Dail Dixon is a practicing architect and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Clemson University and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina. Dail's office is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been recognized with design awards from both the North Carolina and South Atlantic regions of the American Institute of Architects.
In addition to his architectural practice, Dail teaches design studios at NC State University's School of Architecture. He also maintains a wood shop where he produces one-of-a-kind portrait birdhouses, which have been displayed at the Duke University Museum of Art and the Penland Gallery, in addition to being part of several private collections.
The Modern Birdhouses line is largely inspired by the Case Study Houses Program, but Dail's inspiration for designing birdhouses in general precedes the Case Study program by nearly two decades. Family history says that Fred Dixon, Dail's father, won a prize for his hand-made birdhouses at the 1925 North Carolina State Fair. Legend has it that the birdhouses were installed at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. At the time, the famous home was the residence of Edith Vanderbilt, whose name appears on the trophy that Fred received in recognition of his birdhouse-building acumen. Dail still has the trophy.
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