KdA is a boutique-sized firm with an established reputation of applying artfully conceived and research-based solutions to our clients’ projects, combining technical expertise with inspired and enduring design.

The firm’s portfolio ranges in scale from civic institutions to detailed custom homes and furniture. In every project, we emphasize a meaningful connection to place, the optimal selection of materials, common-sense sustainability, and a strong visual presence.

Kevin deFreitas, FAIA | Principal


KdA Values...


We design with a people-first philosophy; buildings are for their service and purpose.


We seek projects that expand our creativity, demanding thoughtful, imaginative responses.


We understand architecture is about place making—intentionally connecting people to one another and to their environment. This gives buildings meaning.


We take our work seriously—but not necessarily ourselves—and revere the art of designing and the craft of building.

Proud Clients

We accept fewer—but higher quality—commissions so we can deliver exceptional work.