At Dasher Hurst Architects, we enrich our communities by creating architecture with an
unyielding commitment to design excellence, experience, and collaborative
Our passion for designing innovative, yet financially responsible buildings is based on technical expertise, environmental sensitivity, and an ethos of teamwork. Our portfolio ranges in scale from commercial, educational, mixed-use, and residential with a special focus on large urban renovation projects.
Our goal is to deliver inspired solutions and exceptional service for our clients’ needs. At DHA we strive to provide creative and exciting architectural designs as well as sustainable spaces for people to learn, live, work, and play.
Principal Glenn Dasher co-founded Dasher Hurst after 12 years as a design principal at Rink Design Partnership, Inc. Previous to his position at Rink, A native of Jacksonville Glenn worked with Bob Broward, Peter Rumpel and Ken Smith and with some of the most renowned design firms in Washington D.C. for over a decade. A registered architect and a LEED® Accredited Professional, Glenn has been honored with numerous awards by AIA Jacksonville for his design and artistic talents as well as his contributions to the community and architectural profession. While he has a great diversity of project experience, he is most known for his work with upper education and community projects. He is also recognized for his work with the University of Florida School of Architecture where he organized the Jacksonville Spring Studio for over 10 years in addition to serving as a guest juror.
Glenn grew up in Jacksonville and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Florida A&M University and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Florida. He is a talented chef and golfer and enjoys home renovation projects and traveling with his wife and two college-age children.
A co-founding principal at Dasher Hurst Architects, Tom Hurst has a diverse, award-winning portfolio of work that includes commercial, hospitality, institutional, and residential structures. He is recognized as a leader in the field of historic preservation and adaptive reuse and has worked tirelessly to promote redevelopment efforts in downtown Jacksonville. Tom is active in the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is Past President (2013) of the Jacksonville Chapter. He is a Registered Architect and Interior Designer in Florida, a LEED® Accredited Professional, and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Tom was raised in Ohio and is a graduate of Kent State University where he received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees. Tom loves to spend time camping and participating in a variety of sports and musical activities with his wife and three children.
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Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve been awarded numerous times for both our architectural designs and community involvement.
Now more than ever it’s important to consider the environment when designing a building. We have many LEED Accredited professionals who have the experience to apply green building principles on every project.
Dasher Hurst takes pride in the diversity of our portfolio. We find that this experience in projects of all sizes and types enhances our ability to think outside the box and develop the most optimal solution for each client and project.