We believe in the transformative power of community. Our creativity makes vibrant communities possible through the design of thoughtful, inspired spaces that foster a sense of belonging, safety, accountability and awe. That’s our mission at KSQ.

KSQ is designing a brighter future with the appointment of two new leaders who will oversee our national practice. The new Associate Principals reflect the firm’s responsiveness to evolving client needs. The new leadership additions will keep our ideas fresh, our work innovative, and our team energized. With these positive additions joining both Managing Principals David Short and Armand Quadrini, we are preparing for an exciting future.  Jessica L. Martin Jessica has played a leadership role in a number of NYC-based international practices before joining KSQ Design. She has a…

When a growing population of LGBTQIA+ students requests safe, equitable on-campus housing, universities are increasingly faced with the question of how best to meet their needs. Housing officers across the country are taking this issue much more seriously, in light of the bullying and isolation that often occurs in unsupervised residential settings.

SCHOOL EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING Keeping your students and faculty safe during extreme weather events. Since 2010, there have been over 40 tornado events across the United States resulting in close to 750 deaths and many more people injured. Two recent outbreaks in particular, in Enterprise, Alabama, in 2007 and Moore, Oklahoma, in 2013, pushed the need for increased school building evaluation methods and more proactive design considerations. In response, FEMA and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management collaborated on a series of training seminars to help architects, engineers, and…

Is sustainable design really feasible for clients? Listen to what our LEED Accredited Professional, Christian Garcia has to say about finding the right solutions for clients that lead to conscious design. Happy #EarthDay 🌎

When you walk into a store or a restaurant you instantly gain a sense of the company’s unique identity due to the culture it has cultivated. The company’s shared beliefs, assumptions, and values affect everything from the floorplan to the particular vernacular employees use. This principle transcends all industries. How co-workers interact and work together shapes the company’s character and personality for better or worse.  With the job market full of opportunities people are no longer considering jobs based on competitive pay and benefits alone, they want to join a…