Max Levy as a child


1967 to 1970 University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Architecture
1965 to 1967 University of Southern California
1947 to 1965 Born and raised in Fort Worth


Summer 2004 Elevated to Fellow, American Institute of Architects
1984 to Present Max Levy, Architect, Dallas
1976 to 1984 The Oglesby Group, Dallas, Project Architect
1973 to 1976 Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Chicago, Project Team Member
Spring 1973 Joseph Esherick & Associates, San Francisco, Project Team Member


Fall 1997 Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Fall 1988 Lecturer, Graduate Design Studio, University of Texas at Arlington
1978 to Present Visiting design jury critic at University of Texas at Arlington
1969 Arts & Crafts Teacher Assistant, California School for the Blind, Berkeley


November 2023 First Place, Paper City Design Awards, Bahamas Cottage
November 2022 Visionary Award for Architecture, DHome
September 2022 Honor Award, AIA Dallas, Merrilee Lane
September 2022 Critics' Choice Award, AIA Dallas, Merrilee Lane
September 2022 Unbuilt Award, AIA Texas, Ranch House for a Naturalist
June 2022 Citation, RD National Design Awards, Ranch House For a Naturalist
October 2021 Honor Award, RD National Design Awards, Merrilee Lane
September 2021 Top 50 North American Architects, The Architect's Newspaper
June 2021 Honor Award, AIA Texas, Merrilee Lane
April 2020 Project of the Year, RD National Design Awards, Addition to the Stretto House
October 2018 Honor Award, AIA Dallas, Addition to the Stretto House
December 2017 Design Award, Papercity/Dallas, Prospect House
December 2017 Design Award, Papercity/Dallas, Stretto Light Sails
November 2017 25 Year Award, AIA Dallas, The Stretto Residence
November 2017 O’Neil Ford Medal for Design Achievement, AIA Texas
November 2017 Honor Award, AIA Texas, Prospect House
April 2017 National Small Project Design Award, AIA, Prospect House
October 2016 Honor Award, AIA Dallas, Prospect House
October 2016 Citation Award, AIA Dallas, House at Rainbo Lake
May 2016 Design Award, AIA Texas, Columbarium
March 2016 25 Year Award, AIA Dallas, House Behind a Wall
October 2015 Honor Award, AIA Dallas, Columbarium
August 2015 International Design Award, Faith + Form, Columbarium
February 2013 Firm of the Year, AIA Dallas
October 2011 Design Award, AIA Texas, Singing Bell Ranch
October 2010 Studio Award, AIA Texas, Color Clock House
October 2007 Best in Show, AIA Dallas, House at Wind Point
October 2007 Honor Award, AIA Texas, House at Wind Point
September 2006 National Honor Award, ASLA, Beck Park
October 2004 Dallas House of the Year Award, AIA, D Magazine, Sunlit House
October 2003 Honor Award, AIA Texas, Sunlit House
October 2003 Honor Award, AIA Texas, House by a Pond
September 2002 Merit Award, AIA Dallas, House by a Pond
August 2002 Dallas House of the Year Award, AIA, D Magazine, House by a Pond
May 2001 National Honor Award, AIA, Western Homes Awards, Spec House on the Prairie
October 2000 Honor Award, AIA Texas, Spec. House on the Prairie
September 1999 Honor Award, AIA Dallas, Spec. House on the Prairie
July 1997 Honor Award, AIA Texas, House with a Sky View
May 1997 Honor Award, AIA Dallas, House with a Sky View
December 1996 Dallas Urban Design Award, Liveable Neighborhood Strategy Task Force
October 1996 Honor Award, AIA Texas, Declaration of Independence Exhibition
May 1996 National Honor Award, SEGD, Declaration of Independence Exhibition
May 1996 The ASID Architectural Award for 1996, McCracken Residence
November 1995 Honor Award, AIA Texas, Carport and Greenhouse
June 1994 Merit Award, AIA Dallas, Cottage Addition
January 1993 National Honor Award, AIA National, Stretto House (Consulting Architect)
October 1991 Honor Award, AIA Texas, Dallas Arboretum Refreshment Pavilion
May 1991 Honor Award, AIA Dallas, Dallas Arboretum Refreshment Pavilion
November 1989 Citation, “It’s About Time”, design exhibition, Texas Fine Arts Association
October 1989 Honor Award, AIA Texas, A House Behind a Wall
June 1989 Citation, AIA Dallas, A House Behind a Wall
December 1970 U. C. Berkeley, honors at graduation:
Phi Beta Kappa
The Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement
The AIA School Medal
U. C. Departmental Citation in Architecture


