2023 40 Under 40: Miles Grubbs, PE, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, 38
Lead Mechanical Engineer, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Inc.; BS, Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University
At work, colleagues and clients say Grubbs is recognized as a knowledgeable resource, mentor and thought leader. With a decade-plus design experience, Grubbs understands how a building environment impacts occupants, writing publications on sustainability and engineering topics. He co-wrote an article on COVID-19 and presented on the same topic at industry conferences, including PENC, USGBC Carolinas, the Building Performance Analysis Conference and the AIA Research Triangle Building Enclosure Council. Leading the Durham mechanical engineering practice, Grubbs has given numerous firmwide presentations on engineering basics, along with many “Revit 411” recurring training seminars. Grubbs serves as the vice chair for the Town of Cary Environmental Development Committee. He’s also an active member of Little’s sustainability steering committee, Sustain@Little. Grubbs has been recognized for his dedication to Little and its clients. He was named an associate in 2018 and senior associate in 2021. He has received several awards for exceptional performance. His projects have been recognized within several prestigious awards programs including from AIA, Design Build Institute of America, Learning by Design, ASID, USGBC and CoreNet Carolinas. When not at work, Grubbs can be found at home, likely cooking and trying to entice his 5-year-old into adventuresome eating. Lately, he has been trying his hand at vegan and vegetarian cooking. On weekends, Grubbs enjoys cycling. Most of his rides end with a beer from a local brewery. However, his competitive side really comes out when playing a board game or table-top role-playing game with friends.