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Established in 2004, Steven Kahle Architects, Inc (SKA) provides master planning, architectural and sustainable design services. The firm is dedicated to the pursuit of design excellence of which sustainable design is a core component. SKA is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Recent project work includes Commercial, Institutional, Retail, and Residential projects.
Recognized as an innovative architect and designer, Steven Kahle, founding principal of SKA, is a registered architect and a LEEDTM accredited professional with over 20 years of management and architectural experience. Steven’s portfolio includes the design of over five million square feet of new building projects spanning the commercial, hospitality, residential, and renovation markets. Several of these projects have been recognized with design awards from well-respected organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, Washington Building Congress, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.
SKA is dedicated to incorporating environmentally sustainable design initiatives into each project as part of the overall goal of the design. These initiatives include all aspects of green design ranging from the specification of low V.O.C. materials and finishes to incorporating alternative energy solutions. Some examples of green building solutions include the Varuna Salon & Spa in Annapolis, Md., the Mensch Residence in Annapolis, Md., The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville, Md., the Heinz Family Office and Heinz Family Foundation in Washington D.C., Casa Chinola in the Dominican Republic, the Burnquist Residence in Washington, D.C., The Capital One Headquarters, and FDIC Phase 2 at Virginia Square in Arlington, Va.
SKA project work has incorporated on-site renewable energy sources such as passive solar and ventilation solutions as well as photo-voltaic arrays; extensive and intensive green roof systems to reduce stormwater runoff and energy loads; the use of local and regional materials, recycled content materials, reclaimed materials and rapidly renewable materials; energy efficient building envelopes; energy efficient lighting and control systems including daylighting and daylight harvesting; low V.O.C. products and materials including paints and adhesives; water efficient plumbing fixtures and systems including grey water systems; and stormwater management systems including rain-barrels, cisterns, rain-gardens, and organic waste water filtering systems.
SKA approaches every project we work on as a unique project. We do not specialize in one project type but rather see each project individually so that the client’s goals and vision are understood and fulfilled. We listen to and work closely with the client in every step of the design process so that they are an integral part of the design team. In this way, we are able to meet the budget, schedule and functional requirements for each project as well as the client’s vision of the design. By informing the project with our design expertise and provide alternate design solutions, we are able to execute the client’s vision into a successful project.
Our philosophy for meeting the project’s design goals is based on working in partnership with the Project Team to ensure that you realize your vision. In order to ensure a successful project, the process that we implement is a team approach driven by the desire and necessity for input and expertise inherent in the Project Team which is made up of the Owner, Project Manager, Architect, Engineers, Consultants, and the General Contractor. It is our intent to gather this information and expertise, and through evaluation of the perceived consequences and opportunities, provide input and advice, which skillfully addresses the functional, economic, technical, and environmentally sustainable goals of the project.
Our process approaches every project as a team effort, such that every step of the way we present and evaluate design alternatives providing analysis of each alternative and cost evaluation such that the Project Team will have the information needed to make informed decisions. In the course of evaluating design alternatives, we utilize all of our resources and knowledge of building technologies, building materials, procedures, building systems, and methodologies to execute the project in the best possible way.
- Martek Global
- Stafford County Technology Center
- Praxis Engineering
- The MITRE Corporation
- ADG Creative
- PTSI Group
- Columbia Group
- Camber Corporation
- Atlantic Group
- Heinz Family Foundation
- Steven Kahle
- Richard Kleponis
- Kata Petty
- Charles Roberts
- Lacey Davidson
- Benjamin Dorsey
- Luther Geisler
- Jeremy Hayes
- Aaron Kramer
- Robert Lang
- Sylvan Miles
- Joanna Parkinson
- Kerry Weldon
Steven Kahle, AIA, LEED AP – Principal
MArch – Yale University
Registered Architect: AL, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, MA, MD, NJ, PA, TX, UT, VA, WV
President AIA MD 2011
Key School Board of Trustees
Richard Kleponis, AIA, LEED BD+C – Senior Project Manager
BS Architecture – University of Maryland
Registered Architect – MD, DC
AIA CBC President 2005, Treasurer 2011-current
Kata Petty, IIDA, LEED AP – Senior Project Manager
MA Interior Design – Mount Vernon College
For over 20 years, Kata has been working in the field of interior design and architecture in the DC metropolitan area. She joined Steven Kahle Architects 10 years ago as a Senior Project Manager and Senior Project Designer. She has had the opportunity to work on a broad range of project types and approaches each one with a strong sense of environmental sustainability and creativity. Working on a personal level with each client, Kata strives to ensure that the finished project more than meets all the client’s expectations from aesthetics to functionality.
Charles Roberts – Senior Project Manager
MArch – Morgan State University
BFA Interior Design – Virginia Commonwealth University
Charles has practiced architecture for more than 22 years in the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Richmond and Washington DC. His strong design sensibilities are influenced by his passion for art and design, as well as his professional experience across many project types. At SKA he manages projects spanning a range of sizes, types, and levels of complexity. Charles strives to create design solutions that integrate sustainable practices with the client’s vision and goals.
2008 – Chesapeake Bay AIA Architecture Merit Award: Varuna Salon Spa
2000 – IIDA International Design Competition Award: America Online, Creative Center 2
2007 – Work published in Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, 3rd Edition, By Rendow Yee, Wiley.
2005 – “Historic Brexton Building to Become Condominiums”, The Baltimore Sun, Ed Gunts, Dec 26
2000 – Feature: “CC-2 at AOL.Corp,” Interior Design Magazine, May 2000
Lacey Davidson – Business Development & Project Management
MS Real Estate – Johns Hopkins University
BS Business Administration – University of Delaware
Lacey comes from a project management background as a commercial developer and has over 10 years of experience in the industry. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW), NAIOP and the National Association of Professional Women.
Benjamin Dorsey, AIA, LEED AP
BA Architecture – Philadelphia University
Registered architect – MD
Luther Geisler, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C
BS Interior Design – University of Maryland
Jeremy Hayes, AIA, LEED AP
Registered architect – VA, NJ
MArch – University of Virginia
BS Architecture – University of North Carolina Charlotte
BFA Architecture – Miami University
Aaron has a unique understanding of color and a sculptural and experiential approach to creating space. As part of a design team, he is often on hand for the lifecycle of a project and plays a key role following a concept to completion.
BS Architecture – The Catholic University of America
MArch – The Catholic University of America
BA Liberal Arts – West Virginia University
Joanna Parkinson, IIDA
BA Interior Design – University of Maryland
Kerry Weldon, LEED AP BD+C
MEBD Architecture – University of Pennsylvania
BArch – UNC Charlotte
- Washington DC
- West Virginia
- New Jersey
- Dominican Republic
MITRE New Carrolltonread more
ADG Creativeread more
Varuna Spa Salonread more
MITRE Aberdeenread more
MITRE Baltimoreread more
Martek Headquartersread more
Fishing Creek Farms Clubhouseread more
The Holton Arms School – Diningread more
Bach Residenceread more
MITRE FT Meaderead more
Warren Residenceread more
O’Malley Residenceread more
Goodman Residenceread more
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Centerread more
Mixt Greensread more
The Brextonread more
New Hope Chapelread more
Avalon Bay Communitiesread more
Atlantic Groupread more
Bay Ridge Community Entrance Gateread more
Cafe Matisseread more
Mensch Residenceread more
National History Society of Marylandread more
Hutchinson Residenceread more
Hendricks Residenceread more
The Meadows White Marshread more
Simpson Residenceread more
Navy EOD Lab Buildingread more
South River Pediatricsread more
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