About

We create meaningful + lasting places that inspire people to achieve more

United by a Common Passion

The world is more complex than ever, but we believe that great design can create meaningful and lasting impact.  Places that inspire people to achieve more.  Places that make business work better, or make cities more livable.  Places that conserve precious resources, and build community.  Places that improve lives. 

Firm Profile

We are a full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm in Princeton, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since our founding in Princeton in 1983, KSS Architects has matured, growing in size, abilities, and ambitions. Originated with just three architects, KSS today has a staff of over 60 talented and dedicated team members.

Our clients are leaders in the fields of education, culture, land development, urban development, and corporate environments. They call us their trusted adviser because we have honed a process of ideation, built upon intensive listening, extraordinarily deep research, transparently collaborative imagining, and deft consensus-building. We think like owners, stewarding all the resources of the project to the greatest return. We have earned the trust of our clients to lead them through challenges, manage the process, and exceed their goals with design that inspires and execution that delivers. We are committed to our clients’ success and to their end-user’s delight, and we take that commitment most seriously.

We consistently use creativity to turn opportunity into reality. We are relentless and fearless in our reimagining of what places can be, creating meaningful innovation that realizes many goals at once. Although we face a world that is more complex than ever before, we welcome these complexities because our inquisitive minds and deep expertise provide us with a unique ability to solve challenges with elegant, effective solutions that go beyond single paradigm design.

Interested in learning more?

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Vision

We believe that deep human relationships are the heart of all great architecture. We value the building of human relationships as much as the building of stone and steel. We are experts at building bonds between people and project, client and community. Our firm creates design solutions that facilitate and celebrate these interwoven relationships, creating rich and rewarding communities.

We also believe that architecture, when steeped in expertise, and insight, can affect meaningful change—transforming the heart of the matter beyond metal and mortar, into empowerment, creativity, knowledge and achievement. It is this keen insight, when imbedded in a structure and honed with thoughtful detail that cultivates change—that becomes the true agent of change. Meaningful, lasting and catalytic change.

  • Commercial

    Aegis Property Group

    Blank Rome

    BPG Properties Ltd.

    Brandywine Realty Trust

    Bristol-Myers Squibb 

    Burlington Stores, Inc.

    Cabot Industrial Trust

    Caxton Corporation

    CBRE

    Cephalon Inc.

    The Coca-Cola Company

    Commercial Realty Corp.

    Dechert LLP

    Empire Merchants North

    Forsgate Industrial Partners

    Genmab Inc.

    Hyundai

    IEEE

    Ironbound Capital Management

    Keating Building Corporation

    Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

    Mathematica Policy Research

    Matrix Development Group

    McKesson

    Mercedes-Benz

    NJEDA

    Panattoni

    Princeton Advisory Group

    Prologis

    Punia Company

    RBH Group

    READS USA

    Reed Smith LLP

    Roland Foods

    Saul Ewing LLP

    Somfy Systems, Inc.

    Spear Street Properties

    TEVA Pharmaceuticals

    Toyota Motor Corporation

    Trammell Crow

    Volkswagen of America

    W.W. Grainger

    Washington Group International

    White and Williams

  • Development

     

    AEGIS

    Brandywine Realty Trust

    CB Richard Ellis

    Cushman & Wakefield

    Eden Wood Realty

    Hollister Construction Services

    Jones Lang LaSalle

    L+M Development

    Matrix Development Group

    Midwood Investment & Development

    Panattoni Development Company

    Prologis

    Sitex Group

    Spear Street Capital

    Stoltz Management Corporation

    Trammell Crow Company

  • Higher Education

    Bryn Mawr College 

    Bloomfield College   

    Cape Eleuthera Institute  

    Cornell University   

    Drew University

    East Stroudsburg University   

    Ferris State University     

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges  

    Institute for Advanced Study 

    Kean University   

    Lafayette College   

    Lawrence University   

    New Jersey City University

    Princeton University     

    Richard Stockton College of New Jersey   

    Rider University    

    Rowan University   

    Rutgers University   

    Seton Hall University   

    SUNY Cortland      

    University of Delaware 

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

    University of Pennsylvania       

    Ursinus College   

    Villanova University        

    Virginia Commonwealth University  

    West Chester University     

    Westminster Choir College    

    WHYY Public Media

    Widener University 

  • Housing

    Bloomfield College  

    Bryn Mawr College  

    Confidential Client  

    Montclair State University

    New Jersey City University  

    RBH Group  

    Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

    Rider University 

    Rutgers University  

    Widener University

  • Pre-K-12

    A. Harry Moore School 

    New Jersey Schools Development Authority 

    The Calais School 

    Civic Builders 

    Cranbury K-8 School 

    Eden Family of Services 

    Gill St. Bernard’s

    Hebrew Academy of Morris County 

    The Harmony Schools 

    KIPP Philadelphia and Canyon-Agassi 

    The Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter 

    New Jersey City University 

    Princeton Day School 

    Princeton Regional School District 

    RBH Group 

    Real Estate Advisory & Development Services

    TEAM Charter Schools 

    Uncommon Schools 

    Widener University

  • Urban

    Build with Purpose

    Canyon-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund

    Civic Builders

    First Round Capital

    KIPP Philadelphia

    New Jersey City University

    RBH Group

    TEAM Charter Schools

    The Mathematics, Civics and Science Charter School of Philadelphia, Inc.

    Widener University

    WHYY

  • Workplace

    Allergan

    Berlitz

    Bracco Diagnostics

    Burlington Coat Factory

    Dechert LLP

    First Round Capital

    Genmab

    Ironbound Capital Management

    Matrix Development Group

    Princeton University

    Princeton University Investment Company

    Saul Ewing, LLP

    Sparks

    The Children’s Place

   

We’re excited to announce that the GRAMMY Museum Experience opens to the public today! The Newark museum is full of interactive, engaging, and inspiring exhibits, like a New Jersey Legends exhibit that features...The KSS Eames Chair design for Herman Miller’s Modern Classic & Solent Auction in Philadelphia. • • • The hand painted and modge podged chair, titled “Journey’s End” is a look into the varying layers of Philadelphia...We’re so excited for the Behind The Scenes: Bok Bar Furniture Design Panel, moderated by Guillio Cappellini from the world renowned Italian furniture company Cappellini, which is coming up next Friday, 10/13 at Bok...Happy Park(ing) Day 2017! We're so excited to share our installation, a collective and super creative effort in which KSS staff participants got to design their own box using 100% recycled materials. If you're in...At times like these, we are reminded of the true importance of our work. We hope that everyone who was affected by Hurricane Irma is safe and we send our love as recovery and rebuilding begins. #sendinglove ...
  1. Princeton

    337 Witherspoon Street
    Princeton, NJ 08542 (Map)
    Phone:
    609.921.1131
    Fax:
    609.921.9414
    Email:
    kssarchitects@kssarchitects.com
  2. Philadelphia

    The Public Ledger Building
    150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 944

    Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Map)
    Phone:
    215.320.3000
    Fax:
    215.351.5374
    Email:
    kssarchitects@kssarchitects.com