The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce the third annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture which is 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. Kevin Alter, founder of Alterstudio Architecture in Austin, Texas and the Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture and Associate Director of the Center for American Architecture and Design at The University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Alterstudio Architecture, LLP of Austin, Texas is a full service architecture and design firm known for its intellect in design, inventiveness, craftsmanship, and details. The work is rooted in deep-seated virtues of architecture – generous space making, shrewd manipulation of daylighting, and meticulous attention to detail. The heightening of direct human experience and the framing of the complex circumstances of their situations are at the core of each project. Alterstudio believes that great architecture should deepen our everyday experience at the same time that it elevates our awareness of a larger, changing world.
The practice specializes in precise and creative buildings, landscapes and interiors that sensitively respond to their environment, and ecologies of place. They are commited to enhancing and protecting both the cultural and natural environments of the communities they serve which is evident in the technical craftsmanship of their designs and in the long-term sustainability of their projects.
Partners Kevin Alter, Ernesto Cragnolino and Tim Whitehill have cultivated a team of outstanding architects and designers who deliver the highest level of project management, service and design. The attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm’s philosophy. Since 2002, the firm has received over a hundred regional and national awards. The work has also been widely featured in national and international publications including Dwell, Architectural Record, Architect, Texas Architect, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Financial Times, as well as the book, Alterstudio Architecture: 6 Houses, which was published in the fall of 2014 by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.