October 20, 2017 5PM – 8PM • Seaside Institute, Seaside, FL

October 20, 2017 • 5PM – 8PM • Seaside Institute, Seaside, FL

Dhiru Thadani: For the Love of Drawing

On Friday, October 20th, 2017, please join Anne Hunter Galleries from 5PM – 8PM at the Seaside Institute to view FOR THE LOVE OF DRAWING by architect and artist Dhiru Thadani. The art opening is free and open to the public. It is scheduled in conjunction with an afternoon education program and evening reception called The Movement and hosted  by the Seaside Institute, the Congress of New Urbanism and the American Institute of Architects. The educational session  will include a panel discussion with Dhiru Thadani, Robert Davis and David Bailey. Following the discussion, attendees are invited to enjoy a networking reception in the Academic Village Courtyard.

Dhiru Thadani is a renowned architect and urbanist. Thadani is a charter member of the Congress of New Urbanism (CNU), a 2001 Fellow in the Knight Program for Community Building, a five-time recipient of the CNU Charter Award for Design, and the recipient of the 2011 Seaside Prize. Robert Davis is the co-founder of Seaside, which is widely known as the first New Urbanist community. Davis also founded the Seaside Institute, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping people create great communities. Davis is also a founding board member and chair of the CNU. David Bailey is a licensed architect and urban planner, who is currently serving as the Town Manager of Rosemary Beach. Bailey also served as the Town Planner of Seaside from 2009 to 2013. Bailey serves on the Walton County Design Review Board.

Tickets for the 3PM educational session are $25.00 for Seaside Institute Members, and $40.00 for non-members. The art opening from 5PM to 8PM is free and open to the public. Accommodations are available in the Academic Village. Registration information can be found hereThe Seaside Institute is located at 168 Smolian Circle at Assembly Hall, on the north side of the Lyceum – across the green from the Seaside School. Text or call Anne Hunter at 214-641-1048 for directions or more information. 

About the Artist:

Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA  is an architect and urbanist who has been in practice since 1980, and has worked internationally. He has been principal designer of new towns and cities, urban regeneration, neighborhood revitalization, and infill densification. Dhiru was born in Bombay, India and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1972 to study architecture. During his forty years in Washington, D.C. he has taught, practiced, and has strived to place architecture and urbanism in the public eye. Since its formation in 1993, Dhiru has been a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and served as Task Force Chair and Board Member from 1997 to 2013.  In 2016, he was elected to be Vice President of Membership and Treasurer for the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARRP).  In 2015, he was appointed to the inaugural CNU College of Fellows, and received the International Society of City and Regional Planners’ Lifetime Achievement Award.  He is the recipient of the 2011 Seaside Prize, an award given for significant contributions to the quality and character of communities.  In 2001, he was a Knight Foundation Community Builder Fellow. Dhiru is the author of The Language of Towns and Cities: A Visual Dictionary, published by Rizzoli in 2010, and co-editor of Leon Krier: The Architecture of Community published by Island Press in 2009.  His latest endeavor,Visions of Seaside: Foundations / Evolution / Imagination / Built & Unbuilt Architecture, was published by Rizzoli in September 2013.


DAT July 2013 photo by Jack Gardner


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