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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Deb Mitchell

The Dallas Architecture Forum continues its 14th season of lectures with landscape architect Deb MITCHELL of JJR Landscape Architects, who designed Elaine and Charles Sammons Park, the ten-acre urban oasis at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. Mitchell will speak Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in Hamon Hall at The Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St.

Single tickets, available at the door only, are $20 for general admission and $5 for students with I.D. Dallas Architecture Forum members are admitted for free. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 214-764-2406 or visit Images are available upon request via Lisa Taylor at Taylor-Made Press, 214-914-1099 or

Season benefactor is Briggs-Freeman Real Estate. Spring Series Benefactors are Jackson Walker LLP, Humana North Texas, and Jennifer + John Eagle of John Eagle Dealerships. Lecture Benefactors are Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation. Reception Underwriter is Cindy + Armond Schwartz. This event is presented in association with the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

About the Speaker

Deb Mitchell is a Senior Vice President of the multi-disciplinary landscape architecture, planning, urban design, civil engineering and environmental science firm of JJR. Deb serves JJR’s Board of Directors and is the corporate Director of Design. With over 30 years experience in the planning and design of vital cities and communities, she understands urban complexities and public process. Based in Chicago, Deb has been responsible for the award winning planning for Chicago’s Near North Redevelopment for the Office of the Mayor, the plaza of the Morphosis-designed San Francisco Federal Building, the implementation of the National Garden at the U.S. Botanic Garden, and the new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. Ascending to the presidency of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Deb used her expertise and influence to articulate ASLA’s vision to the membership, other professions and the general public. She also served as president of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. In 2009, she was an invited speaker at the national conferences of the American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, and International Downtown Association. Deb received a B.S. from the University of Kansas and an M.L.A. from the University of Illinois.

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.

Our membership comes from business, development, public affairs, education, the arts and from the design fields. This mix of interests and ties is one of the strengths we bring to our involvement with architecture. Support for the Forum’s programs is a grassroots effort, coming from membership subscriptions at all levels and from the generous sponsorship of Forum seasons and events. Visit or call 214-764-2406.

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