Personnel

Charles J. Keyes III - President/Architect
ckeyes@keyesarchitects.com

Charlie is the founder and President of Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC. He has been a licensed architect since 1987, holding a National Certification with the N.C.A.R.B., which assists with registration in virtually any state. His responsibilities include project procurement, production management, overseeing the general operations, and client service. His experiences in construction, design/build, and full-service architectural firms, help immensely in this firm’s ability to schedule projects, control costs, and deal with the client’s most complex issues. He is proficient in most National Building, Fire and Life Safety Codes.

Education
  • University of Kentucky College of Architecture.
  • Received Architectural Registration, State of Kentucky: 1988.
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, National Certification: 1991.
  • McDonald’s University, McDonald’s Corporation, ADAAG Standards: 2004
Current Registration
  • Alabama
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
Professional Experiences
In his professional career of 34 years Charles has worked for:

  • Two Design/Build Firms with responsibilities from design through final management and on-site supervision.
  • Two Full-Service Architectural firms completing work in multiple States.
  • Principal Architect of Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC since 1991.
  • His experiences in construction, design/build, and full-service architectural firms, help immensely in this firm’s ability to schedule projects, control costs, and deal with the client’s most complex issues.

His business management experience has created a long-term stable architectural firm through a difficult economy.

Professional Affiliations
  • Past Member of National Fire Protection Association (N.F.I.P.A.)
    • Volunteer Firefighter with large Suburban Department: 32 years
    • State Certified Level Two Fire Service Instructor
  • Member Professional Advisory Board for Sullivan College of Technology & Design
  • Member Professional Advisory Board for Iroquois High Architecture Drafting Program.
  • Member of Board of Directors, South Louisville Business Association
  • Member Professional Advisory Board for Fairdale High Construction Equipment Career Program.
  • Member Bullitt County Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • AIA (American Institute of Architects)
  • NCARB (National Council of Architects Board): 23 years
Eric Keyes - Vice President of Operations/Project Manager
ekeyes@keyesarchitects.com

Eric joined the firm full-time in 2004. He brings extensive experience in electronics, drafting, and computer aided designs. He has worked in electronic repair, computer repair, networking, and as an applications programmer. He also has several years’ experience in general construction and electrical wiring. His responsibilities include managing production, construction management, computer software and hardware maintenance, network security, and web page development.

Eric has designed several projects of over a million dollars. Recent projects include Kentucky’s first completely digital movie theater, a three-story medical complex, a large church camp and dining hall, and a bank designed around a tutor-style building. He is also an expert in the Sketchup 3-D Design program enabling clients to visually see their projects on all sides in 3-D and a “walk-around” in movie format.

Education
  • University of Louisville, Computer Science
Professional Experience
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2004 – Present
  • Fast Software
  • Metal Sales Mfg
  • Premier PC & Services
  • Electronic Services & Products
Debby Bird - Project Architect
dbird@keyesarchitects.com

Debby joined the firm in 2017. She has actively studied theological and liturgical design for 15 years and has a passion for designing spaces to meet the theological needs of the congregation. She is experienced in all phases of projects from design through construction management, and has managed projects in a wide range of sizes. She has worked on multiple LEED projects and enjoys implementing sustainable considerations in building design.

Education
  • University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Architecture – 2004, Minor in Art Studio
Current Registration
  • Kentucky
Professional Experiences
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: March 2017 – Present
  • Hubbuch and Co. Architects: 2015-2017
  • Rounds Vanduzer Architects: 2004-2010
Professional Affiliations
  • AIA (American Institute of Architects)
  • NCARB (National Council of Architects Board)
  • Portrait Society of America State Ambassador
Karen Potts - Project Manager
kpotts@keyesarchitects.com

Karen joined Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC as a Project Coordinator in June, 2011. Her knowledge and experience in computer-aided designs in various types of buildings and construction, along with Word, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Lite 2012, Architectural Desktop, 3-D Design, Excel, Microsoft Access, and MS Word makes her a valuable employee.

Education
  • Sullivan Louisville Technical Institute – 1998
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Drafting
Professional Experience
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2011 – Present
  • Adkins & Associates – 13 Years (1998-2010)
  • Commercial Architecture
Allie Bentley - Project Manager
abentley@keyesarchitects.com

Allie joined Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC in July, 2014. She has worked closely with programs such as AutoCAD, Microstation and Lode Data while working as a designer for a Cable Engineering company. She is knowledgeable in the field of Architecture and CAD design and also has experience with Revit Architecture, Google Sketch-Up, and various land surveying practices, along with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education
  • Murray State University, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology
Professional Experience
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2014 – Present
  • Rainbow Design Services, Inc.
  • Murray State University IET Dept
Garret Hamm - Drafting Technician
ghamm@keyesarchitects.com

Garrett joined Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC in February, 2017. He is brings experience in AutoCAD, and Microsoft’s Office Suite, honed while working in Project Management in woodworking trades. He is knowledgeable in the fields of Architecture, Cabinetry, and Solid Surface fabrication.

Professional Experience
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2017-Present
  • Louisville Lumber & Millwork
  • Leininger Cabinet & Woodworking
Kelly Cooper - Project Coordinator
kcooper@keyesarchitects.com

Kelly joined Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC as a Project Administrator in December, 2011. She brings over 20 years’ experience in construction management. Kelly is proficient in Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Archi-Office, Quickbooks, and Ajera. She has worked in all aspects of office management from receptionist/ clerical and accounting to project coordinator

Professional Experience
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2011 – Present
  • Scott-Klausing Architects
  • Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc.