Adrienne Faulkner inherited a passion for design, global interests and innovation from her grandfather, renowned Dallas architect, George L. Dahl, FAIA. Dahl was the creator, innovator and chief architect for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.

Dahl designed many Dallas landmarks, including: The Neiman Marcus Building on Main Street (1927); Titche-Goettinger Builing on Elm Street (1929); The Cotton Bowl at Fair Park (1936); The Dallas Morning News Building on Young Street (1949); Old Dallas Central Library on Commerce Street (1955); First National Bank Tower on Elm Street (1965); Owen Fine Art Center at SMU (1965); The Earle Cabell Federal Building on Commerce Street (1971); and more.

Dahl designed the first “drive- thru,” but didn’t patent his idea. He was among the first Texas architects to have a nationwide practice and was among the pioneers in fast-track design, which allowed for actual construction to begin even before the design was finished. Upon his retirement in 1973, he had produced some 3,000 projects throughout the country that are estimated to be worth $3 billion.

Dahl’s artwork and giclee prints can be viewed at Architectural-Images. Call Faulkner Design Group for purchasing information.

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