Significant Past International Architects

Dallas Has Long Benefited from the International Influence of Esteemed Architects

Dallas has a long tradition of residents attracting and retaining prominent East and West Coast architects to design their homes. Here you will also find examples of the country’s most important architects from Chicago, Cleveland, Palm Beach and other major cities, designing their finest work in Dallas. Many of these architects are recognized around the world, as are their Dallas projects.

Alfred T. Gilman, International Architect

Alfred T. Gilman, an architect from Los Angeles who was also an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed in 1954 a mid-century modern home on Gaywood. You can see the same 60 degree and 120 degree angled rooms and sloped ceilings as in the home at 9400 Rockbrook that Frank Lloyd Wright designed.

Barnett, Haynes & Barnett, International Architectural Firm

Thomas P. Barnett, John Ignatius Haynes, and George Dennis Barnett were two sons and a son-in-law of architect George I. Barnett. Their firm out of St. Louis is responsible for designing many of St. Louis’ landmarks including Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. They’ve also built homes in neighborhoods in Dallas like Highland Park.

Don Chapell, International Architect

Don Chapell is known for the homes he designed in the sarasota modern style including 150 Morningside Drive, Sarasota, Florida that he designed in the year 2,000. One of his finest homes in the sarasota modern style is the modern home he designed on Shanendoa in Highland Park, Texas.

Edward Durell Stone, International Architect

Midcentury Modern Home Designed by Architect Edward Durell Stone

Edward Durell Stone grew up in Arkansas and followed his older brother to New York where he studied art. He became one of the most important architects in the world for his international style, sheathed in a bris soleil. His projects include the US Embassy at New Delhi, the US Pavilion for the Brussels World Fair in 1958, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and his most important residence, which he designed in Dallas.

Edward Larrabee Barnes, International Architect

Edward Larrabee Barnes was born in Chicago in 1922. He received his architecture degree from Harvard and his Sheldon Traveling Fellowship he used to experience Europe before he established a private practice in New York and taught at Yale. He created monumental buildings by using geometric modules with a limited palette of materials.

Frank Lloyd Wright, International Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright designed 9400 Rockbrook Drive in 1958 for oilman, John Gillin. Even Frank Lloyd Wright could not resist the Texan’s impulse to build large.

Harwell Hamilton Harris, International Architect

Harwell Hamilton Harris is one of the most important architects to have ever designed a home in Dallas. His work appears from the East to the West Coast, but he is most closely associated with the California mid-century modernist movement.

John Scudder Adkins, International Architect

John Scudder Adkins, who officed out of Cincinnati, Ohio, designed in 1939 a magnificent neoclassical limestone residence in the tradition of McKim, Mead, and White, at 6801 Turtle Creek for Al and Lucy Ball Owsley.

Maurice Fatio, International Architect

Maurice Fatio trained in Switzerland and began his practice in New York. In the 1920s he was voted the most important architect in New York. His largest body of work is in Palm Beach and in Long Island where he built estate homes for society patrons and business tycoons.

Philip Johnson, International Architect

Philip Johnson has designed monumental buildings around the world, but Texas, and specifically Dallas, hold a special place for him.

Sadler & Armstrong, International Architectural Firm

Architectural firm, Sadler & Armstrong consisted of Scottish architect Ernest Howard Sadler and architect E. W. Armstrong. Sadler & Armstrong was responsible for many projects including the Highland Park home 4444 North Versailles.