Cunningham Architects was founded in 1981 in Dallas Texas. Since this time the firm has collected over 50 design awards for works that are unique and appropriate to their environment. Sustainable building practices are inherent to our approach and each project is conceived with careful consideration of its context and user. The integrity of our buildings comes from the appropriateness of our design methods. Not only should the design and resulting buildings and spaces be responsible to the Earth and its resources, but they should also be responsible to their occupants and neighbors. We endeavor to understand our clients’ intention. To do so requires immersion into their culture. We are committed to not only fulfilling our clients’ programs, but addressing their more primary intentions and objectives through intense dialogue and challenging ourselves to understand them.

texas society of architects design awards:

  • 1984 14840 Landmark Office Building, Dallas, Texas
  • 1985 Benchmark Office Building, Longview, Texas
  • 1989 Exhibit of Cunningham Architects at the University of Texas at Arlington
  • 1989 Powerhouse, Dallas, Texas
  • 1990 Steak and Ale Corporate Headquarters, Dallas, Texas
  • 1992 Addison Conference and Theatre Center, Addison, Texas
  • 1992 Cistercian Abbey Church, Irving, Texas
  • 1994 4401 Travis Street Apartments, Dallas, Texas
  • 1997 Latorre Residence, Dallas, Texas
  • 2001 Texas Utilities Customer Service Center, Waco, Texas
  • 2002 Casa Caja, Dallas, Texas
  • 2005 Casa Angosta, Richardson, Texas
  • 2005 Pump Station, Highland Park, Texas
  • 2006 Addison Arts & Events District Pavilion, Addison, Texas
  • 2009 House in the Garden, Dallas, Texas
  • 2012 Cathedral of Hope Interfaith Peace Chapel, Dallas, Texas

dallas chapter of the aia design awards:

  • 1984 Benchmark Office Building, Longview, Texas, Merit Award
  • 1984 14840 Landmark Office Building, Dallas, Texas, Merit Award
  • 1987 Exhibit of Cunningham Architects at the University of Texas at Arlington
  • 1988 Sesler House, Dallas, Texas, Citation Award
  • 1989 Power House, Dallas, Texas, Honor Award
  • 1990 Now/Then/Again, Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, Merit Award
  • 1990 Grace Lutheran Church, Carrollton, Texas, Merit Award
  • 1992 Addison Conference and Theatre Center, Addison, Texas, Honor Award
  • 1992 Temple Shalom, Epstein Chapel, Dallas, Texas, Citation Award
  • 1993 Cistercian Abbey Church, Irving, Texas, Citation Award
  • 1994 4401 Travis Street Apartments, Dallas, Texas, Merit Award
  • 1995 Prince of Peace Catholic Community, Plano, Texas, Honor Award
  • 1996 Latorre Residence, Dallas, Texas, Merit Award
  • 1998 Cole Avenue Apartments, Dallas, Texas, Merit Award
  • 1998 Healy House, Dallas, Texas, Citation Award
  • 2000 TXU Service Center, Waco, Texas, Merit Award
  • 2000 Dallas International School, Dallas, Texas, Honor Award
  • 2001 Haggerty Art Center, Irving, Texas, Merit Award
  • 2002 Casa Caja, Dallas, Texas, Citation Award
  • 2003 7th Floor Gallery, JFK Museum, Dallas, Texas, Merit Award
  • 2004 Casa Angosta, Richardson, Texas, Merit Award
  • 2004 Addison Arts & Events District Pavilion, Addison, Texas, Honor Award
  • 2008 House on Cedar Hill, Texas, Merit Award
  • 2010 Wimberley Residence, Citation Award
  • 2011 1000 Foch Street, Citation Award

other awards:

  • 1985 Longview Beautification Award for Benchmark Office Building
  • 1986 Dallas Chapter of AIA, Young Architect of the Year Award
  • 1987 Distinguished Architect of the Year Award, The University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture
  • 1989 National Glass Association, Honor Award for the Power House
  • 1989 Delta Sigma Tau Silver Metal Award, Texas Tech University
  • 1989 National Curatorial Award for the Now/Then/Again Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art
  • 1990 International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Excellence for the Power House
  • 1990 Illuminating Engineering Society Honor Award for the Powerhouse
  • 1991 Illuminating Engineering Society Merit Award for Epstein Chapel
  • 1992 Dallas Theatre Award for The Addison Centre Theatre
  • 1994 International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Excellence for the Cistercian Abbey Church
  • 1994 Emerging Voices, Architectural League of New York
  • 1995 Young Outstanding Texas Ex, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2003 Illuminating Engineering Society Merit Award for Sacred Space
  • 2005 Illuminating Engineering Society IIDA Legends Award for Addison Arts & Events District Pavilion
  • 2011 TEXO Distinguished Building Award for the Cathedral of Hope Interfaith Peace Chapel