JKS Architects & Engineers - – Hopkinsville, Kentucky


Keith Sharp, AIA

Principal Architect, ksharp@jksae.com

Keith gained valuable knowledge and experience as a foreman at his father’s construction company.  His love of building and design led him to a degree in Architecture from the University of Kentucky.  In 1983 Keith founded JKS Architects later adding Civil Engineering to become JKS Architects and Engineers.  As Principal, Keith oversees the business functions of the firm as well as takes an active role in every project.  His experience includes corporate, commercial, industrial, government and academic sectors.  Keith is dedicated to providing value through services and developing long term client relationships.

Registrations : Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, New York, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Arizona, Michigan, Tennessee, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Iowa, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Minnesota

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Bruce Nelson, AIA

Architect, bnelson@jksae.com

Bruce joined JKS Architects & Engineers in 1989.  Bruce is experienced in civic, industrial, correctional, educational, and religious projects.  He leads the industrial team at JKS overseeing all aspects including project design, coordination, contract production, budgeting, and scheduling.  Bruce prides himself in taking a practical approach to bring projects in on time and on budget.  Bruce is registered in Kentucky.



Stefanie Sharp, CID, IIDA

Interior Designer, ssharp@jksae.com

Stefanie has been interested in Interior Design since the age of five and followed her passion by obtaining a degree from the University of Kentucky.  After graduation Stefanie moved to Washington DC and gained extensive experience in Hospitality Design working with major Development companies in the metro area.

In 2006 she joined JKS focusing on design for education, correctional, judicial, civic, and commercial projects.  Stefanie works closely with the architects and project managers giving interior spaces the same level of detail as the exterior. Her responsibilities include interior space planning, furniture selection and specification, budgeting, lighting design, interior finish selections, and total project management.  Stefanie enjoys custom furniture design and applying color theory to public spaces. Stefanie works to establish a relationship with each client which leads to a better understanding of their design desires.




Brian Wade 

Project Manager, bwade@jksae.com

Lade Akinyemiju

Architectural Graduate, oakinyemiju@jksae.com

Payton Martin

Architectural Technician, pmartin@jksae.com

Gianna Fiscella

Architectural Technician, gfiscella@jksae.com

Cierra Johnson

Architectural Intern, cjohnson@jksae.com

Nashia Olise

Architectural Intern, nolise@jksae.com





Cindy McKinney

Executive Assistant, cmckinney@jksae.com

Ashley Alexander 

Marketing Coordinator, aalexander@jksae.com