KSS Architects

We believe that great architecture can create meaningful + lasting change for our clients, our society, and our world
Thank you #CREWPhiladelphia for awarding @hwkn_arch, @pennoni, @ballinger_ae, and KSS the Community Impact Award. We couldn't have done it without this amazing team. Thank you. #communityimpact #award #architecture ...The team at KSS Architects was happy to donate their Sunday in support of the @eden_autism #eden5k. We support your mission to help make a better future for individuals with autism. #edeninspires #irun4eden ...On site with @xtina878, @grace.s.chi, and #halkinmasonphotography at @templeuniv, #student #faculty center on the #health sciences campus. Working on the final #architecture #photography of this renovation, to...Last week, KSS-ers gathered in #bayheadbeach for a #summerparty2016 complete with games, kites, barbecues, and more! #ksssummerparty #kssarchitects #thecompanythatplaystogetherstaystogether #bbq #party hear some of...At @NAIOP Conversation Corner. Check out Ed Klimek at 4:30pm today to learn about sustainability, resiliency, and well buildings. www.naiop.org/crec16 #wildwest #scottsdale #arizona #commercialrealestate #conference...What does #wellness look like at your #office?  At KSS, we celebrated the beginning of #fall and #employee #wellbeing by sharing #freshpicked #apple slices from a #local farm as a post lunch snack. Not to mention,...Join us in #congrats to our very own @sanordstrom for receiving her #architecture license. Her dedication to #sustainable design, #community impact, and improving society - locally in #philly and internationally -...Meet the #sidewalk shroud, a #beautiful play of #light, #sound, and #space through design. Our architects spent the last few months preparing for this very #philly #parkingday. We shared our sanctuary with the...KSS team members are getting ready for @parkingday in Philadelphia today. Stop by Walnut and 7th. #parkingdayphl @parkingdayphila @peopledelphia#tbt to some more of our past residential work. #modern #architectureThrowback Thursday to some of our past residential work. #tbt #architecture #interiordesign #aesthetic #cozyhomeNow that's a #beautiful #office. The #saulewing #wilmington workplace isn't just a relocation, but rather a symbol of #identity, #growth, and the #collaborative mindset that sets the culture apart from competitors....Caught on #construction: @weaver8866 answers questions and leads KSS offices through a tour of @rowanuniversity's Rohrer #College of #Business.  The new building, which features #incubator space, #cafe, #lounge, and...#cool doesn't begin to describe this building. Construction update: #pennovationcenter signage by @brucemaudesign is up and looking #fine. #stunning  @hwkn_arch, @uofpenn, @pennovationctr, @landcollective and KSS...

We Design to Inspire and Delight

Great places bring out the best in us, stir us to aspire to greater heights.  Great design can make a place unforgettable, bring it life with personality, energy, and promise. 

We create places that are gracious in context, and iconic to our clients’ communities.  We design for impact, bringing to life innovative places of learning, commerce and community. 

Innovating in the Intersections

KSS is relentless, fearless in imagining what places can be and how they can function. Yesterday’s solutions can not solve today’s challenges.

We embrace developing the new place that straddles building archetypes, unlocking the potential within the complex program or the challenging context.

Nothing like a good old #summer #groundbreaking.  In #florence #newjersey, leaders and representatives from the state, town, QPSI, NFI Industries, KSS, and more gathered together to #celebrate the official beginning...The #gym exterior, reimagined. A lifelong trajectory of #student #success, met with #architecture #design problem solving.  @uncommonschools #glass #dusk #northstaracademy #facade #archilovers #autumn #school ...Safety. Exploration. Growth. Scholars at @uncommonschools North Star Academy, Vaiksburg Campus #play freely and securely in a #turf #field tucked inside the #school perimeter. As part of a curriculum of #academic...Our new #favorite office happening: #dogs dropping in on design meetings. What pup does your project need to succeed?  #petsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #workpet #dogsatwork #workinghard #animallover #funatwork #puppyPartner Ed Klimek describing the #visioning, #planning, and #design process for the #Library Service Center of @emoryuniversity and @georgiatech.  The high tech facility will safely house millions of #book volumes,...The #library service center of @emoryuniversity and @georgiatech, broken down into key #elements. Process, program, character, storage.  The project was a truly #collaborative one, between #university clients, ...

