Keith Hedges is an NCARB certified architect and an Assistant Professor at the Hammons School of Architecture for Drury University. Keith has nearly ten years of industry experience primarily for a financial securities company, consulting in over $100 million of construction contracts with two projects associated with AIA Architecture Firm Award recipients. He earned independent and simultaneous graduate degrees in architecture and structural engineering at Iowa State University. This design and technical background bloomed into his teaching structures at Drury. Keith has taught full-time for more than ten years with a repertoire that includes seventeen courses ranging from architectural design, engineering technologies, to professional practice at NAAB and ABET accredited institutions. He brings 29 peer-reviewed publications primarily reflecting on BIM and higher education. Keith has given 26 presentations to international, national, and regional audiences at venues such as the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich and Oxford University. His peers have cited his scholarship over three dozen times in peer-reviewed environments. As a principal investigator, Keith led three universities to a national Research for Practice (RFP) grant from the AIA Board Knowledge Committee that produced a report on collaboration in the digital domain and distance learning. As a lead author, Keith directed the University of Wyoming to two national AIA TAP BIM awards (2008 citation and 2009 honorable mention) for advancing BIM in the higher education curriculum. He served on the advisory boards for two books, the Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition (11th ed.) by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the National BIM Standard, Version 2, by the National Institute of Building Sciences, buildingSMARTalliance. Most recently, Keith received the President’s Award of Excellence for Community Engagement along with colleagues Traci Sooter, Nancy Chikaraishi, and Rufus Louderback.
B.S.Arch., University of Illinois, 1987
M.Arch, Iowa State University, 1997
M.S.S.E., Iowa State University, 1997
Drury University faculty member since 2009
Assistant Professor since 2009