November 2023 Panelist, O'Neil Ford Medal, TSA Convention
October 2023 Lecture, “Bringing Nature Into Play”, AIA Arkansas State Convention
November 2022 Interview, Small Firms Roundtable. AIA Dallas
June 2021 Panelist, Frank Welch Memorial Lecture Honoring Mark Wellen, Dallas Architecture Forum
April 2021 Lecture, Wright Lecture Series, "Bringing Nature into Play", Madison Wisconsin
October 2020 Panelist, "Legacy of Award Winning Designers", TSA Convention
April 2019 Lecture, D-Home Architect Showcase
October 2018 Keynote, Celebrate Architecture, AIA Dallas
October 2018 Lecture, "Buildings, Drawings, and Clouds", University of Texas at Arlington
May 2018 Panelist, "Inspiration", Dallas Architecture Forum
November 2017 Panelist, Urban Sketching, TSA Convention
May 2017 Panelist, “Architects Dream of Venice”, National Arts Club, NYC
April 2017 Lecture, “The Artist’s Eye”, Kimbell Art Museum
October 2015 Lecture, “Recent Work”, University of Texas at Arlington
February 2015 Panel Moderator, “Craft”, TSA Design Conference
November 2013 Panelist, “Twenty Years Later”, TSA Convention
September 2013  Keynote, “Why We Architects Hang in There”, AIA/Kansas Convention
November 2012 Lecture, “Recent Work”, AIA Central Oklahoma
October 2012 Lecture, “Fireside Chat”, TSA Convention
October 2012 Participant, Pecha Kucha, Austin
April 2012 Tour, Penthouse, Turtle Creek Homeowners Association
March 2012 Panelist, “Unexpected in Dallas”, Dallas Center for Architecture
February 2012 Panelist, “Architecture in the Hinterlands”, TA Design Conference
October 2011 Lecture, “Nature, Human Nature, and Architecture”, TSA Convention
September 2011 Lecture, “Long Skinny Buildings”, AIA San Antonio
April 2011 Lecture, “Common and Uncommon Sense”, Kansas State University
April 2010 Lecture, “Recent Work”, Tarrant County College
April 2009 Panelist, “Frank Welch and Texas Modernism”, Dallas Center for Architecture
May 2008 Filmed Interview, Center for Creative Connections, Dallas Museum of Art
April 2008 Panelist, “Make Space For Art/La Reunion Tx”, Dallas Architecture Forum
March 2008 Tour, Rawlings Residence, Dallas Architecture Forum
October 2007 Panelist, “Innovative Speculative Architecture”, Dallas Architecture Forum
February 2005 Lecture, “Recent Work”, University of Texas at Austin
March 2007 Panelist, “Thinking Through Your Fingers”, Dallas Architecture Forum
November 2005 Panelist, “Conversations with Texas Modernists”, DoCoMoMo/NTX
October 2005 Lecture, “Look Up”, Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA Convention
April 2005 Lecture, “At the Root of Architecture”, Meadows Museum of Art
August 2004 Panelist, “Thoughts on Practice”, Fort Worth AIA Associates Forum
April 2004 Lecture, “View From a Small Studio”, University of Texas @ Arlington
February 2004 Lecture, “View From a Small Studio”, University of Houston
January 2004 Panelist, “Tectonics and Poetics”, Oklahoma State University
November 2003 Exhibition, “Starting Places”, Forth Worth Contemporary Arts Center
November 2003 Panelist, “Residential Design in Texas”, TSA Convention, Fort Worth
October 2003 Lecture, “Tectonics and Poetics”, Louisiana Tech University
June 2003 Exhibition, “Starting Places”, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
June 2003 Tour, House by a Pond, Dallas Architecture Forum
June 2003 Radio Interview, “Art Matters”, 101.1 FM
May 2003 Tour, House by a Pond, U.T. Friends of Architecture
April 2003 Tour, Sunlit House, Jewish Federation
November 2002 Lecture, “Sky, Prairie, Rain, Shadow, Light”, Texas Tech University
November 2002 Exhibition, “Five Dallas Modernists”, University of Houston
July 2002 Lecture, AIA Dallas, “Shadows, Rain, and Light”
March 2002 Exhibition, “Five Dallas Modernists”, University of Texas at Arlington
February 2002 Lecture, Texas A&M, “Starting Place”
January 2002 Exhibition,“Five Dallas Modernists”, University of Texas at Dallas
November 2001 Lecture, Texas Society of Architects Convention, “Starting Place”
October 2001 Tour, The Marshall Residence, Preservation Dallas
April 2001 Lecture, University of Texas at San Antonio, “A Sense of Place”
March 2001 Panelist, Dallas Architecture Forum, “Inside/Outside”
July 2000 Lecture, AIA Fort Worth, “A View of the Prairie”
March 2000 Lecture, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, “Recent Projects”
January 2000 Lecture, University of Texas at Austin, “Recent Projects”
July 1998 Exhibition, “Big Sky”, Arlington Museum of Art
November 1997 Lecture, AIA Oklahoma, “Land/Architecture/Sky”
October 1997 Lecture, Texas Tech University, “Land/Architecture/Sky”
September 1997 Lecture, Kimbell Art Museum, “Recent Projects”
June 1997 Lecture, Dallas Architecture Forum, “Recent Projects”
March 1997 Lecture, Dallas Museum of Art, “Heart, Mind, and Eye”
February 1997 Lecture, UT Arlington, “Aspirations and Realities of a Small Architectural Practice”
January 1997 Lecture, AIA Dallas, “Idealism and Practicality”
May 1996 Tour, The Newman Residence, Dallas Museum of Art
November 1995 Panelist, Texas Society of Architects, “The Design Driven Practice”
September 1993 Panelist, Texas Society of Architects, Small Practice Seminar
April 1992 Lecture, AIA El Paso, “Regionalism Above the Horizon Line”
September 1991 Exhibition, “Concept 2000”, The Chicago Athenaeum
August 1991 Panelist, Texas Society of Architects Design Roundtable
October 1990 Panelist, TSA Convention, “Regionalism in the 90’s”
May 1990 Lecture, Dallas Museum of Art, “Shadeville”
November 1989 Exhibition, “It’s About Time”, Texas Fine Arts Association
September 1989 Lecture, AIA Fort Worth, “Recent Projects”
December 1988 Exhibition, “Flights of Fancy”, Texas Fine Arts Association


