Art by Architects Silent Auction

Calling all architect artists and creators!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Impact Dallas Gala on November 9, where creativity takes center stage. We’re delighted to announce that this year’s event will showcase an exclusive Art by Architects auction. Co-hosted by the Architecture and Design Foundation and AIA Dallas, this gathering promises to unite architects and our vibrant community in support of our shared passion for design and urbanism within our city.

Architects and designers, your talents are sought to make this event even more spectacular. Consider donating a signed sketch, drawing, photograph, painting, or any creative work that embodies an idea, place, or project. Your contribution will play a pivotal role in investing in the future generation of architects. Feel free to surprise us with sculptures, jewelry, furniture, and industrial design pieces — all are welcome! Share the story behind your creation, as it could become a captivating part of our promotion and sale efforts, elevating the buzz around the event.

Additionally, if you have a remarkable piece within your collection, we invite you to share its magic with the world through this event. And if you know of fellow artists who should be part of this experience, don’t hesitate to point them in our direction!

Remember, the Architecture and Design Foundation holds 501(c)3 nonprofit status, ensuring your generous gift qualifies for tax deductions. Let’s join forces to make this year’s Impact Dallas Gala an unforgettable celebration of creativity, inspiration, and the boundless potential of design.

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The black-tie event highlights the architects, organizations, and community members making a difference in the Dallas area; honorees include Bob Meckfessel, FAIA, Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, For Oak Cliff, and Pastor Vincent T. Parker

The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) and the Architecture and Design Foundation (the Foundation) announce their third annual Impact Dallas Gala presented by Page and Schmidt & Stacy Consulting Engineers, Inc., a black-tie event will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at The Thompson Hotel.

Impact Dallas raises funds to directly impact real-world problems, connect communities, and improve peoples’ lives. Since the inaugural event in 2021, the Gala has raised over $275,000 for the Foundation to fund community projects, provide scholarships to increase access to architecture education, and host year-round public programs, tours, camps, and exhibitions for all ages.

Serving as co-chairs for Impact Dallas Gala are Shelley Potter, ASLA, and Jeff Potter, FAIA. Shelley serves on the Board of the Dallas Arboretum, is a member of the Oak Lawn Committee and is currently serving as its president for a second consecutive year. Jeff is the recipient of both the 2023 Texas Society of Architects Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts; and the 2023 AIA National Edward C. Kemper Award, the highest service award the AIA can confer upon a member for their significant impact on the profession. Jeff and Shelley have both been recognized as Texas A&M Distinguished Alumni, the first couple so bestowed with this highest honor.

The signature Impact Dallas Gala includes passed hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal, open bar, silent auction, and live music by Emerald City. The pre-dinner reception will be held for the evening’s honorees, host committee members, and sponsors. Guests are requested to follow a black-tie dress code.


Host Committee Members: Anu & Sanjay Agrawal, PE; Jean & Norm Alston, FAIA; John Alvarado; Fernando Andrade, AIA; Victoria Anstead; Kate Aoki, AIA & Brent Mitchell; Zaida Basora, FAIA; Joe Buskuhl, FAIA; Lisa Casey, ASLA; Diane Collier, AIA; Nicole & Chris Culak ; Michele & Peter Darby, AIA ; Paula Davis, AIA & Bob Bullis, FAIA; Kay & Mattia Flabiano, AIA; Veletta Forsythe Lill, Hon. AIA & John Lill; Olga & Clemente Jaquez, AIA; Douglas Klahr, Ph.D; Lisa & Stephen Lucy, P.E., Hon. TxA; Jill Magnuson, Hon. TxA; Amy & Michael Malone, FAIA; Bonnie Martin, RID & Blane Ladymon, AIA; Sarah & Ryan Martin, AIA; Ann & Dan Noble, FAIA; Angela & David Schmidt, P.E.; Kelly & John Strasius, AIA; Jessica Stewart Lendvay, AIA; Nancy Villa

Impact Dallas Gala Sponsors: Page; Schmidt & Stacy Consulting Engineers, Inc.; HKS, Inc.; Perkins&Will; Deedie Rose, Hon. AIA; HOK; VLK Architects; AG&E; Corgan; Datum Engineers; Gensler; Kirksey Architecture; Bernbaum / Magadini Architects; Origin Bank; Texas A&M Foundation; Texas A&M University School of Architecture; Texas A&M University Department of Architecture