Chambless King is a team of highly creative architects and designers that blend passion and energy in an innovative approach to design.
WHEN WAS CHAMBLESS KING FOUNDED?
John Chambless and Stephen King came together in 2012 to form Chambless King Architects. This extension of the firm founded by Rock Chambless in 1961 now includes two new partners, Mike Shows, AIA and Nick Henninger, AIA.
WHAT ARE CK’S PRIMARY SERVICES?
Chambless King provides a variety of services related to architecture, interior design, project management, master planning/urban planning, project feasibility studies, project cost and schedule management.
WHAT (IN THE FIRM’ S OPINION) IS THE FOUNDATION OF GOOD ARCHITECTURE?
Relationships are first and foremost. Understanding the client’s needs and having the tools and design talent available to not only creatively interpret those needs but to also clearly communicate a design’s intent is paramount. Construction is always an expensive endeavor, and it is vital to us that every client fully understands and approves each aspect of a project’s design before it is constructed.
HOW DOES TECHNOLOGY AFFECT THE WAY YOU APPROACH DESIGN?
CK has found that traditional architectural and engineering drawings and presentations can be difficult for our clients to understand. It is challenging to represent many aspects of a design such as scale, texture and daylighting. CK utilizes virtual reality and other digital technology as a tool to create and communicate accurate studies of our projects. Our utilization of this powerful visual technology helps make presentations more interactive and memorable, while assuring us that our clients fully understand our designs.
WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON FOR THE FIRM?
CK is excited to be opening its first branch of the firm in Birmingham this fall. Upcoming work includes a mixed-use resort development on Lake Guntersville, a 125-acre sports and amphitheater development for the City of Albertville and completion of Auburn University’s Advanced Structural Testing Laboratory.