Keith joined Ohio State in 2013, after a 30-year career in private practice, to lead Planning, Architecture and Real Estate (PARE). This office of talented professionals manages the real estate assets of the university and several university affiliates, and is responsible for campus planning and design.
In 1984, he founded the landscape architecture and urban planning firm MKSK and led its successful growth into the largest landscape architecture and planning firm in the Midwest. His work included leading planning and design projects worldwide. In Central Ohio, some of his most notable projects include leading the master planning of the Nationwide Arena District and the design of the Scioto Mile and the Scioto Greenways. He also served as the planning consultant to the Village of New Albany for more than 22 years.
Throughout his career, Keith has served on many community boards and commissions, including the Center for Architecture and Design, the Neighborhood Design Center, and the Brewery District Commission. In 2013, Keith was elected a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects for works in landscape architecture.
Keith received a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Ohio State and remains involved in the Knowlton School of Architecture as an adjunct faculty member, serving on the KSA Development Committee.