Our Team

  • Kerry G. Finley


    919 493 8200 ext. 11

    Kerry Finley started Finley Design in 2004 after spending several years working with firms in Raleigh and London. He has managed, master planned, or designed millions of square feet of projects ranging from retail centers to large office buildings, corporate expansions, sports and wellness facilities, and small renovations. He personally oversees each project, working directly with clients and the Finley Design staff to ensure the highest level of professional service.

    Mr. Finley graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Design. Prior to starting Finley Design, Mr. Finley was a lead designer and project manager for Cline Design Associates in Raleigh, NC. He designed the majority of the firm’s highest profile commercial and institutional projects for more than three years. Previously he worked with RTKL in London, England, designing retail and health care projects in Europe, and worked with Cherry Huffman Architects in Raleigh, NC.

    Kerry is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has conducted seminars for development professionals about mixed-use projects.

  • Jason Lenhardt

    Associate, Project Architect

    919 493 8200 ext. 14

    Jason Lenhardt joined Finley Design in 2007 shortly after moving to North Carolina from the Washington DC area.  He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in 2000, and became a licensed Architect in the State of North Carolina in 2010.  Throughout his career, Jason has managed and designed a wide variety of commercial and residential project types which allows him to bring a diverse skill set to the Finley Design team.  Jason enjoys building as much as he does designing and is actively involved in personal construction projects including the feature plywood ceiling element in Finley Design's conference room.

  • Timothy Reed

    Project Manager

    919 493 8200 ext. 15

    919 425 5476 (direct)

    Timothy Reed AIA, joined Finley Design in August of 2015 after working for The Pantry, the parent company of Kangaroo Express convenient stores. After working on the client side for a retail driven environment, Tim understands the dynamics of working with different stakeholders, maintaining design intent, and keeping projects on track. Tim has worked on various projects ranging from small residential and commercial, healthcare, government, higher education and public schools, but really enjoys the fun and dynamics of retail architecture.

    Tim has a Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Florida in 2000 and has a Masters of Architecture from North Carolina State University in 2004. Growing up in Florida before relocating to the Raleigh-Durham area for education in 2002, Tim does miss having easy access to the beach, but is spoiled by the many natural wonders of the area. Tim enjoys hiking and cycling trails and the extensive Greenway systems in the area, as well as spending time up in the mountains and beach, as they are only a few hours drive.

    Tim is a registered architect in the State of North Carolina and is an active member of the Triangle Section of the American Institute of Architects. He currently serves on the Tour of Residential Architecture Committee as Tour Day Chair.


  • Randy Mahlum

    Project Manager

    919 493 8200 ext. 13

    919 425 5477 (direct)

    Randy Mahlum joined Finley Design in 2016 bringing with him 28 years of experience in the Raleigh-Durham architectural community. Randy’s versatility in project design and construction documentation includes projects of varying scales in both the commercial and residential markets. Throughout his career Randy has been instrumental in the completion of office buildings, churches, community centers, condominiums, schools, military barracks, warehouses, up-fits for retail, office, and medical facilities, as well as projects at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. Randy’s organizational skills and attention to detail enhance his ability to interact with consultants and contractors across multiple disciplines bringing projects to completion with accuracy and integrity.


  • Steve Moore

    Architectural Designer

    919 493 8200 ext. 12

    919 425 5476 (direct)

    Steve Moore joined Finley Design as a Designer in the spring of 2016. He has an Associates Degree in Architectural Design from Nash Community College. Over his career he has worked on many projects ranging from commercial to industrial and fast food to residential. Steve has held various positions in all facets of architectural and engineering design and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Finley Design Team.

  • Kate Lynch

    Project Architect

    919 493 8200 ext. 17


    Kate Lynch joined Finley Design in 2016 after graduating from Auburn University with Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Interior Architecture. During her time at Auburn, she participated in her AIAS chapter, studied abroad in Rome for a semester, and received prestigious awards including the Faculty Award for best thesis project. After her experience in school and an internship in her hometown of Baton Rouge, she believes that architecture has the power to improve quality of life. When she is not in the office, Kate enjoys exploring new cities and eating delicious food.


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