Meet The Team: Our Dallas Design Leaders

  • Mar 18, 2024

Meet the leaders influencing design in The Beck Group’s flagship office

The Beck Group’s award-winning architecture practice features Dallas design leaders who guide our clients toward inspired and innovative projects.

A few essential team members include principals and market sector practice leaders, such as Jennifer Cull, Michael Kaiser, Ed McGonigle, Jon Mindrup, and Toby Newham. This talented group brings experience and passion while supporting successful projects.

Jennifer Cull: Director of DFW Healthcare Design

Cull leads the Healthcare Design practice and works with teams to shape our projects’ strategic vision. She mentors project managers and applies best practices to ensure our clients receive the best value and efficiently execute our projects.

She has spent over 11 years mastering the firm’s integrated design-build process and building a collaborative culture. With 20 years of experience, these strategies bring efficiency, value, and creative solutions to clients like CoxHealth, Texas Health Resources, and JPS Health Network.  

Michael Kaiser: National Design Director

Kaiser brings over 30 years of experience to his role as National Design Director. His leadership stems from a philosophy grounded in innovation. He champions the belief that optimal results arise from combining ideas and iteration.

Leading through influence, Kaiser prioritizes collaboration and mutual accountability. He guides clients through our design process, giving each project a unique identity and narrative. The result is an impressive portfolio of transformative projects that affect the lives he and his team touches.

Ed McGonigle: Commercial Practice Leader

McGonigle’s experience serves him well as our Commercial Practice Lead, where he oversees complex projects to ensure excellence in our commercial studio.

With a career focused on office, hospitality, retail and entertainment projects, McGongile has deep knowledge of the commercial market. He is a veteran of multiple award-winning Beck projects—Old Parkland, the Hunt Oil corporate headquarters, Firewheel Town Center, and Southlake Town Square retail development.

Jon Mindrup: Aviation Leader and Design-Build Expert

Mindrup is our firmwide aviation practice leader, bringing our extensive design-build innovation to clients in the sector. His expertise in design-build is significant, with almost thirty integrated projects at the firm.

He helps our regional teams build pursuit plans, develop partnerships, and forge client relationships. Locally, he leads business development while managing our architecture and construction teams. Mindrup is also on the board of directors of the Design-Build Institute Southwest Region.

Tobias Newham: Higher Education Leader

Newham leads the design and programming of our Dallas-based education projects, including K -12 and higher education work. He designs sports stadiums, classrooms, administration buildings, and more. He also ensures our design leadership results in satisfied clients like Tecnológico de Monterrey, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Collin College.

With over 20 years of experience in design, he is skilled at listening to our client’s needs and creating design strategies to further their academic missions and enhance the student experience.

The Future is Bright

Beck is proud of this group of leaders’ success. We are excited about the future as our Dallas design practice grows its impact on the community and the stunning skyline under their leadership.