Architecture & Interior Design Firm in Kansas City


Hoke Ley is a holistic design firm offering architecture, interior design and environmental branding services. We create meaningful and inspiring spaces ranging from market-rate home remodels to high-end commercial developments. It is our goal to become your trusted architecture and interior design firm in Kansas City.

Founded in 2016, we are a small and nimble team of talented architects and interior designers in Kansas City.

As a trusted architecture and interior design firm in Kansas City, we focus our collective attention to the nuances of architectural space, down to the last detail. We also pride ourselves in providing a collaborative client-service experience.

Our practice extends from the Midwest to the West Coast and beyond. Based in the Warehouse Arts District of Lawrence, KS, with offices in Kansas City, MO and Scottsdale, AZ, we are well-versed in working with clients both locally and remotely. Our work includes affordable, market-rate and high-end custom single family residences, residential remodels, retail and commercial spaces, multifamily residences, mixed-use developments and equestrian facilities.

We embrace projects of all scales and budgets. From affordable housing to equestrian facilities, we focus our entire process on the user and how they will interact with the built environment. We place great emphasis on the spatial experience, allowing the building form to be responsive to the needs of the user and the uniqueness of the site. We advocate for sustainable and energy-efficient solutions to encourage long-term stewardship of both rural and urban environments. We promote open collaboration between all team members in order to arrive at the best solution for the project. And we value the relationships created along the way.

Our Services

  • Commercial
  • Single-Family Residential
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Master Planning
  • Environmental Branding
Our History

Founded in Lawrence in 2016 by principals Jared Hoke, Katie Hoke, and Roy Ley, Hoke Ley is a multi-disciplinary architecture firm located in the Warehouse Arts District of Lawrence, KS with additional offices in Kansas City, MO and Scottsdale, AZ.

After spending 12 years honing their skills at various firms in Seattle, WA, our three partners returned to the Midwest—where they were raised and educated. Their time working together in the Pacific Northwest influenced the collaborative design approach of the firm and the development of a progressive, modern aesthetic that is warm, inviting, and humane.


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Meet Our Architects & Designers

All of our architects in Kansas City provide you the highest level of service. Our team includes architects and interior designers committed to excellence in client services. This is the foundation our work is built on across the United States.

Jared Hoke

Jared Hoke


University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Architecture, 2001
Denmark's International Study Program, Certificate of Architectural Studies, 1999

Professional Affiliation

American Institute of Architects

Jared Hoke





Jared Hoke has extensive experience focusing on highly-detailed custom homes, multi-family residences, and equestrian facilities. Additionally, his portfolio is comprised of mixed-use developments, residential-scale landscape planning, and international ecological city master planning. Early in his career, Jared pursued an 18-month opportunity to work within a university setting in Copenhagen, Denmark. This immersion into a culture with rich design tradition instilled a rigorous approach to create simple yet refined, thoughtful yet understated architectural spaces that seamlessly interact with their environments.

Jared is a licensed architect in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. He is a member of AIA Kansas and AIA Kansas City since 2016.

Jared has served as a guest juror on numerous design studio juries for the University of Kansas and Kansas State University architecture programs. He also coaches youth basketball and flag football teams in Lawrence.

Katie Hoke


Kansas State University, Bachelor of Interior Architecture, 2003
Denmark International Studies, Furniture Design Program, 2003

Professional Affiliation

National Council for Interior Design Qualification

Katie Hoke




Katie Hoke leads the interior architecture and design studio. Her professional portfolio consists of high-end commercial interiors, retail design, and custom residences. Katie believes that the interior design and function should reflect the client’s life and habits, creating optimal environments for both comfort and productivity. Along with her interior architecture expertise, Katie has been an active equestrian for over 30 years. Katie’s knowledge of horses combined with her professional experience gives her the unique expertise to design safe and beautiful equestrian facilities.

Additionally, Katie was a Professor of Practice in the Interior Architecture, Product and Furniture Design Department at Kansas State University from 2016 to 2017 and now is part of the IAPD Professional Advisory Board.

Roy Ley

Roy Ley


University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, 2005

Professional Affiliation

American Institute of Architects

Roy Ley





Roy Ley brings a craftsman's sensibility and attention to each project. His acute attentiveness to detail is exercised throughout all scales of design, from custom furniture to commercial buildings. He believes that the success of a project is assured through the rigorous development of the multitude of critical details which define any given construct.

