For nearly 50 years, ka has developed an unparalleled depth of knowledge within the retail market. Combining this understanding with its project execution experience, the firm creates a thriving mix of inspired design and detailed delivery. At the core of the firm's approach is the development of trusted partnerships that enable a collaborative process resulting in project success. As the market shifts to more integrated uses and functions, ka's expertise in the retail, residential and corporate markets has solidified the firm as a leader in mixed-use design.
- The first phase of Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole in Annapolis, Md., opens this fall transforming an older shopping center into a mixed-use town center. The Greenberg Gibbons Commercial Corp. development will feature a grand boulevard with 600,000 square feet of multilevel retail space below 900 residential units. ka is the retail design and executive architect; the master plan architect is the Martin Architectural Group, PC of Philadelphia.
- Ground broke in June on the Woodmore Towne Centre at Glenarden, also in Maryland. ka is collaborating with developer Petrie Ross Ventures on this 245-acre mixed-use development.
- ka is working with CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Faison Enterprises on Settlers Ridge, a new lifestyle center, which broke ground in April, located in metropolitan Pittsburgh.
At its Client Summit this July, the firm hosted developer and tenant clients at an educational program on sustainability in retail development. The event featured national speakers including representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council and the city of Dallas. (Presentations are available online at kainc.com). Meanwhile, the firm's experience with sustainability continues to grow as ka was part of the team on Forest City Development's LEED-certified Promenade Bolingbrook in Illinois.
1468 W. 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
3030 N. Rocky Point Dr. W
Tampa, Florida 33607
Size of Firm: 95
Year Established: 1960
James Heller, President
Darrell Pattison, Director of Design
David Bader, Director of Site & Landscape Architecture
Ken Sizemore, Tampa Studio Leader