Dan Worth FAIA, FAPT Retires After Career Dedicated to Preservation and Education

After four decades spent building communities, preserving historic landmarks and growing college campuses, Dan Worth will be moving onto the next phase of his career beginning this month. While Dan will still provide some consulting work on a few passion projects with BVH, he looks forward to traveling with friends and family, visiting national parks, museums and jazz clubs, along with reconnecting with local and national preservation associations.

Dan attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the Architectural Association in London where he graduated with degrees in architecture and studying community and regional planning. Dan joined BVH Architecture in 1982 in the Omaha studio and moved to the Lincoln studio in 1993, which he managed for more than 15 years, helping it grow, thrive, and double in size and commissions.

Dan’s passion for historic preservation runs deep and has helped define an illustrious career. He has been a catalyst for the preservation of historically meaningful buildings throughout the Plain States, the importance and value of whose architectural heritage was previously unappreciated. Dan’s dedication to disseminating technical expertise and establishing best practices has significantly elevated the standards of historic preservation nationally and internationally.

Dan has led the planning, programming, and preservation of 26 National Historic Landmarks, including the National Air and Space Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Natural History Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum for the Smithsonian Institution. He also designed and oversaw the 15-year-long exterior restoration program for the Nebraska State Capitol. His recently completed work includes the iconic Gateway Arch, recipient of a Getty Foundation grant for restoration and conservation, and the restoration of the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer and the Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte Hospital, which was also named to the list of most endangered places.

Dan has also been recognized with the Cunningham Gold Medal from the Nebraska American Institute of Architects, and has been elevated to the College of Fellows by both the American Institute of Architects and the Association for Preservation Technology International. 

These achievements are only a small reflection of the numerous ways Dan has invested himself in his work and his community. To learn more about Dan, his past projects and current work, please visit BVH.com.