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“Designing green is good business. It is good for our clients, our community and our environment.”
In this era of exponential growth in sustainable design and energy efficiency, Kirk firmly believes in the importance of positioning our clients for success – always emphasizing that timeless design must inherently be economical and socially and environmentally responsible. Kirk’s 32-year career also includes the orchestration and management of many of HKS’ highest-profile and most pioneering design projects, grounding him with a solid understanding of the role design can play in optimizing our clients’ business success. Kirk’s passion for sustainable design began at the age of 17, when he began part-time work for an architect in his home town. “At a very young age, I was exposed to passive design strategies and had opportunities to work on green buildings,” he says. “Fast-forward to the late ’90s: I began to integrate sustainability concepts into the numerous corporate office building projects that I was fortunate to lead.”
Registered Architect: Texas
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Fellow
Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design, Texas A&M University
Did You Know?
Kirk is an avid sportsman and cyclist, logging about 5,000 miles on his bike annually – the equivalent of nearly seven trips across his home state of Texas. “I ride 15 miles every morning (usually in the dark) and take long rides a couple of times a month. It keeps me sane.”