When you design a building, what’s the first thing you think about? Is it scale? Is it use? Is it presence?
What about how the building and the way it is designed is part of a larger goal of engaging a community? All of these questions and more can be discussed at the next AIA Dallas summer happy hour panel, “Designing in Active Voice: Avenues for Professional Advocacy.”
The discussion, which centers around what’s possible with good design, can help architects build an understanding around politics and policy. Learn how to influence development — from facade to function — from some of the most actively involved architects in the city. Panelists include AIA Dallas past president and vice president at Huitt-Zollars Inc. Zaida Basora, FAIA; Deep Ellum Foundation president Jon Hetzel; and City of Dallas senior planner Evan Sheets.
The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 16, at Pegasus City Brewery at 2222 Vantage Street. Seating is limited, so register in advance. Advance tickets are $10 for AIA Dallas members and $20 for non-members. Door prices are $15 for members, and $25 for non-members.