Welcome to the movie A Well-Made Object, a documentary on architect Howard Meyer.
In the late 1980’s, as his architectural practice was ending and his archive was being transferred to the collection of the University of Texas Alexander Architectural Archive, Meyer’s past client Carolyn Clark worked with Dallas filmmaker Jim Murray to produce a short film devoted to Meyer’s life and work.
The film project was completed in rough form in 1991 but the project lay dormant for a number of years until reinitiated in the spring of 2009 by Mrs. Clark.
Working with filmmaker J. Mitchell Johnson and architect W. Mark Gunderson, AIA a new film has been made to current standards which revises major portions of the orginal material and utilizes outtakes unseen in that film.
This site has been set up as an educational resource for those interested in Modern Architecture during the 1950's in the Dallas, TX area.
The film is available in multiple formats for easy viewing options.
A Well Made Object has been made available to professors, students, and other educational professionals for download and free use in educational settings.
Howard Meyer's large-scale housing project creates versatility in the architect's oeuvre.
Meyer strove to balance the conflicting tendencies of maintaining spaciousness while providing substance.
Through Meyer's work in the Brackins Project revealed a responsibility to social welfare.
In 1956, Meyer brought about the realization of his residential design.