Architects Reign as Grocery Kings
Publication: San Francisco Business Times
By Richard Procter
Photo: Spencer A Brown
For Ken Lowney, 2012 was “the year of hell.”
He had to buy out his business partner and his longtime girlfriend died.
His firm, Lowney Architecture, had been bringing in around $1.3 million in revenue annually since he founded it in 2003. After a grueling 2012 and 20 years as an architect, Lowney had to decide: Either double down on his gig specializing in designing grocery stores and pre-fab housing, or do something else, like real estate development.