Impact Dallas Gala

October 06, 2022 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


October 06, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) and the Architecture and Design Foundation (the Foundation) announce their second annual Impact Dallas Gala, a black-tie event taking place on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at The Thompson Hotel.

Impact Dallas raises funds to directly impact real-world problems, connect communities, and improve peoples’ lives. Last year’s inaugural gala netted $172,000 for the Foundation to fund community projects, provide scholarships to increase diversity in architecture, and provide year-round public programming and education. This year, architects, community leaders, and philanthropists will collaborate to raise $200,000 for the Foundation to continue to impact the region.

Serving as co-chairs for Impact Dallas Gala are Macey Davis, Hon. AIA Dallas, a community activist and former public affairs professional, and architect Dan Noble, FAIA, president and CEO of HKS, Inc.

As AIA Dallas and the Foundation aim to foster access to architecture and design for all, the gala will bestow awards on one community member and one architect who exemplify their shared mission.

AIA Dallas’ Lifetime Achievement award is the highest honor given to an architect by the organization, the nation’s 6th largest AIA chapter, and this year will be awarded to Betsy del Monte, FAIA, for her enduring dedication to sustainability, resiliency, and climate impact.

The AD EX Community Cornerstone Award will be awarded to a non-architectural entity in recognition of outstanding contributions that enhance the quality of life by shaping environments and building community. The winner will be announced at the gala, among the three finalists: Bonton Farms, Parks for Downtown Dallas, and Texas Trees Foundation.

The signature Impact Dallas Gala includes passed hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal, open bar, and live music and entertainment from the band Time Machine. The pre-function space will feature a silent auction, raffle, and immersive art experiences. Sponsorships are still available and include access to an exclusive pre-event reception. The 2022 Gala theme is Black & White. Guests are requested to follow a black-tie dress code that fits the black and white theme. Tickets are available at

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Thompson Dallas at The National

205 N Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201

Thompson Dallas at The National 205 N Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201