LRS Architects Welcomes Seasoned Director of Business Development & Marketing, Jewel Kayfes

LRS Architects, a firm that values innovation, creativity, and collaboration, is pleased to welcome its newest hire, Director of Business Development & Marketing Jewel Kayfes, to the firm. Kayfes will oversee strategic business development and marketing initiatives for the firm to continue the growth and reach of LRS.

“We’re excited to welcome Jewel to the team and execute our goals with business development and marketing,” said Michelle Startt, Managing Principal at LRS. “We take great pride in prioritizing unique skillsets that complement and improve our team. Jewel’s experience and knowledge will help the firm to further expand its business footprint.”

Kayfes brings fourteen years of experience leading large-scale teams in winning and maintaining client and partnership relationships that meet a company’s strategic vision. Her straightforward and influential personal work style helps establish cohesive and collaborative work environments that bring out the best in each team member. As a creative and strategic thinker, she prioritizes implementing policies and procedures that increase engagement and brand visibility.

“Joining a firm as innovative and creative as LRS is a dream position for me,” said Kayfes. “I’m looking forward to working with the team to expand market presence with strategic business development and market initiatives.”

Kayfes received her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. She is also a National Delegate and former President of CREW Portland and a member of the SMPS Oregon chapter, where her team won several awards for their work. Kayfes was honored with the 2020 Women of Vision Award by the Daily Journal of Commerce for her accomplishments in the built environment and her mentoring role for women in the workplace.

About LRS Architects

LRS Architects is a woman-owned architecture and interior design firm with offices in Portland and Bend, Oregon. Founded in 1976, the award-winning practice is driven by a passion for good design that goes beyond aesthetics to create vibrant communities and spaces that support the well-being of those who inhabit them. With 135 design professionals, the firm is committed to partnering collaboratively with clients to positively shape the human experience through the physical environment. The diversity of the firm’s project experience provides a broad perspective and proven expertise in design, problem-solving, documentation, and project delivery methods. The firm’s work, while centered in the Pacific Northwest, is found throughout the United States in over 30 states, as well as in China, Canada, and Nicaragua. Recognized with dozens of awards, the practice’s work has been featured in hundreds of publications, including Architect, Fast Company, ENR, and Office Snapshots, among many others. LRS is an Oregonian Top Workplace Award Winner 2016-2022.