Sims Key

Partner // AIA

Sims Key - Sims Key


Sims earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University in 2000, primarily in photography and design. He also studied architecture for 4 years at Clemson University, earning his Master of Architecture in 2006. Sims joined Equip Studio in 2011, after working for 5 years at ELS Architecture and Urban Design in Berkeley, California. At ELS, he was involved in several award winning projects ranging from master-planned communities to natatoriums to mixed-use projects. At Equip Studio, Sims has been the project architect on numerous projects and project-types. He excels at effectively and efficiently managing project teams, whether it be a new project or renovation; a church project or a cafe; a single client or a building committee.

Sims has a passion for helping people come together and work well as a team. “I love when creativity and hard work are applied to problems with many constraints and great solutions are achieved. I enjoy contributing to communities, especially those that are in need and lack opportunity, bringing together resources and needs. Achieving a community of flourishing, whether it be an office culture, an impoverished neighborhood, a church, or my own family, excites and motivates me.

The community that Sims inhabits is primarily with his wife (Kate) and 3 children (Ansley, Charlotte and Curtis). He also spends a lot of time with his Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church family as they seek to love and serve the Poe Mill neighborhood. Living in and loving downtown Greenville, Sims is a member of Greenville’s CEOs for Cities cluster as well as helping out at the Frazee Center.