The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, landscape architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present the esteemed architectural thought leader Steven Lewis at 7:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in a virtual lecture via Zoom.
Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMAC is widely recognized as one of our country’s most prominent voices for equity in architecture. His leadership includes serving as national President of NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) and being honored with the AIA’s esteemed Whitney M. Young Jr. award. Lewis has worked in both the public and private sectors in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Detroit.
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21st and will be presented virtually via Zoom. It is presented at no charge to all Forum members and sponsors, and anyone may join The Forum at www.DallasArchitectureForum.org to attend this and other upcoming lectures.
Advance registration for the lecture is required - please use this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H3MU3iFPTlKN0Mqb6a9VAg Once a registrant has been confirmed as a current member of The Forum, he/she will receive a sign-in link from Zoom to use for viewing the lecture on April 21st.
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.
Steven Lewis was a founding partner of the firm RAW International in Los Angeles where he helped build a successful design practice over a 20-year period and collaborated with ZGF on memorable projects, including the Exposition Park Master Plan and the California Science Center that made a real difference in the fabric of their communities. In 2004, Steven accepted an invitation to join the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of the Chief Architect in Washington, DC, where he served a four-year term as program manager. It was here where he worked to “create a legacy of civic architecture for our time”. Key projects included the $300M renovation of the Federal Complex in downtown Chicago designed by Mies van der Rohe, security pavilions at the 26 Federal Plaza Federal Building in New York City, and the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse renovation in Washington D.C.
In addition to his excellence across the built environment, Steven demonstrates a commitment to equity in the profession that infuses every part of his professional life. He was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the 2006-07 academic year, where he focused on the issue of race within the profession of architecture. In December of 2010, Steven concluded a two-year term as President of the National Organization of Minority Architects, traveling around the U.S. and several other countries advocating for architects of color. He used his platform as president to prioritize cultivating the next generation of diverse architects and designers. Steven was the 2016 recipient of the AIA’s esteemed Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award as mentioned above, and was elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Syracuse University School of Architecture.
Lewis also served in the Detroit Planning Department with Maurice Cox, a