KGD Architecture is a full-service design firm, devoted to a studio culture to encourage collaboration and pollinate ideas.  Our open studio promotes the sharing of ideas, and glass conference rooms and break-out spaces help keep staff connected to projects they may not be working on. We encourage our designers to stay on a project from pre-design through occupancy to maintain a clarity of vision.


Design is a lifelong pursuit for even the most talented of professionals; at KGD Architecture we are always striving to help our designers develop their craft, from interns to Principals.  We routinely promote and support continuing education, and ensure that our project teams bring together people with a wide range of both experience and ideas. We offer in-house seminars presented by both staff and product experts, and we offer KGD University, an online self-teaching tool.


KGD Architecture believes that Firms should act as citizens in their community and encourages its employees to do the same.  KGD Architecture works with local students as juries, mentors and consultants, provides pro bono services to strategic partners, and is actively involved with organizations including ULI and the Boys and Girls Club of Washington.


Our firm has an active Social Committee and encourages employees to find time together outside of their traditional work roles.  Our professionals can often be seen together at happy hours, Nationals games, lunches outside, museums and construction tours.