Kathryn E. Holliday appointed as Dumbarton Oaks Mellon Fellow

by University of Texas - Arlington | Jun 14, 2022

The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs is pleased to announce that Dr. Kate Holliday will be in residence at Harvard University's Dumbarton Oak in Urban Landscape Studies as a Mellon Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks is leading a major award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to grow and expand interdisciplinary programs in urban landscape. The Mellon Fellowships initiative offers opportunities to study the history and future of urban landscapes through the lens of democracy, race, identity, and difference. This will be the second time one of our CAPPA faculty members has received a prestigious fellowship appointment at Dumbarton Oaks. Landscape Architecture Director Dr. Diane Allen is currently in residency as a Garden and Landscape Studies Fellow and is expected to return this summer.

Dr. Holliday is the founding director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture and has established a national reputation as an architectural historian whose research and teaching focuses on the built environment in American cities. Through the Dillon Center, she brings together scholars and experts across disciplines to discuss issues related to architecture and urbanism in North Texas pertaining to urban development and historic preservations with a focus on social justice and equity.

Dr. Holliday aims to complete her in-progress book manuscript "Telephone City: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Bell Monopoly." The book explores architecture and design as expressions of corporate monopoly that shaped the American city. This interdisciplinary project reveals hidden connections between architecture, the telephone, and the modern city. Related to this project is her essay on "Building a National Network: Telephone Buildings in the United States, " published in the Society of Architectural Historians Archipedia.

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Dr. Holliday initially joined SAH in 1999.  She currently serves on the SAH Archipedia/BUS Editorial Committee.

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

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