Warren Knight Lloyd, AIA

Warren Knight Lloyd, AIA

Lloyd Architects

Warren Knight Lloyd AIA is the founding partner at Lloyd Architects in Salt Lake City, Utah where he leads a design-driven practice with a diverse staff of architects and designers creating highly crafted residential and commercial/hospitality projects in mountain settings and urban centers. His work includes many adaptive reuse projects and has developed expertise in historic tax credit work for qualifying historic buildings. His award-winning residential projects are recognized for their site sensitivity, quality of materials, and light.

Warren is a citizen architect, and his leadership and service have helped build and preserve communities locally and nationally.
He has served as the National Chair for the AIA Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) and as a Director of AIA Utah, as well as founding director for the Utah Center for Architecture. Warren has taught graduate architecture studios and is a regular design juror and critic at the University of Utah School of Architecture. As Chair of the Salt Lake City Historic Landmarks Commission, Warren guided the preservation of historic neighborhoods at a critical point in the capital city’s history. Warren is a registered architect in Utah, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Warren is the son of an architect who grew up watching stories take shape in buildings. His passion for architecture grew in the Pacific Northwest, where he became aware of the relationship between nature and the built environment. As a Monbusho scholar at Kobe University in Japan, Warren explored spatial patterns in traditional Japanese architecture. These early experiences informed his approach to design and continue to guide his site-specific response to each landscape and the human conditions that shape it. While in graduate school at the University of Washington, Warren worked at The Miller-Hull Partnership and NBBJ in Seattle. After graduating, he worked for noted Northwest residential architect Tom Bosworth, FAIA, before returning to Salt Lake, where he has directed Lloyd Architects since 2000.

Julie Hacker, FAIA

Julie Hacker, FAIA

Stuart Cohen

Julie Hacker is a practicing architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture. She is
a graduate of Wesleyan University, where she majored in psychology and minored in dance. After studying choreography in New York for a year she decided to study architecture at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Chicago Women in Architecture Award graduating first in her class. She worked for the firm of Hammond Beeby & Babka before joining Stuart Cohen in 1986.

Her residential work has been published nationally and internationally and her firm received the 2007 Residential Architect Leadership Award from Residential Architect magazine and was listed as one of the top 50 residential firms in a special issue of the same magazine. She and her partner received the National 2019 Society of Architectural Historians Award for Excellence in Design, Academics and Scholarship, and the 2017 Chicago Merchandise Mart’s Hall of Fame Award in Design.
The work of her practice is the subject of a book “Transforming the Traditional”, published in 2009 and the book “First Additions Strategies of Adding On” published in 2023.

She has served on the Advisory Board for National AIA CRAN (Custom Residential Architect Network) and currently sits on the steering committee for the Chicago Chapter CRAN.Network. She has organized multiple Symposia for CRAN National and CRAN Chicago, and has served on architectural award juries for the AIA as well as on juries for awards program for various national publications. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Chicago AIA Board of Directors.
As a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects she has been a part of the Chicago Chapter’s Bridge Program mentoring young architects.
She served six years on her local Evanston Preservation Commission and helped rewrite the Design Guidelines for Evanston Illinois as well as creating the solar panel guidelines for the City of Evanston.

Christopher Kempel, AIA, NCARB

Christopher Kempel, AIA, NCARB

Rockefeller Kempel Architects

Chris Kempel channeled his lifelong fascination with the arts into the pursuit of architecture, landing him in his current role as Design Partner for RKA. A graduate of The UCLA Master of Architecture program, Chris also studied at the Kunsthochechule Weissense in Berlin, an international program that values an interdisciplinary approach, viewing society and art as having a symbiotic relationship.
Since childhood, Chris has admired the juxtaposition between natural and man-made environments, and in the confluence of his drawing, building, and visionary skills. He emphasizes excellence in craft, understanding that to fully tailor a family’s home or a new office building, it’s the finest of details that heightens the experience. His greatest passion lies within designing residential spaces. The notion that a well-designed home can positively affect someone’s well-being is what drives him to think of every last detail—he once spent several days living on a family’s land to better understand the way sunlight changed throughout the course of a day, all to better inform the design of its future dwelling.