Mariah Fairbanks

Meet Mariah Fairbanks, one of our architectural staff. Mariah received a BA from the University of Dallas, where she studied ceramics and has a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Originally from California, she loves being outdoors. Mariah enjoys spending her time with family and friends and finding new restaurants in the area. Though she prefers Mexican food, nothing is off limits; especially if there is a good patio! Mariah’s dog Mila keeps her on her feet. Mila loves a good run, playing soccer, watching college football, and binge-watching documentaries with her mom. Though Mila is not a fan of car rides they both enjoy taking road trips and discovering architecture in their new home state.

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.” - Steve Jobs

During Mariah’s time at Glenn|Partners, she has been working with Briar Glenn on the new Early College Center for Brookhaven College, part of the overall Dallas College system.

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

Tulum, Mexico

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 as a result architecture was suggested as a career path. I had no idea what an architect really was or did at that time, but I started my endeavor to become one, learning CAD and joining the ACE mentor program in high school. It was a long and winding course compared to many others, but my suspicions about the desire to be an architect were confirmed when I did a study abroad in Mexico City and visited Vasconcellos Library.

Favorite Quote or Saying

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