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 Expert  727508

Expert in Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, and Construction and matters of Licensing of these.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been a practicing architect for four decades and has been involved with numerous building types throughout the USA and abroad. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Hawaii. He was involved in the development of the computerized national licensing examination of architects for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in Washington DC. His practice has been varied with specialties in numerous building types involving housing, health-care, educational, master planning, state and local government, recreational, hospitality and financial and industrial projects. He was directly involved with the infamous Hyatt hotel skywalk collapse in Kansas City as a result of his being on the MO licensing board for architects and engineers. He was part of the fact-finding and disciplinary process in that case. He has represented numerous state and private clients in all phases of architectural and construction related cases. He is the author of a new book entitled Banks and Financial Institutions to be released in March of 2010.

architectural code


architectural design


architectural science


architectural service


architectural standard


building architecture


building construction


commercial construction




construction defect


construction design deficiency


design process


extended industry-standard architecture


facility design


forensic architecture


industrial plant design


industry standard architecture


roof construction

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri;  Independence, Missouri;  Saint Joseph, Missouri;  Lees Summit, Missouri;  Kansas City, Kansas;  Topeka, Kansas;  Olathe, Kansas;  and Lawrence, Kansas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1962   Bachelor of Architecture   Architecture   Kansas State University   Tau Sigma Delta, Honor Arch. Fraternity
2008   Doctor of Architecture   Architecture   University of Hawaii, at Manoa   Highest grade point avarage

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to 2009


WSKF Architects




Past Chairman


Principal and former Chairman Responsible for all phases of work

1991 to 2001


WRS Architects






Chairman and Principal Responsible for all phases of work

1973 to 1991


ADC Architects






Principal and President Responsible for all phases of work

1968 to 1973


Expert, Architect



Architect and owner


Solo Practice of architecture

1963 to 1968


Ervin and Expert, Architects


Architects and Construction Managers




Partner responsible for architectural design also was construction supt. in field

1962 to 1963


Carlisle B, Guy, Architect





General architectural drafting

Career Accomplishments:

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated Licensed Architects (ALA), Independent Community Bankers Association, Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Fellowship


Registered Architect, Numerous States; Certified by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Professional Appointments

Past Chair of MO Registration Board of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors, Architects Division; Past President of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; Past member of Board of Directors of National Architectural Accreditation Board; Past Director of Practicum, Univ. of Hawaii, School of Architecture


Fellow of American Institute of Architects (FAIA); Architect of Year Award by MO Chapter of AIA; Alumnus of Year by KSU School of Architecture; Park University Honor Award for Businessman of the Year

Medical/Professional Internships

Past Internship in Architecture - 1962 to 1966, Colorado Springs, CO and Junction City, KS

Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous papers with NCARB, Washington, DC; Reports to UIA Europe 1994 and 1998; New book, "Banks and Financial Institutions", Release date March 2010

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Wiley & Sons  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Represented Sugart Thompson Kilroy on behalf of Dunn Industrial Group in construction and licensing related case in Kansas City, MO, 2003 Involved substantial amounts in claims
  • Represented State of MO in numerous cases involving unlicensed practice of architecture and malpractice of architects and engineers in projects in Branson MO, 2000
  • Represented USA in tri-lateral meetings between USA, Canada and Mexico relative to architectural practice, 1995
  • Represented USA in International practice discussions at the International Union of Architects, Barcelona, Spain, 1998
  • Represented Jackson County, MO in architectural contract dispute with architects for jail facility, Kansas City, MO 1992
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Firm seeking to Develop US market.
  • Expert for consulting on Need estimates of new non-residential construction with landscaping.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Numerous cases involving architecture, construction and licensing. local and state level but national level in architectural education and licensing.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Kansas City construction expert witness for consulting on risk / alternative design.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1994 to 1997   Mexico   Negotiated Tri-level discussions toward practice agreement with USA and Canada
1994 to 1997   Canada   Negitiated Tri-level discussions toward practice agreement between USA, Canada, and Mexico
1997 to 1997   European Community   Presented USA position in International Union of Architects meeting in Barcelona, Spain July 1997

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert is able to carry conversational level of Spanish. Not able to negotiate however

Market Research:
Expert in numerous building types and author of new book about banks and financial institution design.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Numerous appearances relative to the Hyatt Hotel Skywalk collapse. Also lecture at University level on architectural practice and design education.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Numerous examples of other expert selection

Other Skills and Services

Expert in actual construction with background in field as well as office.


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