Join KGP and AIA|DC for the Closing Reception of Architecture Month

Feb. 10, 2017 - Events

On April 30, KGP will be hosting the closing reception of Architecture Month at our historic Church Street office!

Refreshments will be provided. For more information about Church Street Studios and the event, please visit: AIA|DC.

Union Station Concourse Renovation Released to the Public

Mar. 30, 2016 - Project Updates

Washington Union Station, opened in 1907 as the largest train station in the world, is the multi-modal center of the Nation's Capital, serving over 100,000 visitors daily and about 37 million people annually. Today, the station is operating beyond capacity, and complaints about the dim lighting and cramped conditions are not uncommon.

We are pleased to announce that Amtrak has tasked KGP with leading the renovation of this important Concourse! Our team, which includes Grimshaw Architects and ARUP, will seek to provide a spacious, brightly-lit Concourse experience for passengers by 2019. For more information, check out coverage by The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal.

Washington DC Metro wins the prestigious 2014 AIA 25 Year Award

Jan. 10, 2014 - Awards

Harry Weese's iconic design for the Washington DC Metro system station prototypes has withstood the test of time, adapted to years of growth in the Nation's Capital and remains a canon of 20th Century design. Congratulations to all the former associates of HWA and WMATA's hard working team at the Office of Track Structures and Engineering Services, including our own Bill Gallagher, AIA who played an instrumental role in recognizing the achievments of the landmark design. We'll post updates here on news about the awards ceremony and reception, stay tuned!

For additional information on the awards program itself please visit: AIA 25 Year Award.

For the full article and information on the 2014 award given to the Metro please visit the Architect magazine article at: D.C. Metro Wins the 2014 AIA 25 Year Award.

Greenbelt Commisioning Facility Construction Progress Updates

Apr. 3, 2014 - Project Updates

Construction has begun on KGP design studio's Greenbelt Commisioning Facility. Stay tuned here for photos and updates!

Bicycle Lecture at PODCAR CITY 7 Conference

Oct. 10, 2013 - Events

KGP design studio Associate Principal Seth Garland, APA LEED AP recently presented a lecture on Bicycle Transportation to a sold out house at the PODCAR CITY 7 conference in Washington, DC. More information on the conference can be found at:

Rosslyn Construction Progress Updates

Sep. 24, 2013 - Project Updates

Rosslyn Metro Station Elevator is quickly progressing along with construction. Special thanks to one of our employee's housemates for this construction watch update.

Union Station Bike Transit Center in the Triennale di Milano

May 1, 2013 - Exhibits

Anybody need an excuse to take an impromtu summer vacation to Milan, Italy...we've got the perfect excuse. More information about the event and concurrent publication can be seen on the conference website:
Triennale di Milano.

KGP's designed Union Station Bikestation on Discovery Channel's 'Extreme Parking'

May. 15, 2013 - Publications

We'll be tuning in on Tuesday, June 4th at 10:00 PM and you should too! In case you miss the episode check out the video which will be airing on the Discovery Channel's website at:
Exterme Parking: DC's Bikestation.

KGP's Union Station Bicycle Transit Center to be featured in Archipedium's 2013-14 Calendar

Nov. 15, 2012 - Publications

Ever wondering what our favorite day of the year are we! We're anxiously awaiting word on what date our project will grace the pages of this prestigous calendar, check back here for news on publication timetable and our future favorite day of the year, regardless the staff generally agree we should make the day an office holiday! To reserve your copy please visit Archi-map publishers website at:
Archipedium 2013: by architects for architects.

The DC Bikestation featured on GreaterGreaterWashington

Apr. 24, 2009 - Publications

Read GreaterGreaterWashington's Interview with Don Paine at the following link:
Architect discusses Union Station Bicycle Transit Center.

And watch the Streetfilms short video at:
Streetfilms DC Bikestation.

Red Line and KGP in the news

Apr. 25, 2013 - Project Updates

Quotes from the design team capture what this office is ultimatley about: "It's key that it doesn't become a barrier, but a link to the community." William Gallagher Jr. and lastly Courtney Tarr putting it so graciously, "We're trying to create a definition to the pedestrian areas. We want the pedestrians to feel safe." Now....who could argue with that!? Read more on the article at the Daily Record:
Red Line design seeks to link, not split community.

