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 homestretch of Architecture360—AIA Dallas’ and the Dallas Center for Architecture’s version of Architecture Month—and there is still much to do. Visit the Architecture360 website for all the details, but here are a few highlights.
The theme this week seems to be “have a few cocktails with your architecture.” Tonight, we’ll gather at the NYLO Hotel for drinks and a conversation with architect Scott Lowe about how they turned a former coffin factory into the hip, swank lodgings the hotel offers. It’s our Place-A-Day. Tomorrow night, join the Dallas Architecture Forum for their 365 Modern Living Reception. You’ll have the chance to see one of those contemporary homes you’ve only dreamed of visiting.
The big event happens Thursday night as the Dallas Center for Architecture presents its annual silent auction fundraiser ROCKITECTURE. It’s an evening of great design in downtown Dallas’ stunning and recently restored Federal Building and Post Office, which includes Judge Sarah T. Hughes’ historic courtroom. The architecture pairs nicely with stylish cocktails, bites, tunes, and a silent auction especially curated for lovers of great design and architecture with items donated by local and national designers, artists, and architects. VIPs take in the sunset with a skyline view of the heart of Dallas and a behind-the-scenes talk with developer Shawn Todd on his part in transforming this historic end of downtown. Get your tickets here.
There is still plenty to do without drinks if you’re so inclined. A tour of I.M. Pei’s Dallas City Hall, William Pedersen’s Dallas Architecture Forum Lecture, and the AIA Fort Worth Home Tour just to mention a few. See you there!