Eckxstudio for Modern Architecture | Dallas TX Modern Architect
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Eckxstudio is a full-service architecture studio founded by licensed architect Dan Eckelkamp, AIA LEED-AP. Dan is passionate about listening to your needs, wants and desires as inspiration to design your dream home you’ll never want to leave.

At Eckxstudio, we design artful modern and contemporary projects that are crafted to reflect who you are, how you live and how you work and play. Each curated project is a unique representation of the client and their wants and dreams.  No repeats.  No copies.  Period.  We feel imagining and crafting great designs with clarity and precision require three elements: time, passion and skill. Our strategy and detail-oriented approach results in a personalized and remarkable outcome.

The relationship we form with you is the core foundation to your project’s success. We leverage our considerable design, building technology and construction experience and combined with your goals transform your dreams into built reality. Our goal is to simply exceed your expectations.

Hear it from our Clients

“We hired Eckxstudio to design our single-story MCM home on a large lot that presented several challenges including a busy street, saving existing trees, and a “no stairs” requirement on a sloped lot while maximizing the lake view. Not only did Dan design a beautiful home that was exactly what we wanted, he was involved in every step of our journey. He was our agent with the city when we subdivided our land parcel. He was prepared for every meeting, listened well and took meticulous notes. He worked very well with our builder, our framer, and even a difficult neighbor. He was pro-active during construction. He continued to be accessible to the finish, observing and creating the punch list.

Dan’s positive attitude and ability to “work well with others” was a key factor in knowing we had assembled an excellent project team. Dan is Eckxstudio, and his goal was to design exactly what we wanted, using his visual talent, architectural skill and experience to make certain the house was both beautiful and functional for the way we live. As a couple, we enjoyed seeking out interior finishes (mostly tile) and sourcing the lighting, but we relied upon Dan to keep us from making a mis-step that might sabotage the desired overall result. He was incredibly helpful. We love the house and it quickly became our home. We consider ourselves fortunate that we found Eckxstudio. We highly recommend!”

Andrea B., Rockwall, TX

We Are

Eckxstudio is headed by licensed architect Dan Eckelkamp, AIA LEED-AP. Dan has worked on a wide variety of project types during his career and has been involved on many award-winning projects with previous firms. Dan’s designs are rooted in how he works: collaborating with each client, connecting with them and their families to benefit their lives with designs that elevate their project beyond the ordinary. We want each client to enjoy coming home every day.

What do we do? We partner with you and strive to create unique, comfortable and modern/contemporary spaces that are made just for you. We want you to love it. Our mission is to 1) exceed your expectations, 2) respect your project’s “program,” and 3) provide excellent communication keeping you highly informed throughout your project.

What is our design philosophy? It’s a modern and timeless combination of proportion, space, light, color and more that enlighten your project’s direction. It is design excellence. You are a unique person….shouldn’t your home be a unique reflection of you? Eckxstudio’s innovative and curated design gives your project its distinct character even though you may not be able to put it all into words.

What types of projects can we do? Our experience ranges across residential designs for new construction and renovations. We’ve even designed a tree house, contemporary and modern furnishings, and a modern dog house to suit our clients.


Dan at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas

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More About Dan

Dan directs his energy and focus toward the development of great designs that embrace modern and contemporary architecture – and that endure and inspire.

Dan is a licensed Architect and LEED Accredited Professional and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Record Boards. He draws from numerous sustainable techniques and modern building science as he develops his projects and believes simple, efficient solutions often achieve dramatic results.

Dan entered the architectural profession following several years managing advanced telecommunications projects for a large international telecom company. His passion for his hobbies of home renovation and furniture building led him to return to graduate school and refocus his career in architecture and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from The University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated at the top of his class.

Dan worked for several Dallas-based firms that specialized in modern residential, commercial and upscale hospitality interior design. While at the firm of Dallas architect Lionel Morrison for almost 10 years, Dan led multiple teams on many significant projects including several nationally and internationally published private residences and downtown Dallas’ One Arts Plaza. Other projects include LEED-Gold certified office buildings and several complex hotel and skyscraper projects.



AIA Member
Licensed Architect | State of Texas
LEED Accredited Professional
NCARB Certified

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My design inspiration comes from many varied sources: from my travels to view architecture both new and old, from current trends and timeless designs and from all of my clients' experiences as well.



I started woodworking as a hobby when I was young, helping my father in his shop. I've refined my woodworking skills alongside my design skills, applying modern methods to the craft and building custom furniture for our home.



I’ve been road cycling since 1991 and was US national champion as a teen. Cycling is a great time to decompress and think, and I often think through my design projects while riding. Most of my cycling is on the road but I enjoy mountain biking as a break.

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Art & Sculpture

My wife and I love art and collect various works of modern art. We are patrons of the Nasher Sculpture Center, ambassadors at the Dallas Contemporary and founders of The Dallas Art Collective. Ask me about these groups if you're interested!



I really enjoy the outdoors. We picked up skiing a few years ago and enjoy the mountain atmosphere and skiing down challenging runs -- my favorite place to ski is Whistler BC. We also enjoy playing tennis and golf.

Get in Touch!

Eckxstudio is based in Dallas, Texas, but we serve clients throughout the United States. Whether your location is in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area, the mountains of Colorado, California wine country or beyond, we are ready to create an outstanding project for you. We’ve got big ideas, and we are great at what we do – let us take your project from the ordinary to extraordinary.

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