Jim Hendricks passed away on September 25, 2016 in Rockwall, Texas. Jim was honored as a Fellow of the AIA and was a lifelong member of the Texas Society of Architects, where he was often recognized for his architectural design work, winning many competitions and honors over years of practice. He was born in Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Texas.
He is remembered for his success in large-scale public projects and smaller scale businesses and residences known throughout the state. He personally oversaw the restoration of the School Book Depository Museum and the plan for its reuse as the Dallas County Commissioners Court and Offices, the Tarrant County Court House restoration, the Sedco Oil Company Headquarters Restoration and Adaptive Reuse Plan, the Below Mansion Restoration, Old City Park Master Plan and Restoration of all Buildings, the Governor’s Mansion Restoration, and the design for the State Capitol Restoration and Underground Expansion Master Plan during Governor Bill Clements’ administration.
Many other significant projects were developed by Jim and his partner Roger Burson of the firm Burson, Hendricks, and Walls in Dallas. Jim was respected and loved by all who knew him as a good man and a creative power in his profession.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two sons, a daughter of Rockwall and cousins Mont and Jack in Farmersville and extended family and friends throughout Texas.