Merrill Moter & Cash MoterAt Joseph & Joseph Architects, we have the expertise to translate into reality the shared vision between architect and client. We are committed to providing personal attention. By listening to our clients and analyzing their programs, Joseph & Joseph strives to meet clients’ current needs while helping them prepare for future growth and opportunities.

We serve clients in the public and private sectors, and our portfolio includes work in the distillery, healthcare, education, institutional, commercial and residential fields. We also are known for our expertise in historic preservation.

Founded in 1908, our firm is proud that we have open-end contracts that have been in effect since 1935. We feel our clients’ trust reflects our ability to meet their changing needs. In fact, over 80% of our business comes from satisfied, returning clients.

Our History
Two brothers – Alfred and Oscar Joseph – started the firm after establishing their reputation with buildings that still grace Louisville’s cityscape. In 1964 civil/structural engineer Cass Moter became a partner in the firm. His son, Merrill, now principal architect, joined the staff in 1973 and became a partner in 1982. Merrill’s son, Cash, joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner in 2013.

Notable early Joseph & Joseph Buildings
All are in Louisville unless noted.
Those on the National Register of Historic Places are indicated with an asterisk.*

The Republic Building* Northwest corner of 56h St. and Muhammad Ali Blvd.
The Atherton (later named Francis) Building Southwest corner of 4th and Chestnut Streets
The Elks Club/Henry Clay Hotel* Southwest corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets
East Broadway Theater/Office Resource Inc. 833 E. Broadway
J. Stoddard Johnson School Bradley Avenue, north of Warnock
Kosair Shrine Temple 218 E. Broadway
Bonnie (now Highlander) Apartments 1028 Cherokee Road
Commodore Condominiums* 2140 Bonnycastle Avenue
Dartmouth-Willow Terrace Condominiums 1412 Willow Avenue
Homes at 734 and 1434 Cherokee Rd. and at 235 S. Galt
Kosair Crippled Children’s Hospital* Eastern Parkway
Keneseth Israel Synagogue* Original building on Jacob Street
Original campus of Morehead University* Morehead, KY
Masonic Home of Kentucky campus* Frankfort Avenue
Brown-Forman Corp Forester Center Dixie Hwy. campus
Original State Fair Facilities Western Louisville
Kurfees Paint 201 E. Market Street


We have renovated or designed additions to these National Register buildings:

Brown-Forman Garneau Building Dixie Hwy. campus
W.K Stewart’s Bookstore 550 S. 4th Street
St. Charles Building 634 W. Main Street
The Lofts of Broadway 419 Finzer Street
Office building 1500 Story Avenue