Dan Hart, FAIA, PE, is a Principal and the Executive Vice President of Architecture. He also serves on Parkhill’s Board of Directors. Hart is a believer in higher education and the liberal arts. His experience includes extensive collaborative work with master planning and design, including the award-winning Dollye Neal Chapel at Midland College, the Brown Secondary Building at Midland Christian School, and the Library Lecture Center at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Hart is also a dedicated advocate for the profession, having served as president of the Texas Society of Architects, currently, on the AIA’s National Board of Directors, and as moderator of the AIA’s National Strategic Council. He is currently serving as AIA’s first vice-president and has also recently been elected the 98th president of AIA. With registration as an architect and professional engineer, he has served as an adjunct instructor of architectural engineering for senior-level architecture students at Texas Tech University for four years. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors at Schreiner University.

Hart was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2014. In 2017, Dan was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Texas Tech University College of Architecture.

Why did you choose Parkhill?

“I wanted to be a part of a firm that thinks big and responds differently—a firm that, at its core, makes community in and through community.”

Why did you choose your profession?

“There’s no other profession I know that does more to help people live out their intentions, their dreams or their vision in the physical world.”

What are your hobbies and interests?

“I enjoy reading, distance running and traveling.”

What is something interesting about yourself?

“I was raised as a child of missionaries in Beirut, Lebanon.”