The IMPACT DALLAS GALA will be an evening of artful experiences and entertainment at The National, benefiting the Architecture and Design Foundation.

The IMPACT DALLAS GALA is Co-Presented by the Architecture and Design Foundation and AIA Dallas.

The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Architecture and Design Foundation are thrilled to announce the IMPACT DALLAS GALA to be held on Thursday, November 4 at The National in downtown Dallas. Our goal in developing this event is to elevate awareness of the impact of architecture and design on the community. Design thinking has the power to improve daily life, address the needs of the community, and unlock the economic potential of the city.

Your support helps us forward this shared mission at the Architecture and Design Foundation and AIA Dallas. 

The goal of this year’s Gala is to raise $175,000 in support of design excellence, community impact, and the future generations of Dallas architects. With the funds raised at the 2021 IMPACT DALLAS GALA:

70% of your support will go toward the Design Awareness Endowment Fund, allowing the Architecture and Design Foundation to provide grants to community-based projects.

The Foundation’s Design Awareness Endowment Fund supports programs and collaborations between the community to architecture and design. Programs funded build awareness of the positive social, economic, and environmental impacts of architecture. As this endowment fund grows, we aspire to begin and maintain a robust community grants program that puts architecture in action to address quality of life issues that many communities in our city face.

This fund also supports the AIA Dallas Emerging Leaders Program and a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Gala will be granted to the nonprofit partner of this year’s ELP Class, Camp Summit. The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) identifies, cultivates, and mentors young leaders in three areas of leadership: the firm, the profession, and the community. For 12 years, each class of ELP graduates has provided pro-bono design services across the Dallas/Fort Worth area and creating design solutions for issues facing communities who are most in need in our city.

30% of your support will be essential funding for the public programs the Foundation currently provides to educate the public about the relevance of architecture and design and its impact on our communities.

The Architecture and Design Foundation is a nonprofit cultural organization whose mission is to encourage the conversation about how architecture matters in our daily lives through our public programming. The Foundation’s programs aim to achieve the following goals: 

  1. Educate the individuals of all ages about the history, impact, and importance of architecture in Dallas.
  2. Support students and young leaders interested in pursuing an education and career in architecture.
  3. Provide a platform for local architects and designers to share their professional expertise and explore their interests.

For more information on sponsorships, tables sales, tickets, and volunteer opportunities visit the IMPACT DALLAS GALA page.