About

Hoke Ley is an architecture, interior design, and graphic design firm in Lawrence that designs meaningful and inspiring spaces ranging from home remodels to urban developments.

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

We are committed to focusing our collective attention to the nuances of architectural space planning and detailing, as well as 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 additional offices in Kansas City, MO and Manhattan, KS, 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 design 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 design 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 throughout the design process.

Our Services

  • Commercial
  • Single-Family Residential
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Equestrian Design
  • Master Planning
  • Graphic Design

Our History

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

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 our collaborative design approach of the firm and the development of a progressive, modern aesthetic that is warm, inviting, and humane.

Meet Our Architects & Designers

All members of our architecture firm in Lawrence strive to provide you with the highest level of service. Our team includes architects, interior architects, and graphic designers who have a committed approach to excellence in client services.

Jared Hoke

Jared Hoke

Education

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

AIA

NCARB

Owner

Principal

jared@hoke-ley.com

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 and Nebraska.

Katie Hoke

Katie Hoke

Education

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

NCIDQ

Owner

Principal

katie.hoke@hoke-ley.com

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

Education

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

Professional Affiliation

American Institute of Architects
USGBC – LEED

Roy Ley

LEED AP

NCARB

Owner

Principal

roy@hoke-ley.com

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.

Designers

Caleb Amundson

Caleb Amundson

Interior Architect

Caleb Amundson

Caleb Amundson

Education

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

Caleb Amundson

Interior Architect

caleb@hoke-ley.com

Caleb Amundson is a graduate of the Interior Architecture & Product Design department at Kansas State University. While in school, he developed a passion for making: the practical application of design. He has experience with residential and commercial construction, as well as designing and fabricating objects ranging from custom furniture to backpacks. His diverse student and professional portfolio showcases his interest in graphic design and branding alongside an award winning corporate office space.

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Artist’s Studio

Seattle, WA

Baker’s Kitchen Remodel

Seattle, WA

Chautauqua Residence

Los Angeles, CA

Cliff House

Los Angeles, CA

Community Banking Center

Wayne, NE

Eastside Residence

Clyde Hill, WA

Lakeshore Residence

Mercer Island, WA

Hawaii Residence

Maui, HI

Testimonials

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, degistible 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

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