Monthly Archives: March 2023

KG+D Named AIA NYS Firm of the Year

KG+D Architects, PC has been named the Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects New York State Chapter (AIANYS).

The AIA New York State Firm Award was established in 2005 to recognize notable achievements in design, community service, education, and service to the profession and the AIA by an architectural firm in New York State for a period of at least 10 years. KG+D is the first firm to receive this award that does not have an office in New York City.

Over an almost 90-year history, KG+D and its predecessor firms have maintained a foundation of community which begins within our firm, extends to the profession, and out through our community of the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County region.
Our primary interest has always been to create the places you learn, work, play, govern, worship, and socialize. We are proud to have developed a legacy of projects, built in collaboration with our community members and on the foundation of trusted relationships, that have had a longstanding impact.

We are honored to be recognized as Firm of the Year and would like to thank our clients and partners for trusting KG+D with your projects. We look forward to another 90 years of creating engaging, sustainable, and inspiring structures and spaces together!

Award Ceremony
Mount Kisco Architects Behind Landmarks Named ‘Firm of the Year’

Tuckahoe UFSD Passes Capital Project Referendum

Congratulations to the Tuckahoe Union Free School District on the passing of their Capital Bond Referendum. KG+D looks forward to continuing to collaborate with the district and the community to renovate the Cottle Elementary School Cafeteria and addresses key infrastructure projects. Congratulations to the Tuckahoe community!

The Ursuline School Receives AIA WHV Design Award

KG+D is honored to be recognized by the AIA WHV Chapter with a Citation Award for our project with The Ursuline School. The project was recognized for its positive aesthetic and social contribution to the built environment.

Our team partnered with The Ursuline School to create a new front to a complex of buildings that reflected the quality of the educational experience being offered within. The design solution created active learning spaces and community gathering areas that supported the school’s leading-edge teaching. The scope of work included the addition of a welcome center, admissions office, a student commons, a STEAM Center, and the development of a courtyard commons.

Congratulations to The Ursuline School! KG+D is proud to have been your partner on this important project.

Croton Harmon UFSD Passes Capital Project Referendum

Congratulations to the Croton Harmon Union Free School District on the passing of their Capital Bond Referendum. KG+D looks forward to continuing to collaborate with the district and the community to addresses current infrastructure-related items, preserves the integrity of school buildings and property, and create student learning spaces that allow for collaboration, creativity, and future-driven teaching and learning. Congratulations to the Croton Harmon community and the Tigers of today and tomorrow!

Chappaqua Central School District Passes Capital Bond Referendum

Congratulations to the Chappaqua Central School District on the passing of their Capital Bond Referendum #1. KG+D looks forward to collaborating with the district and the community to implement a variety of infrastructure improvement projects that include roof replacements, air conditioning of gyms and cafeterias and security improvements. Congratulations to the Chappaqua community!

Tuckahoe UFSD Celebrates Opening of New William E. Cottle Turf Field

The Tuckahoe UFSD celebrated the opening of the new William E. Cottle turf field with a jubilant ribbon-cutting ceremony. The District and the community sought to create a space that would benefit the school and the entire school community. Cottle students will be able to play on the field at recess, and all of the District’s sports teams will have the opportunity to practice on the field. The school community can also enjoy the walking path for a leisurely stroll or some more vigorous walking exercise. Congratulations to the Tuckahoe UFSD!

Orange Ulster BOCES Passes Capital Bond Referendum

Congratulations to Orange Ulster BOCES on the passing of their capital bond referendum! KG+D looks forward to collaborating with OUB and the communities you serve to complete key infrastructure upgrades, develop additional instructional spaces, and renovate existing spaces to meet 21st Century Learning standards. These projects will allow OUB to better prepare students for college, careers, and life. Congratulations!

KG+D Projects Recognized by Learning by Design

KG+D is proud to announce that The Ursuline School’s addition and renovation project and Putnam Valley CSD’s new High School Wellness Center project have received Outstanding Project Awards from Learning by Design Magazine. Both projects were recognized by the publication as benchmark facilities for their incorporation of next generation learning space design and planning methodologies. We are thrilled to continue to collaborate with local educational institutions to advance education and support their plans for innovation to effectively enable the next generation of problem solvers and problem finders. Congratulations to The Ursuline School and the Putnam Valley Central School District.

Chappaqua CSD Opens New Sustainability Research Center

The Chappaqua Central School District opened its new Sustainability Research Center at Horace Greeley High School. At the public-school level, the Center is the first of its kind in the region: a free-standing, 2,000sf, climate-controlled, multi-zoned, glass research laboratory. The SRC offers all the tools necessary for students to conduct biological and ecological research year-round and provides students the opportunity to explore the impact of climate change on our global community. KG+D is proud to have partnered with the Chappaqua CSD to bring this facility, which had its origins grown in a classroom closet turned hydroponic lab, to life for the students of the Chappaqua community.

KG+D Art Gallery

KG+D hosted their first Employee Art Exhibit which showcased artwork by our distinctly talented staff members. Artwork in all forms of media was welcomed and included painting, sketching, photography, pottery, sculpture, collage and even stone building! The group enjoyed viewing the artistic talents of our fellow teammates and discussing the unique pieces and the individual creative processes.