Committee of 100 Luncheon

2024 Keynote Speaker | Stan Dixon

Stan Dixon, AIA, is the president and founder of his Atlanta-based firm D. Stanley Dixon Architect, Inc. Dixon was raised in Sumner County, Tennessee, a region along the Cumberland River. It was the area’s pastoral landscapes and historic structures that initially inspired him to study architecture. The simplicity of materials and authentic beauty of the houses continue to inform his design philosophy today. 

He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee and attended Britain’s renowned Attingham Trust School for the Study of Historic Homes and Collections. After completing his education, Dixon moved to Atlanta, where he acquired experience in residential and commercial firms. This dual exposure broadened the scope of his work and ultimately led him back to his love of houses. He went on to evolve his understanding of residential design at the esteemed firm Norman Davenport Askins Architect. 

Dixon’s approach to the classical elements of architecture creates an understated aesthetic, based in history yet influenced by modern design. His goal is to interpret individual needs and desires through contextually sensitive work that engages appropriate style, scale, and proportion, giving every building a sense of permanence and delight. The resulting body of work has set an exacting standard. 

In response to his work, Garden & Gun magazine named Dixon one of “The New Faces of Southern Style.” He is a three-time winner of the Southeast Architect of the Year award given by Veranda magazine and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. Dixon is also an 11-time winner of the Philip Trammell Shutze Award presented by the Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Most recently, he was awarded the Addison Mizner Medal for his work in Palm Beach. 

Dixon founded D. Stanley Dixon Architect, Inc. in 2006. The firm’s extensive portfolio includes projects in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Indiana, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York. 

Rizzoli International Publications published Dixon’s first book, The Residential Architecture of D. Stanley Dixon, in the fall of 2023. 


The Residential Architecture of D. Stanley Dixon

In his first book, Dixon shares thirteen projects that vary geographically and stylistically—from a whimsical coastal retreat on Jupiter Island to an elegant English-manor-inspired dwelling on the coast of South Carolina. Each house explores a different component of his aesthetic, instructing the reader in the nature of authentic architecture while simultaneously delighting them with moments large and small—a shadow of garden gate, a striking stairwell, a tiered veranda.