We are pleased to announce that Walter P. Hauser, AIA has been named Principal of the firm. Walter possesses strong management skills with attention to design detail and an outstanding ability to interface and communicate with owners, consultants and contractors. Russell A. Davidson, FAIA KG+D President and Erik A. Kaeyer, AIA KG+D Vice President enthusiastically welcome Walter in joining them in the planning and management of operations of the firm.
Walter joined KG+D as a Project Architect in 2004 and continued to hold positions as an Associate and Associate Principal. Since joining KG+D, Mr. Hauser has designed and managed projects with a combined construction value of approximately $100 million. He has served as the project manager for significant projects including Westchester Community College Master Plan, additions and renovations to Somers High School, District-wide infrastructure upgrades for the White Plains City School District, Master Planning and District-wide renovations for Middletown City School District and Trinity Pawling School Master Plan and new Scully Dining Hall designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
Walter holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Architecture from Trinity College. Walter is a licensed architect in the state of New York and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Walter has contributed significantly to the firm’s success and is an important part of its future in his position of leadership as firm Principal.
On December 1st, 2014 KG+D Architects, PC officially marked 20 years of services to the Westchester/Hudson Valley region. On December 15th, the KG+D team was joined by clients, consultants, friends and family to celebrate 20 years of their dedicated support along with the successful projects and relationships cultivated over 20 years of positive collaborations.
KG+D has been collaborating with the Amani Public Charter school of Mount Vernon, NY to adaptively renovate and reuse a building on 60 South 3rd Avenue to create a 21st Century Learning Environment capable of housing all of Amani’s students. The grand opening of this new location on January 5, 2015 successfully consolidated all grade levels into the same space for the first time. In addition to building renovations, the project included a science lab and library addition.
News 12 coverage (Westchester)
5 questions for Debra Stern of Amani charter school (LoHud.com)
KG+D planned and designed a new synthetic turn athletic field, natural turf baseball and softball field, composting toilet facility, parking and drop-off circulation and a stormwater retention system.
Additions and renovations at John Jay Middle School included a new main entrance and lobby, a gymnasium, and an academic wing. Curving around the original student drop-off/pick-up loop, the new light-filled lobby was designed to solve two functional problems exacerbated by recent population growth: a single point of entry and extreme corridor congestion. The classroom and gymnasium addition in the rear respects the crisp modular 1970 original white concrete and black window mullions design while applying current materials and construction technologies.
Additions and renovations at John Jay High School included a new science and classroom center. The major elements of this new classroom wing included universal science labs, general classrooms, small group instruction rooms, an administrative and conference area and new window walls in the original 1950s building. In addition to meeting the program goals, the design solution creates a cohesive building with improved circulation paths and a beautiful and unified exterior appearance.