Join AIA Dallas, the Dallas Center for Architecture and UTA’s David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture for a four-part series celebrating the legacy of AIA Dallas Fellows and the Chapter’s contribution to the design and development of Dallas over the decades.  Scheduled for Monday gatherings quarterly and moderated by UTA faculty member and The Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster, the panel discussions will cover a wide-range of topics on planning and the architecture and design of our community over the years.

At this event, we will celebrate the work of architects who have made a name for themselves while practicing in a smaller firm. Gary Cunningham, FAIA, and Dan Shipley, FAIA, have worked on a variety of projects over the last several decades, garnering praise and scores of awards each.  

In addition to looking at several individual projects, topics of the conversation will include:

  • Their professional journeys since both studied architecture at the University of Texas in the late 1970's.
  • What they see as "Texas" modernism and how they work (or don't) in that tradition.
  • The challenges of developing an independent practice.
  • What it means to practice beyond the "spotlight" of the coasts.
  • How Dallas has changed in their eyes: How has it improved and what could be better?

Opening Reception Honoring Express Yourself

Prior to the start of the program we will recognize the exhibitors of Express Yourself. An exhibit from AIA Dallas Women in Architcture, Express Yourself, in its 4th year, gives women architects and designers in the state of Texas the opportunity to showcase their art and design work. Entrants from across the state submitted their creative works and we are pleased to recognize the exhibitors and their selected submissions as part of the Express Yourself exhibit. To learn more about Express Yourself, click here.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a reception at 6:00 p.m.  Registration for this special event and the AIA Dallas Chapter elections is free and open to AIA Dallas members and the public alike.