Tag: Architecture

Designing in the Public Realm: Responsibility & Respect

This is the second installment in a series exploring many factors considered for projects designed for the public sector.  In NKB’s 40+ years of designing buildings and other structures serving the public sector, we have found the following factors to be the top ten project drivers in developing projects designed for governmental clients. The following […]

Written by on September 17, 2021

Summer Intern Reflection: A Welcoming Environment Makes a Difference

  My journey in growing passion for the architectural industry is atypical compared to those of my classmates. It can be described as planting a seed into unfertile soil waiting for something to grow only to have life shoot up from the ground out of nowhere, gifting you with flowers. That might sound very corny, […]

Written by on September 9, 2021

So You Want to be a Licensed Architect: Practice Management Exam

Practice Management (PcM) is about understanding the business structure, business development, and asset development and protection. The exam is broken down into the following content areas. Business Operations Finances, Risk & Development of Practice Practice Wide Delivery of Services Practice Methodologies Preparing for the Exam When I was studying for the PcM exam, it was […]

Written by on August 10, 2021

Summer Intern Reflection: Getting Hands-On Experience with NKB

I started at NKB ready to learn about everything the real world of architecture has to offer but having little hands-on experience in the field. Currently, I am double majoring in architecture and interior design at SUNY Alfred to combine my passion for art and technology into one field. Since NKB has many disciplines under […]

Written by on July 30, 2021

Practice Leader Glenn Woodbury Celebrates 4 Years with NKB!

As a Practice Leader | Architecture, Glenn Woodbury wears many hats! From managing highly complex projects to supervising and mentoring staff to helping grow and develop NKB in the DMV market, Glenn is a key component of driving NKB into the future. This month, to celebrate Glenn’s “work anniversary,” we sat down for a Q&A […]

Written by on June 29, 2021

So You Want to Be a Licensed Architect: Beginning the Process!

Now that we’ve covered the general items (in my previous blogs), it’s time to get into the details of this process! When I first started this adventure, it was a challenge to figure out where to begin. The best advice I could give anyone is to start small! You are going to feel overwhelmed very […]

Written by on April 5, 2021

Designing in the Public Realm

Providing architecture, engineering, and interior design services for governmental projects requires a high level of coordination between competing program requirements.  Providing design solutions for public sector projects is a delicate balance of not only satisfying the programmatic or missional requirements of the project, but also a wide range of other tangible and intangible factors which […]

Written by on March 15, 2021

So You Want to be a Licensed Architect: The ARE Exams

Once you have your education and experience started or completed, you’re ready for the next step: taking the Architecture Registration Exams (ARE). When I first graduated from college and entered the workforce, I felt that the ARE’s were this big, intimidating monster that I didn’t want to think about or look at. I think this […]

Written by on February 4, 2021

Congrats to Newly Licensed Architect Brittany Varengo!

Congratulations to Brittany Varengo on becoming NKB’s newest Architect! Brittany recently attained her licensure and is now registered to practice in New York State. She joins good company as our team’s seventh licensed architect. A key part of the NKB team for nearly 5 years, Brittany has been involved in all phases of design, particularly […]

Written by on January 5, 2021

NKB Cardboard Box Challenge!

Are the cardboard boxes in your house piling up as your online gift and pandemic shopping cranks up? We invite all of our employees, colleagues, and clients to participate in our first-ever Cardboard Box Challenge. For our friendly competition, we want you and your family to take simple cardboard boxes and create something amazing! We […]

Written by on December 14, 2020