Reagan W. George, who earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1959, retired in1999 from an active professional and community service life in Dallas. He continues to practice in his busy one-man office near Willow City, Texas, where he and his wife live in a house he designed. They have two sons. “George is a model candidate for the outstanding alumni award and one who epitomizes community service, services to his profession, supporter of his education and his educators, mentor to students and graduates, early environmentalist, and an accomplished designer, said Vel Hawes’58, FAIA in a nomination letter.
After graduation from A&M he served in the Army, and then he and his wife Shirley moved to New York where he began his career. After three years in NYC, they traveled extensively in Europe, Scandinavia, Yugoslavia, and Greece studying historical and post WWII architecture. After returning to Dallas in the early 1960’s long before today’s emphasis on environmental sustainability, George initiated the AIA /Dallas Environmental Awareness Committee to foster environmental education among teachers and students in the Dallas area. The highly successful program received an AIA commendation and began his journey of commitment to the quality of our environment, both built and natural, that continues today.
He was elevated to AIA Fellowship in 1982.
A recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 from the American Institute of Architects Dallas/Chapter, Reagan held numerous civic and professional positions including President AIA/Dallas, President of the Greater Dallas Planning Council, and Chair of Dallas’ Urban Design Task Force. In 2011 he was recognized and honored by Texas A&M College of Architecture as an Outstanding Alumni. His list of architectural project types include hotel/hospitality, corporate, resort, upper level educational, civic, correctional, shopping, transportation, and resident camps.
In 2013 Reagan received Texas Society of Architects’ medal for Lifetime Achievement which is awarded to a member in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished leadership and dedication to architecture, the profession, and to the community. Awarded in memory of Llewellyn W. Pitts, FAIA, the medal is TSA’s highest honor.