5458 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present a symposium on contemporary design, with three outstanding speakers, Christopher C. Deam, Howard F. Elkus, and Karim Rashid, who will focus on interior and product design on Saturday, March 29 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Inwood Theater, 5458 W. Lovers Lane. Tickets are $50 by mail order only at PO Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. Please include an email address for confirmation. If you have specific questions on this event please leave a message at 214-764-2406. This event is sponsored by Haroo & Haroo, Inc.and Hoak Foundation.

Christopher C. DEAM

Christopher C. Deam is a designer and architect negotiating the realm between furniture design, architecture, interiors, and product design. His studio CCD is an interdisciplinary design studio whose work reveals a refined yet powerful vision over an expanding plateau of innovative projects. His work represents the core values of a designer who believes in design that is direct, honest and unadorned.

Deam studied architecture and design in the US and Italy. Deam's work is published internationally and continues to receive professional distinction. He has received numerous awards, including recognition from the Chicago Athenaeum, Good Design Awards and ICFF Editor's Awards for an Airstream trailer, for Best Furniture, and for Best Body of Work. Deam has also been honored by the AIA, I.D. Magazine, and as a rising star for the 21st century by Metropolitan Home.

Deam has shown his work extensively including the American Design Museum and has his designs in the permanent collection of SFMoMA. His clients include Target, Herman Miller, Airstream, Dwell, Kenworth, Lolah, Pure Design, Idee, and David Design. Deam is married to Lara Deam, the founder of Dwell magazine.


Howard Elkus is an acclaimed architect and urban designer responsible for numerous award-winning projects nationally and internationally. As a co-founder of Elkus Manfredi Architects, Elkus has led design teams for many projects including The Time-Warner Shops at Columbus Circle; the Peninsula Chicago Hotel; the CityPlace redevelopment in West Palm Beach; Pacific Place in Seattle; the master planning for Bostons Seaport District; and the overall design for Victory Park and The House in Dallas.

A co-founder of Elkus Manfredi Architects, Elkus was also a principal at The Architects Collaborative (TAC) in Cambridge. At TAC his projects included Copley Place, Boston; a master plan at Stanford University; the Headquarters of The American Institute of Architects; and the Government Services Headquarters in Manila the worlds first major green building.
Mr. Elkus has been the recipient of numerous awards including four Urban Land Institute Awards of Excellence; numerous AIA Awards; and a White House Citation for Contribution to an Energy Efficient Environment. Elkus received a Masters in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and was one of the youngest architects to be elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.


Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product and interior design, furniture, lighting and art best known for bringing his design sensibility to the masses. With clients ranging from Nambe to Prada, Miyake to Method, Rashid is a leader in product design and its impact on consumer culture.
Rashid has been widely honored, including awards from the Corcoran and ID Magazine. His work is in the permanent collections of 14 Museums including MoMA and SFMoMA Karim has published monographs, a biography, and a digital exploration of computer graphics. He edited the International Design Yearbook 18 and released Design Your Self, a practical guide to redesigning your lifestyle.

Reservation/Ticket Purchase Procedures
Individual tickets for the symposium only on Saturday, 29 March 2008 are available for $50 per person. A reception with the speakers in a private residence will occur the prior evening, Friday 28 March. A limited number of tickets that include admission to both the reception and symposium are $100 per person. You may purchase tickets by sending your check, payable to the Dallas Architecture Forum,
to the Forums mailing address:
Dallas Architecture Forum
P O Box 596119
Dallas, TX 75359
Please include your Email address as your confirmation will be sent to your Email address. If you do not have an Email address, then include the mailing address at which you wish to receive your confirmation.

About Dallas Architecture Forum
The Dallas Architecture Forum provides a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in - and for - the Dallas area. The Forum offers presentations of architecture through public lectures by designers, critics, and historians; through topical discussions; and through occasional study tours to buildings and cities locally and throughout the world. The Dallas Architecture Forum serves as an inclusive arena where people interested in and concerned with the built environment, non-professionals and professionals alike, may interact intellectually and socially.

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