A Firm with a Purpose

Who Is K&A?

Based in Collingswood, New Jersey, and with nearly 50 years of providing professional design solutions throughout the country, K&A is an 75+ person multidisciplinary design firm offering our clients a one-stop shop of comprehensive design and building services. From initial concept through final construction, we help navigate the entire development experience. As early in the process as site identification, we’ll guide the project from its initial impact and capacity studies, planning and zoning analyses, all the way through schematic design, construction documentation, approval, and final construction. Because that’s who we are.

A Firm with a Purpose

Who Is K&A?

Based in Collingswood, New Jersey, and with nearly 50 years of providing professional design solutions throughout the country, K&A is an 75+ person multidisciplinary design firm offering our clients a one-stop shop of comprehensive design and building services. From initial concept through final construction, we help navigate the entire development experience.

A Commitment

To Collaboration

Regardless of our role on any given project, as a multi-disciplinary design firm with architects, engineers, energy specialists, planners and interior designers all working together under a single roof, we are inherently qualified and capable of infusing any project team with a true collaborative process — one built on communication, respect and a vision of what is possible together.

Photograph: A Project Team Discuss the Progress of a Project Under Construction

A Commitment to Collaboration

Regardless of our role on any given project, as a multi-disciplinary design firm with architects, engineers, energy specialists, planners and interior designers all working together under a single roof, we are inherently qualified and capable of infusing any project team with a true collaborative process — one built on communication, respect and a vision of what is possible together.

Leadership

By Design

Projects don’t come together without leadership. And to lead, you need to be proactive, not sitting back waiting for things to happen. K&A’s approach is just that — fully engaged with every team member, coordinating their needs with the needs of the client and the job, and identifying and resolving critical path activities before they become major issues. This type of proactive engagement saves time, money and resources.

Photograph: Keith Peacock, AIA, AAA Leads a Tour of The Camden Kroc Center

Leadership by Design

Projects don’t come together without leadership. And to lead, you need to be proactive, not sitting back waiting for things to happen. K&A’s approach is just that — fully engaged with every team member, coordinating their needs with the needs of the client and the job, and identifying and resolving critical path activities before they become major issues. This type of proactive engagement saves time, money and resources.

Capable, Experienced

Respected

Our staff of 75+ professionals gives us the ability to tailor the specific project team to best serve our client’s needs in bringing their projects to reality — as well as the capability to keep the integrity of that team in place through the life of the project. With a diverse staff, spanning multiple disciplines, we serve a wide variety of core markets, which requires a deep understanding of specific construction and design issues and practices that go far beyond the external aesthetic of the building.

Photograph: Principal Geno Schiavo, AIA, PP, LEED®AP

Capable, Experienced, Respected

Our staff of 75+ professionals gives us the ability to tailor the specific project team to best serve our client’s needs in bringing their projects to reality — as well as the capability to keep the integrity of that team in place through the life of the project. With a diverse staff, spanning multiple disciplines, we serve a wide variety of core markets, which requires a deep understanding of specific construction and design issues and practices that go far beyond the external aesthetic of the building.

BIM Model of The Camden Kroc Center
A GRAPHISOFT® & Apple Shop

A BIM-Centered Workflow

  • One of the Northeastern Region's Largest ArchiCAD User Groups
  • Featuring an ArchiCAD 22 & BIMcloud Workflow
  • Fully Integrated with Third-Party Consultants & Vendors
  • Offering Ongoing Education and Professional Development
A GRAPHISOFT & Apple Shop

A BIM-Centered Workflow

  • One of the Northeastern Region's Largest ArchiCAD User Groups
  • Featuring an ArchiCAD 22 & BIMcloud Workflow
  • Fully Integrated with Third-Party Consultants & Vendors
  • Offering Ongoing Education and Professional Development
A Talented & Professional Staff

K&A by the Numbers

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Serving A Variety of Industries

K&A's Core Markets

Affordable Housing

Nationally-recognized leaders in the design of affordable housing.

Student Housing

Amenity-rich developments for the modern-day student.

Market Rate Housing

High-end residential design services for both seniors and families.

Preservation

A focus on preserving our past and maintaining the future.

Healthcare

Thoughtful, responsive solutions for environments of healing and care.

Interior Design

Reimagining the spaces and places people use every day.

Our History & Legacy

K&A was founded in 1971 by architect and urban planner Benjamin Kitchen, AIA, PP with the fundamental mission of providing what he considered to be Social Architecture — architecture which fundamentally changes the world by changing the ways people live, work and interact with their built environment.