Barge Design Solutions

  • Vanderbilt University

    A CEO shares AI-driven strategy and insights—Schmidt Lecture Jan. 31

    Bob Higgins, president and CEO of Barge Design Solutions, Inc., says the absence of a peer as an organization’s CEO is a void felt most often in tough decision-making and strategic planning. Bob Higgins “The development of LLMs is changing this dynamic. LLMs offer CEOs something unprecedented—a personal advisor and… Read More

    Jan. 24, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    7 Questions with Bob Higgins, President and CEO of Barge Design Solutions

    As a child, Bob Higgins, BE’97, says he constantly asked his father the question: Why? While an intern with Barge Design Solutions, Higgins thought about the possibility of one day leading the design firm and pondered: Why not? Today, he is the president and CEO of Barge going on 13 years. He… Read More

    Aug. 22, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Senior design project envisions VU-owned land as container development

    A senior design team reimagined 11-plus Vanderbilt-owned acres in Wedgewood-Houston as a mixed use container development. A team of civil and mechanical engineering students has a new vision for land Vanderbilt owns in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville – apartments for graduate students, restaurants and offices made from 648 used… Read More

    Apr. 20, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Barge and GSH receive major award for Copper Basin reclamation project

    The Copper Basin Watershed has benefited from adaptive management for a massive restoration effort led by Barge Design Solutions of Nashville. The project received the 2020 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award. It had been less than two years since Carrie Little Stokes, BE’97, ME’06, earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering… Read More

    Jan. 21, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    BOV member, design firm leader is ‘Most Admired CEO’ for third time

    The CEO of Barge Design Solutions, who started at the company as a civil engineering student intern, is among Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs for the third time. Bob Higgins Bob Higgins, BE’89, has led Barge as president and CEO since 2009. Barge is a certified Great Place to… Read More

    Sep. 12, 2019