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Gary Cunningham is the founder and president of Cunningham Architects. He has worked as an architect since 1976. His interests range from the broad aspects of master planning to the details of architectural technology and interior design. Mr. Cunningham teaches, lectures on The Work of Cunningham Architects, and contributes work to many architectural publications.

  • “Gary Cunningham is a burly guy, a linebacker, lumberjack type, who works in a sprawling warehouse near downtown Dallas, surrounded by welders, engineers, landscape architects, graphic designers, and computer geeks. A loose, at times bewildering arrangement, as much repertory company as architecture office, it nevertheless reflects the open-ended, exploratory spirit of Cunningham's work.
  • We don't design beautiful buildings," he says emphatically… Yet even a cursory survey of Cunningham's architecture shows that his contrarian, "take that" attitude is neither an affectation nor a marketing ploy, but a starting point and first principle. His range is impressive, from houses, schools, and office buildings to churches, theaters, and a tribal center for Southern Ute Indians. No two projects are alike, yet all express a set of basic convictions about materials, structure, and process that connect him to builder-architects of previous generations, as well as to the earlier Arts and Crafts movement.”

David Dillon, Contract Magazine, July 2008

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • University of Texas at Austin (1976)
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • Registration
  • State of Texas (1981)
  • State of Colorado (1987)
  • State of Indiana (1988)
  • State of Mississippi (2007)