May 2022 Texas Architect, “Sunlight, Color, and Breezes”
November 2020 Texas Architect, “House Arrest”
April 2020 Dallas Morning News, “A Refuge in Nature”
March 2019 Texas Architect, “Sore Eyes”
September 2017 Texas Architect, “Frank's Dream”
November 2015 Texas Architect, “Library of Souls”
February 2015 Courthouses of Central Texas, book by Brantley Hightower, Foreword
January 2015 Texas Architect, “Ispirazione”
July 2013 Texas Architect, "Light Sketches"
May 2012 Patron, “Attention to Detail”
July 2008 Cite, “Carlo Scarpa In Person”
May 2006 Texas Architect, “The Grace and Disgrace of Weathering”
July 2002 Texas Architect, “Starting Place”
January 2000 Chasing the Modernist Rainbow, book published by Texas
July 1998 Texas Architect, “Plain Presence”
November 1996 Texas Architect, “The Big View”
December 1995 Texas Architect, “From Jefferson to Wright”
September 1993 Texas Architect, “Out on One’s Own”
October 1992 Places, “The Language of Light”
March 1989 Domain, “The Texas Spring Palace”
July 1982 Texas Architect, “Land, Sky, and People”


January 2024 Paper City Magazine, “Paper City Design Awards”
November 2023 D Home Magazine, “Common Ground”, by Jessica Otte
June 2022 RD Magazine, “Ranch House For a Naturalist”, by Cheryl Weber
October 2021 The Architect's Newspaper, “Top 50 North American Architects”
August 2021 Dallas Morning News, “A Meditative Oasis”, by Mary Grace Granados
April 2021 RD Magazine, “Merrilee Lane”, by Cheryl Weber
September 2020 RD Magazine, “Second Nature”, by Cheryl Weber
August 2020 RD Magazine, “Project of the Year / Addition to the Stretto House”, by Cheryl Weber
November 2019 RD Magazine, “The Renewed House”, by Cheryl Webber
November 2019 D Home Magazine, “Pencil to Paper”, by Sarah Bennett
December 2018 Texas Architect, "Icon Plus", by Michael Malone
November 2018 Texas Made/Texas Modern, book edited by Helen Thompson
October 2018 Modern Luxury Interiors, "Into the Woods", by Helen Thompson
October 2017 Texas Modern, book edited by Hannah Jenkins
September 2017 Texas Architect, “Prospect House”, by Eurico Francisco
November 2015 Texas Architect, “Wind, Rain, Sky”, by Bart Shaw
March 2015 Dallas Morning News, “In Perfect Harmony”, by Mark Lamster
July 2014 Dwell, “Out on a Limb”, by Helen Thompson
January 2014 Dallas Modern, book published by the Dallas Architecture Forum
January 2013 Texas Architect, “A Triangle and a Tree”, by Catherine Gavin
May 2012 FD Magazine, “Eight Architects”, by Rob Brinkley and Nan Coulter
May 2012 Papercity, “Architectural Aspirations”, by Brooke Hortenstine
November 2010 Texas Architect, “Color Clock House”, by Stephen Sharpe
July 2010 Dallas Morning News, “Timeless Appeal”, by Nancy Baldwin
October 2009 Metropolitan Home, “Shed for Home”, by Susan Heeger
October 2008 FD Magazine, “Urban Oasis”, by David Dillon
July 2008 Metropolitan Home, “Uncommon Cabins”, by Diane Carroll
June 2008 Great Houses of Texas, by Lisa Germany, book published by Abrams
April 2008 Architectural Record, “The Architect’s Hand”, by Jennifer Richter
April 2008 Luxe, “Architect of Life”, by Linda Faulkner
March 2008 Spaces (UK), “A Texas Tale”, by Noel Montrucchio
February 2008 Architectural Record, “American Architecture Today”, by David Dillon
October 2007 Architectural Record Online, “House of the Month”, by Ingrid Spencer
October 2007 FD Magazine, “Into the Woods”, by David Dillon
October 2007 Texas Architect, “House at Wind Point”, by Michael Malone
June 2007 Luxe, “Courting Nature”, by Patrick Soran
November 2004 D Magazine, “Home of the Year”, by Adam McGill
October 2004 Dallas Home Design, “Orchestrated Serenity”, by Clare Miers
September 2004 Papercity, “Peer Pressure”, by Rob Brinkley
April 2004 Metropolitan Home, “Home Again”, by Fred Bernstein
December 2003 Dallas Morning News, “2003 in Review”, by David Dillon
November 2003 Western Interiors, “Shadow Play”, by Michael Ennis
October 2003 Papercity, “Detail Oriented”, by Rob Brinkley
