steve smith

Meet Steven Smith, Senior Project Architect in our Dallas office. Originally from south Louisiana but a DFW resident for the last 20 years, Steve has learned to love some good Tex-Mex and BBQ, but is also no stranger to boiling some crawfish. He hosts a crawfish boil in Dallas every crawfish season.

When not restoring his vintage South Dallas bungalow, Steve can be found gravel-cycling on the Trinity River or throwing some discs on the disc golf course with his border collie Eli.

Steve Smith
“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

But the hobby Steve is most passionate about is backpacking. Starting in college at the Grand Canyon, where he was ill equipped with old WWII Army surplus gear and not enough water, 20-year-old Steve was lucky to make it out alive. Since then, however, he has become a much more seasoned hiker, clocking trips in Big Bend, Sequoia National Park, Texarkana and many others. He hopes one day soon to make the 4-day trek to Machu Pichu.

Steve also loves LSU and Saints football (You can take the boy out of Louisiana…) and still meets up with a group of buddies he’s known for over 25 years to do a fantasy football draft every year.

At Glenn|Partners, Steve has been working with Fort Worth ISD leading construction administration for the new and exciting Amon Carter Riverside High School.

To learn even more about Steve, check out the following fun facts!

Favorite Food

Seafood Gumbo

Favorite Movie

Pulp Fiction

Favorite Music

The Black Crowes

Most Exotic Place Visited

Venice, Italy

Happy Place

Big Bend National Park

Favorite Hobby

Backpacking

Favorite Architect

Renzo Piano

Favorite Building

Chrysler Building

What Inspires You

Beauty in simplicity

Fun Fact

A huge NBA fan, Steve would gladly argue that LeBron James is the GOAT.

First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect

It was in my eighth-grade Louisiana history class that I first found my love of design and architecture. The teacher introduced us to classical styles of these historic homes and mausoleums. After studying the photos of these places and taking field trips to visit them, I’ve had the bug to design and build ever since.

Favorite Quote or Saying

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." -Dr. Seuss