Greg is a principal in BNIM’s Kansas City office. His professional experience on numerous complex projects, his contemplative design process, and his boundless passion for the built environment have contributed to his reputation as a highly proficient and respected architect in Kansas City and nationally.
The general technical expertise Greg has accumulated through Bloch and other projects is highly respected and sought after. His particular expertise in complex, high-performance, façade and glazing system has made him a practice leader for BNIM’s integrated design process.
In 2006, Greg was recognized as Architect of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Kansas City chapter, and in 2013, he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows
Dirk is the director of business development for Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc. Dirk has a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from Kansas State University. He brings a unique perspective to the projects of Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc. Prior to joining the precast concrete industry, Dirk spent a number of years as an architectural professional and on-site field representative, giving him a great overall knowledge of the built environment.
Dirk is also active in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). He currently sits on PCI’s International Sustainability Council and is the Altus Group Marketing Committee Chairman. He’s also a LEED accredited professional, a NCIDQ Certified Designer and a member of the Construction Specifications Institute. He directs Enterprise Precast’s Kansas City office where he is in charge of business development for Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Illinois.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Session 3 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Bloch School Case Study
In this in-depth case study of the Bloch Executive Hall on the UMKC campus we will explore both an architect’s and a subcontractor’s perceptive, with an emphasis on the collaborative efforts. We will see how the higher education project first started and learn about some of its unique challenges. We will walk through an in-depth building envelope study with multiple considerations: weighing risk vs. reward when trying newer systems/applications; learn about when it makes sense to make sweeping design revisions (even late in the design process) and how to control quality and cost when doing so. We will complete the material study with a virtual tour of the precast plant and a virtual site tour showing the project being installed.
1. See how the higher education project came about and learn some of its unique challenges.
2. Walk through an in-depth building envelope study with multiple considerations.
3. How to identify when it makes sense to make sweeping design revisions (even late in the design process) and how to control quality and cost when doing so
4. Complete the material study with a virtual tour of the precast plant casting process and a virtual site tours, showing the project being installed/constructed.