October 2003 Dallas Home Design, “Midcentury Maxim”, by Elise Anthony
October 2003 Better Homes and Gardens, “Grown-up Tastes”, by Sara Anderson
September 2003 Texas Architect, “Seminal Assemblies”, by Greg Ibanez
September 2003 Texas Architect, “Watercourse”, by Edward Baum
September 2003 Texas Architect, “Modernist Treasure”, by Tom Trenolone
June 2003 Dallas Morning News, “Hidden Aspirations Revealed”, by David Dillon (6-11-03)
September 2002 Dallas Morning News, “Blueprints for Success”, by David Dillon (9-11-02)
June 2002 Dallas Morning News, “Artists in Residence”, by David Dillon (6-23-02
March 2002 Five Dallas Modernists, by Richard Brettell, exhibition catalog published by U.T. Dallas
January 2002 Geometry in Architecture, by Clovis Heimsath, book published by U.T. Press
October 2001 Sunset, “Hayloft Home”, by Ann Bertelsen
March 2001 Dallas Morning News, “Finding a Dream”, by David Dillon (3-4-01)
October 2000 Texas Architect, “Light Coming on the Plains”, by Mark Gunderson
January 1999 Outside Architecture, by Susan Zevon, book published by Rockport Publishers
September 1999 Landscape Architecture, “Prairie Music”, by Lisa Germany
May 1999 D Magazine, “Reaching For the Sky”, by Mary Brown Malouf
March 1999 Texas Monthly, “Suburban Renewal”, by Howard Wen
January 1999 D Magazine, “Dallas Architecture: Elements of Style”, by Douglas Newby
August 1998 Dallas Morning News, “Homes on the Range”, by David Dillon (8-23-98)
August 1998 Fort Worth Star Telegram, “Big Sky, Texas”, by Gaile Robinson (8-15-98)
August 1998 House Beautiful, “Sky’s the Limit”, by Susan Zevon
June 1998 Architectural Record magazine, “Garden Pavilion”, by Charles Linn
February 1998 Fort Worth Star Telegram, “Housing on the Prairie”, (2-8-98), by Miles Moffeit
September 1997 Texas Architect, “Above and Beyond”, by Jenna Colley
March 1997 Applied Arts, “Dallas Public Library”, by Cathy Fishel
January 1997 Dallas Morning News, “Architecture and the Art of Living” (1-5-97), by David Dillon
January 1997 Texas Architect, “House for an Artist”, by Vincent Hauser
August 1996 Identity magazine, “Housing History”, by Pat Knapp
May 1996 Architectural Record Lighting, “Declaration of Independence Exhibition”, by Charles Linn
May 1996 Identity, “Declaration of Independence Exhibition”, by W.S. Moore
December 1995 Texas Architect, “Botanical Garage”, by Susan Williamson
March 1995 House Beautiful, “Away to it All”, by Alice Gordon
January 1995 Dallas Morning News, “Form Meets Function” (1-20-95), by Mariana Greene
September 1994 Fort Worth Star Telegram, “A Cottage Industry” (9-9-94), by Mitchell Owens
July 1994 New York Times, “Building Small, Thinking Big” (7-21-94), by Mitchell Owens
March 1994 Texas Architect, “Shadows in the Garden”, by Ray Don Tilley
January 1992 Texas Architect, “A Movable Feast”, by Joel Barna
November 1991 Texas Architect, “Modern Texas Architecture: In the Details”, by Larry Good
October 1991 House Beautiful, “Tranquility Amid a City’s Roar”, by Susan Zevon
July 1991 Texas Architect, “A Big House”, by Niko Letunic
July 1991 Southern Living, “Living in the Kitchen”, by Carole Engle
June 1991 Dallas Morning News, “Architects Redrawing the Texas Landscape” (6-23-91), by David Dillon
February 1991 Architectural Record, “Regional Portfolio: Five Texas Architects”, by Gerald Moorhead
October 1990 Southern Living, “The Southern Home”, by Diane Young
Jan. / Feb. 1990 Texas Architect, “A House Behind a Wall”, by Joel Barna
September 1989 Dallas Life, “The Big Screen”, by Mariana Greene
June 1989 Southern Living, “High Noon in Dallas”, by Carole Engle
May 1989 Texas Architect, “New Texas Houses”, by Joel Barna
April 1988 Domain, “Outside In”, by Lisa Germany
September 1987 Dallas Life, “Sunscreen”, by Mariana Greene
March 1986 DFW Home & Garden, “Brave New Kitchens”, by Karen Muncy
April 1982 DFW Home & Garden, “Architecture: Past, Present, and Future”, by Pam Johnson
July 1981 Texas Architect, “Fairway Plaza”, by Larry Fuller


