Perspectives. Insights. Results.
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About KGD

KGD Architecture is an award-winning full service design firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices around the world.

KGD has received accolades for design excellence and environmental stewardship for its work addressing the pressing needs of our communities: Affordable Housing, Corporate and Commercial Offices, Hospitality, Mixed-Use, Multi-Family Residential, Educational, Institutional, Science & Technology, and Sustainable Design.

The firm brings diverse perspectives to complex projects, creating spaces that articulate the client’s values, history, brand, and culture. Our places are designed to enhance performance, purpose, function, and wellbeing.

Our Mission

Our collaborative process is based on a search for beauty, health, and well-being with a spirit of curiosity through exploration and craft. We seek to provide diverse perspectives, valuable insights, and inspiring results for our clients, businesses, and communities.

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Years in business
Team Members
10 million+
SQ of office space designed
Residential units designed
Design awards won
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Awards & Honors
Best Large Affordable Housing Project 2022 HAND
Honorable Mention 2022 DESIGNArlington
Juror's Citation in Commercial Architecture 2022 AIA Northern Virginia
Award of Merit in Conceptual | Unbuilt Architecture 2022 Office Building of the Future -1 AIA Northern Virginia
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Our Amazing Team
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Trusted by over 100 organizations
Resiliency & wellbeing

Today, KGD Architecture has ten LEED APs on staff, representing the BD+C, ID+C, and O+M specializations and three Green Associates. Mechanical Engineer Shane Trexler, LEED AP O+M is our in-house sustainability engineer, advising the range of performance options available for a given project.