KSS Architects

We believe that great architecture can create meaningful + lasting change for our clients, our society, and our world
The #gym exterior, reimagined. A lifelong trajectory of #student #success, met with #architecture #design problem solving.

@uncommonschools #glass #dusk #northstaracademy #facade #archilovers #autumn #school #charterschool #pride #identity #newarkSafety. 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 rigor and #highexpectations, a #design...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, freeing up critical #highered campus...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, #design teams, #librarians. Here's to the...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 topic, how do you encourage #inclusive,...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 what kind of work makes up the #aec...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 #entrepreneurship, #innovation, and...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, according to our guide for the tour...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 honoring the materials of the #office's...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 #commercialrealestate #naiop #betterbusiness...#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 next. So thrilled to have you on our...#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 perfect match for the analytical and...

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.

#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 #knowledge across all staff levels...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 throne, and lit candles on a #dog-themed...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 every taste at all times of the year....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 learned about #99percentinvisible...#caught: our #highereducation #design team hard at work in the #princeton office hallway. Pinups to spur discussion on connectivity with the site, honoring institutional legacy, and fearlessly imagining what spaces can be. 
#architecture #teamwork...At @grtwa school, every day is #earthday 
Rain #gardens, #solar panels, native #rocks and #trees connect the #school, students, and community to #nature. Not to mention the #farmtotable concept and on site herb #garden used for school lunches and...

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.

@aianational convention is next month. Join KSS at our @newsworkswhyy Public Media Commons #tour, support our #design partner @hwkn_arch at @uofpenn @pennovationworks, and swing by our #openhouse. See you there!
#pennovation #architecture #visitphilly...Love #chatting over coffee with our designers. Elizabeth @edavesg, one of KSS's #interiodesign professionals, spoke about the #importance of #trust and #respect in the #creative #professional #services. Trust, #honor, and #quality transforms a...
The #gym exterior, reimagined. A lifelong trajectory of #student #success, met with #architecture #design problem solving.

@uncommonschools #glass #dusk #northstaracademy #facade #archilovers #autumn #school #charterschool #pride #identity #newarkSafety. 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 rigor and #highexpectations, a #design...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, freeing up critical #highered campus...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, #design teams, #librarians. Here's to the...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 topic, how do you encourage #inclusive,...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 what kind of work makes up the #aec...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 #entrepreneurship, #innovation, and...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, according to our guide for the tour...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 honoring the materials of the #office's...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 #commercialrealestate #naiop #betterbusiness...#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 next. So thrilled to have you on our...#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 perfect match for the analytical and...#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 #knowledge across all staff levels...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 throne, and lit candles on a #dog-themed...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 every taste at all times of the year....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 learned about #99percentinvisible...#caught: our #highereducation #design team hard at work in the #princeton office hallway. Pinups to spur discussion on connectivity with the site, honoring institutional legacy, and fearlessly imagining what spaces can be. 
#architecture #teamwork...At @grtwa school, every day is #earthday 
Rain #gardens, #solar panels, native #rocks and #trees connect the #school, students, and community to #nature. Not to mention the #farmtotable concept and on site herb #garden used for school lunches and...@aianational convention is next month. Join KSS at our @newsworkswhyy Public Media Commons #tour, support our #design partner @hwkn_arch at @uofpenn @pennovationworks, and swing by our #openhouse. See you there!
#pennovation #architecture #visitphilly...Love #chatting over coffee with our designers. Elizabeth @edavesg, one of KSS's #interiodesign professionals, spoke about the #importance of #trust and #respect in the #creative #professional #services. Trust, #honor, and #quality transforms a...#thanks for having our very own #project #architect, Mounir, join #kipp in #career day for #highschool #students! We had a great time in our office coming up with #resume tips, job advice, and more #knowledge for your students, @kippphilly....@artscouncilofprinceton, great #communiversity this past #weekend!
#student #artists working on cool #chalk #murals near #palmersquare, #princeton. Good eats and lots of great booths... And a ton of visitors, of all ages.
#art #community #saturday...#progress #photooftheday, from KSS #construction administration! @fams.lafayette @lafayettecollege #film and #media studies William C. Buck #Hall near #complete. #stunning #sign #design, prominent from Rt. 22, proudly marking the #arts #campus at the...#underconstruction: #signage going up at @lafayettecollege's new #film and #media #studies building, a #gateway to #college #hill! Bring your #hardhat! 
Serious #design considerations for #highereducation #arts, #collaboration, and #learning, as well...#professional #tip for #productivity at #work: get out of the #office for a no-distraction #meeting. Try a #coffee shop, #bakery, or #community #park to get #refreshed. A #notechnology zone and starting q's help.
After a busy few weeks, the #marketing...What did BioVid's employees say about their #newjersey #office space in a #word association survey? 
#open #collaborative #comfortable #energetic #cool #fresh! 
Check out some shots from a fantastic launch #party to #celebrate. Our #interiordesign...#LEED #silver #certified! @westminsterchoircollege's Cullen Center was the first new #building in 39 years, and houses #worldclass music, #performance, and academic spaces. 
#green features? Low emitting materials, #construction focused on #pollution...Join KSS in celebrating @rpatchell's #architecture #license! We're #proud to have such an #international #designer on our #team, with #experience from #university centers and #urban revitalization to #museums and #commercial #workplaces under your...#thinking: what is #architecture? @sou_fujimoto's brilliant, #playful, and thoughtful #exhibition at the @cooperhewitt compares coincidence through serendipitous #discovery and intentful #creation. By placing tiny #human figures in close proximity to...@greenbronxmachine, keep on transforming the #community through engaging #education, #innovation, and #environmental awareness! You're an #inspiration, and #congrats on making it to the #whitehouse and achieving #internatonal recognition. #teach us...The Library Service Center of @emoryuniversity and @georgiatech had a # beautiful #grandopening last week in #atlanta, #georgia. Both presidents spoke, with much #celebration for this #amazing #collaboration. 
A place to #preserve assets, share...
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.

#thanks for having our very own #project #architect, Mounir, join #kipp in #career day for #highschool #students! We had a great time in our office coming up with #resume tips, job advice, and more #knowledge for your students, @kippphilly....@artscouncilofprinceton, great #communiversity this past #weekend!
#student #artists working on cool #chalk #murals near #palmersquare, #princeton. Good eats and lots of great booths... And a ton of visitors, of all ages.
#art #community #saturday...#progress #photooftheday, from KSS #construction administration! @fams.lafayette @lafayettecollege #film and #media studies William C. Buck #Hall near #complete. #stunning #sign #design, prominent from Rt. 22, proudly marking the #arts #campus at the...