About KGA

Founded in 1977 in Boulder, Colorado, KGA Studio Architects is a nationally recognized, award-winning architectural studio providing creative, leading-edge architectural design. Our services include:


Custom Residential

Our custom design team has been recognized both locally and nationally, including best custom home in the nation. Our team specializes in:

  • Custom Homes
  • Whole House Remodels
  • Spec Homes

Production Housing

We focus on creating highly buildable designs that resonate with your target market and set you apart from the competition. Our production design team includes specialists in:

  • Single Family
  • Attached Homes
  • Townhomes
  • Affordable Housing
  • Design for Active Adult and 55+ homebuyers
  • Urban Infill Projects

Multifamily and Mixed Use

We specialize in small to medium scale projects including:

  • Multifamily
  • Community and Amenity Centers
  • Mixed Use


Our team can provide cost-effective solutions for marketing your projects, including:

  • Community Identity
  • Marketing Materials
  • Landing Pages

Our Mission

To create great architecture for our clients that is energized by relationships, strengthened by process, inspired by innovation, and celebrated for generations.

Where We Work

Throughout our over 40 years of award-winning service, KGA has worked everywhere from the Bahamas to Idaho. Based in Colorado, KGA is currently licensed to practice in the following states:

  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Washington

KGA is in the process of gaining licensure in: Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

Design Only Work

We are available for design work across the country. This includes programming, schematic design and design development drawings, none of which require a stamp. Once our part is finished, a local firm or in-house architecture team completes the construction drawings.

Where we work

Vision & Values

We work with, and for, our friends. KGA’s chemistry boils down to one heartfelt premise: We treat our colleagues and our clients as we would our friends. Our continued success depends on a culture of mutual well-being, accomplished through inspired innovation, personal connection, respectful communication, and well-earned celebration.

Bring Your Best

We meet or exceed our clients’ expectations with designs that delight, stand the test of time, and meet our standards for timeline, budget and quality. It’s an honor to make our client’s lives better through the architecture we create, and we are proud to deliver our best work every day.

Let it Breathe

Like people, brilliant ideas need air to survive. We treat new ideas as precious assets to test, nurture, motivate and improve. We are excited to let ideas evolve and breathe new life into our work, especially when we create them in collaboration with our clients.

Own it

We are accountable to each other and our clients. We are proactive, taking responsibility for our actions and our work and promptly correcting mistakes when they happen. We value reliability and trustworthiness, and expect each other to own the outcome of our actions.

Always be Shipping

Creative thinking leads to great architecture, but only if we deliver. When Steve Jobs told his team, “Real artists ship,” he meant that anyone can have ideas, but real artists make them come alive by following through to implementation. At KGA, we deliver on the promises we make to clients. In short, we ship.

Be Honest

Feedback makes us all better, and we welcome the kind that is honest and respectful. We appreciate the insights we learn from each other and our clients. Constructive dialogue contributes to strong and lasting relationships, which are the core of our business.

Give Back

We are good stewards of our business and our community, contributing to the future of both. We volunteer, share our knowledge, mentor new professionals and participate in events that support our industry. In our community, we help organizations improve the lives of others through our design services. By giving back, we share in and support the wellbeing of others.

Fill the Tank

People are most productive when they engage periodically in self-renewal. At KGA, we encourage everyone to be responsible for their own wellbeing, whether it’s through physical, social, mental or spiritual activity. We help ourselves, so we can help others and our business.

Work Happy

We’re serious about our work, but we’re just as serious about being happy at work. We make time to celebrate, laugh, share experiences, and enjoy each other, because work without fun is just … work!

Our Work