Mariah Fairbanks

Meet Mariah Fairbanks, one of our newest architectural designers! Mariah graduated from the University of Dallas, where she studied ceramics and is currently attending the University of Texas at Arlington for her master’s in architecture.

Mariah is originally from California, where she spent most of her time around sports. Though soccer was her favorite sport, she also played softball, basketball and enjoyed snowboarding in Tahoe!

Mariah Fairbanks
“It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.”

In Mariah’s free time, she enjoys playing soccer with her dog Mila, watching college football, traveling throughout Texas and eating good food.

During Mariah’s time at Glenn|Partners, Mariah has been working on the University of Dallas Campus Master Plan as well as design concepts for Holy Family Catholic Academy and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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

Favorite Food

Mexican food

Favorite Movie

Molly’s Game

Favorite Music

I am up for anything!

Most Exotic Place Visited

Nassau, Bahamas

Happy Place

The mountains

Favorite Hobby

Playing soccer

Favorite Architect

Alberto Kalach

Favorite Building

Vasconcellos Library

What Inspires You


Fun Fact

My sister is a project manager for a construction company.

First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect

At age 12, I had a school project to build a bridge from popsicle sticks. I really enjoyed the challenge and my mom suggested becoming an architect.

Favorite Quote or Saying

“If you’re not first, you’re last!” – Ricky Bobby