Richard Gregor is broadly experienced in the sustainable building field. To start, he spent three years as president of the Hanslin Design Studio which designed and built 550 individual and multi-unit recreational homes in the Eastman Community, a joint venture of Dartmouth College, the NH Society for the Protection of Forests, Chubb Insurance, and the Manchester Bank. During this time period, the country received its first wake-up call from OPEC, in the form of an oil embargo. Mr. Gregor designed the first active solar home in NH as well as a group of passive solar and super-insulated homes and commercial buildings.
He then worked as general manager and treasurer of Yankee Barn Homes, a post and beam manufacturer using plywood & insulating foam structural panels. He rebuilt the manufacturing and beam processing facilities after a devastating fire destroyed the entire plant just two days after starting the job, continuing construction of orders on hand in a golf maintenance shed.
As a principal engineer in the A/E business, he was responsible for over 1,000 individual and multifamily homes and 300 million dollars worth of commercial and institutional building and design. Some notable accomplishments and firsts include: a passive solar mini-mall, a congregate care facility with fee simple ownership, a passive solar subdivision, Energy Star manufactured homes, and innovative sewage disposal and water conservation systems for the State of NH Highway Safety Rest Areas. Prior to that, he was a gas turbine preliminary design engineer at the Aircraft Engine Group, General Electric Co., where he worked on the preliminary design of the American SST engine.
He has been involved in all facets of the building delivery process, from initial concept, through design, general and specialty sub- contracting, and development. He now works to integrate these disciplines with Engineered Architecture. He has done extensive Property Condition Assessment and Environmental Site Assessment work all over the United States. Work on construction funding draw reviews and plan reviews has kept him current on the evolution of building delivery systems and costs.
He is an incorporator of the Greater Manchester Affiliate for Habitat for Humanity. Dick has worked as a coach and Tournament Judge in the Destination Imagination and Odyssey of the Mind programs and mentor in the US FIRST Robotics Program.
Dick got his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) at Swarthmore College then after working in the private sector was awarded a NASA Fellowship and attended the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
He is a registered professional engineer in Maine, and member of ASHRAE and a LEED AP. He has lectured at the USGBC and other professional groups on sustainable affordable modular and site built housing, renewable energy, building forensics, and building mechanical systems integration at numerous workshops and conferences.