2018 to present Committee Member, O’Neil Ford Medal Task Force
September 2020 Juror, Texas Tech College of Architecture Design Awards
2017 to 2019 Committee Member, David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture
October 2019 Juror, AIA Dallas, Student Design Awards
August 2013 Juror, AIA Kansas Design Awards
October 2010 Juror, TEDx Dallas Art Installation
April 2009 Juror, The Art of Architecture, Juried Middle and High School Competition
February 2008 Juror, Make Space for Art, La Reunion Tx. Design Competition
June 2005 Juror, AIA Austin Design Awards
October 2004 Curator, “Constructions”, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
August 2004 Juror, AIA Kansas Design Awards
March 2004 Juror, AIA Virginia, Inform Magazine Design Awards
2004 to Present Board Member, U.T. Arlington School of Architecture Advisory Council
November 2003 Juror, AIA El Paso Design Awards
June 2003 Curator, “Starting Places”, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
August 2002 Juror, AIA North Dakota Design Awards
2001 to 2003 Board Member, Dallas Architectural Foundation
August 2000 Juror, AIA Arkansas Design Awards
1999 to Present Contributing Editor, Texas Architect magazine
October 1998 Juror, AIA El Paso Design Awards
November 1996 Juror, Young Architects Forum Design Competition
October 1996 Conferee, City of Dallas, “What Makes A Liveable Neighborhood”
September 1994 Juror, AIA El Paso Design Awards
May 1994 Juror, AIA Dallas Small Projects Design Awards
February 1994 Juror, AIA Houston Design Awards
July 1993 Juror, AIA Austin Design Awards
April 1993 Juror, AIA Houston Unbuilt Design Awards
1992 to 1993 Committee Member, Dallas Arboretum A and C Committee
January 1992 Committee Member, Pegasus Plaza Sculptor Selection Committee
December 1991 Committee Member, ASID O’Neil Ford Award Selection Committee
1988 and 1989 Committee Member, University Park Urban Design Advisory Board
November 1988 Juror, AIA West Texas Design Awards
September 1987 Committee Member, TSA Education Liaison Committee
November 1985 Juror, AIA Fort Worth Design Awards
May 1982 Juror, AIA San Antonio Design Awards

  Max Levy as a child