Podcast from the New Books Network features The Open-Ended City

Podcast from the New Books Network features The Open-Ended City

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...
A Daily Dose of Architecture on The Open-Ended City

A Daily Dose of Architecture on The Open-Ended City

If David Dillon, architecture critic at the Dallas Morning News from 1981 to 2006, were still alive he’d be 78 years old. Dillon died in 2010, though when I think about it now it doesn’t seem so long ago that I heard the news. He was one of the most...
How Architecture Critic David Dillon Shaped Dallas’ Development

How Architecture Critic David Dillon Shaped Dallas’ Development

In 1980, writer David Dillon posed the question in a commentary published in Dallas Magazine: “Why is Dallas architecture so bad?” At the time Dallas was at the height of a building boom, but in Dillon’s eyes, new construction in the city did not have the best...
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