John Kelly Architects’ mission is to provide creative and intelligent design services to the public and private realms. Founded in 1992, the firm has successfully developed a portfolio of high quality projects in a variety of areas including residential, commercial, civic and educational. The firm has also successfully completed numerous historic preservation and renovation projects that have been acclaimed for their sensitivity to historic character without compromising current technology and design requirements.

JKA’s approach to building focuses on a process of teaming up with clients to identify and interpret project needs in a creative and responsible manner. For JKA, a successful partnership with clients is the most important step to any good project. This is essential to facilitate a clear design direction founded on a broad range of issues including design image, functional requirements, long-range goals and budgetary parameters. This inclusive process consistently produces exceptional results. JKA then executes designs with a thorough knowledge of construction technology, and an organized, well managed project coordination effort.

Throughout their history, JKA has consistently exhibited the talent and ability to successfully team up with clients to turn powerful ideas into impressive and responsible projects.


JKA provides experience and expertise in a wide range of services: