KEVIN QUINLAN ARCHITECTURE LLC is a full-service architectural firm specializing in custom residential projects throughout Connecticut, New York, Virginia, greater New England and beyond.
Established in 2002 as a small 'studio', the firm's goal is to provide thoughtful, innovative design solutions combined with thorough, precise technical and administrative services.
This commitment to the highest design, technical, and management standards is met by a talented, dedicated staff led by Kevin Quinlan, who guides every project from conception to completion.
The result of this business structure is evident in the completed work. Each project presents a unique set of challenges requiring the formation of a set of central ideas that respond to the needs of a specific client, program, site and budget. In addition, each of the tasks within a project is an opportunity to reinforce those central ideas, helping to produce cohesive and unified solutions. This discipline is essential from the earliest schematic phase throughout the development of the finished product, and is seen in every level of architectural detail.
Throughout the project process, the clients receive the individual attention that makes them a part of the custom design process, with Mr. Quinlan and staff guiding them from the initial concept to the completed project while remaining faithful to set goals and budget.
The final products are contextual and cost-efficient design solutions that effectively translate a client's goals and dreams into reality, whether a new custom residence that complements the natural surroundings or additions and renovations that enhance the existing house.
Kevin Quinlan, owner of KEVIN QUINLAN ARCHITECTURE LLC, has worked on various projects during his decades of design and construction experience. This has included hotels, courthouses, schools, museums, urban multi-use complexes, tenant office towers, suburban corporate headquarters, public housing units, pedestrian bridge, waterside park, private residences, out-buildings such as barns & pool houses and interior design.
Prior to establishing his own firm, Kevin Quinlan was a Senior Construction Project Manager at Lend Lease Construction (then known as Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc.) in New York City where he specialized in on-site construction project management. He also gained extensive experience in pre-construction project management services, particularly in the areas of design management and schedule & budget development. As a result, he is skilled at managing a project from initial design conception through on-time construction completion, staying within budget and satisfying the owner's requirements. Kevin was twice the recipient of a Bovis Customer Satisfaction & Client Contact Employee Recognition Award.
Previously, Kevin held the position of Associate with renowned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in New York City, who recruited him from architectural school. At SOM he designed projects, prepared construction documentation, provided technical coordination in both the U.S. and internationally, and administered on-site construction supervision. Kevin was also a Project Architect at a prominent firm in Greenwich, CT, where he was instrumental in the design development, detailing and construction supervision of several elaborate shingle-style residences.
Kevin is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he attained Bachelor of Architecture & Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture degrees. While at R.I.S.D., he also attended Brown University and interned as a designer with Di Leonardo International, a leading design firm of hotels and resorts worldwide.
Kevin is a Registered Architect in the states of Connecticut, New York and Virginia, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust For Historic Preservation, The Preservation Society of Newport County (RI), Preservation Virginia, the Wilton Historical Society Building & Grounds Committee, the Wilton Building Inspectors Board of Appeals, the Wilton Planning and Zoning Commission Village District Design Advisory Committee, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce and several local fraternal, charitable, and cultural organizations.
Projects which Kevin Quinlan has worked on have been featured in numerous publications: Architecture, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, A+U (Architecture + Urbanism), Bovis World magazine, Bureau de France, Country French magazine, Country Home magazine, Interiors, Interior Design, Modern Farmhouse Style magazine, New England Home magazine, New York magazine, The New York Times, RISD Views, SOM 1984-1994, The Old House Magazine, VOGUE magazine, Wilton (CT) Magazine.
"I strive to exceed client expectations while adding maximum value to the client's home and property by first taking into consideration all aspects of design including the site conditions, a client's particular program requirements, building codes, and zoning regulations.
Projects evolve as the result of a process-oriented methodology that unifies art, technology, and precision detailing with each client's unique needs and budget.
My goal is to create a client-focused project that is experientially uplifting and that transcends mere stylistic trends in order to achieve a timeless elegance, creating architecture that blends a sharp sense of tradition with contemporary insight and technique.
A commitment to quality and contextual aesthetic expression - coupled with pride in craftsmanship - has enabled the firm to provide a design product that elevates the business of building to the fine art of architecture.
The wonderful clients, talented builders, and knowledgeable & professional local building officials with whom I've had the privilege of collaborating on projects share an equal amount of credit for the high quality and diverse work that KEVIN QUINLAN ARCHITECTURE LLC has become known for."
— Kevin Quinlan, A.I.A.