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ALVIN J. COX, AIA

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

 

experience

Mr. Cox serves as President of Cox Architecture, formerly CoxAllen & Associates Architects, a Kentucky-based architecture firm. With more than 40 years experience in design and project leadership, Mr. Cox focuses on team-building efforts and collaboration for all CoxAllen’s government and civic projects.

Mr. Cox carries a “S” security level clearance with the FBI; a “TS” security level clearance with the U.S. State Department, for design-build work at embassies, consulates and related facilities; and a HSPD-12 clearance for the General Services Administration.

notable projects

Courthouse Security Improvements - Lexington, KY
Security upgrades for the US Courthouse; Elevator, Garage, and Sally Port additions for U.S. Marshals Service; design-build project; $5,500,000 construction cost

MetroSafe Phase I - Emergency Operations Center - Louisville, KY Renovation at 768 Barrett Ave, for public safety dispatch facility, for Metro Louisville. $850,000

MetroSafe Phase II - Emergency Operations Center - Louisville, KY Renovation of 130,000 SF building for co-location of all public safety dispatching and first responders for Metro Louisville. $11,000,000

Sally Port & Prisoner Elevator Addition - Houston, TX Addition of a sally port, prisoner movement area, and prisoner elevator, to serve existing 12-story Bob Casey Federal US Courthouse; 2017

Dept. of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation - Quantico, VA
Tenant fitment, including SWEs, at various Field Offices and facilities at FBI Academy

Historic Courtroom Restoration - Florence, AL
Design-build project; Restoration of historic courtroom to original design; John McKinley USPO & USCH, $750,000

Magistrate Courtroom - Hugo L. Black USCH - Birmingham, AL
New courtroom, judges’ chambers and support areas in federal courts building; Design-build; $2,000,000


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms - Field Office - Louisville, KY
33,000 SF office space in the Mazzoli Federal Building, for their Louisville field office; $1,500,000

Holding Cell Renovation - U.S. Marshals - Louisville, KY Renovation of existing holding cells at Gene Snyder USCH, performed in phases to maintain operations

Missile Defense Agency - Pentagon Annex Tenant Fitment - Arlington, VA Design-build project for 100,000 SF of secured office space; $7,000,000 project completed in 7 months

 

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Education

Master of Architecture
Tulane University, 2004

Bachelor of Architecture
Tulane University, 1972

work history

2003 to Present
President and Founding Partner
CoxAllen and Associates Architects, Inc. (now Cox Architecture)
Louisville, Kentucky

1977 to 2003
Founding Partner
Potter and Cox Architects
Louisville, Kentucky

Professional affiliations

AIA Kentucky President, 2010
Advisory Board Chair, Tulane School of Architecture
AIA National
- Committee on Federal Procurement, 2005-2009
- Grassroots, 2009 and 2010
- Ohio Valley Region Committee

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Architect #1809 in Kentucky
Also registered in GA, IN, MI, SC, and TN

National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)