victor smith, Assoc. AIA

architectural designer / project manager


Mr. Smith is a 1994 graduate of Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, NM; and has attained bachelor’s degrees in economics and finance from Manhattanville College (1999) and architecture from the University of Kentucky (2014).  Mr. Smith completed his Master’s in Architecture through the College of Design at University of Kentucky (2015).

Prior to embarking on a career in architecture Mr. Smith worked in financial services in Greenwich, Connecticut and Santa Fe, New Mexico where he filled various roles included Operations Manager, and Head Trader and was an equity stake holder.

Mr. Smith’s extra-curricular research at University of Kentucky allowed him to be involved in the qualitative and quantitative aspects of transportation demand management.  He implemented an expansion to UK’s bike share program that reduced the parking load for on-campus residents by over 160 permits per year.

notable projects

Warren County Schools - Bowling Greeen, KY
Warren East High School Athletic Complex

Ashland KCTCS - Ashland, KY
Ashland Community and Technical College -- Renovation

Fleming County Schools - Flemingsburg, KY
Fleming County High School -- Renovation

Russell Independent School - Russellville, KY
Russell Independent School Board Office -- New Construction

West Main Crafting, Co. - Lexington, KY
3,200 sf Restaurant - Renovation

Adair County H.S. Re-Roof

McCreary County H.S. Track and Field

Breathitt County Facility Plan

studio / research

2014, Prof. Michael Jacobs
University of Kentucky Bicycle Center: an ambitious project to explore the possibility of creating a hub for cycling at the University of Kentucky that would tie together the existing bicycle library with the campus need for a recreational center on the north campus that would cater to students, staff and faculty.

2015 Prof. Martin Summers
Bourbon Trail Gateway: by examing aspects of tourism and authenticity in the concept of “craft bourbon” this project attempted to provide a toursim hub in Lexington,  Kentucky catered to key aspects of bourbon toursim.


Master of Architecture
College of Design
Univerisity of Kentucky, 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture
College of Design
University of Kentucky, 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Finance
Manhattanville College, 1999

work history

November 2015 - present
Pre-professional intern
alt32 Architecture and Design
Lexington, Kentucky

July 2014 – December 2015
Graduate Assistant
Parking and Transportation Services
Program Director
Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

July 2003 - June 2005
Head Trader, Partner
Beekman Capital Management
Santa Fe, New Mexico

January 1999 – May 2003
Operations Manager
Simms Capital Management
Greenwich, Connecticut

Professional Affiliations

AIA Eastern Kentucky Chapter,  Director - 2016

Association for Learning Environments, Director - 2017