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glenn | partners: our team

Glenn|Partners, founded in 2014, combines the expertise and leadership of Patrick Glenn with the design, technical, and management strengths of partners Briar Glenn, Dan Holt, Greg Estes, Aaron Ewert and Nick Nepveux. With 120+ years of collective experience, spanning 50 clients and 160+ successfully completed projects, our partners have planned more than five million square feet of educational space throughout Texas totaling more than $1B in construction. Together, we are dedicated to our client’s success in the pursuit of innovative and forward-thinking educational facilities that represents each client through a personalized design process that builds trust and long-lasting relationships.

Our core experience and passion is for K-12 education design while our team’s diverse experience contributes to the balance between Community, Education and Work with the emergence of blended teaching modalities and collaborative learning styles. We believe learning spaces on educational campuses are more diverse than the traditional classroom. They are a place to play, a place to perform, a place to eat, a place to build relationships, a place to do business, and a place of public gathering. They are community.

vision

Glenn|Partners is a place of honesty, sharing, conversation, curiosity, support, innovation, and growth.

  • We believe architecture is the built expression of ideas, not simply the production of buildings.
  • We strive for a simple + timeless design quality that balances form + function.
  • We cultivate a professional environment of freedom to explore new ideas and design methods.
  • We have fun because we believe in and support a Life|Architecture balance.

mission

  • Glenn|Partners believe in the idea of praxis, a client inclusive, cyclical design process that brings your ideas to life.
  • Our design process involves a synergy of thinking, exploring, and creating.
  • We listen, engage, and create with our clients in a personalized design process because
  • we believe our client’s expertise, knowledge, and ideas are an integral component of each design.

glenn|partners is...

  • “your guide on the journey.”
  • “your voice in the design process.”
  • “your advocate in the community.”

community involvement

  • ACE Mentor Program
  • Associate Board Member, 2014-2019
  • Mentor Coordinator, 2011-2014
  • Mentor, 2008-2011
  • AIA Arkansas
  • Design Awards Jury, 2019
  • AIA Dallas
  • 2B an Architect, 2011-2014
  • Board of Directors, At Large Director, 2018
  • Board of Directors, Vice President of Programs, 2019
  • Career Fair Panelist, 2013
  • Design Award Committee Member, 2006
  • Educational Outreach Committee, Chair, 2011-2014, 2019
  • Educational Outreach Committee, Member, 2017-2018
  • Emerging Leaders Program, 2016-2017
  • Home Tour Volunteer, 2011
  • Portfolio | Resume Workshop, 2013
  • AIA Dallas Educational Outreach Committee
  • Exploring Mentorship | Dallas ISD Pinkston High School, 2017-2018
  • American Architectural Foundation (AAF) | Design for Learning Leadership Council
  • Member, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • American Architecture Foundation Design Charrette
  • WH Adamson High School, 2016
  • Architectural Precast Association
  • Awards for Excellence Design Jury Member, 2013
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | International Organization
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Jury, 2018, 2019
  • Pinnacle Project Award Design Jury, 2019
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | North Texas Chapter
  • Board of Directors, 2010-2019
  • At Large Director, 2018-2019
  • Member, 2003-2019
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | North Texas Chapter
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Educational Design Studio Speaker, 2017
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region
  • Board Member, 2015-2016
  • Board of Directors, Vice President, 2019
  • Conference Architectural Design Jury, 2015
  • Conference Planning Committee, 2014
  • Conference Programs Committee, 2014
  • Conference Programs Committee, 2019
  • Membership Chair, 2017-2019
  • Dallas Center for Architecture
  • Board Member, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • CEFPI Southern Regional Conference Architectural Competition
  • Competition Judge, 2015
  • CEFPI Southern Region Annual Conference Planning Committee
  • Programs Committee, 2014
  • CEFPI North Texas Chapter
  • Board Member, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Dallas Center for Architecture
  • Board Member, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Dallas Center for Architecture | Form Follows Fitness 5K Run
  • Creator and Chairman, 2012-2018
  • Dallas Independent School District | Hector P Garcia Middle School
  • Principal for a Day, 2007
  • Dallas Independent School District | Lipscomb Elementary School
  • Site Based Decision Making Committee
  • Community Member Representative, 2018-2019
  • STEM Club Presentation, 2017
  • TREC and SBDM Committee, 2017
  • Dallas Independent School District | Leslie A. Stemmons Junior High School
  • Career Day, 2015
  • Dallas Independent School District | Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School
  • Principal for a Day, 2010
  • Discover Design | National High School Architecture Competition
  • Design Jury, 2012
  • Garland Independent School District | Montclair Elementary School
  • Career Day, 2018
  • Highland Park Independent School District | Highland Park High School
  • Environmental Science Senior Design Project
  • Guest Speaker and Design Jury, 2008
  • Kennedale Independent School District | Kennedale Junior High School
  • Career Day, 2017
  • Lewisville Independent School District
  • Architecture Program Juror, 2018
  • Northwest Independent School District
  • Architectural Design Student Competition Juror, 2019
  • Northwest Independent School District | Byron Nelson High School
  • Architectural Design Judge, 2018
  • Northwest Independent School District | Schluter Elementary School
  • Career Day, 2018
  • Oklahoma State University | School of Architecture
  • Design Jury Member 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
  • Professional Advisory Committee, 2016-2019
  • Old East Dallas Early Childhood PTA
  • Member, 2016-2019
  • Richardson Independent School District
  • Architecture Program Juror, 2017
  • TASA-TASB Exhibit of School Architecture
  • Design Jury, 2017, 2018
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • Business Development Panel Discussion, 2014

