Ken Parel-Sewell is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience covering all phases of architectural practice, from concept development to construction documents to contract administration with a broad range of experience in many building types, from residential to institutional facilities. He holds architectural licenses in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan, and California and is NCARB-certified, allowing easy licensure around the country. Parel-Sewell is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
Parel-Sewell founded One World Architecture in 2006 and worked in the Chicago, Nashville, and Louisville markets on a variety of buildings from large community centers, the renovation of a national historic structure, and various commercial and residential projects. During the previous eight years, Parel-Sewell worked at Gregory Maire Architect Ltd, a well renowned design firm in Evanston, IL, eventually leading the firm as its Principal Project Manager. His work with Gregory Maire has been published in the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Magazine, and several times in Trends Magazine.
Architecture has been Parel-Sewell’s passion since childhood. In 1992, he graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, focusing much of his education on sacred architecture. Parel-Sewell founded the Louisville Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and served on the Board of Directors for the Peterson Dumensnil House in the Crescent Hill neighborhood in Louisville.
Working patiently and closely with clients to understand their needs, along with thoughtful design, careful coordination, and diligent technical scrutiny, is the foundation of Parel-Sewell’s process for executing all projects in a professional manner. Being an advocate for the client’s interests and ensuring they are comfortable and informed throughout the architectural design process fuels the inspiration and motivations of all his work. Check out his blog at www.bahaiarchitecture.com.