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KG+D Announces Team Promotions

KG+D is proud to announce that team members Sarah Davis, AIA, LEED AP and Lisa DelPercio, LEED AP have been named Associates of the firm. Sarah has successfully managed complex projects and has provided outstanding services to KG+D clients including the Croton Harmon Union Free School District and Valhalla Union Free School District. As the Business Manager, Lisa has impactfully contributed to the management of the design practice regularly interfacing with firm clients and managing responsibilities in business, finance, administration, human resources, and operations. The firm’s Principals are proud to recognize Sarah and Lisa’s professional accomplishments and enthusiastically welcome them to their new leadership roles in the firm.

Sarah Davis, AIA, LEED AP of Rye, NY joined KG+D KG+D in 2021 as an Architectural Designer. Early in her career, she worked on projects ranging from multi-family residential in St. Louis and Boston to custom high-end residences on Chicago’s North Shore. Following her passion for design, food and travel, Sarah then moved to Thailand, where she worked on commercial interior projects including the rollout of the Apple Reseller store prototypes throughout Southeast Asia. While there, she was also a lecturer in architecture at several universities in Bangkok, focusing on design studios and architectural history. Sarah holds a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College.

Lisa DelPercio, LEED AP of Dutchess County, NY joined KG+D in 2021 as the Business Manager. Lisa brings decades long industry experience to the KG+D team with a unique variety of skills necessary to help manage a design practice. Working closely with the principals of the firm, Lisa has responsibilities in business, finance, administration, human resources, and operations. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, and a long-standing member of the Society for Design Administration. Having studied Art History and Interior Design, Lisa has worked for prominent cultural institutions as well as design firms and has formerly served in roles as Executive Assistant, Contract Administrator, Office Manager, and Operations Manager. Lisa studied Art History at Queens College and Interior Design at the New York School of Interior Design.

Sarah and Lisa’s 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.

KG+D Project Wins Excelsior Award

KG+D is proud to announce that the Middletown High School Learning Commons + Café Renovation project was honored with the American Institute of Architects New York State Chapter (AIANYS) Excelsior Award of Distinction in Public Architecture. The AIANYS Excelsior Awards highlights the best in publicly funded buildings, outdoor areas, and public art across New York State and the professionals who support and advocate for them.

The Middletown High School Learning Commons and Café project developed an addition to house a Next-Gen Media Center and renovated a former library into a centralized food service café and informal learning center.

The Media Center supports changes in the instructional curriculum and creates a community space. The lower level of the Media Center addition features a fully equipped professional level video production studio with a classroom-sized control room for video production design classes. Exteriorly, the addition features a green roof and the curvilinear design of wraps around the drop off loop. The Café, which was fitted into the former library spaces, supports the after-school meal program provided to students working in the Innovation Labs.

Overall, the project leveraged the district’s opportunity to create the infrastructure required for interdisciplinary learning communities and a school-wide neighborhood learning environment. Congratulations to the Enlarged City School District of Middletown and the Middletown community!

KG+D Receives Two Design Awards from the WHV AIA

KG+D is proud to have had two projects recognized at the AIA WHV 2021 Design Awards Program. We believe this award truly honors the communities that supported these dynamic projects. The Ossining Children’s Center a new 28,000sf, 3-story, purpose-built childcare facility was recognized with an Honor Award. The Wilton Family Y whose renovation included reconstruction of the central core of the building and addition a second story health/wellness center, was recognized with a Citation Award. Congratulations to the Ossining Children Center and Wilton Family Y for championing award winning design in your communities.

Test News Post (Eastchester Ribbon Cutting)

The Eastchester Union Free School District held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, October 9th to mark the grand opening of their recently completed High School renovation and expansion project. Voters approved an almost $27 million-dollar bond to expand the high school building in October of 2015 and construction began in June of 2017. KG+D collaborated with the District on the high school project which upgraded and expanded key instructional spaces to meet the academic demands of a 21st Century Education and accommodate a significant increase in enrollment.

A major challenge for the 1927 High School was an increase in student enrollment. As a result, the District created temporary classrooms in an old gymnasium and had to implement four lunch periods in order to serve lunch to the entire student body. To address this challenge, the design solution sought to create additional instructional space, while also creating collaborative, forward-thinking Next Generation learning environments. State-of-the-art STEM labs created designated space for progressive program courses and the cafeteria expansion maximized the opportunity to create a student lounge and learning commons.

“I am so proud of our community and I am so happy for our students, said Dr. Walter Moran, Superintendent of Eastchester Union Free School District, “that they finally have a facility commensurate with the level of achievement and learning that they deserve.”

The final phase of the project will revert temporary classrooms that were created in the gymnasium space over 15 years ago, back into gym space which will increase practice and game space for the District’s 25 athletic teams.

Dutchess BOCES, Alternative High School @ Salt Point Campus

A 69,000sf Alternative High School will create a permanent and suitable home for a significantly underserved county-wide student body. The programs currently located at the BETA rental site will be relocated and consolidated to the Salt Point Campus. The new facility is conceived as a community asset with a state-of-the-art conference center available to all component Districts and community organizations. Paired renovations of the Career & Technical Institute will address aging facilities and have been planned to maximize space utilization during the day and evening programming opportunities for the Adult Learning Institute. This project is paired with a separate Energy Performance Project.

Brian O. Mangan Named Associate


We are pleased to announce that Brian O. Mangan of Bronxville, NY has been named Associate of the firm. Brian joined KG+D in 2008 and since has been responsible for conceptual design and design development as well as architectural drafting, 3-D modeling, site inspections and project coordination assistance for mid to large-scale projects.

Brian’s project experience includes educational, municipal and residential. Brian has collaborated on projects for Bronxville Union Free School District, Brewster Central School District, Orange-Ulster BOCES, The Harvey School, Eagle Hill School and Trinity Pawling School. His most recent assignments include an intricate theater renovation for Bronxville High School, a new athletic facility for The Harvey School and an adaptive reuse project that transformed an aging hospital campus into a regional education center for Orange-Ulster BOCES.

Brian holds a professionally accredited Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Pennsylvania State University and he recently completed all requirements and has been granted a License to practice Architecture in the State of New York.

KG+D’s principals, Russell A. Davidson, FAIA, Erik Kaeyer, AIA and Walter Hauser, AIA all commend Brian for his significant contributions to the firm’s success and are sure that he will be an important part of its future. His promotion reflects the firm’s commitment to building a strong and dynamic team as well as our confidence in his continued ability to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients.