9 Smile-Inducing Spaces

Often at KSS, we stumble upon a photograph – a candid snapshot, a professional capture, a client-shared event photo – that gives us pause and simply makes us smile. These shots embody the meaning and values behind our work. Through an intensive understanding of client needs and project issues, we take our expertise and deliver designs that accomplish more than beautiful space – at a corporate office, K-12 school, university, commercial area, or functional intersection. We strive for architecture and interior design that achieves our clients’ missions. To make them, the users, and the visitors of the space smile.

Come take a look at 9 photos this year that made us smile in return. Warm your hearts as the temperatures drop.

Gottesman RTW AcademyK-8 students lean in for a quick picture in their new classroom at the recently completed Gottesman RTW Academy facility.

VCU Academic Learning CommonsStudents, faculty, staff, and visitors casually relax, study, and smile over conversation in the warm common space at VCU.

Eden InstituteAt Eden Institute, children with special needs have a blast on the brightly colored playground.

Heketi Community Charter SchoolA beautiful partnership captured at the vibrant home for Heketi Charter School, transformed from a former manufacturing site.

Matrix Corporate CampusOn the Matrix corporate campus, employees collaborate in the sustainable and park-like atmosphere.

TEAM SPARK AcademyLiving, learning, and working in Teachers Village Building 2. Importantly, students learn to ‘fly’ at SPARK Academy playtime.

Widener University PartnershipLaughing teens at the beacon of Widener University’s partnership with the community to create multi-function spaces.

Burlington Stores HeadquartersEmployees at the new Burlington Stores Headquarters laugh over drinks in the open, light-filled space.

North Star Academy Hazelwood AvenueAt North Star Academy on Hazelwood Avenue, students express the joy of freedom and action in their safe, new school facility.