Donald Gardner

Donald Gardner

Overland Park, KS, US



- Highly accomplished and creative Principal Architect/President/CEO with over 25 years of design and construction experience who understands the complexities and issues involved in the operating, managing and leading an Architectural Design Practice.

- Led award winning MBE architectural practice in the successful completion of numerous local and national design projects.

- Successful leader, visionary and strategic planner with proven track record of delivering building design projects commensurate with the best interest of user groups, owners, clients, government entities and the public interest.

- Proven marketing and business development professional with direct responsibility for creating new business opportunities resulting in a continuous stream of new buisness.

- Excellent written and oral presentation skills demonstrated thru the response to numerous RFQ's, RFP's and participation in many successful project interviews resulting in new design opportunities.

- Skilled management professional in the recruiting, training, supervision and motivation of administrative and technical staff.

- Well versed in developing strategic problem solving initiatives resulting in building and maintaining lasting business relationships.

- Served as Managing Partner of regional office for national firm, Moody Nolan, Inc., Architects


Donald Gardner - Architect, Overland Park, KS, US, Owner/Principal

Professional Services include the following: Architectural Project Design, Owner's Representative, Program Management, Architectural Documents Reviewer, Quality Control and Quality Assurance Review.

Jan 2010 - current

Moody Nolan, Kansas City, MO, US, Managing Partner - Kansas City Office

Registered Architect and Managing Partner for Kansas City Regional office of nation's largest African American owned architectural firm based in Columbus, Ohio

Jan 2006 - Jan 2010

Group One Architects, Inc., Kansas City, MO, US, Co-Founder, President/CEO

Managed all aspects of 12 - 22 person firm founded in 1987 as a Minority Business Entreprise in Kansas City, Missouri.

In 2005, completed sale of firm's asets to Moody Nolan, Inc., Architects of Columbus, Ohio and assumed new position with firm as Managing Partner of their new Kansas City, Missouri office on January 1, 2006.

Aug 1987 - Jan 2006


The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, MArch, Architecture

Not having a BArch degree I was required to complete all undergraduate core curriculum studies before starting the masters program.

Jan 1982 - May 1984

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, Industrial Arts/Secondary Education

Sep 1973 - May 1976

Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX, US, Drafting and Design Technology

Sep 1971 - May 1973

Areas of Specialization