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KSQ CHARLOTTE JOINS ACE MENTOR PROGRAM

We're pleased to announce our Charlotte, North Carolina, office has joined the ACE Mentor Program. The program helps mentor high school students and inspires them to explore and pursue careers in Architecture Construction and Engineering (ACE). As mentors, KSQ staff expose students to real-world career opportunities by emulating a design team and guiding students thorough the project. The after school program cummulates with a final presentation night and ACE participants also have scholarship opportunities. KSQ's White Plains, New York, office is also an ACE Mentor Program member. more

OFFICIAL NAME GIVEN FOR TCU’S LATEST DINING PROJECT

The multipurpose building in TCU's Worth Hills Village was once referred to as the "Multipurpose Building" and as "BLUU 2" (in reference to the main campus dining facility), but it now has an official name: The King Family Commons. Named in honor of J. Luther King Jr. and his wife Teresa, this anchor in Worth Hills offers residents five dining options, study areas and Greek Life offices. The naming ceremony was hosted by Chancellor Victor Boschini who thanked the Kings for their philanthropic efforts. more

NORTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL OPENS NEW ADDITION

We're pleased to announce the completion of the new addition at North Brunswick High School. The addition provides 19 new classrooms and is the home of the math and foreign language departments, new science laboratories, an allied health laboratory, a choral room, and a functional life-skills lab for the exceptional children program. Our design allows for more collaboration and communication, and includes an open classroom and rooms with moveable walls. The project was completed on time and under budget. more

STEELCASE FEATURES NEW KSQ OFFICE & DIRECTOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Steelcase, a global thought leader in workplace design, saw photos of the new KSQ office in Tulsa (designed by our own staff) and wanted to feature the office, our firm and our Director of Interior Design in their series on the evolution of the workplace. Click here for George’s interview and office photos.     more

THANK YOU FOR MAKING US GIANTS & A TOP FIRM

KSQ Design is listed as a Top University Architecture Firm, Top Multifamily Architecture Firm and Top Reconstruction Architecture Firm, and again credited as an industry innovator in the Building Design + Construction GIANTS annual issue. Two of our new K12 projects were also featured in the magazine. We also ranked among the Top 300 Architecture Firms again in Architectural Record's annual list. All of this is made possible by our wonderful clients, partners and staff. Thank you.     more

THE TASK OF MAKING PEACE

Cindy Love with the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) shared a beautiful sentiment and adaption of the Week of Prayer for World Peace 1978 we'd like to pass on: "We want to express our concern for the people injured and our deepest sympathy for the families of those killed in the Bastille celebration in Nice, France today.  Please reach out to those in your communities who are vulnerable, care for yourselves and join us in lighting candles of hope where despair keeps watch and candles of grace to ease heavy burdens. May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred. May we have the capacity to imagine and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a reborn world where fear will no longer lead human beings to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others. Help us to dedicate our work, thought and energy to the task of making peace."

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NEW PRINCIPAL ANNOUNCED

Monica Roberts has been promoted to Principal at KSQ Design. Read the announcement on The Garret here. more

$428,000 Raised for Jeremy Elliot Memorial Scholarship

KSQ staff helped raise $428,000 in the 21st Annual Jeremy Elliot Golf Tournament. Jeremy Elliot passed away in 1996 after struggling against leukemia. His stepfather, Eddie Vannoy with Vannoy Construction, created the charity golf event to help students in Ashe County realize their educational goals through the Jeremy Elliot Memorial Scholarship. The effort has allowed 436 high school students attend college so far, and we're proud to continue to support the event and contribute. Jeremy Elliot Golf Tourn COLLAGE from Vannoy more

OSU Discover Architecture Tours KSQ

KSQ recently hosted OSU Disccover Architecture students in the firm's Tulsa office. KSQ is one of the sponsors of the residential summer camp for high school students interested in Architecture, Engineering, Landscape and Construction Management. Both interior and architecture staff shared their professional experiences and some recent projects with the students, including the University Commons–new student housing on the OSU campus designed by KSQ. OSU Discover Architecture KSQ more

