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

    Daniel Bankhead serves as the General Manager of Facilities Design for the Construction Services Department for the Houston Independent School District. For the past six years, he has been part of the executive leadership team for the District’s $1.89 billion 2012 Bond Program, overseeing the management, design, and construction documentation work of architects, engineers, and other consultants.

    Since 2002, he has also been an adjunct professor of upper-level and graduate courses in architecture and construction science at Prairie View A&M University. Additionally, he lectures for professional organizations, groups, architects, numerous schools and universities across the region. In 2018, Bankhead was recognized in the 10th Anniversary of Who’s Who in Black Houston Publication as one of the top executives and power players in the City of Houston.

    Bankhead has served on the Board of Directors of the Houston - ACE Mentor Program and the Architecture Center Houston Board of Directors. He became the first African-American President of any Texas AIA chapter.

    Bankhead received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from William M. Rice University. He also completed graduate courses at the University of San Francisco.