Greg Brown Memorial: Discover Your City Series


The Architecture and Design Exchange is excited to launch the Greg Brown Memorial Discover Your City series. In his 11 years of service to the DCFA and AD EX, Greg researched and created the Downtown Dallas Walking Tours, as well as many of our most beloved programs, lectures, and exhibitions.


Included in Series

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 Series

AIA Dallas, the AD EX, and NOMA are excited to collaborate on Sketching Kaleidoscope: Viewing Dallas Through a Different Lens, a series of meet-ups to sketch and learn about the diverse cultural history of Dallas. Join us May 14 and June 25 for sketching workshops at various landmarks around the city.


Lectures and Panels Focused on Dallas

Several times a month, we’ll convene a larger discussion on a topic important to our city, architecture, and 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.


2022 Series Year at a Glance

Arts District Walking Tour

1st & 2nd Saturday of the month

Main Street Walking Tour

2nd & 4th Saturday of the month

West End Walking Tour

Relaunches in Fall 2022! 1st Saturday of the month

Fair Park Tram Tour

3rd Wednesday of the month

Sketching Series

May 14 & June 25

Lectures + Panels

Second Wednesday of the month + Pop Up

Appetite for Architecture

November 16 


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