William Pedersen, FAIA is the Principal Design Partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which he founded in 1976 with A. Eugene Kohn and Sheldon Fox. Under his direction, KPF has amassed a body of work that includes commercial buildings and institutional facilities, civic and cultural spaces, and mixed-use residential and retail projects in cities across the United States and throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His design philosophy embraces the relationship between internal and external elements, focusing on the connection of the building and its surrounding community. The firm’s work evokes response by drawing together the past and the present, striving to embody both memory and invention. KPF also designed the Federal Reserve Bank Building in Dallas.
Lecture attendees will be able to attend a reception at the Federal Reserve Building FOLLOWING the completion of the lecture. Attendees are encouraged to walk from the DMA through Klyde Warren Park to the Federal Reserve Building. All reception attendees will go through security in order to enter the Fed Reserve building. This security is very similar to airport security, with metal detectors and screening machines, so attendees are encouraged to not wear large pieces of metal jewelry or to carry items that will have to be removed to clear security. Also understand that passing through security will require some time. This will be a unique opportunity to see this important space, and to visit with the Design Principal of the firm while in the space.
Lectures are free for Dallas Architecture Forum members. General admission is $20. Full-time student admission is $5.
Tickets can be purchased at the door before each lecture.