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PHILOSOPHY

We believe that architecture is a profession that should be practiced as generalists, not specializing in any one area, but encompassing the whole spectrum of building types. Each project represents an opportunity to explore areas of human endeavor new to us or to reexamine familiar ones.

Architecture is first and foremost a process of problem solving. It is our practice to integrate the problem solving process within a building’s sociocultural and physical context, arriving at a solution that is ultimately user friendly and understandable.

Generalists:

No rote solutions. Take a new look at each project.

Contextualism:

Pay homage to where a building or client comes from physically, psychologically, emotionally.

Problem Solving:

Apply a rational process leading to a building that meets the client’s needs, functions efficiently at all levels and adds to or comments on the physical fabric of the community.

End User:

The one we must keep in mind while conceiving and detailing building features.
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Robert D. Kempkes

Over the past twenty-eight years, Bob Kempkes’ architectural work has included historic preservation, civic and municipal projects, educational and religious facilities, parks’ facilities and residential work.

Bob has served as project architect on various types and sizes of projects for private developers, governmental agencies and non-profit agencies.  In addition to the wealth of preservation knowledge obtained over many years and numerous projects, Bob brings a unique perspective as a member of the State Review Committee for Historic Preservation to preparing the educational exhibition materials about the architectural features of the Town Center buildings and site.

Certifications

  • Architectural Licenses: Arkansas #2438       Colorado        Louisiana      Mississippi    Georgia          Alabama        Tennessee            Missouri         Oklahoma      Texas
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Education

  • 1979   Bachelor of Architecture Degree, University of Arkansas

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • State Review Committee for Historic Preservation
  • Former Board Member Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
  • Former Chairman Hot Springs Historic District Commission
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C. Anthony Taylor

Over the past twenty-eight years, Anthony Taylor’s architectural work has included historic preservation, civic and municipal projects, educational and religious facilities, visitor centers, museums, parks’ facilities and residential work.

Anthony serves on and has chaired city-wide commissions and planning committees, as well as non-profit organizations.  He visited China in 2009 to  attend the first annual International Hot Spring Cities Forum at the Nanshang Hot Spring Spa in Nanjing, China, as an advisor to the the Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau of Nanjing, China.

Certifications

  • Architectural License:  Arkansas #1603
  • U.S.GreenBuilding Council  LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Education

  • 1979   Bachelor of Architecture Degree, University of Arkansas

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • U.S. Green Building Council, National and State Chapters
  • Forum Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
  • Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, Mid AmericaScienceMuseum
  • Former Chairman, Hot Springs Historic District Commission
  • Former Board of Directors, Arkansas Friends of the Carousel
Graduate Architect
Slobodan Ozimica
Education
1986 Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Sarajevo

Registration
1990 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Affiliations
American Institute of Architects

Technical
Proficient in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Revit Architecture, Corel Draw, and Adobe Photoshop

Licensed Architect
W. Chris Sheppard
Certifications
Architectural License:  Arkansas #8518
U.S.Green Building Council  LEED Accredited Professional
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Education
2009 Bachelor of Architecture Degree, University of Arkansas

Affiliations

Board Member – American Institute of Architects AR Emerging Professionals

Board Member – Preserve Arkansas

Founding Member – Hot Springs Young Professionals

American Institute of Architects

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

 

Technical
Proficient in Revit, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)  Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), Sketch Up, Bluebeam

Historic Preservationist | Designer
Ellie Isaacs
Education
2014 Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design

Affiliations
Board Member of the Hot Springs Historic District Commission
Preserve Arkansas
Garland County Historical Society
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Historic Savannah Foundation

Technical
AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite

Office Manager
Rebecca Woodward
Education
1983 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,
University of Arkansas