Kayce Williford, AIA
Mississippi State University / Bachelor of Architecture
Kayce has a passion for design excellence across a broad range of project scales. Her design leadership makes her an invaluable asset, and clients appreciate Kayce's thoughtful design process and communication. She has led projects such as the Bartlett Orthopedic Center, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, MEK Residence, and Central Animal Hospital projects as well as the schematic design and interior architecture for Ballet Memphis.
Kayce is currently serving as a professional design member of an Urban Art Commission selection committee for Army/Navy Parks. Kayce was the 2010 recipient of the Francis Mah Travel Fellowship. This honor provided her with an opportunity to research phenomenology in contemporary architecture in Switzerland. She has presented this work at Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Design and to the AIA Memphis Chapter. Kayce has also presented her research on Net-Zero design at AIA Memphis’ 2015 residential panel discussion and the Construction Specification Institute, Nashville with archimaniac, Matt Seltzer. Kayce was a member of AIA Memphis’ Emerging Professional Leadership Class of 2017. Before joining archimania in 2007, Kayce worked for Lake Flato Architects in San Antonio, Texas.
With over 11 years of experience in the architecture profession, Kayce is motivated to push the field of architecture towards greater cultural and community engagement. She is interested in the lessons that contemporary architecture can take from the simple ornamentation and detail in historic architecture as practical sustainability—if people love it, they will take care of it. Evidence of this can be seen in our well-preserved and maintained historic neighborhoods. To that end, Kayce lives in a 1914 four-square with her partner and three girls. Kayce’s attentiveness to detail makes her an excellent chef and writer.