Tim lucas, aia

business development / quality manager


A lifelong Kentuckian, Mr. Lucas graduated from Boone County High School in 1969 and from the University of Kentucky in 1974.  He studied in Venice, Italy as part of the University’s European Study Program, and received the Finch-Heery Design Award in 1972.

Mr. Lucas was the interim director of the Department of Architectural Technology at the Lexington Technical Institute and taught Architectural History, drawing, technical courses. At the former Lexington Community College he served as instructor  for various courses.

In 1979, Mr. Lucas earned his Kentucky Architectural registration and has practiced with architectural firms in Cincinnati, Ohio, Northern and Central Kentucky.  In 1989 Mr. Lucas joined long-time friend and professional colleague L. E. Schwering to form Lucas/Schwering Architects. This firm would become alt32 Architects in 2012

In 2003 Tim left private practice to become the Branch Manager for Planning for the Kentucky Department of Education.

In 2014 he retired from KDE to form Lucas P-12 Educational Planning working with private clients and school districts throughout the Commonwealth.

He currently assists alt32 Architects in project development and coordination with KDE

Mr. Lucas continues his work in education as an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky, College of Design, School of Architecture where he teaches graduate level Professional Practice.

notable projects

Danville Independent Schools | Danville, KY | Renovations and Additions
Bate Middle School,  Tolliver Elementary, Hoggset Elementary, 
Danville Jennie Rogers Elementary, Danville High School

Boyle County Schools | Danville, KY | Renovations and Additions
Boyle County High School, Boyle County Middle School, 
Boyle County Perryville Elementary, Boyle County Junction City

Washington County Schools | Springfield, KY | Renovations and Additions
Washington Count Elementary, Washington County High School
North Washington County Elementary

Wayne County Schools | Monticello, KY | Renovations and Additions
Wayne County Middle School, Wayne County Walker Elementary

Monroe County Schools | Tompkinsville, KY | Renovation and Additions
Monroe County High School, Tompkinsville Elementary,
Gamaliel Elementary


Bachelor of Architecture
College of Architecture
University of Kentucky, 1974

1972 - Finch Henry Design Award

Professional Registration

Kentucky - Architect #2202

work history

January 2010 to Present
Adjunct Professor
University of Kentucky, College of Design

June 2014 to Present
alt32 Architecture | Design
Lexington, KY

June 2014 to Present
Educational Planner
Lucas P-12 Educational Planning
Midway, KY

November 2003 to May 2014
Educational Planner
Kentucky Department of Education -
District Facilities Branch
Frankfort, KY

May 1, 1989 to November 2003
Principal and co-founder 
Lucas/Schwering Architects
Lexington, KY

Work History prior to May 1989
Available on request

professional affiliations

AIA Kentucky Member-at-large 1979 - 2015

University of Kentucky College of Design
Guest Juror - ongoing