Greg Brown Memorial: Discover Your City Series


In recognition of his 11 years of service to the Dallas Center for Architecture and Architecture and Design Exchange, the Discover Your City Series was established to honor Greg Brown.

Greg researched and created the Downtown Dallas Walking Tours, as well as many of our most beloved programs, lectures, and exhibitions. The Greg Brown Memorial Discover Your City Series features those programs. Support from the Greg Brown Memorial Discover Your City Series Endowment Fund underwrites these programs to keep them accessible and affordable to all. The series includes the following:

Downtown Dallas Walking Tours

The AD EX and Downtown Dallas, Inc. join forces to share the stories and history behind iconic buildings in Dallas with tours of the Arts District, Main Street, and the West End. Learn about the city’s history and culture as our trained tour guides tell you the stories behind the buildings that surround us. You’ll have the opportunity to join the conversation, ask questions, and add your perspective to the experience.


Fair Park Tram Tours

Fair Park, one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco buildings, is a celebration of art, architecture, and industry, is a cultural and historic gem in the heart of Dallas. Join us, in partnership with Fair Park First, for a motorized tour of the park while we fill you in on its amazing past and talk about its exciting future.


Sketching Meet-ups and Events

Join other sketching enthusiasts to sketch and explore some diverse cultural landmarks around the city.


Lectures and Panels Focused on Dallas

The AD EX regularly hosts lectures and panels focused on a topic important to our city, architecture, or design. It might be an in-depth look at our current exhibitions or a town hall on an issue like preservation, urban planning, or public policy.


Appetite for Architecture

One of AD EX’s most popular programs is Appetite for Architecture, a look at the intersection of the culinary and architectural worlds. The programs often visit new hospitality hot-spots, exploring the inspiration and design process of the project team, along with sampling appetizers and cocktails.


In Memory of Greg Brown, Hon. AIA Dallas

Greg Brown, Hon. AIA Dallas

Greg Brown, Hon. AIA Dallas, was a true ambassador of architecture – speaking to community groups across North Texas and at conferences across the country. A sharp wit with encyclopedic knowledge of architecture and our city, Greg was generous with his smiles, laughs, stories, and songs.

This fund was established by Veletta Forsythe Lill, Hon. AIA, Jill Magnuson, Hon. AIA Dallas, and Nancy Rome. Funding is used for securing speakers and venues, providing materials, and developing partnership opportunities and other enhancements that would elevate the series and AD EX, and further promote Greg’s vision for these programs.

Upcoming Discover Your City Series Events