Kevin Tyrrell, AIA, LEED™ AP
Kevin Tyrrell approaches architecture as an urbanist with a socio-environmental perspective, and is a firm believer that at its best, architecture can embody our nobler nature.
As a young architect living in Los Angeles during the civil unrest of 1992, he observed the dissonance of an architectural community that was dramatically capturing the world stage with bold self-referential designs while failing to connect to the communities immediately around them in any meaningful way. The ensuing self-reflection and the desire to make such connections led him to pursue graduate studies in urban design.
His professional path has crossed with that of many talented architects and urban thinkers, which led to his participation on many award-winning projects. Such work included a number of high profile urban scale architectural projects on the forefront of sustainable design. He is a LEED™ Accredited Professional with over 2 million square feet of LEED™ Certified construction completed, and formed the QDG Sustainability Workgroup, a forum dedicated to the discourse and exploration of sustainable strategies.
Kevin brings over twenty years of experience on a wide range of project types. While his primary focus is the oversight of education, civic and urban design projects, his knowledge of housing, mixed-use and commercial projects is broadly utilized. On each project, he is heavily involved from initial design concepts to the smallest details, working closely with clients throughout the process. He is also knowledgeable on alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California, including study in Italy and later earned a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. His work at Columbia won an international urban design competition and was exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and Berlin.