Principal Architect/Owner

KEN SMALL, JR AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED, AP, REFP PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

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 experiance in the practice of architecture, planning, interior design and specifications. More tahn twenty 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.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Education & Experiance

 Commercial Architect, ADA architects, Resturants architects, healthcare architecture firms, medical. ARCHITECT - Nevada, Arizona, Indiana, California. NCARB Certified 1987 LEED ACCREDITED Professional - LEED 2.0 ACCREDITION NEVADA LICENSED CONTRACTOR - License number 0056302 (COmpany sold april 2005). INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL - Accessibility Inspector, Plan reviewer, Certified 2010. INTERIOR DESIGNER (NEVADA will not licensed architects as interior designers also) - (texas Inactive) -1992 RECOGNIZED EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES PLANNER 2004 - Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI)

Professional Organizations

CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE (CSI) Professional Director, Las Vegas Chapter

· AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) Member, Las Vegas Chapter

· UNITED STATES GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL (USGBC) Member, Las Vegas Chapter

· COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL (CEFPI) President Elect until 10/2005, Las Vegas Chapter

· ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS (AGC) Associate Member, Las Vegas Chapter

Since its inception, SSA architecture practice has been diverse with work in the planning and design of institutional, mixed use, medical, hospitality, commercial, office, multi family, interior design and renovation projects. We serve an array of industries with the high quality services. YOu should expect from a premier architecture firms serving Las Vegas and beyond. Ken has over 26 years experiance in computer aided drafting. He was an early adapter of Auto CAD and 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 own multiple design awards. Ken has a diverse architectural background having worked extensively in almost all construction technologies, building codes and building types since enterign 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 at Ken Small, current SSA staff members, the firm of SSA Architecture and its predecessor firms. 

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