Meet Dan Holt, one of our Partners and Senior Project Architect. Born in the Chicago Suburbs and educated at Kansas State University, Dan never expected to be a Texan when growing up. After meeting his wife Kim and helping grow G|P, he’s here to stay! Being a part of a family of four, nights and weekends have become busy spending time with family. Dan’s wife is also in education (a Dyslexia Therapist for Richardson ISD), so working in schools was only a natural fit for him and his family. Seeing the direct impact of the hard work put into each and every school being, Dan has an added passion for helping create the best educational spaces that directly influence how his family teaches and learns.
"Being on top of a mountain is how I reset. There’s something about being up 10,000 feet and looking down."
When he’s not working on the built environment, he tries to be in the environment. Whether it’s an annual ski trip, golf trip, or road trip, he’ll take any opportunity to see the country. One thing on Dan’s bucket list is to play as many top-100 public golf courses in the country. He’s currently behind...
During Dan’s time at Glenn|Partners, Dan has been responsible for leading projects for Northwest ISD, Carroll ISD, and Fort Worth ISD. From brand new middle schools to 5 toilet renovation projects, Dan has worked on projects big and small. Each project presents a unique opportunity to provide a better environment for the students.
To learn even more about Dan, check out the following fun facts!
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
Most Exotic Place Visited
On a Mountain
St. Peter’s Cathedral
What Inspires You
The idea that what I do in the profession has a direct affect on how people learn and teach.
I once threw a no-hitter in High School.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
It was always instinctive. I can’t pinpoint an exact moment, but Architecture was always going to be my career path.
Favorite Quote or Saying
"If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done."