COR3 Design is thrilled to celebrate our talented Project Architect, AIA, NCARB, Khris Kirk, as she recently completed all requirements and testing to become a Registered Architect in the state of South Carolina. This is no small feat, as completing this registration requires a series of rigorous examinations and years of qualified experience.

Kirk first joined the team at COR3 after graduating from Clemson University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. She immediately gained experience and specialty with commercial, retail, restaurants, hospitality, and industrial projects. After eight months of working as an intern, she started graduate school at The University of Tennessee, where she received her Master of Architecture degree in 2016. After two years of interning with COR3 between semesters at graduate school, she started full time in June of 2016.

Kirk began the process of becoming a Registered Architect as soon as she began interning with COR3. The process requires countless hours of intense testing covering every aspect of the business including the operational side of managing a firm, schematic design, the bidding and construction process, and much more. Unbeknownst to many, the process of becoming a registered architect is arguably just as intense and taxing as becoming a doctor or lawyer when you factor in schooling, logged hours of experience, and certifications.

To Kirk, becoming an architect was a natural decision. As a child, she spent her time playing with Legos and Lincoln Logs, drawing houses and always conjuring up structures when playing with toys. After many years in the industry, her favorite aspect is still the design process and using her creativity to solve problems and create innovative spaces for her clients.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Khris achieving this designation that is so hard to reach,” said Brian Doiron, Managing Partner of COR3 Design. “Her dedication to the craft and passion for helping clients is reflected in her work and spirit each day. We are excited to watch as she continues to shape the future of architecture and make a lasting impact on our community.”

COR3 Design is a Greenville-based architectural and design firm founded in 2011 serving commercial clients across the United States in a wide range of disciplines ranging from retail and hospitality to industrial and multi-family complexes. For more information, visit or contact their spokeswoman, Kate Dabbs, [email protected] or 864-901-6655.

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