At KGD Architecture, our ability to listen, comprehend and ask the right questions about a project is proven.  We do not have a singular design aesthetic. Design is not a style.  Design is a process by which we discover what our clients are about and how to convey their message, culture and image through the built environment. Matrices and guidelines may tell us size, office standards and functions, but it’s our process, experience and ability that will create a space or building that reflects the Client’s identity.

KGD is an award-winning architectural, interiors, and planning firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional offices in Virginia, Massachusetts, and Thailand.

We have received accolades and recognition from our customers, peers, and industry for design excellence and environmental stewardship. Our experience includes: corporate and commercial office, hospitality, mixed-use, multi-family residential, institutional, and sustainable design projects.

Our design philosophy promotes thoughtful, appropriately tailored solutions that result in successful spaces, those that visually communicate the client’s values, history, and culture while enhancing the performance, purpose, and function of the organization. We believe good design brings real value, positively influencing productivity, effectiveness, and overall sense of well-being. It incorporates current standards and anticipates future requirements, allowing buildings to be an asset throughout their lifecycle.

KGD holds relationships and knowledge of our clients above any singular design aesthetic. Design is a process by which we discover who our clients are and how to convey their message, culture, and image through the built environment. A matrix may tell us size, office standards, and functions, but our process and abilities will create a space or building that reflects the client’s identity.

KGD is committed to world-class client service. Our time-proven design methods continually evolve and keep pace with technology to offer an innovative, comprehensive approach to realizing our client’s vision.

Company Information

  • Founded in 1995.
  • KGD Architecture is a Virginia Corporation.
  • Headquartered in Washington, DC.
  • KGD Architecture is a minority-owned firm.

Principals of KGD have developed a collaborative practice committed to design excellence, resulting in innovative projects informed by sustainable design principles and community involvement and embraced by their users. KGD Principals are current members of the following committees:

Lee Highway Alliance | Urban Planning Committee, Arlington, VA

Rosslyn Business Improvement District, Urban Design Committee (UDC), Arlington, VA

Development Process Advisory Committee, Fairfax County, VA

Leadership Arlington, Arlington, VA

NAIOP | Arlington Government Relationship Subcommittee

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) Fund Raising Committee, Arlington, VA

Rebecca, Jacobi + Ben
Brian Haas
AIA Design Awards 2016

Aileen RG Horn