Dallas Center for Architecture Hosts Upcoming Community Events

From a running tour of downtown Dallas architectural icons to an evening exploring the connections between food and design, the Dallas Center for Architecture hosts several upcoming, engaging community events.

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dallas, designed by Foster + Partners: Photo: Tim Hursley

Form Follows Fitness 5K
Saturday, Feb. 25

The Dallas Center for Architecture announces a running tour through downtown. On Feb. 25, the starting gun will fire at One Arts Plaza and hundreds of participants will ramble through downtown and uptown-right past some of Dallas' architectural icons. Visit the race website for more information.

Bright Lights. Great City?
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:00 p.m.

Several recently completed buildings in downtown Dallas-the Omni Hotel, Hunt Tower, Gables Park 17, and others- have drawn attention for their use of LED lighting technologies. Even Reunion Tower has updated its 1970s' display to colored lights.

What is the impact of this phenomenon on the image of the city's center? Does it enhance the vibrancy of downtown? Does it add to the architecture or is it merely used to mask less-than-great design? Does it attract urban dwellers or simply keep them up at night? A panel of architects, urban planners and citizens will debate these topics and many more. For more details and to register, visit www.dallascfa.com.

An Appetite for Architecture
Thursday, March 1, 6:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership by the Dallas Center for Architecture and Savor Dallas, An Appetite for Architecture explores the connections between food and design.

First program of 2012 will be at...
The Workroom, on Singleton Boulevard, just blocks from the soon-to-open Santiago Calatrava-designed Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and with a stunning view of its 400-gfoot-high white arch. For details and to register, click here. (this event will sell out quickly.)

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