The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Landscapes for Living: Post War Years in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art,  May 6-8, 2010


Frank D. Welch, FAIA

Frank D. Welch’s Dallas firm has designed all types of buildings, but he is known most for his application of modernism to residential structures.  Welch graduated with an architecture degree from Texas A&M University and became an acolyte of O’Neil Ford upon his return from a Fulbright supported study period in Paris.  He remained with Ford’s firm for five years before striking out on his own settling in Dallas in the mid-1980s.

A renowned photographer, Welch also remains dedicated to his profession and often serves as mentor to young interns in addition to his teaching as an adjunct professor at UT Arlington.  He has written articles featured in several publications, a book on Philip Johnson and has received numerous architectural awards including the Texas Society of Architects Medal for Lifetime Achievement.  Through the years he has served on many architecture, preservation and community boards and commissions, currently serving on the Professional Leadership Board, Department of Architecture, Texas A & M University; and University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture Foundation Advisory Council as well as others.