Frida Escobedo, the next architect to lecture for The Dallas Architecture Forum on Tuesday, February 25 in the Horchow Auditorium at The Dallas Museum of Art, is a rising star in the architecture and art world since winning the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion Commission in 2018. This commission is awarded each year by the Serpentine (Contemporary Art) Galleries in London. Ms. Escobedo was the youngest ever recipient at that time.
Her design, an allusion to courtyards typically attached to houses in her native Mexico, used materials and styles from both Britain and Mexico to incorporate the historical and cultural aspects of each country. The Serpentine Pavilion commission is one of the highest design recognitions awarded to an architect, an honor previously given to Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer, Bjarke Ingels and Rem Koolhaas, among others. Among Ms. Escobedo’s many other awards and recognitions, she has been recognized as one of the top 30 most influential architects practicing today by archdaily.com.
The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with a reception and check-in at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. 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.