Architecture and Design Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$4,950 raised by 23 donors

41% complete

$12,000 Goal

This North Texas Giving Day, the Architecture and Design Foundation is asking for your support of our K-12 education initiatives. The Foundation provides a variety of programs that teach the skills needed for students to become the next generation of leaders in our cities. 

Growing the next generation of leaders. 

Designing My Future Camps bring together students from Kindergarten to High School Seniors and teaches STEM skills with hands-on learning guided by architecture and design educators. At these day camps, campers learn the basics of design thinking and apply them to real-world projects; they tour downtown landmarks and visit local firms to discover who builds the city; and they build confidence in expressing their ideas through writing, drawing, public speaking, and play.

Art of Architecture is an annual juried competition for Middle School and High School students to visualize and creatively express spatial concepts with drawing, photography, sculpture, print-making, and painting. Entries are displayed in the AD EX gallery space in downtown Dallas to showcase the rising young talent of North Texas.

The Foundation encourages the exploration of the built environment for students of all ages and provides financial support for these students seeking a formal architecture and design education and research with over $40,000 in Scholarships and Fellowships granted annually. From early childhood to higher education, the Foundation supports students and professionals in the architecture and design related industries at every stage.

Design thinking for all ages.

At the AD EX, the Foundation provides free programs like Build Your City! to educate kids and adults about who creates the built environment and how to be a part of making better, more equitable cities for the future. We also provide At-Home Activities that give you the tools you need to teach design thinking and to become active design advocates in your community at any age. Our annual winter exhibition, Building Toys and Toy Buildings, along with our year-round LEGO Lab highlight the popular and vintage toys and remind us that everyone is a builder and can realize their own structural ideas and inventions.

With your support on North Texas Giving Day, the Foundation is excited to continue growing our educational programs and activities. Thank you for supporting the next generation of architects and leaders in North Texas!


The Architecture and Design Foundation (the Foundation) is a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1984. Our mission is to foster access to architecture and design for all. For more information, visit

Equity Statement

The Architecture and Design Foundation encourages and celebrates the contributions of those who bring diverse experiences, views, and needs into the design conversation. The Foundation aims to create an environment of holistic inclusion, to amplify the voice of those systemically marginalized, and, most importantly, to broaden the perspectives and stories shared within our community.

Organization Data


Organization name

Architecture and Design Foundation

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Arts, Culture & Humanities, Community Improvement, Education - STEM

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served

Hunt, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


325 N. St. Paul St. Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75201



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