2022 Year in Review
For KSS, 2022 has been a year marked by continued growth, creativity, and resilience. As we close out the year, we are grateful for the opportunities we had to collaborate with our creative community of employees, clients, and consultants.
In 2022, KSS has…
…added many exciting projects to the boards including a student center renovation, an alternative middle school, two movie studios, and a headquarters.
…continued or started construction on 30 projects including Fossil Park of Rowan University, 23-30 Borden Ave Multistory Industrial Development, Amy Gutmann Hall at University of Pennsylvania, and New Hope-Solebury STEAM Wing.
…completed 41 projects including Innovation Park, Great Oaks Fairmount Heights Middle School, and 2505 Bruckner Multistory Distribution Center.
…welcomed 21 new employees to our creative community. 11 talented professionals joined the firm in the first half of the year, joined by 10 more dedicated team members in the second half of 2021.
…promoted 11 employees in recognition of their contributions to the firm. Andrew Sniderman, Beth Emig, Don Kim, and Rocky McClure were promoted to Sr. Associate. Stephanie Breslin Major, Vincent DiMaria, Margaret Gregg, Colleen Grogan, Jennie Himler, Ryan Kane, and Ray Sova were promoted to Associate.
…celebrated the career of Partner Edmund Klimek, AIA who will retire at the end of this year. Ed has been a crucial part of KSS’ growth and success and has worked on more than 300 projects across a broad cross-section of markets including higher education, municipal, retail, industrial, and workplace. After 31 years with KSS, Ed is retiring from the practice of traditional architecture and starting a new chapter focused on social justice and sustainability.
…developed ideas around several topics including:
- Project Success in the Field (Part I: Team, Part II: Process, and Part III: Product)
- Mass Timber Construction (Mockup at Amy Gutmann Hall & Why is Mass Timber Sustainable?)
- Guiding Principles to Design for Neurodiversity
…won an AIA Philadelphia Design Award for Proctor Hall, One Stop Student Services Center at Rutgers University.
The design repurposes an existing concrete structure to create a singular destination for student services and beacon for University identity.
We close out another year with gratitude and hope for what the new year will bring. Cheers to 2023!