It is finally official!  AIA Northeast Texas is now a section of AIA Dallas. Come to "the Northeast Texas Welcome Celebration" in Tyler on October 25th and join in the conversation on Downtown Redevelopment and the role architects play in facilitating the process


6:00pm   Meet and Greet at Jack Ryan's on the Square, 102 N College Ave, Tyler

7:00pm   Program at Liberty Theater, 103 E Erwin, Tyler

  • Welcome and Introduction by Mike Arbour, AIA, 2018 AIA Dallas President
  • Northeast Texas Opportunities, Jan Blackmon, FAIA, AIA Dallas Executive Director
  • "Downtown Redevelopment" by Jason Roberts
    Jason Roberts is the founding director of the Better Block, and in 2017 was voted as one of the top 100 most influential urbanists in the world by His presentation will highlight his early work in revitalizing a historic movie theatre, returning a neighborhood streetcar system, and creating the Better Block project, which started as a guerrilla arts initiative where neighbors took a blighted commercial city block, and rapidly retrofitted it by painting their own bike lanes, installing cafe seating, planting trees, and developing pop-up businesses. The work has become an open-sourced international movement that occurs from Melbourne, Australia to Tehran, Iran. Jason will talk about his early inspiration, how he mobilized a community, and what the work has led to today. 
  • "Reset the Center" by Steve Fitzpatrick, AIA, and Brandy Ziegler, AIA, Fitzpatrick Architects
    Continuing the conversation on a Comprehensive Plan to rejuvenate downtown Tyler, including the proposals by Goody Clancy under the title “Tyler 21”, Fitzpatrick Architects will reveal their digital model of a potential urban core created in an effort to translate to policymakers and other stakeholders a feasible way for the city center to incrementally develop without overwhelming stakeholders.
  • Questions and Answers


A bus will take AIA Dallas Board members, Staff, Committee Member and other interested AIA Dallas members from Katy Trail Place in Uptown, 3535 Travis St, Dallas, TX 75204, to Tyler and return.  The bus will leave Dallas at 4:00pm and return approximately 11:00pm.