Update: Everyone is just taking the previous logo that submitted an pretty much copying it exactly. That was really what I was looking for on this. I would prefer people to improve upon it as I wasn't really that happy with it hence this contest. I'm also open to other colors beyond the Blue and Grey. I ended up taking down the logo that's on my site.
It's incredibly important that the logo and branding is strong - we are a design company and we need to create a brand that exemplifies quality and durability. We want to leave behind a legacy of great buildings and inspire future builders and architects. The imagery that I shared shows two ideas that I have.
1. The Kirley+ logo is the current one that I'm using, it's okay but not great and I ended up taking it down from the brief to get people to expand their creativity. It's good b/c it's simple and it can be seen if I put it on a jobsite billboard. It's important that someone can read the name if it's on a house during construction for a project
2. My other inspiration is some letterhead that I found recently from my Grandfather's Architecture firm that he operated in the 1960's. I'm a third generation architect and creating a link to him and my past could be really cool if there is a way to integrate this into the design. I'm open to any ideas - use your imagination!
3. http://www.kirleyplus.com is my current website. It would help to look at that to see what type of work I do