Kenneth R. Smith

Kenneth R. Smith

Ken Smith has over 50 years of architectural experience in commercial, office, recreational, restoration, educational and residential projects. He has a bachelor's degree in architecture (University of Kentucky, 1969). Ken has an outstanding reputation for historic restoration work and has completed over 90 historic restoration projects in Florida and Georgia.

In 1984 he formed Kenneth Smith Architects, specializing in new construction, renovation, and historic restoration work. The firm developed strong continuing relationships with Flagler College, Stetson University, Volusia County, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum, Lightner Museum, Jekyll Island Authority, and completed multiple projects for these clients.

He served as the campus restoration architect for Stetson University for several years and the Flagler College Campus Architect from 2004 to 2019. He designed restorations of St. Augustine, Amelia Island, Ponce Inlet, Sapelo Island, Crooked River, Gasparilla Island, Tybee Island, Anclote Key, Pensacola, St. Marks, St. Simons, and Jupiter lighthouses.

His work has been recognized with over 90 Design Honor Awards and has been published in the Florida Architect, Jacksonville Design, Veranda, Builder, Clem Labine's Traditional Building, and CMD Firm Profiles.

He received the St. Augustine Lighthouse Guiding Light Award in 2000 and their Outstanding Service award in 2019. He received the Florida Lighthouse Association Ann Caneer President's award for preserving Florida's Lighthouses and the St. Augustine Historical Society's Herschel Shepard award for excellence in Historic Preservation in 2023.