Mr. Small lives in Las Vegas. Ken is the majority owner in SSA. Ken personally leads the project team on some projects as a LEED accredited professional on all LEED projects and other selected architectural projects. He has over twenty five years of experience in the practice of architecture, planning, interior design, and specifications.
Nineteen years ago, Small arrived in Las Vegas after owning his own practice in Texas since 1985. In 1993, Ken established the precursor of SSA practicing under the assumed name of ABKS - Architecture By Ken Small.
Ken has over 26 years experience in computer aided drafting. He was an early adopter of AutoCAD and an AutoLISP programmer and trainer of almost every mainstream software from 1987 to 2006 when his primary focus extended primarily to firm leadership. Ken uses computer modeling (software) of building performance including daylighting and energy efficiency. He mandates staff performance, and productivity goals.
Ken is the principal in charge of design and sets the philosophical basis for the conceptual design. Ken has won multiple design awards. Ken has a diverse architectural background having worked extensively in almost all construction technologies, building codes and building types since entering the profession over 25 years ago. Currently much of the work that Ken is involved in is retail, office, hospitality, educational and medical. Ken is the principal in charge of design, marketing and IT at SSA.
The projects shown on this website are the personal work of Ken Small, current SSA staff members, the firm of SSA Architecture and its predecessor firms.