The Dallas Center for Architecture said Tuesday that it has changed its name to AD EX — short for The Architecture and Design Exchange — and released renderings of its new home at Republic Center.
AD EX said it wants to be the physical place and mechanism to enhance the conversation about walkability, mobility, historic preservation, affordable housing, economic development, and other issues releated to architecture and urban design that can impact the city.
“Our hope is that AD EX will inspire our community to see its surrounding differently and imagine new possibiliities for design as a solution.”
“Building on the momentum created over the past 10 years, we look forward to AD EX becoming a critical force in an ever-growing conversation on the design and livability of our cities,” Jan Blackmon, executive director of The Architecture and Design Foundation and AIA Dallas, said in a release.
The center will have a street level location adjacent to downtown’s next planned public park, Pacific Plaza Park.
“We believe this storefront space in the middle of a new epicenter for downtown will give us opportunites to reach new audiences. Our hope is that AD EX will inspire our community to see its surrounding differently and imagine new possibiliities for design as a solution,” Blackmon said.
AD EX WILL HAVE SPACES FOR ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITS, PANELS
Republic Center is at 325 N. St. Paul St., and Pacific Plaza Park will be a 3-acre public park situated between St. Paul Street and Harwood Street in the City Center District of downtown.
AD EX’s interior space, outside terrace, open floor plan, and floor-to-ceiling windows will be the show place for design-focused exhibitions, films, book and panel discussions, policy symposia, student workshops, and other programming, according to AD EX.
Learn more about the aspects of the space and its design below.
Renderings courtesy of AD EX.
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