His research on Holabird & Root (earlier known as Holabird & Roche) in the 1980s improved public awareness of that firm and its contributions to the commercial architecture of Chicago and other cities. A comprehensive three-volume catalog of the firm's commissions from 1910-1940 was followed by a book describing the firm's first four decades and influence on Chicago.
In recent years he has been examining the issue of urban sprawl. His 2005 book, Sprawl: A Compact History, takes a contrarian view, offering statistical and historical arguments to disprove the most frequently offered criticisms of dispersed development patterns as unhealthy and undesirable.
Architectural Historian Robert Bruegmann to Headline University of Texas Arlington's 2nd Annual David Dillon Symposium
Apr 05, 2013; ARLINGTON, Texas, April 4 -- The University of Texas at Arlington issued the following news release:Chicago architecture...