Residential Architecture

For residential design, an architect is working with someone‘s home and all the strong emotions and expectations that come along with that. The architect needs a level of compassion and understanding that is different than with other projects. With a degree in psychology, Kate understands how humans work within their environment and how that differs from person to person. Before starting a new project, she listens to each client about what they want, what is important to them and how they will use their home. With a sense of creativity that flourishes on the challenge of working within constraints, Kate thrives when using design to specially adapt a building to a particular client.

Whether it be additions and / or renovations, KCA is experienced in helping clients realize a home that meets their needs and makes them proud. Past projects have included additions, renovating neglected rowhouses, and universal design alterations that allowed homeowners to stay in their home even when adversity had struck.

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Featured Projects

Private Residence

This waterfront weekend house on the Chester River in Chestertown, MD was beloved by the family but it was very small. There were two bedrooms…

Private Residence c. 1955

The new owners of this 1950’s ranch house required upgrades for wheelchair accessibility. Although a single-story home, it consisted of narrow doors and halls, tight…

Private Residence c. 1895

A typical city rowhome, this house had been a rental unit for as long as anyone on the block could remember. The current owners purchased…

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