Kirk Bennett’s vast experience in the architectural field spans over 40 years. In that time Kirk has worked on many different projects ranging from single family and multi-family residential housing, commercial retail, and institutional educational projects. Kirk’s beginnings in architecture were in the residential arena and moved into the multi family / condo area after having spent approximately 6 years drawing residential projects and becoming an excellent detailer and draftsman, he decided it was time to look for additional opportunities to expand his skills and experiences. Throughout his career, Kirk Bennett has acted as a job captain on many different projects from large retail shopping centers, as well as some very interesting specialty projects notably the Marian Bergeson aquatic center at Corona Del Mar High School, the locker room and storage facility for Walt Disney, a remodel for the U.S. post office in Irvine, Calif. and the remodel of the earthquake damaged Emporium Capwell store in Oakland California.
He has also acted as Project Manager for the construction of over 20 Home Depots and over 40 educational institutions.
Kirk has also served as a volunteer at the Employment Development Department as a member of Experience Unlimited where he became the assistant vice president of the administration group. He also volunteered his architectural skills to a project at his church to remodel an old home to be used as an office to help at risk women who were in abusive relationships. He was also appointed to the City of Corona Planning Commission by councilman Randy Fox in January of 2015. In March of 2018 Kirk was presented with an opportunity to utilize his talents to support disaster victims in the wake of hurricane Harvey in Texas working as a Project Delivery Manager (P.D.M.G.): for Luster National for the past 9 months, he has worked in the Austin FEMA office managing several i.e. private nonprofit (PNP) house of worship projects. After reassignment to the Houston FEMA office in January, he was assigned multiple applicants, an Independent School District, a small city Emergency Protective Measures project, a City Police Department, a Chinese Community Center, a large Hospital System with multiple facilities. Kirk served as the primary point of contact for the applicants and provided customer service and programmatic assistance / guidance throughout the grant process. He facilitated coordination of the applicant’s documentation in order to develop projects and complete the grant process. Kirk was also asked if he would like to deploy to Puerto Rico to provide similar support for Hurricane Maria. Kirk worked in Puerto Rico for four months until contractual issues and the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic brought Kirk’s sojourn in Puerto Rico to an end.