Meet Dan Cook, Executive Director

Dan Cook portrait, smiling in blue suit and burnt orange tie

Dan Cook

Executive Director, Planning, Design and Construction

Dan is a life-long architect and builder who leads a team of professionals responsible for planning, design, construction, project management, project support, contracting, and construction operations in support of over 20 million square feet of facilities across the UT Austin main campus and multiple satellite campuses. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served for more than two decades. During his time in the military, he oversaw critical installation planning, design, construction, and facilities operations programs. His team is responsible for delivering improvements and developing initiatives that support the University's strategic goals for increased effectiveness in the stewardship of resources. Dan is also a Registered Architect in Texas, receiving numerous accolades for his distinguished contributions.