Kahn and Piano
Moderator: Mark Gunderson, AIA, W. Mark Gunderson, Architect
Eric Lee, Ph.D, Director, Kimbell Art Museum
Frank H. Sherwood, P.E., F. ASCE, Project Coordinator for original Kimbell Art Museum
Fred Langford, Fred Langford, Architect, concrete consultant to Louis Kahn on Salk, Kimbell, Dacca
Laurence C. Burns, Jr., FAIA, Kendall/Heaton Associates; Associate Architect for the Piano expansion
Andrew Klemmer, President, Paratus Group; Project Director for the Piano expansion
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Class Code: 97
Room / Location
Room 201 / Convention Center Second Floor
Dallas Architecture Forum
One of the finest buildings of the 20th Century, the Kimbell Art Museum has been cited for its sublime qualities and equally intimate and refined collection since its opening in October of 1972. In 2006, the museum reconsidered the idea of expansion, having abandoned an earlier 1989 proposal, and after almost two years of private internal discussion, Italian architect Renzo Piano was commissioned to address the intended growth of the superb work.
This program will begin with a brief overview of the design and construction of both the Kahn original and its new complement by Renzo Piano. Then a panel discussion including Kimbell director Eric Lee, Ph.D, and experts from both projects will delve into aspects both poetic and technical, all related to the difficulties and rewards of such a complex and significant architectural action.
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