Architecture360 Kicks Off April 1

Back for a second year, Architecture360 is a month full of public events celebrating architecture and design in our great city—from exhibitions and celebrations to tours and panel discussions, presented by a wide range of organizations and partners.

Organized by AIA Dallas and the Dallas Center for Architecture and beginning April 1, our version of Architecture Month will offer something for everyone—architect and non-architect alike.

The “Place-A-Day” program highlights one location or event each day. There are thousands of places in North Texas we yearn to see, but there’s only so much time in the day. Allow us to help whittle down the list. Every day in April, you will have the chance to experience a building, a park, or some other space that inspires a reaction. It might be about the building itself...or the event taking place there. You might get the chance to explore a building behind-the-scenes, visit a space you’d never heard of, or celebrate one of our greatest urban spaces. Highlights this year include Booker T. Washington High School, the Cotton Bowl and the State-Thomas neighborhood.

The Dallas Center for Architecture will host two exhibitions during the month. The Art of Architecture features the winning entries in our juried art competition for middle school and high school students. FitNation explores how through active design, practical changes to our cities, towns and neighborhoods can encourage physical activity as a part of everyday life, establish healthier routines and promote exemplary design. Opening Thursday, April 3, is the AIA Dallas RETROSPECT exhibition at NorthPark Center featuring the work of 20 Dallas firms.

Kids have the opportunity to participate in special activities at the Dallas Arboretum, the Plano Learn 2 Live Green Festival and Klyde Warren Park. And April is always a great month to take one of the three walking tours that DCFA offers.

For information on all of the month’s activities, visit the Architecture360 website. Thanks to JQ and Porcelanosa for making it possible!

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Craig Blackmon, FAIA
Credit: Craig Blackmon, FAIA
Steve Riley
Credit: Steve Riley