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Dallas Modern Architecture

Dallas Architectural Styles & Examples

As Art Deco swept the country in 1936, the Centennial Exhibition buildings at Fair Park were designed in this style. Several Art Moderne or Art Deco residences were designed at the same time.

Dallas Modern Architecture, Post-1950

The architectural schools led by Harwell Hamilton Harris at the University of Texas taught Modernism. International modernists were recruited to design residences. The result was the most robust proliferation of contemporary architecture in the country.

Modern architecture continued in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and into the twenty-first century. Dallas architects Downing Thomas, Bill Booziotis, Mark Domiteaux, Lionel Morrison and others contributed to modern residential architecture simultaneously with internationally known architects designing downtown skyscrapers. Interest in modern architecture grows. While the city simultaneously longs for a past, it is encumbered by centuries of tradition, prompting new modern homes.

Modern Home Designed by Chicago Architect Robert Neylan

Dallas enjoys modern homes designed by architects from across the country and from around the world.

Dallas Modern Architectural Styles

Mr. Newby:

I wanted to drop you a quick note. I have very much enjoyed reading about Dallas architecture styles and history on your Web site.  We are looking for a modern/contemporary home and have found your writing very enlightening.

My best to you this holiday season.

Robert Moore
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Dallas Voice

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