At KBJM, the most valuable asset is our people. The experience and diversity of our staff allows us to provide our clients with the best professional services in the industry. With hundreds of years of cumulative experience, the staff at KBJM is committed to working with clients in both the public and private sectors, including commercial and residential projects. Our staff possesses the specialized skills to undertake a wide variety of project types including educational facilities, churches, retail centers, jails, veterinary clinics, multi-family and office building types.
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WILLIAM T. MORRIS, AIA
Mr. Morris is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee where he attended the University of Tennessee School of Architecture. After joining KBJM Architects, Inc. in 1978, his responsibilities expanded from draftsman to project manager with responsibilities of design and production coordination, overall project management, and maintaining client relationships. Mr. Morris was made a principal in 1986 and assumed responsibility for the Mt. Juliet office. His experience includes master planning and facility design for educational, religious, office, and commercial building types. He became President of KBJM Architects, Inc. in January of 2002. Mr. Morris is currently licensed in Tennessee and Florida.
LARRY MARVEL, AIA, CSI
Mr. Marvel is a graduate of Purdue University, a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute. He has obtained certifications from CSI as a Certified Construction Specifier and a Certified Construction Contract Administrator. In 2008, he became a LEED AP. Prior to joining KBJM in 1989, Mr. Marvel held positions with Smith and Associates as a draftsman and Daverman Associates Architects as a contract administrator. Presently, he is primarily engaged in specification writing, contract administration, and document quality control. Mr. Marvel is currently licensed in Wisconsin.
GARY C. KROMER, RA, CEFPI
Mr. Kromer received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee in 1976. He has experience in many roles ranging from draftsman to designer to principal in charge. Prior to his employment at KBJM, Mr Kromer was a principal from 1982-1990 of Cooper and Perry Architects where he was responsible for all aspects of project development from initial programming to contract administration. Mr. Kromer joined KBJM in 1992, his duties include project management, maintaining client relationships, design and production coordination, and business development. He currently holds registration in the State of Tennessee.
JASON MORRIS, AIA
Mr. Morris received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Tennessee State University. He has experience in every phase of the design process from preliminary design through construction documents and contract administration. In recent years, Mr. Morris has been project manager over some of the larger school building programs in Middle Tennessee including multiple projects for Robertson County Schools, Sumner County Schools, and Wilson County Schools. As Project Architect, Jason is tasked with overseeing the design and production process through the bid phase and into construction. This includes managing the entire design team in coordination with Owner’s staff and Construction Manager. He currently holds registration in the State of Tennessee.
STEVE G. MORRIS
Mr. Morris has been with KBJM since 1988. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a BA in Construction Engineering. Prior to, during and after college he served in the US Army as a Construction Specialist, he worked in several construction company positions and owned his own home building and remodeling company. His primary rolls at KBJM are CAD drafting, detailing and Project Managing.
JOHN VICK, PE, RRC
Mr. Vick received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1968. He is a registered Roofing Consultants in the U.S. and Canada as awarded by the Roof Consultants Institute. Mr. Vick founded American Roofing and Sheet Metal in 1983 and managed the company until 1993. From 1993-1997, he served as general superintendent for residential home construction by J&M Home Builders. He has been certified by the following roof manufacturers: Firestone, Carlisle, Owens-Corning, Manville, Siplast, BiTec and Celetex. Since joining KBJM in 1997, Mr. Vick has provided the design for over many millions of square feet of re-roofing, and has assisted in designing and specifying six million square feet of new roofing. He is licensed in Tennessee and North Carolina.
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
SANDY OLANDT, PE
Mrs. Olandt received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. She then went on to receive a Master of Science in Civil and Structural Engineering. Mrs. Olandt has experience in Educational Facilities, Nuclear Projects, Industrial Projects, Historic Renovations, Commercial Buildings, Community Buildings, Residential, and FEMA 361 Tornado Shelters. Mrs. Olandt’s responsibilities have included: conceptual design, calculations, drafting, specifications, engineering analysis, site development work, and construction support throughout the execution of a project.
KATHY RICHARDS, LEED A.P., CSI
Mrs. Richard, while working closely with clients to develop programming requirements, has experience with both commerical and residential design. She also has experience space planning/designing: researching, evaluating and selecting products: generating construction documents; and interior construction administration. She is NCDIQ certified and has sat on the jury team for NCIDQ, and has served on the CSI board for two years. As of 2016, she expanded her roles to include commerical kitchen design and specifications.
Mrs. Cozart came to KBJM Architects in 2009 as an intern. Upon graduating from MTSU in 2010 with a degree in Interior Design, she has taken on various roles with the firm. Her roles include 3D design, space planning/designing: researching, evaluating and selecting products; generating construction documents; and interior construction administration. She is NCDIQ certified.