Bud Oglesby, Dallas Architect

Past Dallas and Texas Architect

Bud Oglesby and his firm, Oglesby Group Architects, was one of the most important firms in Dallas for several decades. He has had more influence on the modernist architects working in Dallas in the twenty-first century than any other architect. He was a native of Phoenix, was raised in San Angelo and he received his masters’ degree in architecture from MIT. He recognized that “Dallas residents travel a lot and there are so many choices of materials that it prevents a definitive look.” His homes always had a relaxed elegance, exploring light and accommodating a family’s lifestyle.

Example of Homes Architect Bud Oglesby Designed

Condominium Triumph 

3217 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas
Open Floor Plan on Armstrong

3217 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Bud Oglesby Condominium on Armstrong and Travis – Sold by Douglas Newby

Bud Oglesby, FAIA, with Oglesby Architects, designed the best residential public spaces in Dallas. Bud Oglesby designed modern homes as large as 10,000 square feet or, like this modern Oglesby condominium on Armstrong and Travis, homes with 2,392 square feet. However, whether large or small, these modern architecturally significant homes open to voluminous and open living spaces that connect to the rest of the home.  This modern residence has a further advantage of even greater expanded space with the living room wall of accordion glass doors that open to the freshly renovated outdoor living room and side courtyard with a vertical water feature, enjoying the dappled sunlight from the nearby canopy of trees.

Bud Oglesby Architect Designed Home

3201 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas
Real Estate in Turtle Creek Corridor

3201 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Katy Trail/Knox Street/Turtle Creek Real Estate – Sold by Douglas Newby

Tucked back from Travis and Armstrong there is an exquisite period piece of Modernism. This is the best Bud Oglesby designed condominium I have seen. The protected and intimate scale of these residences is quite elegant in a setting of restaurants and galleries. The interior designer and lighting designer have reinterpreted this approximately 2,100 square foot space with the finest current lighting, hardware and materials.

5030 Ravine Drive, Dallas, Texas

Bud Oglesby Designed Home in Preston Hollow

Architect Enslie (Bud) Oglesby designed this 4,400 square foot contemporary home in 1970. Award-winning architect Ron Wommack, who came out of the Oglesby shop, calls it “Bud’s purest work.” This home reflects the aesthetic that continues to influence the current generation of award winning architects.

10573 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas

Here is an architect designed home that perfectly matches its owners. One of the city’s finest modern architects and owners with European taste create a home that successfully marries the French influence of recent homes in Preston Hollow with the modernism of the Oglesby group.

5411 Surrey Circle, Dallas, Texas

3929 Potomac Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3929 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas