Firm Profile

 

For over ten years, KGP Design Studio, LLC has collaborated with our clients to transform their specific needs into design solutions that positively affect individuals, communities and cities. With offices in Washington, Honolulu and Manila, the firm benefits from a diverse multidisciplinary design team, sharing resources, globally, to provide the best possible support for our clients and craft a unique strategy of development for every project. Providing a diverse but largely interdependent range of design services including: Architectural; Urban Design; Planning and Transportation Design, the benefit to the client is enhanced exponentially. An integrated design approach, based on innovation and proficiency of all disciplines, coupled with the personal engagement of the principals, ensures that all possibilities are considered in every project.

Design Approach

 

While each project is unique, KGP utilizes certain core strategies in the development of each project, all grounded in a process informed by the following:

An Integrated Design Approach optimizes outcome

Benefiting at the outset from a comprehensive evaluation of all impacts affecting a particular project, our team can reframe and directly address the critical issues. Familiar with maneuvering the multiple scales that a project impacts the user, from the urban to the personal, our diverse team of urban designers, architects and industrial designers pursues a collaborative approach leaving no aspects unexplored.

Effective ideas originate with clearly defined conditions

Based on the premise that a successful design strategy inherently inhabits the problems we set out to solve and reveals itself largely upon transcending individual preconceptions, an interactive collaborative process is initiated by encouraging diverse opinions in a collaborative effort including: client, users, stakeholders, and the design team.

Design is measured by the quality of life and well being of the user

KGP is committed to a process that considers architecture a means to an end only, where the project’s success is determined by a comprehensive understanding of specific social, cultural, and behavioral influences.

The architecture mediates between the user and the environment

As the physical context, whether urban or natural, and climate are incorporated or mediated in the design, sustainable practices provide an opportunity to optimize lifecycle costs and impact on the environment, but equally importantly often serve a deeper role , a connection or “window” to the natural the cycles that surround us.

Sustainability

All projects are thought through as sustainable from the location, orientation and landscape to the mechanical systems, lighting and finish materials. Consideration is given to the long-term benefits created by the sustainability of the project. A cost-benefit analysis determines the LEED level desired and even if LEED is not pursued, the design is made as sustainable as possible.

Tools

KGP’s are devleoped using the latest cutting edge software incluing BIM, Autodesk Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Algorithms, VR, etc.

Theory

 

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Technology

 

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Sustainability

 

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Services

 

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Architecture

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Transportation Design

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Construction Administration

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Urban Design

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Visualization & VR

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Planning

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People

 

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Bill Gallagher

William Gallagher

Principal, FAIA NCARB

Donald Paine

Donald Paine

Design Principal, LEED AP

Ken K. Kajiwara

Ken K. Kajiwara

Principal, AIA NCARB

Florencio V. Paraon

Florencio V. Paraon

Managing Principal

Seth Garland

Seth Garland

Associate Principal, AICP LEED AP

Ethan Marsh

Ethan Marsh

Associate, Senior Project Manager

Manuel Feijoo

Project Architect, AIA LEED AP

Ellen Croteau

Office Manager

Brandon Blount

Designer

Arash Deilami

Arash Deilami

Designer

Matthew Noe

Matthew Noe

Architect, AIA

Tony Wang

Tony Wang

Designer

Basil Lioanag

Basil Lioanag

Rendering & Graphics

Natasha Loyola

Natasha Loyola

Designer

Clients

 

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WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority)

Amtrak

VRE (Virginia Railway Express)

MDOT (Maryland Department of Transportation)

Kennedy Center for the Arts

DDOT (District Department of Transportation)

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)

VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation)

MTA (Maryland Transit Administration)

City and County of Honolulu, HI

Golden Triangle BID

Crystal City BID

Arlington County, VA

City of Alexandria, VA

Montgomery County, MD

Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce

City of Charlottesville, VA

Municipality of Jerusalem, Israel

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Tel Aviv Red Line Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

ECDC (Ethiopian Community Development Council)

Honolulu Rapid Transit

Bijou Properties

AFPC (American Foreign Policy Council)

The Stetson Kennedy Foundation

Greenfield Development Corporation

Seattle Monorail Project (SMP) Seattle Transit
MWAA (Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority)
Cebu City Light Rail Transit, Philippines
Levy Group & Georgetown 29K Acquisitions LLC