Introduction to the Firm
Since its formation in 1972, DKN Architects (formerly Tucker.Booker.Donhoff+Partners) has completed projects across North America. The firm’s clients have included major corporations, private developers and public authorities, as well as educational, cultural and religious institutions. Among its best known works are the LG&E Tower in Louisville, the LEED Certified Corporate Offices of DKN Architects in the NuLu district of Louisville, and the Villages of Park DuValle neighborhood revitalization; Additionally, the Humana Unity Building in the Louisville downtown core district, Underwriters Safety and Claims Headquarters building, and the Beckett Springs Hospital in West Chester, Ohio are a small sampling of the great diversity of building types that the firm has explored.
The Executive leadership at DKN Architects (formerly Tucker.Booker.Donhoff+Partners) is comprised of three partners, CEO Rob Donhoff, President Patrick Nall, and Vice President Tom Kargl. The success of the firm is assisted by a talented and experienced staff, more than half of whom are registered architects. Patrick Nall and a third of the technical staff are LEED-accredited professionals.
The partners and their colleagues approach every building project on its own terms, drawing inspiration from the context of place, program, and budget. This approach stems from the conviction that successful projects of lasting value can be achieved only when individual building projects reflect a concern for the specific physical and cultural contexts in which they occur. Although the firm’s practice over the past four decades has been exceptionally diverse in terms of building type and setting, a central theme consistently evident in its built works is the conception of architecture as an art of place making combined with a deep understanding of functionality and affordability.