5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
$75 General Admission
Virtual Event

ROCKITECTURE presented by Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, LTD, our party of the year, returns virtually Thursday, November 19! The evening’s festivities will be led by Robert Wilonsky, with guest appearances by friends of the AD EX. We look forward to gathering for a night of inspiration with...

  • a virtual tour of the newly renovated Hall of State at Fair Park
  • updates from our scholarship recipients
  • an online auction - including one of a kind masks designed by members of our architecture and design community
  • and more surprises…

Your e-ticket includes…

  • a cocktail kit and treat from Las Almas Rotas
  • a limited-edition print designed by Gensler showcasing the Hall of State 
  • exclusive access to the last hour of our online auction!

Proceeds from ROCKITECTURE 2020 will benefit AD EX public programs and scholarships. Our tours, exhibitions, k-12 camps, and speaker series support our mission of leading the conversation about why architecture matters, its importance and impact in our daily lives. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to our scholarship programs to attract and train a new generation of architects to further increase the diversity and cultural richness of our profession.

D Magazine lists ROCKITECTURE as one of the can’t miss events of November!



Our 2020 ROCKITECTURE online auction is now open to all! Start browsing and bidding today. New items are being added daily.

Auction items include:

  • The series of murals by artist Mark Ross for the AD EX sharing a powerful message
  • The work table of the legendary Frank Welch, FAIA
  • "The Traveling Man-Waiting on a Train" by Brad Oldham
  • A unique Hall of State experience
  • Architectural photography of Dallas icons by Carolyn Brown
  • Jewelry designed by Betsy del Monte, FAIA
  • Art by the late artist and architect John Barthel
  • And much, much more!

Happy bidding! Access the auction here. For more information and instructions on how to use HANDBID, click here.


Dale Sellers, Honorary Chair
Zaida Basora-Adrian, FAIA
Bob Bullis, FAIA & Paula Davis, AIA
Joe Buskuhl, FAIA
Mattia Flabiano, III, AIA & Kay Flabiano
Tipton Housewright, FAIA & Lana Housewright
Cris Jordan & Scott Potter
Douglas Klahr
Stephen & Lisa Lucy
Michael Malone, FAIA
Nancy Nasher, Hon. AIA & David J. Haemisegger, Hon. AIA
Dan Noble, FAIA
Jeff Potter, FAIA & Shelley Potter, ASLA
Deedie Rose, Hon. AIA
Katherine D. Seale, Hon. TxA
John Strasius, AIA (Event Chair) & Kelly Strasius