About EOP

With projects in over 30 states and a diverse portfolio including office, civic, hotel, fitness, retail, academic, healthcare and more, EOP works with clients in both the private and public sector. The firm is the recipient of multiple national and regional design awards.

EOP seeks to enhance the human experience through thoughtful design. Creativity is fostered by all in an environment where challenging the process is the daily routine.

EOP is committed to design excellence and the value it brings. Design excellence guides everything.

Our History

In 1981, after working for architectural firms in Chicago, New York and Kentucky, Rick Ekhoff and Paul Ochenkoski founded the firm that evolved into EOP Architects. Richard Polk joined in 1984, bringing design skills, technical competency and management tools that resulted in a partnership position in 1989. In 2006, architect Brent Bruner and interior designer Chris Estes were promoted to partner. Each brings a unique area of specialization to the company, rounding out the overall management team and its ability to meet or exceed client expectations.


Design Awards


Merit Award, ASLA Kentucky
Paris-Bourbon County Public Library Addition & Renovation


Honor Award, AIA Kentucky
Paris-Bourbon County Public Library Addition & Renovation


Environmental Commission Award, Lexington-Fayette Environmental Commission 

Lexington Senior Center


Cornerstone Award, Louisville Downtown Development Partnership

University of Louisville Health Sciences Center Instructional Building Renovation


Honor Award, AIA Los Angeles 

Rupp Arena / Lexington Convention Center Renovation


Citation Award, AIA Kentucky

Southland Christian Church


Citation Award, AIA Kentucky

Urban Active Polaris


Honor Award, AIA Kentucky Honor Award

Shorty’s The Urban Market

Preservation Award, Bluegrass Trust 

Shorty’s The Urban Market


Honor Award, AIA Kentucky 

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy / Biological Pharmaceutical Complex


Distinguished Firm Award, AIA Kentucky


Citation Award, AIA Kentucky

Main + Rose Mixed-Use Development


Merit Award, AIA Kentucky 

Kentucky Transportation Office Building and Parking Garage

Honor Award, AIA Kentucky 

Berea College

Lincoln Hall Renovation