OVERTON SHELMIRE, native Dallasite, is a well known Southwest architect. He and his firm, Beran & Shelmire, Architects, have designed many of the most notable buildings in the city, including Loews Anatole Hotel, Dallas Woman's Club, World Trade Center, San Jacinto Tower, Junior League of Dallas, Adolphus Hotel restoration, and many of Dallas' most gracious homes.
Mr. Shelmire attended Highland Park High School and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1953 with a bachelor of Architecture Degree. He has been chairman of the U.T. School of Architecture Foundation Advisory Council, a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities, a board member of the Park Cities Historical Society, and a founding member of the Dallas County Heritage Society. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and has served as president of the Dallas chapter.
Mr. Shelmire resides in Dallas with his wife of 37 years, Suzette. The couple have two grown children, Claire and D'Ayson, and spend their weekends at their East Texas farm where Mr. Shelmire does his writing. He has had numerous professional articles published in magazines such as Veranda and Dallas/Fort Worth Homes & Gardens.