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


AIA Kentucky, Honor Award

Paris-Bourbon County Public Library Addition & Renovation


Lexington-Fayette Environmental Commission, Environmental Commission Award

Lexington Senior Center


Louisville Downtown Development Partnership, Cornerstone Award

University of Louisville Health Sciences Center Instructional Building Renovation


AIA Los Angeles Honor Award

Rupp Arena / Lexington Convention Center Renovation


AIA Kentucky Citation Award

Southland Christian Church


AIA Kentucky Citation Award

Urban Active Polaris


AIA Kentucky Honor Award

Shorty’s The Urban Market

Bluegrass Trust Preservation Award

Shorty’s The Urban Market


AIA Kentucky Honor Award

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy / Biological Pharmaceutical Complex


AIA Kentucky Distinguished Firm


AIA Kentucky Citation Award

Main + Rose Mixed-Use Development


AIA Kentucky Merit Award

Kentucky Transportation Office Building and Parking Garage

AIA Kentucky Honor Award

Berea College

Lincoln Hall Renovation