RICHMOND, VA | CHARLOTTE, NC
PEOPLE. PLACES. PROGRESS.
• CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION
• CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
• INTERIOR DESIGN
• PROJECT MANAGEMENT
• SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
• STATE | MUNICIPAL
• Design Excellence Award
• Pine Camp Cultural Arts & Community Center
• Design Excellence Award, Virginia Biotechnology
• Design Excellence Award, Montgomery County, MD Parking Garage 11
• Design Excellence Award, Bethlehem Baptist Church
• Mid Atlantic Project of the Year – Industrial, Greater Richmond Transit Company Admin and Maintenance Facility
• National Award of Merit in Federal, State, County, Municipal category from the Design-Build Institute of America, Richmond Justice Center
• 2020 AIA VA Award of Honor (unbuilt), Museum at the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Site / Devil’s Half Acre
• Certification #626462
• SWaM (Small | Minority-Owned)
We are KEi Architects; an award-winning full-service architecture firm passionate about the built environment and how it influences the world in which we live. We are a Minority-Owned, Small Business Enterprise focused on results and the satisfaction of our clients.
We believe in People, Places, and Progress. These are the core principles that drive us daily. Centered on this belief, we can deliver projects that are not only aesthetically pleasing but are built specifically for the people they were meant to serve.
Our goal is to guide our clients through an experience where ideas are translated into functional architectural solutions that fit within our client’s budget, time constraints, and expectations.
Our expertise is wide and diverse. With over 38 years of experience, we successfully have completed a number of projects of varying type, size, and budget, allowing us to compete with the best. KEi Architects, has developed a long-standing reputation as a distinguished, client driven practice.
Our approach is centered on a continual conversation. We have conducted design forums and charrettes to engage clients, communities, and other stakeholders. It is important to us that we are in constant communication with our clients to achieve the best design outcomes.
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Robert is the founding Principal of Kelso & Easter, Inc. (KEi). He has over 40 years of experience in all phases in the delivery of architectural services. During his 40 years of professional experience, he has been responsible for the design and construction administration of several design and construction projects throughout the East Coast of the United States. Clientele includes municipal, education / academic institutions, private industry, retail commercial, single and multi-family residential and institutions, medical facilities, church groups and government agencies at all levels.
Marcus brings experience from across several market sectors including, Sports & Entertainment, Higher Education, K-12, and Healthcare, overseeing the design and documentation of projects such as the $14 Million North Charleston Athletic Center, $12 Million Charleston Southern Residence Hall, and $4 Million Barton College Athletic Stadium. Marcus has a reputation for efficient documentation throughout all design phases. He is proficient in BIM project execution and designing for LEED accreditation, consistently delivering his project on time and within budget. Having worked directly with clients like Barton College and the City of North Charleston, Marcus has a keen understanding of how to build successful Owner/Architect relationships.
Monica has over 20 years of Project Construction Administration experience with KEi. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of our design team’s service effort during construction. She is the conduit for communications between the Owner, the Contractor / Builder, and the design team members, including all consultant disciplines. She attends and presides at all construction site meetings, reviews, and certifies construction payment applications, assures timely responses to all contractor inquiries, disseminates all correspondence and monitors construction progress. Monica’s extensive background in project management, provides essential tools in management and documentation throughout the lifespan of a project.