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Schwarz Career Timeline

David M. Schwarz Career Timeline

1941: Born in Los Angeles, California

Young David Schwarz

1974: Graduated from Yale University

Yale University

1976: Founded David M. Schwarz Architects

David M. Schwarz in his signature sandals


1985: Started work on Cook Children’s Medical Center (ongoing)

Cook Children’s Medical Center

1991: Won competition to design Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington: First Sports Stadium

David M. Schwarz Architects in Rangers hats

1997: Southlake, Texas, on-going urban development project begins

Southlake, Texas town square


1998: Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, first performing arts venue opens

Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall

2002: First Museum project, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame opens

National Cowgirl MuseumInterior of National Cowgirl Museum


2013: Schwarz and his team celebrate 25 years of rebuilding Fort Worth, TX.

David M Schwarz and Ed Bass

2015: Schwarz wins The Driehaus Prize

David M. Schwarz“I am both pleased and immensely flattered to be named the 2015 Driehaus Prize Laureate. I share Mr. Driehaus’s commitment to supporting traditional architecture as a means of building sustainable communities and dynamic urban places and consider this a tremendous honor…the previous winners are the very best in the field and I am humbled to be amongst them.”

— David M. Schwarz