architecture                        urban planning


Leon Humphries, AIA, NCARB

President and Managing Principal


Registered Architect and Certified City Planner

Master of City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, 1975

Bachelor of Architecture, Tuskegee Institute, 1973


Further studies and professional enrichment courses at the University of Michigan, The College of St.Catherine (St. Paul, Minnesota), the University of Minnesota, and Tuck College of Business.


For over 38 years, Leon has engaged in the professional practice of both architecture and urban planning.  His work has encompassed varied experiences in a number of places including private firms and public agencies in Houston, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; Birmingham, Alabama; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Columbus, Ohio.


As managing principal of HKI, Leon is accountable for the day-to-day business operations, as well as overseeing technical specifications and cost containment strategies for the architectural undertakings of the firm.  Leon has become quite adept at balancing budget constraints and available resources with the objectives of respective clients.




Kay Onwukwe, AIA

Vice President and Director of Design and Planning


Registered Architect, State of Ohio

Masters, City and Regional Planning, minor - Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University, 1986

Bachelor of Science, Sociology, Kansas State University, 1983

Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, 1983

Diploma, Agricultural Technology, University of Science & Technology, Nigeria, 1979



• Member, American Institute of Architects

• American Society of Architectural Perspectivist (ASAP)

• Member, Ohio Association of Minority Architects & Engineers

• Organization of Black Designers (OBD)



Kay is a principal and the lead designer for HKI. He approaches design from a unique perspective.  He is an accomplished artist, with academic training in sociology, architecture, landscape architecture and city planning.


Historically, he has found rather interesting ways of introducing artistic flair and featuristic components in all of his work.  His designs are very stimulating to users and observers of the space while remaining architecturally contextual.  This type of sensitivity will prove




Dan LaBozetta, RA, NCARB, NCIDQ

Project Architect






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