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John Ronan Architects Lecture

Dallas Architecture Forum

Presents Lecture by

Award-Winning Architect and Finalist for the Obama Presidential Center, John Ronan

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 at Magnolia Theatre

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with John Ronan.

John Ronan architect

John Ronan, FAIA, is one of our nation’s distinguished design architects. Ronan was named as a member of the Design Vanguard by Architectural Record, and was selected as an Emerging Voice of The League of New York. In 2007, Ronan’s firm was selected as architect of the iconic Poetry Foundation in Chicago, a search that included over 50 architecture firms from around the world.

John Ronan architect

The firm was one of seven international finalists for the Obama Presidential Center. Ronan has lectured widely, exhibited internationally, and has been included in numerous publications and covered by the international design press. His monographs include Explorations: The Architecture of John Ronan and The Poetry Foundation. Ronan has received two AIA Institute National Honor Awards and has won many design competitions including those staged by the Graham Foundation. He holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from the Harvard GSD and is a Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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John Ronan FAIA is founding principal of the firm John Ronan Architects, and serves as Lead Designer on all projects the office undertakes. He is known for his abstract yet sensuous work which explores materiality and atmosphere. He was a winner in the Townhouse Revisited Competition staged by the Graham Foundation and his firm was the winner of the prestigious Perth Amboy High School Design Competition, a two-stage international competition to design a 472,000 square foot high school in New Jersey. Ronan was named as a member of the Design Vanguard by Architectural Record magazine, and he was selected to The Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program.

Akiba Schechter School:
Akiba Schechter School
photo : Nathan Kirkman

In 2007, Ronan’s firm was selected as architect of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, a search that started with 50 architects from around the world. Princeton Architectural Press published Explorations: The Architecture of John Ronan, a monograph on the firm’s work. The Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas published The Poetry Foundation. In 2016, the firm was named one of seven international finalists for the Obama Presidential Center.

Concrete Townhouse:
Concrete Townhouse
photo : Nathan Kirkman

John Ronan has lectured widely and his work has been exhibited internationally, including the Art Institute of Chicago and The Architectural League of New York’s Urban Center. His work has been included in numerous publications on design and covered extensively by the international design press.

Erie Elementary Charter School:
Erie Elementary Charter School
photo : Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing

His firm has been the recipient of two AIA Institute National Honor Awards (for the Poetry Foundation and The Gary Comer Youth Center, both in Chicago). John Ronan holds a Master of Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. Architect John Ronan is a Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.

Poetry Foundation building Chicago:
Poetry Foundation building Chicago

Poetry Foundation building Chicago
photo : Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing

About the Dallas Architecture Forum
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area.

Gary Comer Youth Center:
Gary Comer Youth Center

Gary Comer Youth Center
photos : Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing

The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.

Gary Comer College Prep:
Gary Comer College Prep

Gary Comer College Prep
photos : Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing

Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

South Shore High School Building:
South Shore High School Building

South Shore High School Building
photos : Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.

Loft House:
Loft House

Loft House
photos : Dave Jordano

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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Barack Obama Presidential Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago – Architects Shortlist announced Dec 2015

Gary Comer Youth Center, South Side, Chicago, USA
Date built: 2008
Gary Comer Youth Center
photo : Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing
Gary Comer Youth Center
This 74,000 square foot youth center, located in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, demonstrates a commitment to social progress in providing a constructive environment for area youths to spend their after-school hours. The center provides support for the programs of a 300-member drill team/performance group for children aged eight to eighteen, which performs in parades and on stage about 50 times per year, and provides space for various youth educational and recreational programs for disadvantaged children to better their chances of success in life.

Poetry Foundation Building, River North, Chicago, USA
Date built: 2011
Poetry Foundation Chicago
photo : Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing
Poetry Foundation Building in Chicago
The new home for the Poetry Foundation is comprised of a building in dialogue with a garden which is created through erosion of an implied volume as described by the L-shaped property boundary. The garden space, which formally interlocks with the enclosed building, is conceived as another “room” of the building, and part of the building’s slowly-unfolding spatial sequence, which is revealed space by space, not unlike a poem is revealed line by line.

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John Ronan Architects – Practice Information

Architects studio based in Chicago, Illinois, USA

According to John Ronan Architects:

Founded in 1999, John Ronan Architects is an internationally-recognized design firm based in Chicago and comprised of dedicated design professionals committed to producing architecture of the highest quality, marked by conceptual innovation, exploration of materiality, and a rigorous attention to detail.  The firm has a studio culture and its working method is research-based and collaborative. Led by John Ronan FAIA, the firm pursues an iterative design methodology to explore and test a wide range of design responses in order to find the appropriate response that feels intuitively correct for each individual situation.  Each project is approached as a unique challenge and the firm has gained a reputation for responding to project briefs in unexpected ways.  In works ranging in scale from small residential to cultural and institutional to large and complex urban planning projects, there is a searching quality that aims to find the appropriate response that feels intuitively correct for each individual project or situation, based on its client, site, program and context—cultural, historical, economic, social and political.

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New Sustainability Standard : Natural Resources Defense Council Office in Chicago
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Natural Resources Defence Council Office
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Natural Resources Defence Council Office – 20 Nov 2013

University of Chicago New Residence Hall, Michigan
Design: Studio Gang Architects
University of Chicago New Residence Hall Building
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University of Chicago New Residence Hall – 24 Jul 2013

Aqua Tower
Aqua Tower Chicago
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Aqua Tower Chicago

Arcus Center Kalamazoo College, Michigan
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Arcus Center Kalamazoo College
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Arcus Center Kalamazoo College – 13 Sep 2012 – by Chicago architects

Columbia College Media Production Center
Columbia College Media Production Center Building Chicago
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Columbia College Media Production Center

SOS Children’s Villages : Lavezzorio Community Center
Lavezzorio Community Center Chicago
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Lavezzorio Community Center

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