Mark Brim, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, DLR Group, Omaha, Neb.
Mark’s 32 years of architectural experience have been committed to education facility design. He has planned and designed numerous K-12, college and university facilities in more than 20 states. As the leader of DLR Group’s design team in Omaha, he mentors graduate designers with his knowledge of education facilities space planning and design. He also sits on DLR Group’s design forum.
Mark has been a guest speaker for the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), the Nebraska School Boards Association and CAPPA. His designs have won awards from numerous organizations representing the educational community and peer groups.
Mark received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Superintendent, Joplin Schools, Joplin, Mo.
C.J. is in his 18th year of serving children in public schools and his sixth year as superintendent for Joplin Schools, a district serving 7,600 students. As superintendent in Joplin, he worked with staff and the community to develop and launch a comprehensive plan that cut the dropout rate in half, raised low graduation rates to an all-time high for the district, and launched Bright Futures, an initiative that quickly addresses student needs through community engagement. This award-winning and nationally recognized initiative has expanded to three states and serves more than 60,000 children.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including recognition from the Missouri Association of School Administrators as the 2013 Missouri Superintendent of the Year, and the Bob Grossman Leadership in Communication Award from the National School Public Relations Association. He was also named one of People magazine’s 2011 Heroes of the Year for his leadership in the aftermath of the May 2011 tornado that struck Joplin and surrounding communities.
Angela D. Meyer, AIA
Director of Facilities Management, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau
Angela has experience in all phases of architecture, from programming to construction administration. She worked for a small architectural firm in southern Illinois for five years specializing in elementary and secondary educational design before joining the project management team at Southeast Missouri State in 2001. In 2006, she was promoted from project manager to associate director for design and construction. In 2010, Angela accepted the position of director of facilities management, where she now supervises more than 170 maintenance, custodial and design staff.
As director of facilities management, Angela is responsible for campus master planning, new construction, renovation and maintenance of all campus facilities and grounds, fleet management, all custodial and other support functions, such as budget management. Over the last three years, she has led her department in the construction of a new residence hall, the conversion of the boiler plant from coal to natural gas, the historic renovation of Academic Hall, and several other renovation projects on campus.
David Mount, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Mahlum | Architects Inc., Seattle
David blends technical understanding and design sensitivity within sustainable site and building concepts for education facilities at the primary, secondary and post-secondary level. With each project, he seeks to create connections between built and natural environments that enhance building performance and the learning process.
Recent efforts include Gray Middle School in Tacoma, Wash., a Washington Sustainable Schools grant recipient; and two nationally recognized AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects: the LEED gold-rated Seminar II at The Evergreen State College, and Franklin Elementary School, recipient of numerous local and national awards for education facilities design. David serves as the PK-12 Education Studio Director and manages all aspects of this market sector for Mahlum in both offices.
David holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and is a registered architect in the state of Washington.