2016 KSQ-BBL Scholarship Recipient Announced

Kingston High School senior Rian Baker is the 2016 recipient of the KSQ-BBL Architecture-Construction-Engineering Scholarship. KSQ representatives presented Rian with his $2,000 scholarship at an awards assembly this week and were pleased to see Rian also receive other scholarships at the event to further support him in his pursuit of a Mechanical Engineering degree. Rian is an exceptional student, community volunteer and also restores cars in his free time. "This experience, along with other projects, instilled in me a great appreciation for how things work and how they are designed," he wrote in his scholarship statement. Congratulations and best wishes, Rian! more

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR KSQ PROJECT

KSQ's interior IIDA Speakeasy Interiors Team Photodesign team won the People's Choice award in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Texas Oklahoma Speakeasy Design Awards for University Commons at Oklahoma State University. The Speakeasy Design Award program highlights interior design creativity, aesthetics, function and features. KSQ's interior design of three new residences halls won the crowd over and earned the People's Choice designation. Congratulations to the team and thanks to IIDA for the jazzy event.     more

TCU Greek Village FTW Business

HOUSING RUSH: FORT WORTH BUSINESS ON TCU GREEK VILLAGE

Fort Worth Business reports on "a project long overdue," according to Craig Allen, TCU director of Housing and Residence Life. The KSQ designed Greek Village in the Worth Hills Village development replaces seven existing chapter houses built in '60s and becomes the new home for 25 chapters at TCU. Find out what was on the site before, as well as the student's thoughts on the Greek Village and project facts and details here: http://bit.ly/1VFuKFj more

KSQ THROUGH THE LENS

We had a great time this weekend supporting Through the Lens–a black tie Silent Auction and Photography Competition sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)... more

ACPA award acceptance

SUPPORTING THE NEXT GEN AT ACPA NEXT GEN 2016

Managing Principal Armand Quadrini, AIA, LEED AP, was recognized at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - College Student Educators International's 2016 Next Gen conference in Montréal, Quebec, with the Corporate Partner Foundation Award for raising over $18,500 to help students attend the ACPA conference. more

LIVE-LEARN RESIDENCES

Building Design + Construction Senior Editor John Caulfield explores living-learning student housing communities, on campus and off, in the February 2016 issue of the magazine. The cover story, "Learning as a lifestyle," features KSQ clients, staff and projects throughout the article. Read it here.   more

SOUTHEAST K12 SCHOOL OUTREACH

KSQ's Southeastern offices in Charleston and Charlotte have reached out to K12 schools and students in unique and impactful ways recently. Besides the NAWIC Block Kids LEGO competition, they have improved technology in Brunswick County Schools, and donated supplies to schools throughout North Carolina and flood stricken districts in South Carolina. more

KINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL BECOMES A LEARNING ZONE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

KSQ is creating a tight-knit academic community for the historic Kingston High School in Kingston, NY, with the help of a record $137.5 million bond referendum passed by local residents. The design offers small learning communities or "academies" and includes extensive renovations and repairs to the main building, removing two existing building for site access improvements, and reconstruction the field house to include a fitness center open to community members, along with renovations and code improvements to other existing buildings. We've also helped turn the construction site into a learning zone for students. more

KSQ SELECTED FOR WAVENY HOUSE PHASE I

KSQ was unanimously selected by the Town of New Canaan Board of Selectmen to provide architectural services for the Waveny House Phase I repairs. William Tubby was the original architect of Waveny House (built in 1912) and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., was the landscape architect of the original residence now surrounded by 300 acres of fields, ponds and trail. more

KSQ’S LATEST MULTIFAMILY PROJECT

KSQ’s latest multifamily design for Essex Capital is the largest residential project underway in Ridgewood, Queens, and currently under construction. The Madison Street building will offer 90 apartment homes in one and two bedroom units, a unique street-level façade and feature a WeWork-style business center. Read more about the project and see the design in this Crain's New York Business article. more