Helping people navigate and experience a building, park or city is the center of our practice.

Our wayfinding and placemaking solutions are distilled from our client’s vision, the specific qualities of the architectural and cultural context, and the intended user experience. We design visual communications that integrates seamlessly into the project as a whole and convey multiple levels of related information clearly and intuitively. Consequently, our design solutions are high performing communication instruments that are inextricably linked to the sense of place.


Working in a highly collaborative and forthright way, we develop client and colleague relationships built on authenticity and respect. This team-centered approach has garnered us a reputation as a trusted project partner who adds significant value to complex projects—through clarity of process, engaged stakeholders, and well-considered and coordinated design solutions.

Our Services

Every project benefits from our team’s strong project management skill set and deep commitment to overall project success. Our experienced staff provides complete design services for all stages of a project’s development, including Site Analysis, Programming, Schematic Design, Design and Construction Administration.

  • Wayfinding

  • Placemaking

  • Signage Design

  • Experiential Design

  • Site Analysis

  • Sign Standard Development

  • Interpretive Signage

  • Digital Planning 

  • Signage Master Planning

  • Donor Recognition

  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation

KKA’s team is experienced with a wide variety of fabrication methods and materials and brings in-depth knowledge of sustainability, life safety and accessibility requirements. We are continually evolving our practice in step with the evolution of the design and construction industry as a whole.

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