Dee Maxey AIA
Dee Maxey has over three decades of experience in successful project delivery as manager and architect on a variety of building types. He has developed an expertise in the planning and design of the most technically challenging of higher educational, healthcare, and corporate facilities.
As one of PageSoutherlandPage’s top managers of architectural designs and projects, Dee is responsible for program implementation, design development, design compliance, contract document development, and contract administration. His extensive experience with both new construction and renovation includes interdisciplinary coordination among team members to synchronize solutions for complex architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural designs.
Collaboration is critical to the success of all Dee’s projects. As he explains, “A great team is made up of various individuals with exceptional skills in certain applications, and only by judicious management of collaboration can the very best of each individual’s efforts be incorporated into a successful team effort that results in excellent project design and construction.”
In his role as project manager, Dee has overseen several key projects for the University of Texas System, including four large projects on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus in Dallas. Among them are the 325,000-square-foot Seay Biomedical Research Building, which encompassed psychiatry research offices, cancer research offices, clinical sciences treatment areas, a parking garage and expansion of an existing thermal energy plant. Other projects on campus that he managed are the 91,350-square-foot Three Shell Floor Finish-out and Animal Resources Center, the 34,000-square-foot Radiation Oncology Center, and the Stem Cell Research Laboratory.
Dee was also project manager on the UT Dallas Visitor Center and University Bookstore, one of his favorites in the firm’s portfolio. Although it was relatively small at 33,000 square feet, Dee and his team developed a design that exceeded the client’s expectations. Going further than just responding to functional needs, the building makes an extraordinary architectural statement at the south entry of the UT Dallas campus, “all within a very tight construction budget,” Dee adds. Both in terms of its bold visual presence and its key location, the new Visitor Center and University Bookstore creates a fresh new image for the campus and complements recently completed landscape improvements.
Outside the office, Dee volunteers his time as a supporting member of the DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue and is also a long-time volunteer for the Byron Nelson Championship Golf Tournament. Among his other interests are fly-fishing, golf, traditional hot rods, and major league baseball.
Dee graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Architecture. A registered architect in Texas, he is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).