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Dan Rowe






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The balance of art and science in architecture has fascinated Dan throughout his career. Excellence in architecture goes beyond the creative process and extends to the execution through sustainable evidence-based solutions and must embrace the reality that architects are first and foremost communicators of ideas.

Joining Treanor in 1994 when the firm was a 7-person local firm, Dan learned from its founder, Mike Treanor, that one must first show the client exactly what they asked for, and then show them how to make it better through real expertise. In 1998, Dan created the Justice studio at Treanor and continued to lead the studio through 2019. Work on the Douglas County Jail and Johnson County Juvenile facilities, among many others, built a foundation of nationally recognized justice facilities.

Taking the reins as President in 2009, Dan helped guide Treanor to be a nationally known and nationally present team of thought leaders among seven practice studios. He helped champion entrepreneurial growth with a focus on our core values: be true; listen, learn, lead; explore the extraordinary; and be humble, laugh together.

Dan spends his free time enjoying hobbies such as golf, cycling, old cars, oil painting, guitars, and gardening.

Get to know Dan

What is the best part of your job?

Sharing a cup of coffee or a couple of beers with my colleagues and partners to understand and strategize what is yet to come.

What is your favorite quote?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

What is your advice to young professionals in your field?

Tenacity. Don’t get hung up with titles or positions. Think about your personal development and pay attention to learning as much as you can with each experience. Embrace change and do not worry; things work out.

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