Project Features

October 31, 2017

A Look at Architect Max Levy

The 2017 jury for the Texas Society of Architects O’Neil Ford Medal for Design Achievement named Max Levy, FAIA, as this year’s honoree. It’s the latest in a string of awards Levy has received for his body of work.

“Levy is revered for his carefully crafted Modernist designs and his sympathy for the environment,” Helen Thompson, Editor at Large for Luxury Interiors Texas, writes on her design blog, describing a recent Levy project, an East Texas inspiring house for the founder of the Container Store.

Real estate blog, Candy’s Dirt, featured a Max Levy Architect project on the market in Addison, Texas in 2015. A “timelessly modern” residence (despite being built more than twenty years ago!), this home exemplifies Levy’s use of glass to bring nature into everyday living.


[Photo: Candy's Dirt]

Lauded for using “basic materials and simple construction”, Texas Architect magazine, the O’Neil Ford Medal jurors commend “the celebration of humanity that is palpable in all his projects.”

“Working in a small studio, Levy and his collaborators make optimistic and cheerful buildings that are sensitive and exquisitely scaled to their settings.”

Sebastian worked with Max Levy on the Twin Coves residence project, one that is indeed “sensitive and exquisitely scaled” to its setting.

Early in his career, Levy trained with noted Dallas modernist, Bud Oglesby.

Glass, clean lines and simple materials convey a sense of peace and harmony.