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Kirk Paisley, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Project Manager and Specification Writer for Columbus, Ohio based M+A Architects. He has 13+ years of experience in the Architecture field with knowledge across the gamut of the industry - from design and construction documents to construction administration.

With M+A Architects, Kirk is one of the leaders of sustainable and universal design and is integrally involved in all of the firms LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) projects. He was also instrumental in developing the company’s green standard specifications which are utilized as a basis for all projects.

Kirk has lead seminars focusing on sustainable design for several organizations at different events including: Ohio Housing Authorities Conference Spring Conference, OHFA Affordable Housing Preservation & Energy Efficiency Summit, Construction Specifications Institute - Design Columbus, Door & Hardware Institute - Buckeye Chapter, Ohio Masonry Association, International Facility Managers Association - Columbus Chapter, and for the Career & Technical Education Centers of Licking County. Kirk is on the Green Instructional and Program Development Team for Columbus State Community College and is also an adjunct profressor teaching preparation courses to assist professionals in becoming LEED Green Associates.

Kirk has had a great deal of involvement with the local chapters of USGBC and CSI (Construction Specifications Institute). For the USGBC Central Ohio Chapter he served as the Green Schools Commitee Chair for 5 years and was the Chair for the Inaugural Ohio Green Schools Rally held in 2012. For the CSI Columbus Chapter Kirk served in several positions including: Membership Co-Chair, Publications Chair, Chapter Director, and Vice President. He was elected as President of the CSI chapter for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

Kirk is a USGBC Faculty member. USGBC Faculty are the official instructors of USGBC's instructor-led workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners. As USGBC Faculty, Kirk is authorized to teach the following instructor-led workshops:

  • LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED
  • LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies
  • BDC 251: Understanding the Building Design and Construction LEED Rating Systems
  • BDC 301: Implementing the Building Design and Construction LEED Rating Systems

Personally, Kirk and his wife Sara are beginning their journey to self-sufficiency through the creation of their micro eco-farm in Springfield, Ohio - Jar of Marbles Farm. Along with their 3 children they support several chickens, a large heirloom vegetable crop, a small orchard and have plans in the near future for dairy goats and honey bees.