A Well-Made Object - Dallas Architect Howard Meyer

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.

3525 Turtle Creek Apartments

Howard Meyer's large-scale housing project creates versatility in the architect's oeuvre.

Nakoma Residence

Meyer strove to balance the conflicting tendencies of maintaining spaciousness while providing substance.

Brackins Public Housing Project

Through Meyer's work in the Brackins Project revealed a responsibility to social welfare.

Rockbrook Residence

In 1956, Meyer brought about the realization of his residential design.