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)
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
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
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