Ken Smith, Architect
“Always do what’s needed to accomplish great things as a team.”
Ken Smith grew up in a family of builders and became interested in architecture at a very early age. Luckily for him, his passion for design also fit his skill set. From the beginning, he has enjoyed looking at – and stretching thinking – on everything from big picture-design down to the most minute, functional details.
With more than three decades of national and international architectural experience, Ken’s dynamic approach to the design process has earned him a reputation for delivering innovative, trend-setting plans in Mixed-Use, Retail and Entertainment spaces. He enjoys helping clients create “something that’s never been seen before.” Ken’s international work includes projects in China, UAE, Philippines, and British Columbia.
A sampling of his work includes the following:
- IBN Battuta Mall, Dubai, UAE *
- Dragon Mart, Dubai, UAE *
- Pearl Museum, Dubai, UAE *
- International City Master Plan, Dubai, UAE *
- Great Place, Beijing, China *
- Motor City, Dubai, UAE *
- Great Mall, Dubai, UAE *
- Chateau on The Lake, Kelowna, BC *
- Power Plan Rockwell, Philippines *
* Indicates project experience prior to joining AO
Ken in three words:
Creative. Committed. Dependable.
Licensed Architect State of California
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Southern California
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) | Urban Land Institute (ULI) | USC Architectural Guild | Tournament of Roses Association | Friends of Gamble House