Jill Lewis Smith


B.S. Architecture, Tulane University

Master of Architecture, Tulane University

“The New American Courthouse,” The Harvard Graduate School of Design

Registered Architect:

Commonwealth of Kentucky 4128

State of Florida

State of Ohio

State of Indiana

Years of Experience: 30


Kentucky Board of Architects (2000 – present)

American Institute of Architects (1990 – present)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (1987 – present)

North East YMCA Board of Directors (1994 – 2000)

Sullivan College of Technology and Design, Advisory Board Member (2007-present)

U.S. Green Building Council (2007-present)



Ms. Smith is the President and Managing Principal of Civic. Ms. Smith has also served on the Kentucky Board of Architects since 2000, and served as president of the board for two years. She has twenty-nine years experience with publicly funded projects as well as private sector work. For nine years, from 1990 until 1999, Ms. Smith served as the City Architect for the City of Louisville, Kentucky. In this role, she oversaw the capital improvements and operations for over 150 city-owned buildings, many of which were in downtown Louisville. Ms. Smith founded this business in 1999, and has successfully grown the office over the past twelve years.

Ms. Smith has worked on a broad range of projects including working as the Town Architect for Norton Commons, as well as working on large public Hope VI developments, the Liberty Green community, and Park Duvalle community. She has and continues to work as the Architect of Record on Libraries, Fire Stations, Police Stations, and Court Houses. She also served as one of the key design team members on the new KFC-YUM! Center developed in Downtown Louisville. As a sub-consultant to HOK Sport (now Populous), Ms. Smith provided interior design services for the state-of-the-art 22,000 seat Arena’s administration area, meeting rooms, secondary sponsor zones, and national retailer space, as well as theming for the concession, food court, and retail areas.


· Breckinridge County Justice Center, Hardinsburg, Kentucky

· Norton Commons Town Architect 2005 – 2008, Prospect, Kentucky

· KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky

· Washington County Courthouse Restoration, Springfield, Kentucky

· Breckinridge County Public Library, Hardinsburg, Kentucky

· Kentucky Association of Counties Headquarters, Frankfort, Kentucky

· Lewisburg Fire Department, Lewisburg, Kentucky

· Muldraugh City Hall & Safe Room, Muldraugh, Kentucky

· Hart County Extension Office, Munfordville, Kentucky

· Hart County Judicial Center, Munfordville, Kentucky

· City of Bowling Green Master Plan, Bowling Green Kentucky

· Louisville Free Public Library, Main Library 1998 Renovation – Architect of Record, Louisville, KY*

· Louisville Free Public Library, Highland Shelby Park Branch – Architect of Record, Louisville, KY*

· Louisville Free Public Library, Western Branch Library 1998 Renovation / Addition, Louisville, KY*

· Louisville Free Public Library, Shawnee Branch Library 1994 Renovation / Addition, Louisville, KY*

· University of Louisville Medical Library Renovation, Louisville, KY

· Liberty Green Community Center, Louisville, Kentucky

· The Village of St. Matthews, Louisville, Kentucky

· Fire Headquarters Building and Station, Bowling Green, Kentucky

· Louisville Metro Police Headquarters Lobby Renovation, Louisville, KY

· Otter Creek Park Study and Renovation, Brandenburg, Kentucky

· August Moon Restaurant, Louisville, Kentucky

· Asiatique Restaurant, Louisville, Kentucky

· Asiatique Bistro & Lounge, West Chester, Ohio

· 4th District Police and Fire Station Renovation and Roof Replacement, Park Duvalle, Louisville, Kentucky

· FFA Leadership Training Center Dining Hall Renovation, Hardinsburg, KY

· University of Louisville Chem. Building Renovation, Louisville, KY

· Louisville Regional Airport Authority Office Building Renovation, Louisville, Kentucky

· Bath County Health Department, Owingsville, Kentucky

*Indicates work performed as Architect for the City of Louisville