David Brewerton

Meet David Brewerton, one of our newest Senior Project Architects. Born in Killeen, but raised in several small towns in Texas, David spent 5 years at UT Austin and then 4 years in Seattle before moving to DFW. He and his wife and young son live in east Dallas with their 2 Jack Russell terriers.

With public school teachers for parents, one a high school basketball coach, David grew up in and around schools. David learned to love games and sports competing with his 4 older siblings. Basketball is sacred, Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T, Duke vs. UNC is a family holiday, and there’s no reason UT shouldn’t win every game in every sport. But, as the youngest, David also found disparate interests. You may find him cheering for the 49ers, watching a Marvel movie marathon, crafting eye-rolling puns, or playing various board or video games.

With enough arm-twisting, David eventually enjoys getting out of his comfort zone for activities like ballroom dancing, camping, or a trip to Scotland. But a homebody at heart, David most enjoys simple life pleasures with close friends and family. A cool breeze through an open window, a dancing glow of light from a charcoal grill, the crackle of the stylus dropping on a vinyl record, the scratch of a fountain pen nib over quality paper. Life is about the details, and David strives to carry this love of details into his work as an architect.

David Brewerton
"When I’m working on a problem, I never think about its beauty, I just think about how to solve the problem, but when I finish it, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it’s wrong." - Richard Buckminster Fuller

During his career, David has helped design and build a range of project types including churches, department stores, shopping malls, and mixed-use urban developments centered around multi-family housing. He has volunteered as a licensing advisor and enjoys mentoring younger staff. He is excited at the opportunity to help craft great educational buildings and spaces.

During his time at Glenn|Partners, David has been working with Steve Smith on the Northwest ISD Administration Building, in addition to preliminary planning ideas with Patrick Glenn and Aaron Ewert on Northwest ISD’s new High School 4.

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

Favorite Food

Bacon Cheeseburger

Favorite Movie

Dumb and Dumber, it’s such a ‘smart’ movie

Favorite Music

Americana-Psych-Garage-Blues-Surf-Folk ROCK!

Most Exotic Place Visited

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Happy Place

Back patio during an early morning Texas thunderstorm

Favorite Hobby

Collecting and listening to vinyl records

Favorite Architect

Mies, Kahn, Goff

Favorite Building

Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters by SOM

What Inspires You

Laughter, Collective Acts of Selflessness

Fun Fact

I have grown my hair long and donated it to various charitable organizations 5 times.

First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect

When I was 10 years old, I received a stamp set called ‘Fun with Architecture’ published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I still have the stamp set.

Favorite Quote or Saying

"I realize that… now." - Lt. Frank Drebin, Police Squad