Dennis J. Hall, FAIA, FCSI

For more than 30 years, Dennis J. Hall FAIA, FCSI has sought to improve the practice of architecture through the development of industry-wide practice standards for construction information, with the goal of achieving higher performing buildings. He has used his practice as a laboratory to test and implement the practice tools he helps develop. As a forensic architect, author, and speaker he shares his expertise and knowledge with the profession and the entire construction industry through professional writings, seminars, teaching, and consulting services of the firm.

Mr. Hall has been recognized with numerous design, specifications, and other professional awards to his credit including the Young Architects Award from the South Atlantic Region of the American Institute of Architects, the William Dietrich Service Medal from the North Carolina Chapter of the AIA, and five national specification awards, including three Honor Awards from the Construction Specifications Institute. Mr. Hall was recognized by Engineering News Record as one of the top 25 construction newsmaker of 2005 and by the National Institute of Building Sciences with their prestigious 2006 Institute Honor Award, which “recognizes individuals or organizations that have made exceptional contributions to the nation and the building community.” In 2016, Mr. Hall was advanced to Distinguished Member in the Construction Specifications Institute, CSI's highest honor it can bestow on a member. 

As a leader in the construction industry Mr. Hall has served on numerous boards, committees, and panels for various professional organizations and has written and lectured on design and the project delivery process throughout the US and Canada. In 2000 he was elevated to Fellowship in the Construction Specifications Institute and in 2005 advanced to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects for his notable contributions to the construction industry and the creation of industry standards for the instruments of services for design professionals.

Mr. Hall is a former national President of both the Construction Specifications Institute and Specification Consultants in Independent Practice. He is also a former Chancellor of the CSI College of Fellows.

Washington University
Masters of Architecture

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Arts (Architecture & Geography)

Professional Affilations
American Arbitration Association
American Institute of Architects
buildingSMART Alliance
Construction Specifications Institute
Construction Specifications Canada
International Code Council
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
National Institute of Building Sciences
Specification Consultants in Independent Practice

Registered Architect (North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida)
Certified Construction Specifier
Certified Construction Contract Administrator
LEED Accredited Professional
MasterFormat Accredited Instructor
Organization Peer Reviewer
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate