Mitch Bloomquist serves as Managing Director for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), the international nonprofit trade association for the global tilt-up concrete construction industry. Managing day-to-day operations of the association, Mitch is responsible for a wide array of publications, events, membership committees, association programming, communications and brand management.
Since joining the TCA in 2010, Mitch has lead the production of a trilogy of state-of-the-art resources for the industry including The Construction of Tilt-Up, The Architecture of Tilt-Up, and the newly published Engineering Tilt-Up. Mitch also contributes to and oversees the production of TCA’s flagship publication Tilt-Up Today. Under his leadership, the publication’s circulation has increased by over 600% along with significant increases in advertising revenue. His writing has been published in Tilt-Up Today, Concrete Construction, Concrete Contractor, The Construction Specifier and other trade publications.
Mitch serves as the staff liaison to the TCA’s Safety Committee, Global Associate Council, Promotions Committee, and Awards Committee, and oversees the organization’s Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program, Student Design Competition, and Safety Awards Program.
Mitch has planned tilt-up education events in both the United States and abroad. In 2010, as part of the TCA’s annual convention, he coordinated the efforts of a dozen organizations that came together to design and construct the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial in Kansas City. The project, designed by Mitch, introduced several new techniques and has been nominated for multiple awards in both the design and construction communities. Additional community projects are under development in Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area in conjunction with upcoming events in 2013 and 2014.
Mitch graduated with honors in 2004 from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa where he studied art and music. In 2007, he received his Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in Saint Louis. While at Washington University, Mitch was named a Widmann nominee, recognizing him as one of the top graduate students. Many of his works were selected for inclusion in the University’s accreditation exhibition.
Mitch is married and has 2- and 5-year old sons. Before joining the Tilt-Up Concrete Association as project manager in 2010, Mitch was involved in many major projects in the area as an associate with Novak Design Group, an architectural firm in Iowa.