Killis P. Almond, FAIA is President of Killis Almond Architects, P.C. in San Antonio, Texas. His professional experience in Preservation extends over 38 years, and his professional practice as a registered architect concentrating in the preservation of historic resources and cultural resource management, spans the last 37 years. Killis has undertaken many significant design and planning projects involving the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures. He has served as the Principal Architect on numerous theatre projects throughout the United States. Killis is remarkably experienced in the physical investigation of structures and has produced numerous historic structure reports, cyclical maintenance programs, adaptive reuse feasibility studies and historic preservation plans. Some of the project types include an 1884 Gothic Adobe Monastery in Stanton, Texas and the 1948 Deco Alameda Theatre in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Almond has received numerous awards for the high quality of his preservation work and his personal commitment to his work, including the 2009 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award presented by the League of Historic American Theatres; the Texas Historical Commission’s Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture for the restoration of the Paramount Theatre in Abilene and the Old Main Building at Blinn College in Brenham. He has also personally received the Texas Award for the Preservation of Historic Architecture. In 1993 the National Preservation Honor Award was given to the Creek Council House, Okmulgee, OK, by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
In 1998 he received the National Excellence in Construction Award of Merit from the Associated Builders and Contractors for the rehabilitation of the Ritz Theatre, Tiffin, Ohio. In 1999, he was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his significant contribution to the field of preservation in the architectural profession.