resume: jennifer h. keaton, aia


  • 1999: Bachelor of Architecture
    NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  • 1992: Bachelor of Science in Design
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC


  • Registered Architect and Interior Designer in Texas
  • NCIDQ certification
  • NCARB certification
  • Certified as Historic Underutilized Business (HUB) in State of Texas for woman/female owner business
  • NCARB certification in 2009
  • Registered Architect in Texas and Massachusetts
  • NCIDQ certification in 1997, Registered Interior Designer in Texas


2008-present Principal at Red Design Studios

  • Had the pleasure of working with such distinguished clients as John Hancock, Edge Development, EY Ventures, Mosak Advertising, Scott Felder Homes, Camp Dresser McKee, Gro Children’s Boutique, Certain Affinity, Aquila Commercial, Burt Watts, CB Richard Ellis, Oxford Commercial, 219 West, the US Army, SALI Fund Services, Sheshunoff Consulting, Total Immersion Software, Kendra Scott, The Impeccable Pig, Broadway Technologies, Transwestern, Stream, Direct Development, Scott Felder Homes, Cushman and Wakefield, Asure Software, Out to Lunch, Grubb & Ellis, and many more.

2007-2008: STG Architects, Austin, TX

  • Worked with such clients as Ford, Nassen, and Baldwin, LLC; Aldi Development Partners; State Bar of Texas; and the Governor's Mansion

2004-2007: Associate with Margulies Perruzzi Architects in Boston, MA (firm ranked #6 in Boston by the Boston Business Journal in 2006)

  • Assigned firm’s “statement” work including hospitality, food service,and unique or critical corporate work.
  • Managed ongoing clients such as Equity Office Properties, the largest landowner in Boston.
  • Designed and managed several projects from start to finish including Carat Fusion, an interactive media company, The State Room, a hospitality suite, and The Coyle Company, an investment company.
  • Worked with larger team on big projects such as Covidien (formerly Tyco Kendall Healthcare), OneBeacon Insurance, and John Hancock/Manulife.

2001-2003: Project Manager with Ankrom Molsan Associated Architects in Portland, OR (firm ranked #41 in the world by Building Design Magazine in 1997)

  • Designed and managed renovation and addition of 150,000sf heavy-timber mixed-use facility including addition of ornamental stair and passenger elevator. Corridors were rearranged for wayfinding in this occupied building. Improvement work for over 50 tenants included during the duration of the project
  • Designed and documented lobby for high-end condominium high rise.
  • Designed and documented common areas for new medical office building.
  • Designed common areas for speculative office building.

1999-2000: Project Manager with Delineation Studios, Raleigh, NC

  • Helped to start this firm's interiors department
  • Significant works accomplished there include: Valley Point mixed use building, Smithfield Barbeque, Jimmy's Restaurant, Wakefield Veterinary Clinic, and mulitple projects for WakeMed

1995-1999: Project Manager with Phillips Architecture, Raleigh, NC

  • Assisted with management of firm.
  • Clients included DeWitt Development, Saieed Construction, and Spectrum Properties

1993-1995: Intern with PM Architects, Atlanta, GA

  • Responsible for local code research, prototype revisions, and construction documentation and administration for retail clients such as Builders Square, KMart, CVS, and Winn Dixie

CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualifications)
AIA (American Institute of Architects)
CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)


  • Board member for Westlake Youth Girls Lacrosse, 2014-2015
  • Membership Committee Chair 2010 for AIA Austin
  • Co-chair for Public Relations committee for CREW Austin, 2010
  • Newspaper Editor for CREW Austin, 2010-current
  • Neonatal kitten feeder for Austin Pets Alive, 2013 – current
  • Gallery Greats teacher at Cedar Creek Elementary 2006- current
  • Applications and Selection Committee for UCREW (a University of Texas program). 2009-2010
  • Public Relations committee for CREW Austin, 2009-current
  • Teaching Architecture in fourth grade public classroom with AIA curriculum, 2009
  • Foster home for Austin Pets Alive, 2009
  • Building Committee for the master planning, renovation, and expansion of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Austin, TX, 2009-2010
  • Gallery Greats volunteer for Cedar Creek Elementary School, 2008-current
  • Cookie mom for Girl Scout Troop 2373 in Austin, 2009-current
  • Building Committee and Interior Design for the construction of the Religious and Cultural center for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Woburn, MA 2007
  • Assistant Troop Leader of Wakefield, MA Daisy Troop, 2007
  • Former Vice President and Treasurer of German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions in Raleigh, 1995-2000