Roy is a licensed architect in the state of Washington.


Caleb Amundson


Caleb Amundson


Kansas State University, Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design, 2017
Central Saint Martins, Graphic Communication Design Program, 2015

Professional Affiliation

National Certification for Interior Design Qualification

Caleb Amundson


Caleb Amundson is a graduate of the Interior Architecture & Product Design department at Kansas State University. A passionate foodie, Caleb loves to bring a high level of detail and consideration to the cooking process when crafting custom kitchens for residential clients. He has worked in both residential and commercial construction, and has experience designing and fabricating objects ranging from custom furniture to backpacks. His diverse portfolio showcases his interest in graphic design and branding alongside a national award winning corporate office space.

Additionally, Caleb has periodically taught Visual Communications as an adjunct faculty in the Interior Architecture & Industrial Design department at Kansas State University.



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Several years ago Jared worked for the architect who designed our house.  Jared was an integral and invaluable part of the design "team" and, ultimately, indispensable during the construction phase.

The design and construction process can be stressful, but clients of Jared's will find him to be a good-natured guide with a sense of humor.  He is thoughtful and conscientious but, more importantly, responds well to problems (and disasters) in an even-tempered manner... all essential in the design/construction process.  He was unfailingly gracious when we needed to make significant changes to the plan that we felt were necessary.

Jared went out of his way to research options for us for everything from fireplaces and plumbing fixtures to windows and siding.  He accompanied us to two window manufacturers' showrooms to help with questions and get us started.  Later, he had suggestions on brands and styles of plumbing fixtures, as well as advice on what to consider when selecting a daunting array of other essential products for our house.

In short, it would have been an indescribably difficult process without Jared on our team.

Bob and Ann Stier

Clients, Urban Hillside Residence

Katie and the team at Hoke Ley are fantastic.

We hired (Hoke Ley) to help with interior design decisions related to renovating a kitchen, bathroom, and adding new furniture and light fixtures throughout the home. We both brought our ideas to the table and ended up with solid final decisions that incorporated some of my ideas and some of theirs. (Katie) was able to point out important pieces that I would have never thought of on my own. I'd highly recommend working with Hoke Ley.

Kim Nicholson

Client, West Seattle Home

I have had the great fortune to work the Hoke-Ley Architects for the last 8 years on a variety of projects.

I have had the great fortune to work the Hoke-Ley Architects for the last 8 years on a variety of projects. Everything from outdoor kitchens to complete estate remodels and remote spec development projects. Aside from their natural talent at their craft (both interior design and architecture), they are professional, creative, thoughtful, engaging, and responsive. We often work remotely from each other (and the project), but you would never know it, they work with me like my office is right down the hall. Their sense of integrity and trust is rare in this industry which makes it all the more pleasurable to collaborate with Katie, Jared, Roy and staff.

Laura Kleppe

Owner, Gardenworkz Designs

There was no arrogance or talking over me like I've experienced with other designers - just pro-active, digestible guidance that resulted in our dream house.

I'm a numbers person that appreciates quality design but struggles to articulate what's in my head. That's why I could not be more happy with Hoke Ley - not only did they respect our budget (i.e., the numbers side of my brain) but they were able to take our thoughts and convert them into reality.

Dan Nicholson

Client, Nth Degree CPAs

I was very impressed with the professionalism of all staff and the principals in this firm, who provided prompt and detailed feedback and helpful insights.

I had the good fortune to work with the firm of Hoke Ley during 2019-2020 on a large scale rebuild of my residence. The firm came in at my request to improve a design for a large residence in Manhasset, NY...I was so happy with their hands on approach and detailed comments to improve the design provided by my local architect, I hired them to continue working on the project in conjunction with my local team as well as to interact with the architecture review board in my town...I was also very involved with the design details and they handled all of my input with care and concern and patience. No question was left unanswered and they did not hesitate to accommodate my making very specific requests such as researching how to obtain phantom screens in my screened in porch.

I would not hesitate to hire Hoke Ley for any project and I was very happy with every aspect of their services and work product.

Laurie Kramer

Client, unbuilt residential project

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