Don’t Miss the Final Architecture on Tap Discussion This Thursday in Uptown

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Architecture on Tap

The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects sponsors a lively series, Architecture on Tap, which is having its final event this week.

How big is your digital footprint?” will explore four perspectives on the use of technology and social media within the practice of architecture.

The three panelists will be Bob Borson, AIA, of Malone Maxwell Borson ArchitectsRick del Monte, FAIA, of Beck Group; and Eddie Fortuna, AIA, of Omniplan.

Discussion topics include:

  • What effect does the use of social media have on the studio environment?
  • How has the increased ease to connect with content from across the world affect the way we view the built environment?
  • ​At what point is our use of digital interaction within the work place too much?

“Some people are willing to put just about anything online for public consumption – rarely giving it a thought as to whether or not this is a good idea. Some people think wearing hats made of tinfoil is the only logical way to go and the less you put out there, [the better],” said Borson on his blog. “So what’s the right answer? As with all things, it’s probably best to avoid either extreme but no matter where you personally land – what are the possible ramifications of your actions?”

The event is worth one learning unit (LU) and will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Fat Rabbit, 2533 McKinney Ave. in Uptown. The event costs $10 in advance for AIA members/$20 for non-member, and $15 at the door for members/$25 for non-members. Click here to register.

Other Architecture on Tap discussions this summer have included Victory Park: Engaging a New Dallas and Dallas Arts District: Fostering Community, Building on Success.

AIA Dallas, the seventh largest chapter of The American Institute of Architects, empowers architects to excel and impact their practice, profession and community. AIA Dallas has a membership base of more than 2,000 members and 300 architectural firms.



Leah Shafer

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