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University of Texas at Arlington
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architecture, architectural history, urban history, Dallas, Fort Worth, historic preservation, telephone buildings
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About Me

I am an architectural historian working from Dallas-Fort Worth on projects related to urban history and development, particularly the ways that urban renewal created patterns of discriminatory development in Texas.  I am also writing about telephone buildings and the ways that AT&T has used architecture across the 20th century to create corporate identity as well as an enduring foundation for telecommunications and Internet infrastructure.

As the founding director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, I collaborate with community partners to connect the university with the public conversation about architecture, urban development, and historic preservation in north Texas.

Recent Publications


2019    The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture, edited with an introduction by Kathryn Holliday, foreword by Robert Decherd, afterword by Stephen Fox. Austin: University of Texas Press.

2012    Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century. New York: Rizzoli.

2008    Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age. New York: W. W. Norton.

Book chapters

2020    “Making the Woods for the Little Chapel: The Native Landscape Movement and Modern Architecture in Texas,” in Wilfried Wang, ed., O’Neil Ford Monograph Series No. 8: The Little Chapel in the Woods. Tübingen, Germany: Wasmuth, forthcoming October 2020.

2020    “To Be Modern in Texas: Lone Star Avant-Garde,” for Making Houston Modern: The Architecture and Life of Howard Barnstone, Barrie Scardino Bradley, Stephen Fox, Michelangelo Sabatino, editors, University of Texas Press.

Articles and Essays

2020    “Building the Network: Telephone Buildings in the United States,” and five building entries for the Society of Architectural Historians online Archipedia,

2019    Kathryn Holliday and Colleen Casey, “Urban Sprawl, Social Media and the Town Hall Square as a Symbol for Civic Culture,” Moderne Stadtgeschichte 1 (2019): 89-103.

2019    “Designing Democracy in Dallas-Fort Worth,” Columns Magazine 37, n2 (Fall 2019): 21-25.

2017    “Walking in Zaha’s Shoes,” Columns Magazine 34, n4 (Fall 2017): 68.

2017    “The Road to Disinvestment: How Highways Divided and Destroyed Community Connections in Dallas,” Columns Magazine, 34, n. 1 (Spring 2017): 28-33.

2015    “The Fort Worth Stockyards deserves local protection,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, oped written with Dr. Jacqueline Lambiase, 17 December 2015.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Urban History