2016 + 2017 + 2018
My first commissioned engagement with AIA Dallas was the 2016 Celebrate Architecture awards and honors reception which commends those whose works and efforts make the Dallas community a better place. It is AIA Dallas’ opportunity to honor local members of the profession and community for their distinguished achievements on the national, state, and local level.
The 2016 Celebrate Architecture invitation and program design, which happened to be needed in less than a month. We tackled the challenge by designing a standard A7 size invitation and by designing the program around an existing black folder which would hold 20 one-sided inserts.
In 2017, we kept the same system for the program, but wanted to create an invitation that was simple, more open and unique to the event's venue. I pitched a simple concept for the 2017 invitation, that could extend to the next year's Celebrate Architecture design as well as AIA Dallas and DCFA's other galas and celebrations. AIA Dallas members could then collect and display their growing poster collection, and develop more affinity for the physical events, as well as the touchpoints that communicated the event details. In 2018, we continued the same concept (as well as another event held during the latter half of 2017).