Jake Salo

Meet Jake Salo, one of our newest Project Architects. Originally from Kansas City, Jake brought his love of barbecue and the Kansas City Chiefs with him to Dallas.

When not putting away ribs and watching Patrick Mahomes slinging the rock, Jake can be found playing soccer, practicing guitar or taking on home improvement projects with his wife. The most recent project was planting rose bushes along the front of the house and repainting all of their kitchen cabinets.

Jake Salo
"Whenever you see a problem, don’t shy away. Instead, run towards it as fast as you can" - LM

During the summer months, Jake also finds time to drive up to Grand Lake, Oklahoma to lounge around with his family. Most lake weekends are full of wakeboarding, tubing, and food. One of Jake’s favorite parts of the lake is playing board games with his family every night. Some of their all-time favorites are "Secret Hitler" (not as devious as it sounds) and "Ticket to Ride."

During Jake's time at Glenn|Partners, Jake has been working with Steve Smith on Northwest ISD's Pike Middle School. Jake is excited to be working back in the DFW area after taking on projects in West Texas for the last few years.

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

Favorite Food

Tuscan Chicken

Favorite Movie

Jojo Rabbit

Favorite Music

Black Keys

Most Exotic Place Visited


Happy Place

Grand Lake

Favorite Hobby

Any type of Soccer

Favorite Architect

Tom Kundig

Favorite Building

Museum of Roman Art (Moneo)

What Inspires You

The first day teachers and students get to see their new space!

Fun Fact

My first car was a 1998 Ford Windstar with an “I love my Wife” bumper sticker on the back.

First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect

My friends and I used to build forts in the back yard from all of the scrap wood from nearby job sites. The act of making a space that suited our needs became something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Favorite Quote or Saying

"If it can be fixed with money, it's not a real problem." – My Dad (said shortly after crashing my first car).