Oluwaseun Odukomaiya credits his technical training from Purdue for allowing him to land his first job in building design. “Through the College of Technology, I was able to pursue a degree that allowed me to get real, hands- on experience, working with many of the technologies that I now specify on a day-to-day basis.”
After completing both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees under the mentorship of mechanical engineering technology professor Bill Hutzel, Odukomaiya entered the workforce as a controls engineer. Excelling in each subsequent role he undertook, Odukomaiya decided to strike out on his own just seven years after graduation.
In 2015, Odukomaiya co-founded KBSO Consulting, with sustainability and environmental stewardship as the company’s driving motivations.
Indianapolis-based KBSO Consulting now employs a staff of 15 people actively engaged in solving the energy challenges facing the building design industry.
“Commercial buildings play a significant role in accounting for a large portion of the world’s energy usage and environmental impact,” says Odukomaiya. “Part of my job is ensuring that we approach every project with the interest of our clients in mind, but also with a healthy respect for the energy and environmental impact of our designs.”
Odukomaiya is a LEED accredited professional from the US Green Building Council and holds a professional engineer registration in five states.