Roberto de Leon, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP
  • October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

Roberto de Leon and Ross Primmer take a native approach with their practice—no matter the location. David Sokol, “Locally Sourced,” Cultured Magazine, June/July 2015

October 18
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Roberto de Leon, Jr. / FAIA, LEED AP, a partner and co-founder of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW), presents the ideas behind his environmentally and regionally sensitive practice for Tuesday Evenings at the Modern in conjunction with Fort Worth AIA’s 2016 Design Awards.

DPAW is a collaborative design studio focusing on public projects with a cultural, civic, or not-for-profit basis with a working methodology that draws inspiration from regional traditions of craft and fabrication, placing an emphasis on the potential of conventional materials and construction methods. Through an immersive process of research and investigation, the studio cultivates an understanding of contextual specificity as a nuanced relationship between place, time, and local culture. The strength of DPAW’s work has been recognized through numerous honors and awards and has been exhibited at many venues, including, most recently, the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial and the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop purposefully embraces a design rigor aimed at simplicity and precision, with the underlying premise that innovation necessarily equals economy.

Image: De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum Visitor Pavilion, completed August 2015

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This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 13 through October 25.
 
Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum's auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). 
 
Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.   
 
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum's collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators' perspectives and discussions,  www.themodern.org/podcasts.