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Greg Kingsley is a Co-Founder & CEO of KL&A Engineers & Builders - a leader in carbon-focused building and Mass Timber. Greg and his team have worked with world-class clients and architects like John Carney, Harry Teague, CCY, Shigeru Ban and Mickey Zeppelin on mind-blowing projects across the country. Greg and his team have earned 100 + awards for excellence and their hundreds of astonishingly impressive projects like the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and the Aspen Art Museum. Greg is a sought-after international speaker on the topics of engineering, operational carbon and mass timber. Greg moved to Colorado from the east coast back in 1978 to attend CU Boulder where, in graduate school, he met his great friend and now long-time business partner Brant Lahnert. After school, Greg got deeply involved in earthquake engineering research focused on masonry buildings, both historic and new, ultimately taking that interest back to school in at UC San Diego where he earned a PhD, and then to the University of Pavia, Italy. He was headed for a career in academia, or at least in research, when he returned to Boulder and reconnected with his old friend Brant who convinced him to join him in his newly formed business. He hasn’t turned back since. Since that fateful career jump, Greg has long enjoyed collaborating on challenging architectural projects with innovative structural systems in a variety of materials. Greg became CEO of KL&A in 2003. His current passion is for innovative wood structures (like the Aspen Art Museum with Shigeru Ban Architects), and in the rapidly growing field of mass timber construction, which he considers our best hope for marrying carbon sequestration with environmental responsibility.
What does it take to pioneer the future of sustainable building? Join our thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Greg Kingsley, President, CEO, and founding partner of KL&A Engineers & Builders. Discover his journey from knowing he wanted to be a structural engineer in high school to becoming a driving force in the advancement of sustainable building practices. Listen in as Dr. Kingsley reveals how his passion for Mass Timber and embodied carbon has shaped his career and the trajectory of KL&A Engineers & Builders. From code reform advocacy and vast personal education, to collaborating with timber companies, government organizations, and fellow engineers - Dr. Kingsley's vision for a healthy forest and circular economy is truly inspiring. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Dr. Kingsley as he shares his perspective on breaking down industry silos and the importance of putting oneself out there to foster innovation and resilience in the world of sustainable building. You'll walk away inspired and ready to make a difference in your own community and industry.
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