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Brian Keith Ivy, AIA, NCARB

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With an eye for design and a passion for architecture, Brian has dedicated his career to providing creative design solutions for his clients.  After completing his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Arkansas in 1996, Brian worked for several local firms. Throughout his career, Brian has worked on a wide variety of projects in many diverse fields including Automobile Dealerships, Banks, Churches, Schools, Retail developments, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Warehouses, Factories, Telecommunications, Corporate offices, Multi-family and Single family residential projects.

In 2010, Brian and Kelli (wife and business partner) founded the firm with the intention of offering services a little differently than everyone else.  After years of witnessing how most firms influenced the design of a project by incorporating their own personal preferences or signature styles into their work, Brian began intuitively trying to give clients exactly what they were looking for even if they were not quite sure what that was.  This was the inception of our Client Centric Approach.  Quickly realizing that a small boutique architectural firm can offer a much more personalized service to clients than most of its competitors, the Ivy’s integrated this approach into the core of their business model, which is a central driver of the company's 15 - 25% annual growth.  Brian openly admits and is proud to say that all the firm's business to this point has come from word of mouth referrals without any advertising.

 

Volunteering

  • 2015 – 2017: Kirkwood Downtown Business District (Façade Improvement Committee)
  • 2015 – 2017: Kirkwood Comprehensive Planning Committee (Envision 2035)
  • 2015 – 2017: Kirkwood Station Strategic Planning Committee (Train station renovation committee)
  • 2015 – 2018: O'Fallon Retail Walk CID Board
  • 2009 – 2015: Kirkwood Architectural Review Board (Chairman 2013-2015)

 

Licenses

  • Licensed Architect – State of Missouri 2004
  • Licensed Architect – State of Illinois 2006
  • Licensed Architect – State of Indiana 2007
  • Licensed Architect – State of Kansas 2015
  • Licensed Architect – State of Iowa 2016

 

Professional Affiliations

    • National Council of Architectural Certification Boards (NCARB)
    • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

 

Education

University of Arkansas – Bachelor of Architecture 1996

 

Personal Interests

Brian has been married to his wife and business partner Kelli since 2004.  The couple has 3 crazy boys and two yellow Labs.  In his spare time, Brian enjoys woodworking, working on his house, watching movies, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with his family.