EOP Announces New Principals, New Associate

LEXINGTON, February 6, 2019 — EOP Architects, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm with offices in Lexington and Louisville, today announces the promotion of Ben Simmons, AIA, LEED AP (Louisville), Daniel Ware, AIA, LEED AP (Lexington) and Kevin Gough, AIA (Lexington) to principal. The firm also announces the promotion of Matthew Schultz, AIA in our Louisville office to associate.

“We are proud to recognize the professional accomplishments of these architects who have contributed to our work through design excellence and creating valuable client relationships,” comments firm co-founder Rick Ekhoff, AIA, LEED AP. “ They truly represent the vitality and vision of EOP’s future.”

Ben Simmons, AIA, LEED AP joined EOP in 2005, executing projects ranging from office buildings to major renovations to sports venues and academic spaces. He manages all phases of project execution, beginning with programming and concept through construction and owner occupancy. Ben’s focus on creative and appropriate design solutions, coupled with his knowledge of logistics and execution, has contributed to award-winning projects, early project completions and numerous cost-savings for the betterment of all parties. He moved to Louisville in 2015 to open and manage EOP’s Louisville office.

Daniel Ware, AIA, LEED AP joined EOP in 2006 and was the first recipient of AIA Kentucky’s Emerging Professional Award in 2010. With over 13 years in architecture, his experience involves varied typologies including, healthcare, academic, multi-family residential, retail, fitness and recreation and workplace. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Design, Daniel serves as the acting treasurer for AIA Kentucky.

Kevin Gough, AIA joined EOP in 2017 bringing over 20 years of experience in architecture to the firm. With a Master of Architecture from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky, he has a particularly expansive portfolio of historic rehabilitation projects and is skilled at assisting clients with the historic tax credit process. Kevin has been the lead architect on a wide variety of award-winning project typologies including office, multi-family residential, retail and hospitality.

Matthew Schultz, AIA joined EOP in 2015 after working at leading firms in Louisiana and Mississippi, and was elevated to firm associate in 2019. He is an experienced architect whose work has focused on academic, institutional, office, civic, cultural and retail. Matthew is a valuable project manager whose attention to detail and mannered approach have provided a great foundation to help navigate complex projects though each phase.