2016 40 Under 40: Ian Bost, PE, LEED AP, 38
Principal, Mechanical Engineer, Baird, Hampton & Brown Inc., Fort Worth, Texas BS Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University
Ian Bost, PE, LEED AP, 38
Principal, Mechanical Engineer, Baird, Hampton & Brown Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
BS Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University
Bost started at Baird, Hampton & Brown Inc. (BHB) in 2001 after graduating from Texas Tech. After mastering design techniques and systems, he was introduced to construction administration and then client contacts and support-and excelled at these as well. He helped a local branch of a major defense contractor win an internal corporate project award. Bost was named an associate and then senior associate at BHB, and in 2014, he was invited to become a principal of the firm. As a principal, he provides HVAC, plumbing, and specialty piping system designs for new buildings or renovations to existing facilities. He leads the mechanical and plumbing design of educational facilities (K-12 and higher education), medical facilities, churches, courthouses, YMCAs, and industrial, commercial, and retail facilities. Bost has been a leader in the Fort Worth Chapter of ASHRAE for many years, and has become a mentor for new chapter presidents and members. He also has advanced to regional leadership positions and was nominated for a position on a national ASHRAE committee. He is involved with the American Institute of Architects 2030 Challenge and works closely with BHB clients to provide sustainable designs. Bost submitted the Texas Christian University (TCU) Admission Center mechanical design for an ASHRAE Technology award. This project was the first at TCU to use geothermal heat pumps. The project won the local chapter as well as Region 8 awards. Outside the office, Bost and his wife, Carmen, stay busy raising their three daughters and son. Bost and Carmen are avid and frequent runners.