Greg Brown is Program Director for Dallas Center for Architecture, which was founded by AIA Dallas and is devoted to bringing the public more actively into the conversation about the importance of architecture and design.
We are in the final days of Architecture360—AIA Dallas’ and the Dallas Center for Architecture’s version of Architecture Month—with lots still to do. Visit the Architecture360 website for all the details, but here are a few highlights.
This weekend, it’s all about tours. We’ve expanded the boundaries of our architectural territory to include Fort Worth, so head west for the AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour. Showcasing residential architecture, the tour includes two homes architects built for themselves. Closer to home in East Dallas, the Hollywood/Santa Monica neighborhood will hold its events celebrating the area’s unique 1920’s architecture. The home tour is Saturday and Sunday with a special walking tour and art show on Sunday.
The Dallas Center for Architecture will kick off its third walking tour with an inaugural walk through the historic West End this Sunday afternoon. Join me as we explore the “birthplace” of Dallas, paying special attention to the railroads’ role in developing our city, as well as the tragic defining events of November 1963. We have our “normal” tours this weekend also: Main Street at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and a free Skyline 360 tour in Klyde Warren Park at 2:30 p.m. the same day.
The grand finale comes Tuesday at Klyde Warren Park as we end the month with Skyline 360 tours, Build Your City!, food and drink, and live music. Come help us celebrate!