SSA Architecture, Small Studio Associates LLC ; Las Vegas Architects

The Owner

Principal Architect/Owner


Ken Small, Jr.
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 experience in the practice of architecture, planning, interior design, and specifications.

More than 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.

Since its inception, SSA Architecture’s practice has been diverse with work in the planning and design of institutional, mixed use, medical, hospitality, commercial, office, multifamily, 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 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.

commercial architect, ADA architects, Restaurants architects, healthcare architecture firms, medical

ARCHITECT – Nevada, Arizona, Indiana, California – NCARB Certified 1987


NEVADA LICENSED CONTRACTOR – License Number 0056302 (Company Sold April 2005)

INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL – Accessibility Inspector, Plan Reviewer – Certified 2010

INTERIOR DESIGNER (Nevada will not license architects as interior designers also) – Texas(Inactive) – 1992

RECOGNIZED EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES PLANNER 2004 – Council Of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI)


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