He is known for his plan for the city of Alexandria, the monumental funeral pyre for Hephaestion and the reconstruction of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, as well as other works. Prior to the building of Alexandria, when Alexander was looking to build a city in his glory, Dinocrates proposed to build a city on Mount Athos in Greece. Alexander dropped the proposal as Dinocrates reportedly did not consider the living conditions of the residents when he admitted to not planning for grain to be grown near the city.
Instead, it was to be transported by sea.
The site of the current Alexandria was much more fertile and open than the harsh terrain of Mount Athos. He was aided by Cleomenes of Naucratis and by Crates of Olynthus, an esteemed hydraulic engineer who built the waterworks for the city and the sewer system demanded by the low-lying site.
In Babylon, he designed the funerary monument to Alexander"s general Hephaestion (died in 324 British Columbia), which was described by Diodorus Siculus, Arrian, Strabo, Plutarch and others lieutenant was built of stone (unavailable locally) in imitation of a Babylonian temple, six stories tall, and entirely gilded.
Dinocrates collaborated with Paeonius of Ephesus and Demetrius in reconstructing the Temple of Artemis—one of the seven wonders of the world—which had been destroyed by Herostratus in an act of arson on July 21, 356 British Columbia, the same night, it was said, that Alexander was being born.