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.
"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!
Most Exotic Place Visited
Any type of Soccer
Museum of Roman Art (Moneo)
What Inspires You
The first day teachers and students get to see their new space!
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).