Bristie Smith

Meet Bristie Smith, a recent addition to our Architectural Staff. Bristie’s passion for design started early in life, descending from generations of artists and designers before her. She was trained by her father in painting and drawing, which inspired her to pursue her undergraduate studies. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Louisiana State University. Her skills in 3D visualization and desire to problem solve in a collaborative environment led her naturally to architecture. She pursued a graduate degree in Architecture from the same university. After graduating, she relocated to Dallas in 2019 and has been working in the industry since then. Her experience spans various design phases and market types, initially focusing on commercial, mixed-use, and multi-family projects.

Outside of the office, Bristie is happiest spending time with her family, twin cats, and traveling to new places. Appreciating both the vibrance of city life and the peace of the outdoors, Bristie splits her travels between the most urban cities in the U.S. and some of the most rural primarily in Montana.

Bristie Smith
If I’m not actively designing and creating something, I’m thinking about it.

During her time at Glenn|Partners, Bristie has been working with Aaron Ewert, Dan Holt, and Patrick Glenn on upcoming renovations for Northwest ISD’s Byron Nelson High School.

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

Favorite Food

Louisiana Seafood

Favorite Movie

The Matrix

Favorite Music

60s and 70s Folk Rock

Most Exotic Place Visited

St. John USVI

Happy Place

Family cabin in Montana

Favorite Hobby

House Renovation Projects

Favorite Architect


Favorite Building

Sagrada Familia

What Inspires You

Functional Design

Fun Fact

Bristie continues her oil painting practice and builds furniture with her husband in her “extra” time.

First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect

While participating in an interior architecture summer program at Parsons School of Design in New York City

Favorite Quote or Saying

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles…The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena… who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again…who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; …who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt