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    General Manager, Facilities Design
    Construction Services Department
    Houston Independent School District

    Dan Bankhead is a dedicated design professional with a distinguished 41-year career of comprehensive professional practice in executive architectural management and construction administration of retail/commercial projects ranging in size from $200,000 to $84 million.

    Since 2010, he has served as the General Manager of Facilities Design in Construction Services for the Houston Independent School District. He successfully gave leadership to multiple roles for the District’s $2.1 billion 2012 Facilities Capital Improvement (Bond) Program, which produced one of the largest portfolios of USGBC LEED-certified schools in the country, and a considerable number of award-wining academic facilities for the district.

    His professional experience is supplemented by over 17 years of higher education teaching a variety of courses at Prairie View A&M University. He also lectures on various platforms.

    Mr. Bankhead is active with prestigious organizations, locally and nationally. He is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Houston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the American Institute of Architects National Ethics Council (NEC), as Chairman of the Texas Society of Architects (TxA) School Safety Committee, and a member of the Association for Learning Environments. 

    Recognition of his contributions includes the Houston Young Black Achievers Award and inclusion in the 10th Anniversary Issue of Who’s Who in Black Houston Publication as one of the city’s top executives and power players.

    A native of Illinois, Dan Bankhead received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from William M. Rice University in Houston, Texas.