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Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects

Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects, Inc. (KMW) is a Boston-based firm offering comprehensive design services including feasibility studies, programming, master planning, architectural design, interior design and landscape architecture. KMW enjoys an outstanding international reputation for excellence in design and project management for the last forty years.

All of KMW’s projects, past and present, reflect an approach to design developed through a career-long collaboration of Gerhard Kallmann and Michael McKinnell, with the Principals and Associates of the firm. In addition to their architectural practice, Kallmann and McKinnell were influential professors of Architecture for over two decades at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

From concept, through development and into project completion, KMW is committed to a design approach which demands the full creative involvement of the architect and the client. The process is one of listening, asking, analyzing and engaging each client as a participant in design. The collaboration explores possible physical solutions suggested from a thorough understanding of the project’s needs and unique parameters of the site. The shared goal is to reveal the project’s singular nature and to discover through design an identity that is individual and memorable.

Over the last 21 years, Kallmann, McKinnell, and Wood have been joined in their practice by a group of professionals who share their outlook on architecture as well as their commitment to a demanding set of design standards. Together, they have created a notable diversity of projects for Government, Business, Education, and the Arts.

The firm believes that the client is best served by a design process that depends on the personal commitment of the Principals, Associate Principals, and Associates, to a continuing and responsive dialogue with the client and their representatives throughout the course of a project.

KMW is fully committed to applying sustainable design practices, and follows closely the developing design guidelines suggested by the AIA Center for the Environment and the Green Building Rating System Criteria developed by the US Green Building Council.

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