Kirk, Robert Dyrel

Robert Dyrel Kirk was born August 22, 1929 in Lamesa, Texas, He grew up in Houston and graduated from Lamar High School in 1948 and Texas A & M in Architecture in 1953. He joined the Air Force and retired as a Lt. Colonel serving actively in Greenville, South Carolina and in the reserves. Bob began his architecture career in Houston working on such projects as the design of the NASA buildings and several local Baptist churches. He moved to Dallas and established his company Architectural Concrete Associates Inc. Consulting projects in the U.S., China, and the Dominican Republic. He also worked with notable architects Philip Johnson and artist Donald Judd. Kirk’s projects were high profile at times working on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza in Dallas, Fort Worth Water Gardens, and Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. Robert Kirk died in 2008.