Durham Board of Institutional Oversight

Ken West


DLR Group

Principal and Omaha Office Director

Ken West

Ken West, AIA, is a registered architect and principal of DLR Group, Inc. With DLR Group for over 29 years, Ken's responsibilities and experience have expanded from a structural technician, to staff architect, to project architect, to project manager and project leader. He now serves as the Omaha Office director. In addition to his office leadership role, Ken is involved in business development efforts in the Midwest region.

As his leadership responsibilities at DLR have grown, so has his personal involvement in many community organizations and numerous University of Nebraska Boards and committees, including: University of Nebraska Architectural Engineering Advisory Board; University of Nebraska Presidents Advisory Committee; The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Advisory Board; UNO Athletics; Maverick Council Executive Board; UNO Architectural Engineering Advisory Board; and the UNO Strategic Planning Committee. As the recipient of the 2007 Maverick Corporate Citizen Award, Ken's commitment to the University of Nebraska is solid.

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Ken has the great distinction of two of his sons following him to UNL. Along with Valerie, Ken's wife of 34 years, his family is the foundation from where his professional and community relationships are built.

DLR Group is a nationally recognized, full-service design firm with 15 offices nationwide, where design is the driving force behind its architecture, engineering, planning, and interior's practice. DLR Group's philosophy is to listen to clients, create exciting design that fulfills the client's goals and deliver on the promise of quality, integrity and sustainability.

Ken West, AIA, is a principal of DLR Group. DLR Group is a national architectural / engineering / planning / interiors firm employing well over 400 professionals in offices across the United States. These professionals specialize in the delivery of quality, responsive planning and design services to a broad spectrum of clients. An employee-owned corporation, DLR Group has grown into one of the largest architectural and engineering firms in the United States.