The Dillon Center was founded in 2011 as a means to advance the public dialogue about architecture and urbanism in North Texas. Named in honor of David Dillon, the late architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News, the Center honors and continues a tradition of engaged and thoughtful investigation of the forces that shape design on every scale. The Center encourages student research and engages with professional partners to bring the university and the community closer together. Ongoing initiatives include the annual David Dillon Symposium and the Oral History of Texas Architecture project.
In pursuing these projects, the Center is fortunate to have had the support of partners including the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Festival of Ideas, the Dallas Architecture Forum, the Dallas Center for Architecture, Preservation Dallas, the Cultural Landscape Foundation, the and the Rose Family Foundation.
Questions about the Center should be sent to its director, Dr. Kathryn Holliday firstname.lastname@example.org