalach will open The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2018-2019 lecture season on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at the Angelika Theater at Mockingbird Station, Dallas. NOTE NEW VENUE LOCATION.

Kalach is a leader of the gifted generation of Mexican architects fully engaged in the global issues of the 21st century. Cited as one of the most versatile and prolific architectural voices in Mexico City today, Alberto Kalach cofounded the firm Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX) in 1981 with Daniel Álvarez. Kalach works collaboratively, completing projects from residential commissions to civic structures with firms and contemporaries such as Teodoro González de León, Juan Palomar, Tonatiuh Martínez, Gustavo Lipkau, and José Castillo. His award-winning José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City remains the largest public library in Latin America.

Kalach’s concern for the emerging problems of his vast native city has inspired projects in a range of scales, from his minimal $5,000 houses, to housing developments and urban master plans. His most ambitious plan, México Ciudad Futura, is a speculative program to rejuvenate the city’s environmental and social dynamics through the rescue of the dry Texcoco lake bed, 10 kilometers away from the city’s center. This project was awarded a special mention at the 2002 Venice Biennale.

Kalach has lectured and taught at many universities throughout Central and North America, as well as in Western Europe. His work is the subject of a monograph from the series Contemporary World Architects, published by Rockport Publishers. Kalach studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and Cornell.

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to announce an outstanding 2018-2019 Lecture Season, beginning on September 11 with internationally celebrated architect Alberto Kalach, Principal and Co-Founder of TAX Architects of Mexico City. Details about Mr. Kalach are below.

This season The Forum will present founders and design principals of leading studios, and esteemed and emerging voices in architecture, academia, urban strategy, landscape architecture and interior design.  We will also present our second annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture in tribute to Frank’s remarkable and enduring legacy.

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Distinguished professionals who will speak for The Forum include:


Founder and Director

The Skyscraper Museum, New York City

In partnership with the DMA and its exhibition

Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

25 September 2018 (Tues, 7pm)

Horchow Auditorium, DMA


Founder and Partner

Thomas Phifer and Partners

23 October 2018 (Tues, 7 pm)

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Rick JOY

Founder and Principal

Rick Joy Architects

The Frank Welch Memorial Lecture

23 January 2019 (Wed, 7 pm)

Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Thomas WOLTZ


Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects


6 February 2019 (Wed, 7 pm)

Venue TBA


Co-Founder and Partner

Johnsen Schmaling Architects


Spring 2019

Date and Venue TBA

Calvin TSAO and Zack MCKOWN

Founders and Partners

TsAO & McKOWN Architecture and Design

Spring 2019

Date and Venue TBA

Details of these speakers will follow in the coming weeks, and The Forum will also present ADDITIONAL lectures this Spring featuring leading architecture and design leaders. We look forward to sharing those updates with you.