Velo-city 2013 Cycling Visionaries Results

May. 10, 2013 - Awards

KGP design studio's project, 'Meshroom' has recieved a Cycling Visionaries Runner-Up award and will be included in the brochure distributions at the 2013 Velo-city Conference taking place this June 11-14th in Vienna, Austria. We are thrilled with the international recognition but probably most excited about the added benifet of being able to call ourselves 'Visionary.' For information on the conference program, other award recipients or general inquiry into cycling please visit the official conference website at:
Velo-city 2013: The Sound of Cycling.

Purple Line Stations Images Released to the Public

Apr. 5, 2013 - Project Updates

After the recent passing of the Maryland Gas Tax legislation clearing the path for the Purple Line to move forward images have been released to the public of KGP's design of the flagship Silver Spring Transit Center Station. The Purple Line project is a joint venture between Gannett-Fleming and WR&A with KGP design studio serving as a design consultants for station architecture. It's worth checking out is the article featured on Greater Greater Washington overviewing a number of the stations Architectural features and specifically highlighting two of KGP design studio's aerial stations, Silver Spring and Riverdale Park: Purple Line Stations will range from Simple to Iconic.

More general information on the planning, stations, and community support for the Purple Line can be found here:

KGP staff featured in 2013 AIA Center for Emerging Professionals Exhibition

Apr. 1, 2013 - Exhibits

Christopher Brown, Designer and Lindsey Dehenzel, Designer at KGP design studio have projects being featured in the 2013 AIA Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition at AIA National in Washington, DC. The exhibition will be open to public viewing until late April/ early May at the AIA National Headquarters located at 1735 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006. Both projects can also be viewed on the AIA's online exhibition for the projects at the following link:
2013 AIA Center for Emerging Professionals.

Union Station Bicycle Transit Center featured in 100 Best Bikes

Sep. 26, 2012 - Publications

The Union Station Bicycle Transit Center is featured in Zahid Sardar's newly released book '100 Best Bikes.' The book is available for purchase on by clicking the following link:

Union Station Bicycle Transit Center featured on ArchDaily

Feb. 6, 2011 - Publications

See more information here: USBTC on ArchDaily!

Pedal Park featured on ArchDaily

Mar 25, 2011 - Publications

See more information here: Pedal Park featured on ArchDaily

Union Station Bicycle Transit Center featured in Arhitext Anul XVIII NR. 5

Sept. 1, 2011 - Publications

KGP design studio & Union Station Bicycle Transit Center are featured in: Arhitext Anul XVIII NR. 5 (219) / SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2011: 'Regulating Lines / Intermodal Nodes'
More information about the issue can be found at the following link:

Federal Transit Administration grants full funding for Honolulu Rail Transit Project

Nov. 9, 2012 - Project Updates

More information about the HRT project and KGP design studio's prototype station designs can be found at the following link:

Union Station Bicycle Transit Center Feature on designboom

Feb. 2, 2011 - Publications

See more information here: USBTC on designboom!

Union Station Bicycle Transit Center featured in Green Building & Design

Nov. 1, 2011 - Publications

KGP design studio's Union Station Bicycle Transit Center feature article, "The Future of Transit Design" GB&D (Green Building & Design) November December 2011 Issue 'Holistic Healing (and how to design for it)'

More information about the issue can be found at the following link:

KGP design studio featured in ARQUITETURA E URBANISMO

Feb. 2, 2012 - Publications

KGP design studio featured in (ARQUITETURA E URBANISMO) ANO 27 - No. 215 - Febuary 2012 'Especial Cidades Ciclaveis'

More information about the issue can be found at the following link:

Featured article from Portugese architectural publication aU - 'Arquitetura e Urbanismo' on KGP design studio's continuing efforts to promote healthy, active cities. More information on the featured article can be found here:

ZIPcycle and Heliotrope featured on

Oct. 11, 2012 - Publications

KGP designer Eric Birkhauser's ZIPcycle share concept and Heliotrope bicycle storage prototype structures were recently featured on's blog generating some intresting discussion definitley worth checking out.

Check out the following post:

More information about Eric's work can also be found at his personal website at the following link: