Since 2010, Mitch Bloomquist has been project manager for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), the international nonprofit trade association for the global tilt-up concrete construction industry. In this role, Mitch contributes to and oversees the production of multiple publications including Tilt-Up Today, The Construction of Tilt-Up, and The Architecture of Tilt-Up. Currently, he is working with TCA members on a third publication, The Engineering of Tilt-Up. His writing has been published in Tilt-Up Today, Concrete Construction, Concrete Contractor, and other trade publications.
Mitch serves as the staff liaison to the TCA’s Safety Committee, 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.
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, as well as publication in the University’s journal in each of his four years in the program.
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 Cedar Rapids.
Mitch is a Citizen Architect of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the Linn County, Iowa Historic Preservation Commission, Chair of ImpactCR, and Board Member and Chair of the Design Committee of the Mount Vernon – Lisbon Community Development Group.