Ad Ex presents "The Life and Work of Charles Dilbeck"

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Architect Charles Dilbeck
Architect Charles Dilbeck in front of one of the motels he designed. Photo courtesy of Ad Ex

The current exhibition at AD EX is "Evolving a Personal Style: The Architecture of Charles Dilbeck." 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 other cities such as Tulsa. The exhibition employs large-scale photography highlighting a variety of buildings throughout the region to illustrate the common themes running through these unique structures.

Willis Winters, FAIA, is an architect, historian, and Dilbeck expert, having researched the designer’s work for years in preparation for a planned book. In conjunction with the exhibition, Winters will present a detailed look at Dilbeck’s life, career, and work. The talk will examine Dilbeck’s training, the evolution of his architectural style, and a collection of examples of his work across Dallas and elsewhere.

Event Details



Architecture and Design Exchange
325 N. St. Paul St. Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75201


Ticket Info

Admission is free.