Joseph Powell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Joseph Powell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, understands that the best architecture results from an intrinsic knowledge and reflection of each building’s purpose, time, and place. His genuine care and concern for his clients’ needs educes projects that become sources of owner and public pride.
Powell spent his early career designing small, highly detailed projects for several firms. In 1991, he entered and won an international design competition for the Evanston Public Library in Evanston, Illinois. The award prompted him to found his namesake firm, Joseph Powell & Associates. The Evanston project earned numerous professional accolades and established Powell as both a library expert and an imaginative architect. When Powell joined partners Duncan Buell and Darrell Kratzer to form Buell Kratzer Powell LTD in 1996, the new firm embraced his method-to-excellence research philosophy.
A natural problem-solver who likes to understand how things are built, Powell enjoys programming and solving challenging 3D problems. His penchant for research combines for success on projects with difficult sites or accelerated schedules. His creativity shines in his detail-oriented architectural solutions.
Powell earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University. His professional leadership includes positions with AIA Pennsylvania, AIA Philadelphia, and the American Library Association. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Powell is a registered professional architect in Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.