Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Introducing Dan Hart, 2011 TSA President

Daniel Hart, AIA, PE

Dan Hart, AIA, PE, leads the community practice studio within Parkhill, Smith & Cooper in Midland and focuses particularly on buildings for communities of faith. He is a partner with the firm and began his 19 years with PSC in structural engineering and has been practicing architecture for the last 15 years. Dan grew up in Seymour, Texas (50 miles southwest of Wichita Falls), after evacuating with his family at age eight out of Beirut, Lebanon, where his parents were serving as missionaries. 

He is active in the community, where he serves as a board trustee for the Trinity School of Midland; as a member of the Midland Vision 2020 Task Force for the Arts; and as an elder and teacher at First Presbyterian Church. Dan and his wife Jennifer have two kids: Sam (junior in high school) and Clara (6th grade). 

In 2004, Dan was appointed as the public architect to the Joint Advisory Committee between the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. He has served TSA as treasurer, Vice-President for Outreach, chair of the Design Awards Committee, West Texas director, and as president of the West Texas chapter. 

He graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in architecture and civil engineering (structures specialization). 

Dan, also a registered engineer, taught the senior level structures course to architecture students at Texas Tech for four years.  

In 2001, he was named the Young Engineer of the Year for the Permian Basin Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. 

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