Keith Hayes, AIA, LEED AP

Keith Hayes, AIA, LEED AP - Principal, Business Partner

Principal, Business Partner

As a principal, Keith’s strength is in project management. As a generalist, he is experienced in all project types from recreation centers to municipal office buildings. The strength he brings to all of them is his adeptness in traditional project management—from gaining the client’s trust to delivering the keys at the grand opening. He’s there for you. Keith’s other love is his model railroad. If you really want to see his eyes light up, just ask him about it.



  • Yellowstone National Park Canyon Village Lodging Redevelopment  Wyoming
  • National Park Service Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor Center  Colorado
  • Kandle Park Pool Bathhouse  Tacoma, Washington
  • Redmond Recreation Study  Washington
  • The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center  Salem, Oregon
  • The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center  Augusta, Georgia
  • The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center  Quincy, Illinois
  • Candelas Neighborhood Activity Center  Arvada, Colorado (Check out Keith's video!)
  • Kent Aquatics Study  Washington
  • Hillsboro Aquatic Center Study  Oregon
  • Hillsboro Community Recreation Center Study  Oregon
  • Erie Recreation Center Study  Colorado
  • Macomb Township Recreation Center  Michigan
  • Tumwater Recreation Center Study  Washington
  • The University of Northern Colorado Athletic Facilities Master Plan  Greeley, Colorado
  • Arapahoe County Office Building Tenant Finish  Littleton, Colorado
  • Livonia Recreation Center  Michigan
  • Federal Way Recreation Center  Washington
  • Colorado College Athletic/Recreation Development Plan  Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fun Facts About Keith

Favorite Place to Play

Disney World - Have a Magical Day!

Favorite Place to Work

In the basement

Last Book Read

Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West

What I Do in My Spare Time

Work on my model railroad

How Many Little Black Sketchbooks I Own

I've lost track at this point... too many to count

Can I Borrow a Page from Your Sketchbook?

No. I have two rules: Always use ink and never tear out a sheet

Keith's Activities


  • Secretary: American Institute of Architects, Colorado Chapter, 1996
  • Associate Director: American Institute of Architects, Colorado Chapter, 1993
  • Coordinator: American Institute of Architects, Colorado Chapter Intern Development Program, 1992
  • American Institute of Architects
  • United States Green Building Council
  • Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama, New Mexico, 1993 - Present

Speaking Engagements

  • 2012 Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad National Landmark Nomination to the National Park Service Landmark Advisory Board
  • 2008 The Salvation Army Central & Southern Territories Conference: “Introduction to Sustainable Design”
  • 2006 National Recreation & Parks Association Conference: “Federal Way Community Center Programming & Construction Tour”
  • 2006 Missouri Design School: “The Boomer Generation & Senior Trends”
  • 2005 Athletic Business Conference: ‘Locker Room Basics”
  • 2004 Michigan Recreation & Parks Association Conference: “High-Performance Front Desks”


  • 2009 Recreation Management: “Control Central: The Control Desk Can’t Be Ignored”


  • General Palmer Award for Commitment to Preservation, Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Keith's Registrations


  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Washington


  • Green Building Certification Institute LEED® Accreditation - Building Design + Construction (BD+C)

Keith's Education

University of Washington

  • Master of Architecture
  • Architecture in Rome Program

University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor of Environmental Design

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

University Athletic & Recreation Facility Seminar

University of Colorado Denver Graduate School of Policy

Denver Community Leadership Forum

Talk to Keith


303.455.1366 x123



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