Dev Malik, AIA Returns as Chief Operating Officer

Kansas City, Mo. (October 28, 2013) — BNIM today announced Dev Malik, AIA has rejoined BNIM as Chief Operating Officer. Malik brings more than 30 years of experience leading the business and management of operations in the architecture industry. Malik previously worked for BNIM from 1983– 2010, and rejoins BNIM after three years as Operations Manager at HNTB.

“We are thrilled that Dev returns to BNIM as a boomerang. His experience promises to help BNIM continue its leadership in high performance design and experience growth as a multiple office firm,” says Steve McDowell, BNIM’s Director of Design. “The Principals are confident that Dev brings even more to BNIM with his return as Chief Operating Officer.”

Malik will serve as a member of BNIM’s Executive Committee and oversee overarching firm management. His business acumen and architectural training will play a key role in moving high performance integrated design to higher levels at BNIM. He is particularly knowledgeable regarding information and design technology, in which capacity he will establish and implement information technology strategy to maintain the firm’s commitment to leadership and pioneering methods of empowering technology in sustainable design.

Malik studied architecture as an undergraduate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University Missouri – Kansas City Bloch School of Management. 

About BNIM
With 43 years of experience, BNIM is one of the most important architectural firms working to redefine practice in the realm of green architecture today and is the recipient of the 2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award. As early pioneers in the arena of sustainable design, BNIM continues to shape the national and global agenda for responsible architecture and design excellence. Established in 1970, the firm has emerged nationally as a leading resource for established methodologies, innovative technologies and cutting-edge research in architecture, planning, landscape, education and workplace design. The firm has offices in Kansas City, Mo.; Des Moines, Iowa; Houston, Texas; San Diego, Calif.; and Los Angeles, Calif.