Kevin Rosas, based in Legat’s Oak Brook studio, has a reputation for staying calm and collected to meet tight project deadlines. This ability stems from his deep experience coordinating projects in a fast-paced environment.
Prior to joining Legat, he worked at a firm specializing in retail rollout work. Kevin, who often worked on 10 to 15 projects at a time, designed and rolled out prototypes for retrofits, renovations, or ground-up stores. He also acquired a keen eye for ADA issues by managing accessibility upgrades for a major pharmacy’s stores.
One July, Kevin got tasked with helping a national shoe retailer open four new stores by Black Friday. He developed timelines, obtained permits, and coordinated vendor teams — all four stores opened on time!
Kevin has led design development through as-built drawings, as well as quality control for projects throughout the country. He has also led permitting and site observation in areas ranging from Las Vegas and Oklahoma City to Philadelphia and Vermont. The relationships he develops with city building departments accelerate projects and pave the way for future work.
Two major influences put Kevin on the path to architecture. First, his architect aunt in Mexico would send him drawings and sketches. She proved that becoming an architect was possible. Kevin’s true journey within the architecture field stems back to seventh grade when he started taking AutoCAD drafting classes that he would continue through high school.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
While Kevin is a big sports fan (basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, skateboarding, even Formula One racing), he especially enjoys snowboarding. When he can’t hit the slopes, Kevin rides his Peloton bike (when it’s cold or rainy) or his hybrid bike in the city or on trails.