Darin Hanigan, AIA, NCARB

Project Architect / Associate
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Darin Hanigan, AIA, NCARB

Project Architect / Associate

Darin brings 20 years experience in the architecture field. He joined BVH in 2006 and has been involved most heavily in BVH’s educational sector work.  Born and raised in Lincoln, Darin continues to be involved within the community through educational outreach as well as involved within his Church community. Darin recently completed his Master’s of Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also has a technical degree from Southeast Community College and Bachelor in Business Management from Peru St College.   

Darin’s passions lie within the educational environment, specifically K-12.  A major focus of his is how students learn and how we can positively affect these opportunities through architecture. His thesis at UNL focused on experience and environmental conditions which affect learning outcomes for students. He hopes to continue this research moving forward in his professional career to elevating possibilities for young people.  

The importance of balancing school, work, interests, and, most importantly, family has been a challenge the last three years while finishing his degree. Now that school is completed, Darin hopes to dive deeper into his passions at work, get back to playing golf, fishing, and cycling, but most importantly to spending quality time with his wife, two daughters, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.  

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Manhattan Beach, California.

What is your area of interest or research?
Biomimicry/biophilic design and how to implement strategies in a school environment to improve the educational experience.

What inspires you?
Selfless people.

What is the most impactful thing you’ve learned over the course of your career?
Always design for the human experience even if they don’t understand or appreciate it.

What problem would you like to solve with design?
Disengaged student experiences within the K-12 environment.