Meet Patrick Glenn, Partner and Managing Principal of our Dallas Office. When Patrick is not collaborating with clients, you can find him swinging the sticks and playing golf with friends and colleagues around the DFW Metroplex along with his favorite course in Stillwater at Karsten Creek, which just happens to also be the home course for the Oklahoma State University Golf Team!
Patrick and his wife, Briar, also a Partner with Glenn|Partners, loves to travel. Briar has inspired Patrick to travel abroad to see some of the most awe-inspiring structures around the world. Some of Patrick’s favorite places are Paris, Florence, Milan, and certainly Rome!
"Good architecture firms can get the ball to the 5-yard line, but the difference between being good and great is the ability to get the ball into the endzone. We score touchdowns, not field goals."
Patrick also has a love for the mountains, especially Colorado. Patrick, along with Briar and other close friends, have skied annually in Colorado and Utah, with Beaver Creek being one of his favorites! Patrick and Briar hope to retire in the mountains someday!
During Patrick’s time at Glenn|Partners, Patrick has primarily been responsible for business development for the firm in addition to leading firmwide programming, planning and design efforts. To return to the practice of Architecture, Patrick has immersed himself with clients once again to collaboratively work on some of the firm’s most critical projects including Dallas ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Northwest ISD, and Richardson ISD.
To learn even more about Patrick, check out the following fun facts!
Mexican - Mariano’s, right!
The Natural, Rudy, Hoosiers, and Weird Science
Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, The Police, Tom Petty, and Whiskey Myers
Most Exotic Place Visited
Lake Como, Italy
Snow Skiing in the Mountains
Soccer, but retired in 2020 after 17 years with VFFC. Now, my days are on the golf course.
Jeanne Gang, Ralph Johnson, Richard Meier, and Mahlum
The Carpenter Center or The Duomo in Milan
What Inspires You
Clients that are not complacent and are motivated to challenge the norm.
I’m related to Bob Wills (and the Texas Playboys). My grandfather drove the tour bus and took concert tickets at the door. Cool, huh?
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
I’ve always liked the idea of building, whether with legos, tinker toys or lincoln logs. The simple process of solving problems through design discovery and technical exploration has always driven me.
Favorite Quote or Saying
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." – Steve Jobs