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At DCFA, we work to encourage the conversation about why architecture matters to YOU. We seek to foster the public's understanding of the power of architecture to enrich our city and our lives through this online resource as well as the programs, exhibits and tours that the Center presents. You can make a difference...come join us!


July 24, 2014
A Post From China from Eduardo Castaneda, 2014 Mary Kolb Berglund Traveling Fellow
One of the most vital programs that the Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation administers is its scholarship and fellowship program for student and young architects. Each year, $10,000 or more is distributed to students and architects from across the state and country. This includes the traveling fellowship program: three awards granted for senior architecture students or recent graduates to travel and further their research. Here is a report from Eduardo Castaneda who used his funding from the Mary Kolb Berglund Traveling Fellowship to study urbanization in Asia.

Featured Event

February 9, 2015
Exhibition: Shigeru Ban
The Dallas Center for Architecture presents Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture from February 9 to April 25. The exhibition is organized by the Aspen Art Museum and was previously seen as a part of the Prospect New Orleans project. Beginning with his pioneering designs for United Nations refugee shelters in the mid-1990s, architect Shigeru Ban has devoted himself to humanitarian efforts in the wake of some of the most devastating natural and manmade disasters of the past twenty years. Underpinned by a minimalism based on the notion of energy and ecological sustainability, much of his work uses inexpensive, readily available materials like paper tubes and cardboard to create structures that are lasting and durable.

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