Established in 1965, KPS Group provides architecture, interior design, planning, and related consulting services across the southeast region from our Birmingham, Alabama headquarters and office in Huntsville. Our clients include businesses and corporations, developers, institutions, governments, community organizations, non-profits, and general contractors. Our reputation for designs that satisfy functional and technical expectations while enriching the lives of the people that use them is founded on experience, integrity, seamless collaboration with our clients and consultants, and aggressive stewardship of resources − from the environment to budgets. We are honored to have been recognized by our peers with more than 100 design awards, and are most proud of the numerous accolades and awards we’ve received from user, client, and community organizations that recognize KPS projects for significantly exceeding expectations and adding tangible value to their function.
Our goals on every project are to provide you with a consistently positive experience working with us, to exceed your expectations with designs and services that add tangible value to your endeavors, and to create great places for people.
While the designs and services we provide for each project are unique, our high priority for customer service is common to all of them. Our clients can count on personalized service from high level principals and design staff involved in the day-to-day activities of every project. We take pride in being easy to work with and solutions-oriented. Our depth of staff allows us to adequately staff even the largest project with qualified teams that combine the insight of seasoned veterans with the fresh perspective of more recent graduates in a dynamic environment that encourages growth.
The most important thing about KPS is the attitude and character of our people. Everything we do is customized for each client, not a one-size-fits-all approach. We train our staff to understand how to engage our clients at a deeper level, allowing us to offer a more targeted, streamlined, and focused approach to their needs.
Our firm is organized into practice groups that reflect the firm’s primary areas of expertise:
Workplace & Technology
- corporate buildings + interiors
- investment buildings
- critical facilities
- light manufacturing + warehousing
Architecture: Hugh Thornton, AIA | email@example.com
Interiors: Donna Dowling, NCIDQ | firstname.lastname@example.org
As societal and technological changes increasingly impact education at all levels, our team explores new pedagogies to produce better and more effective facilities for learning. We’ve partnered with institutions of higher learning for over two decades to produce a wide range of campus building types; and design pre-K-12 facilities for both public and private schools. KPS is among the foremost campus planning firms in the southeast region.
- college + university classrooms
- student services + dining
- recreation centers + adapted athletics
- central plant
- campus planning + wayfinding
- pre-K-12 including public, private, & special needs
Hugh Thornton, AIA | email@example.com
- outpatient care
- freestanding clinics
- rehabilitation hospitals
- teaching hospitals
- public health facilities
- physician practice groups
- medical office buildings
- surgery centers
- wellness centers
- student health centers
- senior assisted living
Architecture: Topper Parham, AIA | firstname.lastname@example.org
Interiors: Catherine Brooks, RID | email@example.com
Civic & Culture
Civic buildings such as courthouses must convey the dignity and importance of government in our society. Airports must balance innovation, efficiency, and security with economics and passenger experience. Design can lift the human spirit and bring people together to worship or experience the arts. We understand the unique functions and the complex operational and technical requirements of these kinds of buildings. KPS brings together highly experienced, integrated teams of specialists to produce landmark buildings that elevate our experience of the cultural and civic realms.
- government buildings
- civic open space
- houses of worship
- performance venues
Donald Simpson, AIA | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality & Housing
We understand the business of hospitality. With deep industry knowledge and close relationships with the major brands, our hospitality team creates distinctive environments characterized by long-term profitability and customer appeal targeted to demographic. Our assisted living spaces for seniors incorporate industry best practices and forward-thinking trends.
- all hotel types
- country clubs
- senior housing
- multi-family housing + mixed-use
G Gray Plosser FAIA | email@example.com
Our collaborative practice that includes architects and urban designers as well as planners maximizes the economic, environmental, and social potential of every project. The places that bind a community together are often the most challenging – in part, because they’re the “in-between” spaces in our communities: parks and civic plazas, historic districts and buildings, trails and corridors, mixed-use developments that create destinations for activity. We understand the complex nature of revitalization and work with cities and communities to preserve their unique character while catalyzing public and private investment.
- neighborhood revitalization
- city + community planning
- urban design
- parks + recreation
- community centers
Planning: Jason Fondren, AICP | firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Design: Gray Plosser, FAIA | email@example.com