Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field Street
Dallas, TX 75201

A Day in the Life

Architect

Sat, Aug 24 at 9am
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Do you think you have what it takes to construct an amazing building out of LEGO® bricks? Step right up to the challenge as you meet local architects and learn all about their careers. Discover design-centered secrets behind the Museum on an Architecture Tour. Explore the materials, technologies, and trends of architecture today as you are challenged as a team to create and assemble a building that could fit within the Dallas skyline.

During the small group activity portion of the program, individuals who registered together will be grouped together, this includes those registered with youth participants.

Please note, complimentary breakfast will be served at 8:30AM and the program will begin at 9AM.  After A Day in the Life, please feel free to explore the rest of the Museum as general admission is included.

Get to know the Architects!

Amanda Kalescky | GFF Architects
After growing up in Dallas, Amanda received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Architecture and Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2007. She completed her Master of Architecture degree from University of Texas Arlington in 2011. Joining GFF in 2007, Amanda has enjoyed working on a wide variety of projects throughout Texas. She has been included on the team for projects ranging from the recently completed Winn Science Center at St. Mark’s School of Texas to multiple mixed-use towers in Uptown Dallas. She and her husband, Rob, have two kids who’s favorite places in Dallas are the Perot Museum, the SMU Boulevard, and White Rock Lake.

Jennifer Workman | GFF Architects
Jennifer is a registered architect and an Associate at GFF Architects in Dallas. Her most notable project at GFF was the Perot Museum of Nature & Science where she worked in Los Angeles, CA under Morphosis on design and construction documents and then in Dallas on the construction of the museum.

Her interests have earned her a 2013 national AIA Young Architect Award and 2014 Building Design + Construction’s, 40 under 40, and the Texas Society of Architects William Caudill Award for Young Professional Achievement. Her efforts are also published in GA Document, Architect, AIArchitect, Texas Architect, and Columns magazines.

Jacquelyn Block | GFF Architects
Jacquelyn has over 12 years of experience with educational and faith-based clients. With a passion for religious and educational facilities, Jacquelyn works closely with her clients in the initial programming and planning phase to identify key strategies to create facilities that support her client’s goals in an innovative and creative way. Her projects have won several design awards including Worship Facilities Solomon Award, Texas Construction Magazine’s Best Architectural Design and Outstanding Project from Learning by Design. 

Jacquelyn is a graduate of the AIA Emerging Leaders program, has participated as a design jurist at The University of Texas at Arlington and volunteers with several local organizations. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Jacquelyn is an Associate Principal and the Institutional Studio Director.

Michael Maddox | DLR Group | Staffelbach
Michael is an emerging architect with experience in a wide-range of sectors including high rise, civic, residential, healthcare and higher education. He has been a part of numerous highly successful firms, most recently DLR Group | Staffelbach where he provides his skills as an architect in both core and shell projects, as well as interiors. Michael is LEED certified, and is pursuing higher standards in sustainable design. He is a product of Texas A&M where he received his Masters of Architecture, as well as undergraduate degrees in Urban Studies and Writing & Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin. He is of the philosophy that architecture should have a profound impact on the community in which it resides, and it is our duty as architects to provide structures to the benefit of all.

Michael Malone | Malone Maxwell Borson Architects
Michael Malone, FAIA is the founding principal of Malone Maxwell Borson Architects. He is a frequent contributor to professional journals and is a Contributing Editor for Texas Architect magazine. He was the President of the Texas Society of Architects in 2015, and he previously served as President Elect, Vice President for Outreach, Chairman of the Publications Committee, and Chairman of the Design Committee. He is the author of The Architect’s Guide to Residential Design, published in 2010 by McGraw Hill. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture in 1981 from Auburn University. He received his Master of Architecture in 2002 from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Landon Williams | Malone Maxwell Borson Architects
Landon Williams, AIA is a project architect with Malone Maxwell Borson Architects. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech. Drawing from his experience in Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB program, he takes pride in the thoughtful expression of craft in architecture and the essential connection to the natural environment. When not in the office or tucked away reading, he enjoys exploring the outdoors and camping in the many parks in and around Texas. He received his Architectural License from the State of Texas in 2018.

Danielle Anderson | Set Studio
Before working at Set Studio, Danielle garnered experience in residential and commercial design as a project designer at Malone Maxwell Borson Architects. Practicing between architecture and interiors, she strives to create balance within the form, detail, and personality of a space. She is an active member of the AIA where she manages the sponsorship subcommittee for the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes and was awarded the 2015 McDermott Traveling Fellowship. Outside of her professional endeavors, she enjoys entertaining friends and family and traveling to unexpected places.

 Generously supported by the King family. 

Program Adults
  • Good for

    Adults and Older Children

  • Location

    Entire Museum

  • Brain Juice Focus

    Engineering

  • Price

    Members: $25
    Non-Members: $30

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