Donn C. Thompson AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Director, Building Innovations
Donn C. Thompson, AIA, LEEP AP BD+C, is Senior Director of Building Innovations for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) with responsibility for demonstrating the value and versatility of concrete building solutions to developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and concrete producers throughout the Midwest.
He has been active in the concrete industry for over 22 years with extensive promotion, sales, and direct field experience with a variety of concrete systems. Donn was responsible for technical promotion of insulated concrete forms (ICFs), and other concrete home building systems for the Portland Cement Association (PCA), conducting presentations nationwide on various aspects of building more sustainably with concrete as well as advocating for more resilient homes and communities.
During seven years in the ICF industry, Donn educated designers and conducted extensive on-site contractor training on ICF construction for one of the largest insulated concrete form manufacturers in the U.S. While focused on ICF commercial sales, he successfully introduced ICFs into large scale multi-family, hospitality and theatre construction nationwide.
Prior to joining NRMCA, Donn held sales and promotion positions in the precast concrete industry, helping to dramatically increasing sales for a Midwest startup producer, and assisting with revamping of the architectural precast certification program for the leading technical institute in the industry.
Donn is a licensed architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional. He has a BS and Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois, Chicago.