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Award-Winning Project: The John Coltrane Museum and Cultural Arts Center

Completed in May 2021, the John Coltrane Museum and Cultural Arts Center site feasibility study has won prestigious local awards from AIA Philadelphia and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Read More

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Preserving the Legacy of Coltrane & His Philadelphia Roots

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

As part of their Building Philadelphia 2022 Spring Speaker Series, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will be discussing the legacy of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane and the future of the historic John Coltrane House. The April 5 lecture, Preserving the Legacy of Coltrane & His Philadelphia Roots, will be presented by Tonnetta Graham and Homer Jackson. Read More

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Moving In

Meryem Kibaroglu, our new Designer here at KMA, recently received her Master's degree in Architecture from Temple University. We are happy to have her enthusiasm and collaborative outlook here in the studio. Welcome Meryem!


Upcoming Preservation Alliance Special Architecture Walking Tour

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has added the Paul Robeson House & Museum to its Special Architecture Walking Tour on Saturday November 13. Register for the tour here: Read More

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Olney Recreation Center Part of Rebuild Philadelphia's Groundbreaking Tour


Olney Recreation Center, along with Heitzman Recreation Center and Glavin Playground, was part of the Philadelphia Rebuild Program's first "Groundbreaking Tour" last Friday. The KMA design team conducted the assessment of the existing Olney Recreation Center back in late 2019, and recently completed the conceptual site and building design for the new facilities. Read More

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Ensemble/Mosaic Announces Launch of Environmental, Social & Governance Program at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

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Developer Ensemble/Mosaic expand upon their plans for the 2022 Philadelphia Navy Yard Plan Update. KMA is one of the 20 local and national MWVDBE design and engineering firms selected by Ensemble/Mosaic for this ambitious program. Read More

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KMA Projects Featured in Black Architects / Designers / Artists of Philly Bike Tour

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia hosted a bike tour of works by Black architects and designers around Philadelphia this weekend. Among the sites featured were a few KMA has worked on over the years; the historic restoration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The President's House, and most recently the site feasibility study of the John Coltrane House. Read More

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Moving Up

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Kathy Babcock from Associate to Principal. Kathy has been with Kelly Maiello for 18 years, during which time she has become invaluable member of the team, primarily focusing on the firm’s historic preservation projects. Kathy’s career spans over 35 years, and we are immensely grateful to have her here at Kelly Maiello as she continues to take on new challenges and excel in her field. Please join us in congratulating Kathy on her promotion.