Dan Spiry, AIA

Architect / Principal
Key Projects:
  • College of Architecture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Lux and Scott Middle Schools, Lincoln Public Schools
  • Southwest and Northstar High Schools, Lincoln Public Schools
  • Pinnacle Bank Arena Exterior Design, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • The Career Academy, Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College

Dan Spiry, AIA

Architect / Principal

Dan joined BVH in 1976 after graduating from the University of Nebraska with his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies. He grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, and transferred to Nebraska after completing his freshman year at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

For the past 40 years, Dan has applied his design leadership by engaging BVH’s governmental, education and faith-based clients in a collaborative, consensus-building design process. He pursues clarity of design concepts in his projects that is translated in building plan and section organization, material logic and a seamless integration of structural, mechanical and lighting systems. He has observed the ebb and flow of architecture style and fashion during his tenure in the practice. As a result, he seeks lasting authenticity in his work.

Dan leads an active life outside of architecture that includes bicycling, motorcycling, boating and photography. His favorite getaway is bicycling the Michelson Trail near his boyhood home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He and his wife Jodi have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

What is the favorite place you have visited?
Old Jerusalem, Israel.

What are you optimistic about?
The role that design can have in our built environment to enhance the lives of those who experience it.

How do you engage your community?
My most recent community engagement pursuit is with joining the TeamMates Mentoring Program.

What is your area of interest or research?
My interest lies in the pursuit of architecture as making place for the human experience as opposed to architecture as building objectification.

What is your inspiration?
Being alone in nature.