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In Remembrance: Bill Booziotis, FAIA
We are saddened by the news of the passing of Bill Booziotis, FAIA. He served the profession and leaves behind a prestigious legacy as president of AIA Dallas in 1983, founder of the AIA Dallas Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Center for Architecture.
Bill obtained architecture degrees from the University of Texas and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The work of his firm, Booziotis & Company Architects, received multiple Honor Awards from AIA Dallas and the Texas Society of Architects. With clients including Texas Instruments, The University of Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, his work can be seen in projects from museums, churches and university buildings to sleek modern single-family homes and the restoration of historic Dallas homes. A recognized civic leader, he was involved with numerous nonprofit organizations and academic institutions, sharing his passion for architecture and excellence. Past leadership positions include: Dallas Museum of Art Board Member, Dallas Bach Society President, and MIT Alumni Association Board of Directors member. Bill is also the founder and chairman of the Directors Circle at the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas-Dallas. AIA Dallas presented Bill a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, at which time he was saluted as “the ubiquitous connector of interesting people, the charming guide to architectural magic, the scholar, and humanitarian,” as well as called “a high-achieving, generously contributing native son of Dallas.”
He was greatly beloved and will be deeply missed. Memorials may be made to the Jean & Bill Booziotis Lecture Fund at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas Austin or to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at the Communities Foundation of Texas (5500 Caruth Haven Lane in Dallas) on Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m.