KG+D Announces Team Promotions

KG+D is proud to announce that team members Nick Binder AIA, Brian Dunn AIA, Ryan Carper, and Andrew Hering have been named Associates of the firm. FKG+D Architects are proud to recognize the professional accomplishments of Nick, Brian, Ryan, and Andrew and enthusiastically welcome them to their new leadership roles in the firm.

Nick Binder AIA, of Beacon, NY joined KG+D in 2023 as a Project Architect and has lent his architectural skills and talents to major projects for Orange Ulster BOCES. Nick’s range of experience, from small scale interior design to large scale master plans, has given him an appreciation for design solutions that are thought through at all scales. Nick began his career in architecture with summer internships during his undergraduate studies at Hudson Design Group and Elkus Manfredi Architects. Upon graduation, Nick worked as a Job/Revit Captain at Elkus Manfredi Architects, an Architectural Designer at RODE Architects, Inc, and Project manager at River Architects. Nick holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.

Brian Dunn AIA, NCARB of Ridgefield, CT joined KG+D in 2023 as a Construction Project Manager. Prior to his joining the team at KG+D, Brian worked on many different project types ranging from small residential design projects to multi-million-dollar construction defect cases as an expert witness. Brian’s varied experience over the course of his non-traditional career path has enabled him to assist on any project type in almost any role. At KG+D Brian has worked on projects for Nyack UFSD, Wilton Public Schools, Croton Harmon UFSD, Valhalla UFSD, and the Town of Harrison. He also takes great delight in guiding younger professionals toward their goal of achieving professional licensure. Brian has acted as an adjunct instructor for the Washington DC AIS (Architecture in the Schools) program where he used architectural examples and theories to help teach mathematics to students at the Potomac School. Most recently, he was a member of the Prometheum Foundation based in Stamford, CT, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting intellectual debate and the free exchange of ideas. Brian holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College.

Ryan Carper of Stamford, CT joined KG+D in 2014 as an Architectural Designer. As part of the KG+D team, Ryan has lent his expertise to the development of the new Pelham UFSD Hutchinson Elementary School, the new Yonkers Public Schools Sonia Sotomayor Community School, additions to Chappaqua’s Horace Greeley High School, renovations to Greenwich Academy cafeteria, the Town of Harrison’s replacement Recreation Center, and additions and renovations to Middletown ECSD’s Twin Towers Middle School. Ryan has an insatiable passion for understanding and excelling at all technical and creative aspects of the profession from realistic 3D renderings to complex architectural detailing. Ryan’s greatest strength is his extensive knowledge of the architectural design and documentation programs used by the firm. He is responsible for guiding projects through the various phases of design and construction and his knowledge base also includes planning, programming, aesthetic design, product selection, construction documentation and permit application. Ryan graduated with honors from Roger Williams University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Architecture.

Andrew Hering of Danbury, CT joined KG+D in 2016 as an Architectural Designer. Andrew brought his passion for 3D Technology to KG+D and has shared his unique perspective with the team. He has leveraged his enthusiasm and technical expertise to KG+D’s projects for the Wilton Family YMCA, YWCA of Greenwich, Orange Ulster BOCES, Darien Public Schools, Rippowam Cisqua School, Yonkers Public Schools, Ossining Children’s Center, and Brooklawn Country Club. During his studies, Andrew applied his love for 3D modeling to physical CNC modeling, 3D Printing, animation, graphic design, and more. His unique combination of 3D techniques and sustainable design earned him the Top Architectural Design Award from New York Institute of Technology. Andrew graduated with an Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering from Norwalk Community College before completing a 5-year Architectural Program at New York Institute of Technology.

These integral team members’ promotions reflect our firm’s commitment to building a strong and dynamic team, as well as our confidence in their continued ability to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. We look forward to supporting their continued success at the firm in their new roles as Associates