If you’ve done federal or DoD work with RRMM, then you’ve most likely met Kevin Ball. Kevin’s impressive career with RRMM includes such accolades as being the Director of our DoD/Federal Studio, a Senior Partner and a member of our Board of Directors. He’s also informally known for being our most enthusiastic Hokie fan! After 28 years of service to the firm, Kevin is officially retiring.
Kevin first discovered his interest in architecture in junior high, through an industrial arts course section called Dream House. He joined RRMM in 1992, and over his expansive career, has been responsible for more than 500 federal design projects. He has extensive experience with DoD Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Standards. He also co-wrote the U.S. Navy’s Design-Build Performance Technical Specifications and helped develop the Navy’s Design-Build Request for Proposal Website. He was instrumental in designing RRMM’s first Certified LEED Platinum project, 1st Naval Construction Division Headquarters at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story. Out of all of his career accomplishments, one of his proudest moments was winning the 1999 Outstanding Achievement through Value Engineering design award, in which he was invited to the Pentagon to give a presentation.
After a long and accomplished career, there’s no doubt Kevin definitely deserves to retire – but that doesn’t mean he won’t be missed! Many of our current architects began their careers being mentored by Kevin, including Mike Smith, who will take over as Director of the DOD/Federal Studio following Kevin’s retirement. Kevin is among the originals who made the firm what it is today. We thank him for everything he’s given RRMM over the years, and wish him the absolute best in his retirement. Here’s to you, Kevin!