Texas Architect Magazine
20 September 2013
Image: Max Levy
Max Levy (B.A. Architecture '70)'s recent feature in Texas Architect Magazine reveals a longstanding curiosity about light and shares conceptual ideas about harnessing daylight from his sketchbooks. His drawings explore ways to manipulate natural light in creative and oft-playful ways: painted ceilings, trellises, rods and manually operated canvas sunscreens dubbed "Light Sails" are among a host of ideas for directing light to fall beautifully. Max's "Light Sketches" are unattached to his other works but reflect the value he places in drawing, writing and model making in the architectural learning process.
Established in 1984, Dallas-based studio Max Levy Architect aims to use design to connect people with nature in both rural and urban settings. Max Levy has been honored with numerous local, state and national design awards, including the 2013 Firm of the Year Dallas AIA Award and the 2006 ASLA National Honor Award. His work has been showcased in over fifty publications including Architectural Record, Cite and Patron, and he is an active presence in education, with lecture appearances at institutions such as the University of Texas, the Kimbell Art Museum and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.