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EOP Architects 201 West Short Street | Ste 700 Lexington Kentucky 40507 859 231 7538 322 East Main Street Louisville Kentucky 40202 502 805 0311 © 2018 EOP Architects. All rights reserved.


About EOP Architects With offices in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, EOP Architects has designed projects throughout the United States as well as China. Rick Ekhoff and Paul Ochenkoski

commitment to client service and a

founded the firm in 1981; Richard

passion for creative challenges—have

Polk joined shortly afterwards and

fostered our success and defined our

was promoted to principal in 1989.

reputation for outstanding design. The

Together, the three established

firm has received numerous regional

a cultural foundation and core

and national design awards, and

philosophy focused on design and

earned the 2010 AIA Kentucky Firm of

technical excellence.

the Year Award.

In 2006, leadership was expanded to

Project types include academic,

include architect Brent Bruner and

hospitality, mixed-use, recreation/

interior designer Chris Estes. And in

fitness, workplace, research, health

2019 three architects were elevated to

care, residential and retail. Clientele

principal: Ben Simmons, Daniel Ware

has included both the public and

and Kevin Gough.

private sector and ranged from federal, state and local government

These values—combined with

institutions to Fortune 500

client diversification, an unwavering

corporations and private developers.

1981 Firm Founded in Lexington

Projects in

30+ States


Repeat Client Business

We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us. Winston Churchill




The design of any new school must incorporate an integrated security system. This security system must allow for easy identification of all personnel and visitors, more efficient use of video monitoring, integrated alarm systems and electronic access control, while maintaining a healthy, vibrant and exciting environment for learning.


EOP is enhancing security for the Brenda Cowan Elementary School, Lexington’s largest elementary school. Some of the security improvements include: • Installing security alarms to all exterior doors • Upgrading facilities to include cameras, security systems and other enhancements • Securing all vestibules with double-entry access • Employing external vendors to monitor possible threats on social media and other public forums




Great design is a recruiting tool and leads to increased enrollment, engagement & retention Campus identity promotes a sense of culture, pride & place.

Dynamic learning environments promote intellectual curiosity & academic growth. Energetic social spaces promote meaningful student interaction & relationships.



We incorporate affordable, efficient sustainable elements into every project Some projects will pursue LEED certification; others will not. Regardless, we make it a priority for each project to integrate sustainable and energy-efficient solutions. Energy costs are on the rise; we can help you capitalize on all opportunities for energy and cost savings. EOP led the sustainable design effort with Berea College’s Lincoln Hall, the first LEED-certified building in Kentucky, and Berea’s Boone Tavern, the first LEED-certified hotel [Gold].



Learning spaces are the backbone of the school We design spaces that are conducive to various teaching and learning styles. Our passion is to create dynamic learning spaces that promote curiosity and growth.





General Classrooms We design comfortable and functional rooms from large lecture halls to small classrooms. Flexible Design In some designs, desks give way to tables and chairs for ultimate flexibility. Specialized Classrooms We understand how to design for problem-based learning classrooms or patient assessment suites. Classroom Technology We plan for wireless technologies, include smartboards where possible, and video projection units.



Deep Springs Elementary School Lexington, Kentucky




Breckinridge Elementary School Lexington, Kentucky




Auditoriums must accommodate a wide variety of users and uses



We work closely with school leaders to create safe, innovative learning environments We’re committed to creating energetic, efficient environments by listening to you, recognizing project challenges and distilling those ideas into real solutions.



Performing Arts We design scene shop and storage spaces, costume and prop workrooms, dressing rooms, offices and ticket booths. Multi-use Auditoriums We put the emphasis on user need and flexibility so the facility can reach its maximized potential. Media Centers We understand the needs of today’s modern library. Lecture Halls Our halls seat up to 250 students with state-of-theart technology like multimedia projection systems and wireless Internet.



Student life is enhanced by spaces encouraging interaction and socialization








Building Information Modeling addresses issues before they are problems in the field

We were the first architecture firm in Kentucky to commit to using BIM on 100% of our projects. 38



Design matters.

For more information, contact: Rick Ekhoff, AIA, LEED AP

Paul Ochenkoski, AIA

Richard Polk Jr., AIA, LEED AP

Brent Bruner, AIA, LEED AP

Chris Estes, CID, LEED AP

Ben Simmons, AIA, LEED AP


Architects EOPEOP Architects

322 E Main Street

201 West Short St Kentucky | Ste 700 40202 Louisville Lexington ph: Kentucky 502 805 40507 0311 ph: 859 231 7538

201 W Short St | Ste 700

322 East Main St Lexington Kentucky 40507 Louisville Kentucky 40202 ph: 859 231 7538 ph: 502 805 0311

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