Hans Butzer, AIA*
  • October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

*A reception will be held in Cafe Modern at 5:30 pm, the lecture begins at 6 pm, and the AIA Fort Worth Design Award announcements are at 6:45 pm.

The purpose for our architecture, as with the National Memorial, is always to offer a z-axis for one’s individual and social identity in time, and a sense of hope for our natural environment and community. BAU Butzer Architects and Urbanism

Architect and director of the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture Hans Butzer, AIA, in conjunction with Fort Worth AIA’s 2018 Design Awards, presents “Architecture Is a Social Act.”

Together with his wife and partner, Torrey, Hans Butzer is best known as the co-designer of the internationally acclaimed Oklahoma City National Memorial. The core intent of Butzer’s work is to foster community through architectural and urban space. The American Institute of Architects notes in their announcement of Butzer’s 2016 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award, “Butzer’s impact on Oklahoma City is profound, having designed the Oklahoma City National Memorial, and other landmark projects in his city like the Oklahoma City Skydance Bridge. Butzer is a gifted and accomplished architect who has built his career in Oklahoma City by dedicating himself to improving the built landscape and enriching the fundamental civic dignity of the city. He is a true citizen architect: a practitioner and educator that demonstrates throughout his work that architecture can enhance communities and cities.”  

 

Image: BAU Butzer Architects and Urbanism, Oklahoma City National Memorial, 2000

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Tickets

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 4 through November 13, excluding September 18 and November 6. Visit www.themodern.org/programs/lectures for more information on each talk.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth'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.

(*The American Institute of Architecture lecture on October 23 will have an alternative schedule. A reception will be held in the Grand Lobby at 5:30 pm, the lecture begins at 6 pm, and award announcements are at 6:45 pm.)

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 and appetizers until 7 pm 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 at www.themodern.org/podcasts.