Louisville architecture firm Tucker Booker Donhoff + Partners (TBD+) has changed its name. Following the retirement of partner Bob Booker, the firm will now be known as Donhoff Kargl Nall Architects (DKN).
Booker founded the firm with Elbert Tucker in 1972. Tucker passed away in 1984. The new name reflects the current leadership of Robin Donhoff, Thomas Kargl, and Patrick Nall.
Donhoff promised his clients the name change does not represent a structural evolution in the firm. “Our clients past and present will notice no other changes in our well respected and recognized architectural business and staff,” he said in a statement.
DKN calls the Nulu neighborhood home. We toured their LEED-certified East Market Street headquarters back in 2008 shortly after it opened. (It’s got a great roof deck!)
The firm has designed many significant projects around Louisville, most notably the familiar LG&E Eon Tower at Main and Third streets. DKN is currently working on a large mixed-use project at Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive, the latest residential phase of RiverPark Place at the foot of Frankfort Avenue, and the Sterling Tap House on Bardstown Road. They worked on the interiors of familiar restaurants like Decca and Garage Bar. DKN also recently completed a parking garage for the Nucleus campus at Jefferson and Preston streets.
(Top image: DKN’s East Market Street headquarters. Photo by Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk.)