Ken joined ESa in 2001, after earning his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee. As a healthcare design Project Manager, Ken has been involved with a large variety of medical facilities—from freestanding emergency centers, to medical office buildings and full-sized hospitals and medical centers. Ken, who also possesses several years of experience in the design of education facilities, has gained firsthand knowledge of a wide variety of design challenges. He puts this experience to work, providing oversight of projects’ design development and construction document phases, while simultaneously working to coordinate the overall construction process.
Ken has a keen interest in the design, detail and science of building systems and exterior envelope design, and he likes to take a “nuts and bolts” approach to his projects. While building aesthetic is very important, Ken believes that a structure’s most important functions are to stand soundly, provide shelter and serve the intended purposes of the end user. He excels at facilitating communication between the Owner, design team and contractor to deliver the best possible project experience. When not in the office, Ken enjoys traveling to new places, completing home renovations and camping. Spending time in the company of his wife (Kate), daughter (Korah), friends and other family is important to him.