Kate Holliday is an architectural historian whose research and teaching focuses on the built environment in American cities. Her background is in architecture, art history, and environmental studies and she brings this interdisciplinary approach to the classroom and to her writing. Since joining UTA in fall of 2007 she has published two books, Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age (W. W. Norton, 2008) and Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century (Rizzoli, 2012). She has lectured widely on her work in public venues like the 92nd Street Y and the Skyscraper Museum in New York and the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, as well as at universities and academic conferences. She is currently at work on several projects, including a history of telephone buildings since the invention of commercial telephone service by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and an examination of the postwar boom in architecture in the suburban landscape of Dallas and Fort Worth in the 1960s and 1970s. Her current research on telephone buildings is featured in the new short film "Urban Giants: The Telecom Palaces of Ralph Walker," which can be viewed on Vimeo here. As Director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, she coordinates a yearly symposium each spring and directs student research projects documenting the history of urban growth in north Texas. The Center's growing Oral History of Texas Architecture Project serves as a repository for the memory of the design profession in the region. Dr. Holliday also serves on the editorial board for Columns magazine, AIA Dallas's quarterly publication and on the State Board of Review for the Texas Historical Commission's National Register programs. She is also a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education. Her work has been supported by grants from the Hagley Library, the Nasher Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

  • Ph.D. Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
  • M.A. Art History, University of Texas at Austin, 1994
  • B.A. Art and Environmental Studies, Williams College, 1991

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