teaching

  • University of Texas Arlington
  • Design Jury Member - Prof. Donald Gatsky – Graduate design, 2017
  • University of Kansas
  • Design Jury Member - Multiple Professors – 1st - 5th year design, 2009-2014
  • AIAS 2012 Midwest Quad Conference
  • Sketching Workshop and Kansas City Walking Tour, Fall 2012
  • University of Kansas School of Architecture
  • Design Instructor - ARCH 108 Architectural Foundations I, Architecture, Fall 2011, 2012
  • Instructor - Intensive Graphics II - Experiential Sketching Course, Summer 2010-2012
  • Design Instructor - ARCH 409 Core Studio III - Hands-On Studio, Fall 2011
  • Design Instructor - ARCH 109 Architectural Foundations II, Architecture, Spring 2010, 2011
  • Design Instructor - ARCH 100 Architectural Foundations I, Arch Engineering, Fall 2008, 2009
  • Women in Design Student Association – KU Chapter
  • Presented “Portfolios for Beginners”, Fall 2012
  • Kansas State University
  • Design Jury Member - Prof. Thom Allen – 2nd year design, 2009
  • Oklahoma State University School of Architecture
  • Design Jury Member, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
  • Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
  • Design Jury Member - Prof. Frank Henry – 2nd year Master’s, 2008
  • Arizona State University
  • Design Jury Member, 2007

research | presentations

  • A New Perspective for Architectural Education | A Performance Art
  • ACSA 98th Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Architects and Engineers, Together Again | Hector P. Garcia Middle School
  • Oklahoma State University, School of Architecture, 2007
  • Architecture: An Experiential Learning Environment
  • University of Kansas School of Architecture | PhD Research Competition, 2012
  • Are You Ready to Make an Impact
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2018
  • Collaborative Learning: How the Digital Age Shaped Planning/Design for Lamar High School
  • TASA-Midwinter Conference, 2017
  • Creating a Culinary Masterpiece
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | North Texas Chapter Meeting, 2014
  • Future of Education Design
  • Dallas Center for Architecture, Panel Discussion, 2016
  • District Perspectives on Innovative Facilities: Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock ISD
  • UT / TASA Summer Conference on Education, 2013
  • Engaging 21st Century Learning Environments
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2010
  • Effective Storm Shelter Integration Strategies: How to embrace these design challenges and construction costs effectively in your next school facility
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Regional Conference, 2017
  • Texas Charter Schools Conference, 2017
  • Fostering Blended Work-Sharing Environments in Next Generation Schools
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2018
  • Future of Education Design
  • Dallas Center for Architecture | Panel Discussion, 2016
  • Future of School Design
  • Richardson Independent School District | Facilities Oversight Committee, 2017
  • Future Ready / Experiential Learning: Exploring Schools to Provide Future Ready Learning Environments that Support the Education Mission
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2014
  • Ghost Stories University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma | Creating_Making Conference, 2010
  • Hector P. Garcia Middle School
  • USGBC Building Tour Guide, 2007
  • How CTE is Transforming Educational Programs and High School Facility Design
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | World Congress on Educational Environments, 2012
  • ICC 500-2014 Design | Construction of Storm Shelters
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2017
  • ICC 500-2014 Design | Construction of Storm Shelters
  • NTFSA, 2017
  • Innovate, Renovate, Educate
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2011
  • TASA Mid-Winter Conference, 2012
  • Intelligent Sustainable Design Strategies for Schools
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2009
  • Next Generation Athletic Facilities for Today’s Athletes
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2019
  • Next Generation Schools: Fostering Blended Work- Sharing Environments in next Generational Schools
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2018
  • Next Generational Schools: Trends in Design of Private Schools
  • AIA Dallas Knowledge Forum, 2019
  • Not the Same Old Jungle Gym
  • AIA Dallas | Architecture and Design Exchange, 2017
  • Performance Space: Strategies for Contrary Ideologies
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2019
  • Project Based Learning: Design of the 21st Century Classroom
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2014
  • Rosemont Elementary School
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | North Texas Chapter Monthly Presentation, 2013
  • Student Portfolio Panel Discussion
  • Oklahoma State University, School of Architecture, 2014
  • Sustainable Design Strategies for Schools: Hector P. Garcia Middle School
  • AIA Oklahoma Annual Convention, 2008
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | North Texas Chapter Monthly Presentation, 2007
  • Greater Dallas Chamber, 2008
  • IPM and Green Schools Workshop, 2008
  • Live Green in Plano, 2008
  • Sustainable Design Strategies for Schools
  • TASA Mid-Winter Conference, 2008
  • The Death of the Textbook: How Student Needs and School Planning are Changing in the Digital Age
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Region Conference, 2013
  • The Death of the Textbook: How the Digital Age Shaped Planning & Design for Lamar High School
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Regional Conference, 2016
  • The New Vo-Tech: Transforming 20th Century Vocational Workshops into 21st Century Learning Labs
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Southern Regional Conference, 2015
  • Transformative Design for Aging School Facilities: Bethany Elementary School
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | North Texas Chapter Monthly Presentation, 2016
  • Trends in Design for Education
  • Building Professional Institute, 2019
  • Understanding Storm Shelters: A Contractor Perspective
  • Joeris Construction, 2019
  • Vision 2020 and Beyond: Instruction X Construction
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | Annual Conference and Expo, 2014
  • You’ve Got 5 Minutes Kid
  • AIA Dallas | Education Matters, 2018
  • You’ve Got 5 Minutes Lady
  • AIA Dallas | Women in Architecture, 2018
  • Zan Wesley Holmes Jr Middle School
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) | North Texas Chapter Monthly Presentation, 2012