Byron Donelson AIA
Associate Principal / Senior Construction Administrator
Patience is a requirement for members of the AEC industry. Page Senior Construction Administrator Byron Donelson began working on the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas, when George W. Bush was governor of the state. Bush returned to cut the ribbon to the three-story museum at the official opening – as president of the United States. Byron can cite numerous other long-term projects in his portfolio ranging from Healthcare to Academic, Corporate / Commercial, Civic / Government and Housing / Hospitality.
His interest in architecture and construction was inspired by his father who was a civil engineer for the Soil Conservation Service, and responsible for reservoir design and watershed planning. Most recently, Byron served as a National Director of Construction Services for his previous employer. When he joined Page, he had completed more than six million square feet and $10 billion of construction projects in nearly four decades.
Byron grew up across the Midwest in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois and is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for which he previously served as Co-Chairman of the IDP Committee and the AIA-AGC (Quoin) Liaison Committee.
A deep interest in U.S. and world history has inspired him to travel extensively throughout Europe and the United States, starting with a year studying abroad in Versailles, France. A father of three children, Byron is an avid golfer, having started playing the game at the age of five. His outlook on life and business can be summed up in a simple quote, “Try not to become a person of success but rather a person of value”.