LOUISVILLE, October 13, 2015 — EOP Architects, the award-winning architecture and interior design firm leading the renovation of the Kentucky International Convention Center, turned on the lights of its new office in downtown Louisville today by flipping a giant light switch with the help of Metro Council President David Tandy and Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, chief, Louisville Forward. Directly across from the Louisville Ballet, the new office will offer both architectural and interior design services.
“We see Louisville as a city that represents design excellence on a civic, cultural and organizational level, so we are greatly excited about the possibilities,” said Rick Ekhoff, AIA, LEED AP, cofounder and design principal of the firm. “
“EOP has a great portfolio of projects both public and private,” said Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, chief, Louisville Forward before she helped flip the light switch. “We’re really excited to have EOP in the city and look forward to working with them on many future projects.”
Metro Council President David Tandy remarked on how the architects born and raised in Louisville have the opportunity to return to the city. “We now have five Louisvillians who are getting to come back home. This is what we work on every day. To have the opportunity for folks to come back here to create business and have business grow and prosper and thrive.”
EOP has cultivated a reliable reputation for boutique service with the resources to support large, complex projects. “We can handle projects of any size,” explains Chris Estes, CID, LEED AP, EOP’s interior design principal. “The opening of our Louisville office is a reflection of the economic growth sweeping the city. Our presence here recognizes that new and existing clients benefit from local, partnership-driven support.”
EOP’s Louisville projects include the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center, several projects at the University of Louisville, the downtown JCTC Seminary Building, former Urban Active fitness facilities at Taylorsville Road and St. Matthews and the new Aloft at Indian Springs.