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Kevin is Principal and Owner of Rich Design Studios overseeing all project work for the firm. With more than 15 years experience designing and constructing projects throughout the U.S. and internationally, he brings a unique perspective and deep well of project exposure to every new design.

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelors degree in Horticulture, Kevin first came to Kentucky from Upstate New York more than 20 years ago. Following graduation at EKU he worked for the largest landscape contractor in the U.S., as a manager for their Sarasota, Florida branch Construction Division. Realizing he wanted to have a greater impact on the built environment through design, Kevin enrolled at the University of Massachusetts and graduated with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree. Married his longtime Kentucky girlfriend and over the next 10 years worked for two of the largest and most recognized design firms in the U.S. on projects around the globe. During this time Kevin lived, while overseeing projects, in the mountains of North Carolina, along the South Florida coast, the historic urban centre of Dublin, Ireland, and in the deserts of Arizona. “But nothing has ever quite called to me,” he explains “like the rolling landscape of the Bluegrass”.

Kevin is a licensed Landscape Architect in Kentucky, Indiana & Arizona; the current Secretary for the Kentucky state chapter of the American Society Landscape Architects; is CLARB certified; and is an active member of the National Association of Home Builders and the American Planning Association.

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