Killis’ professional experience in architectural design extends over the last thirty-eight years and as president of his San Antonio based private design firm, he concentrates his attention to the field of historic preservation and cultural resource management.
In 1999, Killis was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his significant contributions to historic preservation in the architectural profession. Mr. Almond has received many awards for the high quality of his preservation work, including his personal commitment to his profession, such as the 2009 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award presented by the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT); the Texas Historical Commission’s Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture for the restoration of the Paramount Theatre in Abilene and the Old Main Building at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas; and he personally received the Texas Award for the Preservation of Historic Architecture.
Killis is a dedicated individual, both in his professional and personal commitment to the field of preservation design. His civic and professional activities have led him to serve in such organizations as the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT), State Historic Resources Committee for the Texas Society of Architects, and the State Historic Review Board, Texas Historical Commission.