But that didn't end with his death on Aug. This week, the University of Texas announced that Clark's estate left funds to establish two new endowments at the School of Architecture. The gifts should come as no surprise to anyone who knew the "Godfather of Austin Architecture. He belonged to its Advisory Council and to the Goldsmith Society, a group of major donors to the school. Just last year, he served on the search committee that selected Michelle Addington as the school's new dean, and in he established the Dick Clark Travel Fund to provide gifted UT architecture students with funds for international travel.