FAIA, NCARB, RID
Growing up in a family of builders laid the foundation and by thirteen, Don Powell was working commercial construction projects and on his way to an architecture degree from Ball State University. He began his career in Indianapolis, and four decades ago launched the firm now known as BOKA Powell. A broad range of projects followed, and after planning and designing more than 35 million square feet of architecture and interiors, he maintains that the best design solutions come from a thorough understanding of the problem and allowing that clarity to drive the process. Don stays deeply involved in his projects from beginning to end and continues his professional education through Executive Graduate Courses at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2021.
Bachelor of ArchitectureBall State University
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design Ball State University
Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Graduate Courses:2000 - Integrating New Office Architecture with Organization Change2002 - New Office Building Technologies, Programs and Design2003 - Experience Architecture Forum 2005 - Sustainability - LEED Green Building2010 - Planning and Building Sustainable Campuses
Licensed Architect | States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, VirginiaAmerican Institute of Architects Texas Society of Architects National Council of Architectural Registration BoardsUrban Land Institute Office Development Council
Make-A-Wish Foundation of North TexasBoard of Directors, 2000-2015Chairman, 2008
City of Parker, TexasPlanning and Zoning Commission Past Chairman Zoning Board of Adjustments Past Chairman