Trained as an architect, landscape architect and illustrator, Devin Kimmel brings a holistic approach to his practice. Since launching his firm in 2010, he has focused on designing “artful” architecture that is seamlessly integrated into its surrounding landscape.
Kimmel strives to design projects that reflect the vision of his clients, who are encouraged to be active members of the design team. As the architect reasons, “We have accomplished our mission when the client looks at a design and says, ‘Yes, this is me.’”
Kimmel Studio encompasses its founder and a team of six—all well-versed in traditional and modern forms. “If a client is interested in a building with a classical, farmhouse, colonial, Shingle or Tudor style, we will enjoy designing it—and we will know how to do it,” he affirms.
When designing modern structures, architectural history is still first and foremost in Kimmel’s mind. “Knowing tradition does not imply that we are bound by it,” he says. “But history helps us decide when and where to tweak or even break traditional rules.”
Kimmel considers architecture to be an art form; he and his staff take pride not only in their finished work but also in the beautiful black-and-white drawings, color renderings and 3D models that they present to clients.