This event has been POSTPONED to Tuesday, September 8.

Join us Tuesday, Septermber 1 on Instagram Live for a one-on-one conversation about urban planning and architecture with Evan Sheets. Follow us on Instagram at @AIADallas to be notified when we go live!

About Pivoting: Chats About Architecture Careers

When considering an education or career in architecture, you traditionally think of the resulting career path as a linear one – working in a design firm and advancing with gained experience. There are, however, myriad opportunities for professionals with a degree in architecture who possess abilities to see the big picture, create options for complex opportunities within and beyond the built environment, and utilize creative problem-solving and design thinking skills that can translate well into other professions. On the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon, please join Zaida Basora, FAIA, AIA Dallas Executive Director, for this “one-on-one” series of conversations with those who have made the leap to a successful alternative career path with their architecture background.

In partnership with the Architecture and Design Exchange

This Week's Guest: Evan Sheets, Senior Director - Economic Development & Transportation, Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Evan Sheets is Senior Director of Economic Development and Mobility at Downtown Dallas Inc. He was formerly with the City of Dallas, where he was a founding member of the Dallas CityDesign Studio, a public-private partnership housed in City Hall. The CityDesign Studio focused on convening municipal, professional, and residential communities in the deliberate public design of Dallas while bringing a heightened consciousness of design to the city at large. Evan served as a Senior Urban Designer in the office of Planning and Urban Design working on a variety of city shaping initiatives collaborating with developers, design professionals, community stakeholders, City staff, and elected officials. He also introduced and managed the City of Dallas Urban Design Peer Review process, formed to provide urban design guidance to City staff, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Boards, Plan Commission, and City Council for both public projects and private development throughout the city. He received both his BS in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington.


Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Shirley Che,, for more information.