The David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture was founded in 2011 as a way to connect the School of Architecture to the public conversation about architecture and urbanism in north Texas. The Center sponsors student and faculty research projects and organizes public events that bring together architects, historians, planners, policy-makers, and everyday citizens to examine issues of critical importance to Dallas-Fort Worth.
David Dillon was the award-winning architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News between 1981 and 2006 and after his untimely death in 2010, his wife Sally donated his papers to Special Collections at UT Arlington. The Center honors David’s tradition of insightful writing about architecture and civic culture and his role as an advocate for better design in everyday life.
The Center is funded primarily through philanthropic support. You can join in supporting our work by visiting our Donate page.
News from the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture
UMass Department of Architecture Lecture Series- Fall 2019- Kate Holliday
It may only be a slight exaggeration to say that one of David Dillon’s career accomplishments was to put the words “Dallas” and “architecture” in the same sentence again. After a screed in 1980 entitled “Why Is Dallas Architecture So Bad?” launched his career as an...
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Sunday, October 27, 2019 Capitol Extension Room E1.014 1100 Congress Avenue, AUSTIN Texas In 1980, David Dillon launched his career as an architectural critic with a provocative article in the Dallas Morning News. Kathryn E. Holliday discusses how...