Designing the Homes of the Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates

Bethany Jenkins | March 16, 2016

David Greusel is founding principal of Convergence Design, a Kansas City architectural firm. With another firm, he was the lead designer for Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2009 he was named a fellow by the American Institute of Architects. On the side, David also acts and writes for Right Between the Ears, a radio comedy program that has won numerous national awards.

What do you do every day?

I’m involved with the planning and design of buildings, especially large public venues. Since my projects are often complicated I spend a lot of time in meetings, making sure our team is on the same page as everyone else involved—clients, contractors, engineers, and more.

I enjoy working with various clients because I get to learn about their different industries. Sometimes, though, it’s challenging to work with such experienced professionals because, although they know their industries better than I do, their imaginations are sometimes limited.

As an image-bearer of God, how does your work reflect some aspect of God’s work?

Architect comes from the Greek word arkhitekton, which means master builder. In Genesis, we clearly see God as the master…

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