profile

glenn | partners: our team

Glenn|Partners, formerly Studio B Architecture, was founded by Briar Glenn in Dallas, Texas in 2014 and now combines the expertise and leadership of Patrick Glenn with the design, technical, and management strengths of partners, Dan Holt, Greg Estes, Nick Nepveux and Aaron Ewert. Our firm offers more than 100+ years of collective experience, totaling 160 projects, 55 clients, and 42 design awards (9 AIA Design Awards). Together, we form a team dedicated to our client’s success in the pursuit of innovative and forward-thinking educational facilities that represent each unique 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.”

advocacy

  • DISD Lipscomb Elementary
  • SBDM Committee Community Member, 2017-2018
  • Library Renovation w/ The Real Estate Council (TREC) Community Design Liaison, 2017
  • STEM club Presented “What Do Architects Do?”, 2017
  • Garland ISD
  • Student Career Day, 2018
  • Lewisville ISD
  • Student Career Day, 2018
  • Northwest ISD
  • Student Career Day, 2018
  • Northwest ISD Byron Nelson High School
  • CTE Architecture Design Competition Judge, 2018
  • A4LE North Texas Chapter
  • Board Member, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • A4LE North Texas Chapter / University of Texas at Arlington
  • Education Design Studio Mentor, 2017
  • A4LE Southern Region
  • Membership Chair, 2017, 2018
  • ACE Mentor of DFW
  • Associate Board Member, 2017, 2018
  • Dallas Affiliate Mentor Coordinator, 2011-2014
  • AIA - Dallas Chapter
  • Board Member, 2018
  • Education Out-Reach Committee, 2018
  • Emerging Leaders Program, 2016-2017
  • Education Outreach Committee (EOC)
  • Home Tour Volunteer, 2011
  • Design Award Committee Member, 2006
  • Retrospect Committee Member, 2003, 2004
  • Dallas Center for Architecture Form Follows Fitness 5K Run
  • Creator + Chairman, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Kennedale Junior High School
  • Career Day Speaker, 2015, 2017
  • Old East Dallas Early Childhood PTA
  • Member, 2016-2017
  • Texas Association of School Administrators / Texas Association of School Boards
  • Exhibit of School Architecture Jury Member, 2016, 2017
  • American Architectural Foundation (AAF) Design for Learning Leadership Council
  • Partner, 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
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • Business Development Panel Discussion, 2014
  • Architectural Precast Association Awards for Excellence
  • Jury Member, 2013

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/speaking engagements

  • “Fostering Blended Work-Sharing Environments in Next Generation Schools”
  • A4LE Southern Region Conference, 2018
  • “Are You Ready to Make an Impact?”
  • A4LE Southern Region Conference, 2018
  • “You’ve Got 5 Minutes Lady”
  • AIA Dallas Chapter, 2018
  • “You’ve Got 5 Minutes Kid – Education Matters”
  • AIA Dallas Chapter, 2018
  • “Effective Storm Shelter Integration Strategies”
  • Texas Charter Schools Conference, 2017
  • “What’s like to be an Architect”
  • AIA Dallas Exploring Mentoring Partnership, 2017
  • “The Future of School Design”
  • Richardson ISD Facilities Task Force, 2017
  • “Not the Same Old Jungle Gym”
  • Dallas Center for Architecture, 2017
  • “Collaborative Learning: How the Digital Age Shaped Planning/Design for Lamar High School”
  • TASA-Midwinter Conference, 2017
  • “Effective Storm Shelter Integration Strategies: How to embrace these design challenges and construction costs effectively in your next school facility.”
  • A4LE Southern Regional Conference, 2017
  • “Future Design of Educational Spaces”
  • Dallas Center for Architecture, 2016
  • “The Death of the Textbook: How the Digital Age Shaped Planning & Design for Lamar High School”
  • A4LE Southern Regional Conference, 2016
  • “Transformative Design for Aging School Facilities” - Bethany Elementary School
  • A4LE Monthly Chapter Presentation, 2016
  • “The New Vo-Tech: Transforming 20th Century Vocational Workshops into 21st Century Learning Labs”
  • CEFPI Southern Regional Conference, 2015
  • “Future Ready / Experiential Learning: Exploring Schools to Provide Future Ready Learning Environments that Support the Education Mission”
  • CEFPI Southern Region Conference, 2014
  • Student Portfolio Panel Discussion
  • Oklahoma State University School of Architecture, 2014
  • “Vision 2020 and Beyond: Instruction x Construction”
  • CEFPI Annual Conference and Expo, 2014
  • “District Perspectives on Innovative Facilities: Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock ISD”
  • UT / TASA Summer Conference on Education, 2013
  • Graduate Student Research Competition,
  • Presentation Award, University of Kansas, 2013
  • Rosemont Elementary School
  • A4LE Monthly Chapter Presentation, 2013
  • “The Death of the Textbook: How Student Needs and School Planning are Changing in the Digital Age”
  • CEFPI Southern Region Conference, 2013
  • “Architecture: An Experiential Learning Environment”
  • University of Kansas School of Architecture PhD Research Competition, 2012
  • “How CATE is Transforming Educational Programs and High School Facility Design”
  • CEFPI World Congress on Educational Environments, 2012
  • “Innovate, Renovate, Educate”
  • TASA Mid-Winter Conference, 2012
  • CEFPI Southern Region Conference, 2011
  • “Sketching Lawrence, KS: Crafting an Experiential Sketching Course.”
  • Design Communication Association’s Biannual Conference, 2012
  • Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School
  • A4LE Monthly Chapter Presentation, 2012
  • "A New Perspective For Architectural Education - A Performance Art."
  • 98th ACSA Annual Meeting, 2010
  • “Engaging 21st Century Learning Environments”
  • CEFPI Southern Region Conference, 2010
  • "Ghost Stories" Poster Presentation
  • Creating_Making Forum at University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • ARCC King Student Medal for Excellence
  • Architectural & Environmental Design Research, 2009
  • “Intelligent Sustainable Design Strategies for Schools”
  • CEFPI Southern Region Conference, 2009
  • “Sustainable Design Strategies for Schools: Hector P. Garcia Middle School”
  • AIA Oklahoma Annual Convention, 2008
  • Live Green in Plano, 2008
  • Greater Dallas Chamber, 2008
  • IPM and Green Schools Workshop, 2008
  • CEFPI DFW Chapter, 2007
  • “Sustainable Design Strategies for Schools”
  • TASA Mid-Winter Conference, 2008
  • “Architects and Engineers, Together Again Hector P. Garcia Middle School”
  • Oklahoma State University School of Architecture, 2007
  • Hector P. Garcia Middle School
  • USGBC Building Tour Guide, 2007