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Forward-thinking Clients


Robert Ehmet Hayes & Associates is an architectural firm committed to listening to clients — crafting sustainable spaces that respond to the aspirations of the human spirit, functional needs of the program elements, and the realities of client budgets. We take pride in being our clients’ agent every step of the way — listening, learning and delivering projects on time and on budget.


Founded in 1961 by Robert Ehmet Hayes, the son of a Covington brick mason, Robert Ehmet Hayes & Associates has stayed true to its mission of understanding construction and delivering realistic, lasting buildings for clients for over 50 years. Our founder always spoke of having a positive impact on our region by leaving “footprints” through the buildings we create together. It is that sense of responsibility of delivering quality projects for our community that continues to motivate us daily for our clients.

Advancing from the days of hand drawings on linen and cardboard models, to computer-aided design and virtual tours, our firm has had a consistent thread of caring about creating quality designs, no matter the means. Collaborative teamwork and standing by our clients in every aspect have been hallmarks of our firm since its inception.


R. Ehmet Hayes

Principal | Architect | LEED AP

Joseph Ahrens Hayes

Principal | Architect | LEED AP

Michael Brent Bishop

Associate Architect

Ryan T. Ficke

Associate Architect

Noah C. Onkst


Carol Z. Hayes

Finance | Project Coordinator |

Amy E. Sanders

Project Coordinator |
LEED Green Associate
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