Our History

Everything we do at KBA Architects revolves around one ultimate goal to create exceptional architecture. In order to truly achieve this goal it not only requires skilled and creative professionals who strive for excellence, but also years of experience and successful role models, of which KBA has an ample supply. Since the firm was founded in 1953, KBA has successfully completed hundreds of public and private projects, sharpening our knowledge and giving us the experience needed to effectively handle each inherent challenge that comes next.

 

Today's Principals Kevin Buckley, AIA, President and Daniel Bradford, AIA, Vice President honor the dedication and work ethic of KBA's founders with every project the firm takes on. We believe today, as our founders did years ago, that the future's design and management challenges will be answered using dedicated leadership, innovation and commitment to designing and creating inspirational and extraordinary architecture.

KBA Architects Timeline

  • 1940s
    Harold C. Knight and Frank G. Bagge originated as the architectural department at the engineering company, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. In 1953 Harold C. Knight and Frank Bagge separated from FS&T during Frank's registration process and worked under the name Harold C. Knight, Architect.
  • 1953
    Company begins as Harold C. Knight, Architect at 73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
  • 1968
    Company changes to Harold C. Knight & Associates (Harold Knight and Frank Bagge are partners of company)
  • 1975
    Company name changes again to Knight Bagge & Anderson, Inc. (Harold C. Knight and Frank Bagge presidents, Dick Bridge and Bob Anderson VPs)
  • 1976
    Harold C. Knight retires (Frank Bagge President, Bob Anderson and Dick Bridge VP)
  • 1985-2007
    Company is located at 205 Portland Street, Boston, MA
  • 1996
    Kevin Buckley took over as President
  • 1997
    Dan Bradford took over as Vice President
  • 1998
    Frank Bagge retires
  • 1999
    Dick Bridge retires
  • 2004
    Bob Anderson retires
  • 2007-Present
    Company is located at Charlestown Navy Yard, 6 13th Street, Charlestown, MA

"The design for the construction projects was so well done that change orders with the contractor were nonexistent. I was particularly impressed with their knowledge of state requirements for reimbursement through the School Building Assistance Bureau."

Pauline Paste
Business Manager/Treasurer
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional
School District

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