Monthly Archives: March 2015

Russell A. Davidson

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FAIA, Managing Principal & President

Mr. Davidson joined KG+D’s predecessor firm, Kaeyer, Parker & Garment in 1986 as an Associate, and was Principal of the firm for six years before becoming President in 2000. With 29 years of experience planning educational, commercial, religious and municipal facilities, he has extensive knowledge of the New York State public and private construction markets, educational planning requirements and trends, campus planning and successful bond referenda. Mr. Davidson’s ability to develop creative design solutions that meet the program and project goals of the owner, with thoughtful attention to project site and context, has led to an exceptional level of client and community satisfaction with the end products delivered by KG+D.

Mr. Davidson plays an active role in furthering the profession of architecture in multiple positions with the American Institute of Architects since 1999 and as an advocate for policy reform on issues that are important to our clients and the built environment. Mr. Davidson is currently serving as the 2016 President of the American Institute of Architects. In 2013, he was elected to the AIA College of Fellows and he is also a past president of AIA New York State (2007) and AIA Westchester Mid-Hudson (1999).

Susan D. Davidson

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Associate AIA, Associate Principal – Interior Designer

Ms. Davidson first joined KG+D’s predecessor firm Kaeyer, Parker & Garment in 1987. After five years with KPG, she spent time at several design firms including two years as a sole proprietor for her own design studio. She returned to KG+D in 1999, was promoted to Associate in 2000 and named Associate Principal in 2013.

Ms. Davidson’s interior design experience spas all project types and sizes, from small commercial offices and retail build-outs to educational facilities, municipal offices and large corporate headquarters. Ms. Davidson has provided these services for virtually all of KG+D’s projects within the past 16 years and has extensive knowledge of product durability, maintenance, sustainable materials and cost-efficiency. Her expansive knowledge of finishes, manufacturers and product applications, as well as the durability and life expectancy of products helps clients gain the best possible products for their budget.

Erik A. Kaeyer

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AIA, LEED AP, Design Principal & Vice President

As KG+D’s Principal for Design, Mr. Kaeyer oversees the firm’s design quality standards and is responsible for a significant portion of the creative design work. He joined KG+D as an Associate in 1998 and was named Vice President in 2000.

A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Kaeyer began his career in architecture at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in London and spent eight years in Chicago, first as a designer with Destefano & Partners and later as Senior Project Architect at McClier Corporation.

At KG+D, he has led the design of award winning projects such as the new Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua, Jacob Burns Media Arts Lab—the first LEED Gold Building in Westchester County—and the New York State Judicial Institute at Pace University Law School—the first facility of its kind specifically dedicated to the continuing education of judges and their staff.

Mr. Kaeyer employs a unique design approach for every project drawing upon site characteristics, context, light and sustainable concepts to creatively interpret each design program. His interest in energy conservation and sustainable design, and his ability to create designs that innovatively meet the owner’s program and budget goals has helped deliver successful projects to the firm’s clients.

Walter P. Hauser

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AIA Principal

Mr. Hauser joined KG+D as a Project Architect in 2004 and continued to hold positions as an Associate and Associate Principal before being named Principal in 2015. His broad range of educational and professional experience includes studies in Germany and Italy, project design and management of private school facilities and high-end residential buildings and the design and construction of equestrian facilities for Old Town Barns in Pawling, NY.

Since joining KG+D, Mr. Hauser has designed and managed projects for Westchester Community College, Somers Central School District, White Plains City School District, Pawling Central School District, Eastchester Union Free School District, Middletown City School District, Trinity Pawling School, Fordham University and Yale University.

Mr. Hauser possesses strong management skills with attention to design detail and an outstanding ability to interface and communicate with owners, consultants and contractors allowing him to deliver successful projects to our clients.