Frank Welch

Past Dallas and Texas Architect

Frank Welch

Architect Frank Welch Lived Young, January 28, 1927 – June 22, 2017

Architect Frank Welch was a prince of Dallas architecture, a prince of a friend and of the community. Thinking of Frank is thinking about the impact he had on so many in so many people in so many ways, whether it was personally, by his reputation, or his work. See More

Example of Homes Architect Frank Welch Designed

5623 Farquhar Lane, Dallas, Texas


Bent Tree Modern Home

5629 Bent Tree Drive, Dallas, Texas
Frank Welch Modern Home built in the 1970s

5629 Bent Tree Drive, Dallas, Texas

Architect Frank Welch Designed on 1.08 Acres – Sold by Douglas Newby

Frank Welch, FAIA, designed this modern home for the prominent family who developed Bent Tree. It is no wonder they chose this lot for their own modern estate home. Preston Trails golf course and a greenbelt wrap around this home, providing several acre views of green with a backdrop of forest in the distance.

An exterior of stacked white cubes creates a graceful composition of geometric shapes and an interior of voluminous spaces and an exterior of over 1,000 feet of wrap around verandahs, balconies, courtyards and elevated decks.


3535 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, Texas

This home overlooking White Rock Lake, was designed by Frank Welch in 1997 for John and Barbara Bradfield. It draws directly from O’Neil Ford and David Williams. The balconies evolved directly from O’Neil Ford’s Trinity University in San Antonio.


3822 Turtle Creek Drive, Dallas, Texas

Turtle Creek Real Estate

We all know modern homes that have straight lines and sharp edges but they are tricky and ever contrived. This home has a simple shape, its design submits to the site and the exterior materials are honest and straight-forward – concrete, steel, stucco, glass and teak.


5535 Wenonah Drive, Dallas, Texas


3901 Euclid Avenue, Dallas, Texas


4800 Lakeside Drive, Dallas, Texas


3801 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas


4929 Seneca Drive, Dallas, Texas


2833 Park Bridge Court, Dallas, Texas


6812 Hunters Glen Road, Dallas, Texas


4909 Drexel Drive, Dallas, Texas


11505 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas


9741 Meadowbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas


Frank Welch Designed Modern Home

3822 Turtle Creek Drive, Dallas, Texas
Architecturally Significant Dallas Modern Home on Turtle Creek Drive Designed by Architect Frank Welch

3822 Turtle Creek Drive, Dallas, Texas

Turtle Creek Park Inspiration

This inspired modern home designed by architect Frank Welch expresses the best in a modern home. You will find it on an extraordinary site, in a fabulous neighborhood (Turtle Creek Park), and in a vibrant city (Dallas).

Embedded in a rugged natural environment, designed by architect Frank Welch, this modern home is embraced by trees and surrounded by the most enticing vibrancy of Dallas. The Katy Trail is right behind the home, connecting you to SMU, White Rock Lake, Trinity Groves and beyond. Turtle Creek, across the historic stone bridge at the end of the private drive, leads you through Highland Park in one direction and onto the Arts District in another. The best restaurants and shops are a stroll away.


5535 Wenonah Drive, Dallas, Texas


3615 Dartmouth Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3615 Dartmouth Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

3612 Euclid Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3612 Euclid Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

3910 Shenandoah Street, Dallas, Texas

3910 Shenandoah Street, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

3608 Potomac Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3608 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Thoughts on the Contributions of Architect Frank Welch

Frank Welch trained with O’Neil Ford and has been a prominent architect in Dallas with the largest body of work in the Texas Modern style. An artist, a photographer, a mentor, Frank Welch continues to influence and design exquisite Modern and Texas Modern houses in Dallas’ finest neighborhoods and desired locations.

The Lamplighter School Honors Frank Welch with Spirit Award

The Lamplighter School honors Frank Welch for his architectural work at the school, and he discusses his work and affection towards Lamplighter.