Current Exhibitions


EVOLVING A PERSONAL STYLE: THE ARCHITECTURE OF CHARLES DILBECK

This fan-favorite exhibition returns for special viewing!

Charles Dilbeck (1907-1990) is one of Dallas’ most iconic architects. Combining signature elements of French Norman and Ranch styles through variations, symmetry, and asymmetry, he developed a personal architectural style that is instantly recognizable in his works in Dallas and beyond. Organized by a trio of individuals quite familiar to our architectural scene—architect Philip Henderson, FAIA, architect and author Willis Winters, FAIA, and photographer Carolyn Brown— Evolving A Personal Style: The Architecture of Charles Dilbeck uses large-scale photography highlighting a variety of buildings throughout the region to illustrate the common themes running through these unique structures.

The exhibition grew out of a workshop taught by noted architectural photographer Carolyn Brown. Participants learned about Dilbeck’s style and history, then documented homes throughout the Dallas area. Participating photographers include: Daisy Avalos, Justin Curtsinger, Lyndall Dyer, Don Essmiler, Gabrielle Pruitt, and Frank Richards.

Evolving A Personal Style-The Architecture of Charles Dilbeck is presented by the Architecture and Design Foundation with additional support from Pierce and Allie Beth Allman/Allie Beth Allman and Associates, Robbie and Nancy Briggs/Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Katherine D. Seale, Nancy Shutt, Nancy McCoy/McCoy Collaborative, Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, and Sachson Art.

The exhibition, first shown in 2019, returns for an encore run through December 9, 2022.

AD EX is located in Republic Center at 325 N. St. Paul St., Suite 150, at the corner of St. Paul and Pacific. Exhibition hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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