The Dallas Morning News and University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) have collaborated to recruit acclaimed architecture writer, critic and editor Mark Lamster of New York. He is expected to begin positions for both the publication and university in April 2013.

Lamster is currently associate American editor of Architectural Review, contributing editor for Design Observer and a regular contributor to national magazines and newspapers. He is an author of numerous books, including works on baseball and art. Currently, he is at work on a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, designer of several prominent structures in North Texas, among them are the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, and the John F. Kennedy Memorial and Thanksgiving Square in Dallas.