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
Professional Knowledge / Expertise
  • Computer Systems Integration
  • Networking / Computer System Design
  • Computer Programming / Web Design
  • Microsoft Office Word / Excel Templating
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
Harold Cox - Project Architect / Project Manager
hcox@keyesarchitects.com

Harold brings 40+ years of experience in architectural and construction to Keyes Architects & Associates, PLCC. A licensed architect in several states, Harold has worked for both small and large firms as well as operated his own architectural practice for years. He is experienced with site selection, concept design, bid documents, contract administration and construction management. He has designed several homes and commercial projects in the Louisville KY area. While employed with a major construction and development group, Harold gained valuable insight into managing projects during construction.

Education
  • University of Kentucky, College of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture
Current Registration
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • New York
Professional Experiences
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2019 to present
  • Luckett & Farley Architects and Engineers: 2016 to 2019
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2015 to 2016
  • Harold Cox Architects: 2013 to 2015
  • Lend Lease: 2006 to 2013
  • Cox Group Architects: 1993 to 2006
  • Tucker and Booker Architects: 1987 to 1993
  • Received Architectural Registration, State of Kentucky: 1993
Professional Affiliations
  • Member AIA (American Institute of America)
  • Member NCARB (National Council of Architects Board)
  • LEED Green Associate
Professional Knowledge / Expertise
  • Multi-Family
  • Hotel Design Large & Small
  • HUD
  • Military Privatization
Debby Bird - Project Architect / Project Manager
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
Carolina Garcia Soto – Architectural Designer
csoto@keyesarchitects.com

As a new addition to Keyes Architects & Associates, PLCC.  Carolina’s experience in architectural design and construction adds an International point of view, allowing our firm to work with clients from around the world. Carolina has designed High End Residences, Hotels, Chemical Plants, Commercial projects and Public Works bids.

Education
  • UPAEP- Universidad Popular Autónoma de Puebla, México. Master of Architecture
  • ITESM- Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudio Superiores de Monterrey, México. Construction Management Certificate
  • BUAP- Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México. Bachelor of Architecture
Current Registration
  • México
Professional Experiences
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2019 to present
  • Planning & Construction Associates Inc. Louisville, KY. USA. June 2016 – February 2020
  • Puebla State Government Public Works. Puebla, México. January 2016 – June 2016
  • INAH- National Institute of Anthropology and History. Teotihuacan, México. Fall 2015
  • Nanz & Kraft Florist. Louisville, KY. USA. Spring – Summer 2015
  • Puebla State Government Public Works. Puebla, México. January 2011 – June 2015
  • C Architecture and Sustainable Building Projects. Puebla, México. August 2009 – December 2010
  • ITESM- Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudio Superiores de Monterrey, México. Puebla, México. July 2008- August 2009
  • BUAP- Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México. Puebla, México. March 2008- June 2008
  • Lucio Muniain et Al Architecture and Urbanism. México City, México. September 2007- March 2008
  • PROMOPAL Graphic Advertising. Puebla, México. August 2004- September 2007
Professional Affiliations
  • Member AIA (American Institute of America) International Associate
  • Member NCARB (National Council of Architects Board)
Professional Knowledge / Expertise
  • Residential
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Public Works
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 - Senior 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
Nick McCart - Senior Drafting Technician
nmccart@keyesarchitects.com

Nick joined Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC in September, 2017. He brings experience in AutoCAD Civil and Architectural where he works to create construction drawing sets. He aids in site layout, project drafting and organization.

Education
  • ITT Technical Institute, Associates on Drafting, Design and Engineering
  • Ball State University, Architecture, Business and Construction Management (Partial)
  • Prosser School of Technology, Drafting and Design Program
Professional Experience
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2017-Present
  • Milestone Design Group (Civil Engineering)
  • Global Granite and Marble
  • KBR Manufacturing
  • Dreyer Construction
  • Dial 1 Construction
Sydney Sandefur- Senior Drafting Technician
ssandefur@keyesarchitects.com

Sydney joined Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC in June, 2018.  She brings experience in Revit, Sketchup modeling and AutoCAD where work includes creating 3D models and construction drawing sets.  She aids in drafting of projects and making site visits to ensure project development.

Education
  • Western Kentucky University, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Science
Professional Experience
  • Keyes Architects & Associates, PLLC: 2017-Present
  • Capstone Project – Community Center for Berea, Kentucky
Kelly Cooper - Office Manager / 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.