As someone who is a senior, an Army veteran, and has limited mobility, I understand how important is the work I do, and how limited are my clients' resourcesTherefore, I do quality work economically and honestly.  It's how I would want to be treated.    Jim Sparks




After getting a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky, I went on to get a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Development. I then embarked on a thirty-year career in Kentucky and Georgia designing accessible single and multifamily housing. I was there in the 90s when universal design was created and popularized. I worked with people with mental and physical disabilities to design and create housing that was accessible, affordable, and non-stigmatizing because it was integrated into the community.

For several years I have served as a consultant to the state of Kentucky helping to implement a statewide program which funds residential accessibility modifications for people with significant mobility impairments. 

During my long career I have participated in numerous trainings and courses in accessibility, universal design,the Americans with Disabilities Act, energy conservation, and Green Building practices.

I will use all my education and experience to make your project the best it can be.

I provide architectural designs that provide you with the best, most cost-effective  solutions.  For commercial clients, ADA compliance strategies which make your business accessible to more customers; for residential clients, designs which make your older home more accessible, more energy efficient, more safe, and more livable.

​Let Me Do It

Doing it yourself doesn’t always work out for the best. Rely on myknowledge and experience instead. Your project is in the best of hands.

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I Truly Care

I promise to always provide the greatest value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint.


I am committed to providing exceptional renovation or new construction services,from initial consultation through project completion to all my clients, both owners of existing homes, and those wanting to build a home in an existing urban setting.

I produce the most innovative and cutting edge accessibility, energy conservation, and hazard remediation designs and stay with you through the bidding, contractor selection, and construction phase.  I'm there for you for as long as you need me. 

When you hire me, you can be assured that you will be working with someone who understands your needs and will treat you, your staff, or your family and your family with respect.  Because of my knowledge and experience, I will make suggestions and recommendations, but  I understand that you are in charge.  


Caring can ensure the success of any remodeling effort. I believe in partnership and trust and work with you to create a great living or working environment..