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Design by the Gallon: Architecture
and Water Conservation
August 6- September 19

The situation is dire. In 2011, an average of 14.8 inches of water fell across the entire
state, making it the driest year in Texas history. In October 2011, 88% of the state was
classified as being in "exceptional drought." And one only hopes that the drought
conditions don't extend to a period echoing the years from 1950 to 1957. During
that time, farms collapsed, livestock died, and cities were hard-hit. To provide
even a fraction of the water the city needed, Dallas was forced to pump water
from the Red River, and its high salt content wreaked havoc with plumbing and
landscapes. How did we get to this point and what can we do about it?

The latest exhibition at the Dallas Center for Architecture examines the
environmental and human-generated circumstances that have put us in
the situation we are now in. Looking at a series of architect-designed solutions
of all scales-both in buildings and landscape-Design By The Gallon: Architecture
and Water Conservation provides context and possibilities for changing our
drought-stricken future. Featured projects include the soon-to-be-completed
Perot Museum of Nature and Science, landscapes at Sprint Headquarters and
the University of Texas at Arlington, and smaller-scale residential projects in both
Dallas and Austin.

The show also tests your water conservation IQ and offers suggestions for how
YOU can help address the problem...not just through behavior but by
modifying your own home and workplace.

The exhibition is free to the public and open Monday-Friday
from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

dallascfa.com

DO-IT-YOURSELF PLUMBING REPAIR WORKSHOP
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Community Room at Eastfield College-Pleasant Grove Campus
802 S. Buckner Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75217
Click here for directions.

Did you know the average American home loses 14% of their water use to leaks?
Attend our FREE workshop to learn how you can perform do-it-yourself minor
repairs to save water and help lower your water bill. Below are some of the
topics that will be covered at the workshop:

Checking for leaky toilets, faucets and hose bibs
Replacing toilet flapper valves
Fixing leaking faucets
Installing faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads
Water Conservation tips

Plumber Charlie Brown of GWS Services in Garland will be the instructor.

Making a reservation
Space is limited, please register online at
SaveDallasWater.com or by
calling (214) 670-3155. Let us know many will be attending in your group.
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presents

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The Architecture Happy Hour

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6:00 p.m.

In conjunction with our exhibition Design By the Gallon: Architecture and
Water Conservation, we are pleased to present this talk by Kevin Sloan, ASLA.
We'll begin the evening with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by Kevin's talk