Meet Mariah Fairbanks, one of our newest architectural designers! Mariah graduated from the University of Dallas, where she studied ceramics and just graduated the University of Texas at Arlington with her master’s in architecture.
Mariah is originally from California, where she spent most of her time around sports. Though soccer was her favorite sport, she also played softball, basketball and enjoyed snowboarding in Tahoe!
“It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.”
In Mariah’s free time, she enjoys playing soccer with her dog Mila, watching college football, traveling throughout Texas and eating good food.
During Mariah’s time at Glenn|Partners, Mariah has been working on the University of Dallas Campus Master Plan as well as design concepts for Holy Family Catholic Academy and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
To learn even more about Mariah, check out the following fun facts!
I am up for anything!
Most Exotic Place Visited
What Inspires You
My sister is a project manager for a construction company.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
At age 12, I had a school project to build a bridge from popsicle sticks. I really enjoyed the challenge and as a result architecture was suggested as a career path. I had no idea what an architect really was or did at that time, but I started my endeavor to become one, learning CAD and joining the ACE mentor program in high school. It was a long and winding course compared to many others, but my suspicions (since that is all it really was until I entered architecture school) about the desire to be an architect were confirmed when I did a study abroad in Mexico City and visited Vasconcellos Library.
Favorite Quote or Saying
“If you’re not first, you’re last!” – Ricky Bobby