Milton Powell & Partners

Greer Garson Theatre
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Construction is complete on the Greer Garson Theatre and the Southwest Film/Video Archives at Southern Methodist University. This 50,000 square foot building is a companion project to the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library. The building contains a 386-seat classic thrust stage theatre, modeled after the great thrust stage theatres of the world - the Festival Theatre at Stratford, Ontario; the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis; and the Chichester Festival Theatre in England. The five-story building also contains offices, screening rooms, and a specialized archival storage vault for the Southwest Film/Video Archives.


  • "Guide to Dallas Architecture"; The American Institute of Architects, 1999
    Larry Paul Fuller, Editor

  • "Gracious and Grand"; SMU Magazine, Winter, 1993
    Susan White, Associate Editor

  • "Dallas stages theater boom"; Austin American-Statesman, 1/1/1993
    Michael Barnes

  • "Intimacy Texas-Style"; Theatre Crafts International, November, 1992
    Ellen Lampert, Contributing Editor

  • "Building For The Future"; The Dallas Morning News, 8/30/1992
    D. Dillon, Architecture Critic - J. Weeks, Theatre Critic

  • "Filling in at SMU"; Texas Architect, July-August, 1992
    Joel Warren Barna, Editor

  • "The next stage"; The Dallas Times Herald, 4/21/1991
    Porter Anderson, Theatre Critic

  • "A Standout Theatre for SMU"; The Dallas Morning News, 12/30/1989
    David Dillon, Architecture Critic