Kirk has been active in the design profession and a leader in the structural engineering industry for nearly four decades.
In 1998, Kirk established a Washington, DC, office for Silman, a TYLin company, and has served as its managing partner since.
Kirk’s project experience has included government facilities, corporate headquarters, high-rise office buildings, retail and mixed-use developments, hotels, airports, bridges, and sports facilities. He also has special knowledge and experience in the structural engineering of historic structures ranging from heritage buildings of unique archaic construction to mid-century modern architectural landmarks.
- American Concrete Institute (ACI), Member
- American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Member
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member
- International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), US Member
- Association for Preservation Technology (APT), Member
- Lambda Alpha International (Honorary Society for Land Economics), George Washington Chapter, Board Member
- Green Roof for Healthy Cities, Member and Certified Professional
Areas of expertise:
- Historic preservation
Publications and presentations:
- Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Adjunct Assistant Professor
- Cornell University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lecturer
- Johns Hopkins University, School of Engineering, Adjunct Professor
- Pratt Institute, Graduate Program in Architecture and Urban Design, Lecturer
- University of Maryland, School of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Lecturer
- University of Virginia, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Lecturer
- Kirk Mettam, Christopher Ruiz, and Nathan Hicks. “Balancing Emotions” Structural Engineer Magazine