Remembering David Dillon

Remembering David Dillon

Yesterday, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, friends,colleagues and admirers gathered at the Nasher Sculpture Center to rememberarchitecture critic David Dillon.  It wasa happy occasion, with reminiscences of David as mentor, wordsmith, companion,intellectual and lover of good wine. Architects, journalists, and communitymembers had much to say with a common trend throughout…the positive impactDavid had on making Dallasa better city.

It’s impossible to capture all that was said, but AlanPeppard has thisitem and The Dallas Morning News ran this Editor’sNote yesterday. 

The Center is proud to be a part of an effort to honor Davidand his contributions to the education of our community aboutarchitecture.  AIA Dallas and the DallasArchitecture Forum have established the David Dillon Memorial Scholarship tohonor his architectural legacy.  Thescholarship will initially be given to outstanding architecture graduatestudents at the University of Texas at Arlington. In order to permanently endow the scholarshipand potentially expand it to a national level, tax-deductible donations tot ehscholarship fund may be sent to:

Dallas Center for Architecture

1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100.

Dallas, TX 75201

For more information, please e-mail us at

And, of course, an item on David Dillon must end with hisown words.  In thisarticle from D Magazine published in 1980, Dillon provides a look at what Dallas’ architecturalcondition was at the time.  It’s amazingto see how far we’ve come…and how much of that progress that David hadsomething to do with.

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