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Board Certified Architect, Architecture, Building Design, Building Systems Failure, Contract Documents, Traffic Circulation, Parking, Community Standards, Feasibility Studies, Code Research Review, Municipal, Government Buildings, Industrial, Commercial Design, Residential, Multi Family Dwelling, Construction Document Analysis, Existing Structure Evaluation, Site Selection,


Expert 2286 has 40 years of experience in architectural design, including single family/multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, restaurants, educational, factories, warehouses, retail, and governmental buildings. This involves the entire design-build process, and includes site selection, planning, feasibility studies, conceptual design, interior design, exterior design, code research and review, construction documents and specifications, construction observation and inspection, and reporting. Expert 2286 also has extensive experience in post-construction evaluation and the analysis of issues related to the design, construction and maintenance of structures.


Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, 1970


Registered Architect in Missouri,Kansas, and 26 other states including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

National Guard Army Basic Training & Advanced Training, Medic, 1970


  • Architecture
  • Building Design
  • Building systems failure
  • Contract Documents
  • Traffic circulation / parking
  • Community standards
  • Feasibility studies
  • Code research and review
  • Municipal and government buildings
  • Industrial, Commercial design
  • Residential and multi-family dwelling
  • Construction document analysis
  • Existing structure evaluation
  • Site selection

Professional Organizations

  • National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards
  • American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter
  • Design Build Institute of America
  • Mid American Regional Council (MARC) Board of Directors, 2002-Present, Chairman 2005-6, Secretary 2003-5
  • National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) Board of Directors 2006-Present
  • Johnson & Wyandotte Counties Council of Mayors, Chairman  2004 – 2005
  • Prairie Village Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Standards, Co-Chair 1994-9
  • Prairie Village Policy Services Committee Co-Chair  1995-9
  • Prairie Village Development Corporation, Board of Directors 1998-2004
  • Leadership Johnson County, Steering Committee, 1995-6
  • City Council, Prairie Village, KS, 1989-99
  • N. E. Johnson County Development and Retention Council, 1999-2002, Board of Directors, 1999 – 2002, Executive Committee 2000-2
  • Johnson County Library Foundation, 1997-2005, Board of Directors, 1997-2005, Executive Committee, 1998-2002
  • Arts Council of Johnson County, Board of Directors, 1998-2004
  • Mission Hills, Kansas Planning Commission, 1985-1992
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Economic Research Institute (CERI), past charter voting member
  • Kiwanis International, 1975-Present, Past President of local club, Lieutenant Governor of Division Four, and Governor of Missouri/Arkansas District


Outstanding Public Service Award, December, Kansas City Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, 2003

Continuing Education

American Institute of Architects, over 250 credit hours

  • Accessibility Regulations
  • ADA Guidelines:  General Site and Building Elements
  • AFM R-Control Building Systems:  EPS from Group Up
  • AFM R-Control Building Systems:  Termite Resistant Eps for Construction
  • America’s First Tier Suburbs
  • BIM Best Practices/Best Results
  • BIM Strategies from Public and Private Clients:  Owners Perspective
  • Building Blocks:  ADA Guidelines
  • Building Formation Modeling
  • Burning Issues:  Understanding Today’s Fire Rated Glass & Framing
  • Client Selection/Risk Management
  • Community Planning and Global Warming
  • Contract Management Risk Allocation by Design
  • Contract Review & Revisions III:  Additional Clauses
  • Contract Review and Revision
  • Creative Precast Aesthetic Options
  • Designation Documentation Form-The Role Design/Bld Plays
  • Design-Build  2005
  • Education & Training for Leading Sustainable Rating Systems
  • EPS from the Ground Up
  • Fundamentals of Finance/Accounting
  • Geofoam EPS & RRS Uses
  • Green Wall – Leed Compliance and Good Environmental Practices
  • Growing Popularity and Advantages of the Design/Build
  • Indoor Environmental Quality Overview:  FL Building Code Advanced 04/DE-A
  • Innovative Project Delivery Models
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Know Your Stone/Care
  • Leed and the Evolution to Become a Sustainable Design Firm
  • Leed Green Building Rating System
  • Leed Test Prep Course
  • Liberty Memorial Museum and Research
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis-What Owners are Looking for and Why
  • Local Street Design and Quality Places
  • MAC Design in Integrated Teams
  • MAC Laws & Regulations
  • MAC Proving Performance in Performance Base Design-Build
  • MAC State of Design-Build
  • Making the Mental Shift to Design-Build
  • National Incident Mgmt Sys & Incident Command Sys Elect OFCL
  • Natural Stone Foundations
  • Natural Stone Solutions
  • New Products & Systems in Single-Ply Commercial Roofing
  • New Technology for Today’s Hard Surface Flooring Assemblies
  • Perspectives of KC Airport Systems:  Platte County & Region
  • Planning in Portland: a Housing Choices Coalition Tour
  • Porcelain & Glass Mosaic Tile Installation
  • Preventing Moisture Air and Vapor in the Building Envelope
  • Project Managers Workshop
  • Regional Forum on Climate Change Energy & Sustainability
  • Road Map for Integrated Design: Building Info Model & Integ Prac
  • Specifying an Effective Underslab Vapor Retarder Per ASTM
  • Specifying Paint in Green Environment
  • State of Missouri, Division of Design and Construction
  • Stone Installation Solutions and Options
  • Street Design and Quality Places
  • Striving for Environmental Sustainability w/Design
  • Symposium on EIFS
  • Symposium on EPS
  • Vinyl by Design
  • Window Installations


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Sr. Consultant, Architecture
Provide consulting and litigation support services regarding the field of Architecture including residential and commercial properties. Expertise includes design; feasibility studies; code research and review;   ADA research and review; analysis of construction documents; evaluation of existing structures; traffic circulation/parking; site selection.

Oversee and manage all corporate projects in planning and design of facilities including industrial, commercial, residential, factories, warehouses, office buildings, office space, office planning, municipal, and government buildings, retail, educational structures, restaurants including fast food, multi-family dwellings and garages. Work includes management of building assessments, interior design, and feasibility studies and codes knowledge.

Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation
Responsibilities same as above.

James E. Taylor & Associates
Vice President
Designed and project managed temporary and permanent renovations of large private retail stores after major flooding on the Kansas City Country Club Plaza of 1977. Designed and project managed corporate buildings including additions and renovations.

Duncan Architects
Architectural design projects included professional doctors’ building; 13 story hotel; and a church.   Numerous multi-family residential projects included walk-ups, townhomes, apartments which were private financing as well as some HUD projects.   Boy Scout camp renovations including planning and design of new campgrounds, camp master quarters and administration building.   Professional activities included design, document preparation, research, construction site observations and reporting.

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