Ken has been practicing architecture, as a licensed architect, for over thirty-five years. He is founder and president of Hayes Group Architects. He and his firm have designed projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including projects for technology companies, financial services companies, private equity firms, commercial developers and homeowners. Ken has particularly strong skills in design and in navigating the entitlement process.
Many of the commercial projects can be found in Palo Alto and Menlo Park where he and his firm have had a strong presence since 1991, having worked on over 200 projects.
Mr. Hayes completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, including a year of study in Florence Italy with the State of California’s International Program. While in Florence, he studied architecture, art and the history of cities and traveled extensively throughout Italy and Europe. He continues his love of travel today, having visited Asia, Central America and Africa.