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Shanks Architects

5151 Beltline Road
Suite 840
Dallas, TX 75254

Phone: 972-788-9300

Firm Description

Shanks Architects was established on May 1, 2006, with the goal of providing our Church and Institutional clients with an enhanced level of professional service through a more direct interaction and collaboration between our design team and the client decision makers.  To communicate the experience and capabilities of our firm, which will celebrate its seventh anniversary next month, requires a framing reference based on the unique career history of David Shanks.

David served on staff of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) as District Architect from 1987-1988.  He was responsible for the overall planning direction, client coordination and management of multiple design teams on these projects.

For eighteen years (1988–2006) David served HH Architects of Dallas in several capacities, including as a Principal and the Director of Design.  David also served as the firm’s President for the four years prior to beginning Shanks Architects. 

David’s decision to establish a new practice was the result of imagining a purposefully smaller and more responsive practice…one that would be based on a dedicated team of professionals that understood and had a passion for the advancement of the church.

Shanks Architects has accomplished much over the past seven years…even with the reality of the recent economic environment.  Our staff is comprised of 10 dedicated individuals with a wealth of experience in the master planning and design of church facilities. 

We have been blessed to work with many churches in the DFW area and Texas including Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano, Dallas and Prosper), The Village Church (Flower Mound and Fort Worth), Hunters Glen Baptist Church (Plano), The Hills Church of Christ (North Richland Hills), and Crosspoint Church (McKinney), as well as Sagement Church in Houston, First Baptist Church in Temple, Brazos Pointe Fellowship in Lake Jackson, Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock and Crosspoint Fellowship in Ciblo. In addition, our practice extends to other states, including working with First Baptist Church in Bossier City, LA, First Baptist Church in Minden, LA, Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, FL. and Providence Classical Academy in Bossier City, LA.

With a great deal of anticipation, Shanks Architects looks to the future, ready to serve our current and future Church and Institutional clients by planning and designing creative, functional and distinctive spaces that capture their vision and passion for furthering God’s kingdom.


Architecture, BIM, Building Permit/ Plan Review, Design, Interior Design, Master Planning, Programming, Project / Program Management, Rendering / Delineation, Site Analysis/ Site Evaluating and Planning, Space Planning, Zoning Process Assistance

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