Dirk Kestner

Director of Sustainable Design


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Dirk serves as the Director of Sustainable Design, overseeing the integration of sustainable strategies into the firm’s projects across various sectors. He ensures that each design incorporates industry-leading expertise in sustainable approaches, contributing to the firm’s reputation as a national leader in sustainable design.


With a profound passion for environmental accountability, Dirk is an expert in advancing sustainable structural solutions. He guides project teams through a client inquiry process to establish bespoke sustainability goals, leading them to achieve these objectives effectively. 


Founding chair, ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Sustainability Committee 
Member, LEED Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group


M.S.E., Structural Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Civil Engineering, Cornell University