KDA Offers a Flexible Client-Centric Approach to Design and Project Management.

We are passionate about the projects we work on and the people we work with.  To create great architecture, KDA believes that excellent design must be paired with a keen understanding of how our clients live and what makes them happy.  Only then can we solve problems in ways that allow our clients to get the most value for their project.


THOMAS JAMES KLABER


PRINCIPAL

Tom Klaber started his career at BKSK before moving to work as a senior designer and project architect specializing in high-end residential projects The Turett Collaborative. He then moved to Gabellini Sheppard as a project architect and manager of information systems.

He was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal for architectural leadership and promise of professional excellence in 2010. He was selected to sit on the National Council of Architecture (NCARB) Registration’s Think Tank in 2013. Also, he has been a member of the NCARB Examination Item Writing Sub-Committee for the last five years.

Klaber earned his Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College, and his Master of Architecture degree from the Parson’s School of Design, where he graduated with Honors. He became a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction in 2011 and is a registered, licensed Architect.


ANDREA GUATTA CALDINI


DIRECTOR OF DESIGN

Andrea Guatta Caldini started his career at the interdisciplinary firm SsD, where he worked as a designer on multi-family residential and institutional projects.

In 2011, he moved to the Turett Collaborative where he was a designer and project manager specializing in single-family townhomes and boutique commercial projects; proving to be a designer and project manager of the highest caliber. He has a passion for smart and sustainable design. He became a passive house certified designer in 2017.

He received his bachelor’s and masters of architecture degree from the Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy.


We solve design problems. We create beautiful and functional spaces by gaining a true understanding of our client’s needs.


HOW WE WORK

KDA employs building information modeling, a new and modern delivery method, from schematic design through construction administration. These models help to inform design decisions, aid in client and contractor communication, and most importantly cut down on coordination and construction errors on the site.


PROCESS

Design is an iterative process, and work hard not to fall into patterns and pre-established solutions. We understand that each project’s unique set of variables requires a bespoke design process.  We pride ourselves on being adaptable and catering our process to the needs of the project and client.

Interested in a career at KDA? Learn more about our office culture and available positions.


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