Church of the Incarnation Recognized for Enduring Architectural Design
The American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter (AIA Dallas) has awarded the University
of Dallas Church of the Incarnation the 2014 AIA Dallas Twenty-Five Year Award. Given
annually to a work of enduring post-war architecture that is at least 25 years old,
the award is the highest recognition for design bestowed by AIA Dallas.
We are pleased to recognize the University of Dallas Church of the Incarnation by
AIA Fellows (FAIA) Jane Landry and Duane Landry for its enduring design and its contributions
to improving the built environment of the greater Dallas area, said Dennis Stacy,
FAIA, chair of the AIA Dallas 25 Year Award Committee.
The Church of the Incarnation joins a prestigious list of past award recipients including
the Texas Instruments Semi-Conductor Building, Temple Emanu-El, NorthPark Center,
Republic Bank Tower and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Jane Landry, an acclaimed local architect and one of the founders of Landry and Landry,
Architects and Planners, was the principal architect for the building, which recalls
Medieval and Romanesque architectural traditions while remaining rooted in the 20th
century. The Church of the Incarnation was dedicated on March 24, 1985.
University of Dallas art faculty were heavily involved in the building's design. Emeritus
Professor of Art Lyle Novinski served as liturgical consultant and designed the baptismal
font and altar. Emeritus Professor of Art Heri Bert Bartscht sculpted the stations
of the cross and the statue of Michael the Archangel in the narthex. The university's
church serves as the primary place of worship for UD students, faculty and staff.
The university will be recognized by AIA Dallas on Thursday, April 2, during CELEBRATE
ARCHITECTURE, a special awards event open to the public. More information about attending CELEBRATE ARCHITECTURE is available here.
AIA Dallas, the seventh largest chapter of The American Institute of Architects, empowers
architects to excel and impact their practice, profession and community. AIA Dallas
has a membership base of more than 2,000 members and 300 architectural firms. More
information about AIA Dallas can be found at www.aiadallas.org.