Joe is a principal in BNIM’s Kansas City office. He is a leader and innovator in the firm’s digital design practice. His approach is rooted in the creation of high-performance spaces that enliven human experiences.

He is versed at leading complex projects, like the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, the renovation and expansion of North Kansas City High School, and the renovation and expansion of Seaton Hall and Seaton Court at Kansas State University.

Joe has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas, where his instruction was largely focused upon the use of digital design tools and sustainable design practices.

He earned his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.


Dean, College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Kansas State University 

Tim has served as dean of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at Kansas State University since 2009. Prior to arriving at K-State, de Noble served as head of the Department of Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, and before that he taught at Syracuse University. In addition to teaching studio and technology courses, de Noble has extensive teaching experience in Italy and Mexico.

He was recently named an “Icon of Education” by Ingram’s Magazine, received the Chapter Artist Award from the K-State chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, was cited as one of the 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016/17 by Design Intelligence Magazine, and was named 2016 Architecture Advocate of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Kansas City chapter.

Tim received a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University and a B.S. Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. In private practice throughout his teaching career, he founded deMX Architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1999, building an award-winning practice focusing on housing combining the socially liberating potency of modernism with the intuitive rationality of vernacular building to generate regionally specific responses to built-form and site. Outside of practice, his primary research interest focuses on the typologies and morphologies of towns and cities.

Thursday, Oct. 4                      
Session 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Re-Imagining Aging Facilities:  Transforming Academic Environments for High-Performance Design Education
1 LU

The College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University educates students on both the theory and technical execution of high-performing buildings and environments. When tasked with renovating and expanding their aging facilities, our multidisciplinary design team aimed to not only optimize performance and interior comfort but intentionally reveal the contributing sustainable design features as a student learning opportunity. From the rehabilitation of the original 1910s sawtooth skylight roof to a carefully tuned and shaded all-glass facade, we will discuss the studies, processes, and strategies integral to the success of this project.

Learning Objectives:
1. The importance of early building construction investigation into aging facilities as a foundation for design success.
2. How energy usage, aesthetics, and interior quality goals are fundamentally interrelated.