From Guidance Comes Greatness

Our ideation process is singular in the architecture profession. We are inclusive in our collaborative imagining, and deft in consensus-building. We think like owners, stewarding all resources to the greatest benefit.

Our clients trust us to lead them. And we trust our clients, involving them completely and collaboratively in a uniquely transparent process.

This week, our staff got super #play-ful with our #conceptdesign process. #architecture #design #makersmovement #handson #playtime  Partners, project architects, summer interns, and marketing all immersed in the...To all #highschool students exploring or curious about #architecture as a #future #career path... We've answered the big questions for you. Check out a quick-start guide to assess how you'd do as an #architect, and...
Thank you #CREWPhiladelphia for awarding @hwkn_arch, @pennoni, @ballinger_ae, and KSS the Community Impact Award. We couldn't have done it without this amazing team. Thank you. #communityimpact #award #architecture ...The team at KSS Architects was happy to donate their Sunday in support of the @eden_autism #eden5k. We support your mission to help make a better future for individuals with autism. #edeninspires #irun4eden ...On site with @xtina878, @grace.s.chi, and #halkinmasonphotography at @templeuniv, #student #faculty center on the #health sciences campus. Working on the final #architecture #photography of this renovation, to...Last week, KSS-ers gathered in #bayheadbeach for a #summerparty2016 complete with games, kites, barbecues, and more! #ksssummerparty #kssarchitects #thecompanythatplaystogetherstaystogether #bbq #party hear some of...At @NAIOP Conversation Corner. Check out Ed Klimek at 4:30pm today to learn about sustainability, resiliency, and well buildings. www.naiop.org/crec16 #wildwest #scottsdale #arizona #commercialrealestate #conference...What does #wellness look like at your #office?  At KSS, we celebrated the beginning of #fall and #employee #wellbeing by sharing #freshpicked #apple slices from a #local farm as a post lunch snack. Not to mention,...Join us in #congrats to our very own @sanordstrom for receiving her #architecture license. Her dedication to #sustainable design, #community impact, and improving society - locally in #philly and internationally -...Meet the #sidewalk shroud, a #beautiful play of #light, #sound, and #space through design. Our architects spent the last few months preparing for this very #philly #parkingday. We shared our sanctuary with the...KSS team members are getting ready for @parkingday in Philadelphia today. Stop by Walnut and 7th. #parkingdayphl @parkingdayphila @peopledelphia#tbt to some more of our past residential work. #modern #architectureThrowback Thursday to some of our past residential work. #tbt #architecture #interiordesign #aesthetic #cozyhomeNow that's a #beautiful #office. The #saulewing #wilmington workplace isn't just a relocation, but rather a symbol of #identity, #growth, and the #collaborative mindset that sets the culture apart from competitors....Caught on #construction: @weaver8866 answers questions and leads KSS offices through a tour of @rowanuniversity's Rohrer #College of #Business.  The new building, which features #incubator space, #cafe, #lounge, and...#cool doesn't begin to describe this building. Construction update: #pennovationcenter signage by @brucemaudesign is up and looking #fine. #stunning  @hwkn_arch, @uofpenn, @pennovationctr, @landcollective and KSS...Nothing like a good old #summer #groundbreaking.  In #florence #newjersey, leaders and representatives from the state, town, QPSI, NFI Industries, KSS, and more gathered together to #celebrate the official beginning...The #gym exterior, reimagined. A lifelong trajectory of #student #success, met with #architecture #design problem solving.  @uncommonschools #glass #dusk #northstaracademy #facade #archilovers #autumn #school ...Safety. Exploration. Growth. Scholars at @uncommonschools North Star Academy, Vaiksburg Campus #play freely and securely in a #turf #field tucked inside the #school perimeter. As part of a curriculum of #academic...Our new #favorite office happening: #dogs dropping in on design meetings. What pup does your project need to succeed?  #petsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #workpet #dogsatwork #workinghard #animallover #funatwork #puppyPartner Ed Klimek describing the #visioning, #planning, and #design process for the #Library Service Center of @emoryuniversity and @georgiatech.  The high tech facility will safely house millions of #book volumes,...The #library service center of @emoryuniversity and @georgiatech, broken down into key #elements. Process, program, character, storage.  The project was a truly #collaborative one, between #university clients, ...This week, our staff got super #play-ful with our #conceptdesign process. #architecture #design #makersmovement #handson #playtime  Partners, project architects, summer interns, and marketing all immersed in the...To all #highschool students exploring or curious about #architecture as a #future #career path... We've answered the big questions for you. Check out a quick-start guide to assess how you'd do as an #architect, and...No, it's not a fairy tale. @cornelluniversity's renovations, expansions, and modernizations to its @cornell_sha School of Hotel Administration highlights a key #entry to #campus. As a leading #institution for ...Left our office #friday afternoon to tour @pennovationctr, a #collaboration with @hwkn_arch and @uofpenn to bridge #innovation in local #philly businesses and students. The iconic #glass facade is near complete,...Crisp, clean, and #classic. The newly completed #nyc offices at @whiteandwil overlooking #timessquare reflect a #comfortable #modern #law office with a blended aesthetic. Reflecting branded company #style while...Revving up for @naiop I.CON Trends and Forecasts Conference. Psyched to engage in 2020 (20-20?) visions of the #cre #future. What do we think? INDUSTRY TRANSFORMS. How? The I3 model.  #industrial ...#professional. Join us in congratulating Elizabeth Green @edavesg on her recent #NCIDQ #certification, a mark of #interiordesign #excellence. Only the latest of her achievements, we're excited to see where she goes...#happyhour has begun! Our #openhouse, full of #local #food and #drinks... And #architects attending #aiacon2016 #aia @aiaphiladelphia @aianational  In town? Come on down! #architects #philly #partyAn #abandoned former #warehouse made for a great '#new' #headquarters for BioVid, a #pharmacy #marketing and #research firm. #adaptivereuse of the #industrial space led to a #fun and #funky #modern #workplace, a...#onsite: KSS offices toured 3 #construction sites in #newark today, learning about the impact of current developments to revitalize the neighborhood, witnessing firsthand the complexity of construction, and sharing ...We #love you, Sue! #happybirthday to one of our most dedicated #employees, #thanks for all you've done for the last 2 decades (maybe even longer)! Our office held a hallway #buffet, created a #balloon #birthday...Our #philly staff worked hard on curating a #guide to the city's #food, #drinks, #shops, #sightseeing, and sounds of authentic #local culture. Check out the published #list below and in our bio, with entries for...No, we're not laughing at a funny #rendering or #design. We're watching an @nbcsnl spoof of @serialpodcast during #architect Vicky's 20/20 on #podcasts. Spending our #lunch in our #conference room, the #office...
We are connected by a common passion to make our clients successful through great design

We Are United by Design

We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships.

Trust—between client and their community, between architect and their client—rises from accountability. Within that trust we design places that facilitate and celebrate interwoven relationships, creating rich and rewarding communities.

No, it's not a fairy tale. @cornelluniversity's renovations, expansions, and modernizations to its @cornell_sha School of Hotel Administration highlights a key #entry to #campus. As a leading #institution for ...Left our office #friday afternoon to tour @pennovationctr, a #collaboration with @hwkn_arch and @uofpenn to bridge #innovation in local #philly businesses and students. The iconic #glass facade is near complete,...Crisp, clean, and #classic. The newly completed #nyc offices at @whiteandwil overlooking #timessquare reflect a #comfortable #modern #law office with a blended aesthetic. Reflecting branded company #style while...