History

History

Just look around and you'll see the impact our firm has had in shaping the Central New York skyline. Founded in 1868, some of the iconic structures that helped establish the King + King name include: the National Grid building; Onondaga County Courthouse; Crouse College, Bird Library and Manley Fieldhouse on the Syracuse University campus; CenterState CEO headquarters; the Galleries; and so much more.

The results of our recent work can be seen at Onondaga Community College, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Carmelo Anthony Basketball Practice Facility, Golisano Children's Hospital, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District and at multiple other sites around the region.

A community's architecture helps to define it. It's the legacy we leave for future generations. King + King can help bring your legacy to life.

Kirk Narburgh

Kirk Narburgh, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP BD + C
Managing Partner + CEO

"The best part of my job is the time I spend each day interacting with staff and clients providing leadership advice and creative solutions to their daily challenges."

Uniquely qualified as both a registered architect and a landscape architect, Kirk brings more than 30 years of professional experience to his position. He is Past President of the American Institute of Architects CNY chapter, current VP of Government Advocacy for AIA NYS and is an adjunct professor at Syracuse University's School of Architecture where he is an Adjunct Professor and has taught Professional Practice and Computer Application courses for the past 26 consecutive years.

He is actively involved with Board and volunteer positions at Francis House, Salvation Army and the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. Kirk is a 2003 recipient of the Syracuse 40 Under 40 honor. A New York State and Pennsylvania licensed architect, he is LEED-Accredited and NCARB-certified.

Kirk received his bachelor's of science in landscape architecture from Cornell University and his master of architecture from Syracuse University. He is a golfer, skier, SCUBA diver and avid traveler. He and his wife, Kim, live in Cicero, NY with their two daughters.

Jason Benedict

Jason Benedict, AIA, LEED AP
Partner-in-Charge
K-12 Education Design Studio

"What makes me happy to come to work every day is the notion of fostering new relationships and growing old ones. It is a great feeling to be part of a team that not only shares this same notion but builds a firm around it."

Jason has been part of the team for more than 10 years. He manages and administers all project phases from inception through construction. His passion is seeing a design go from concept to actual bricks and mortar.

He holds his associate's in Drafting from Mohawk Valley Community College; his bachelor's in Architecture from SUNY-Buffalo; and his master's in Architecture from Syracuse University. He volunteers with Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, is a member of the "School to College and Career Advisory Board" at East Syracuse Minoa CSD, is a member of the Industry Partners Council at Syracuse Center of Excellence, is a member of the CTE Partnership Council for Syracuse City Schools, and serves on the board of Jowonio School. Jason lives in Chittenango with his wife, Ann Marie, and son, Zachary.

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson, AIA, LEED AP
Partner-in-Charge
Health Care Studio

"It's rewarding to be in a creative profession where the tangible result of our work helps clients realize their vision, goals and objectives. I focus in the health care market, where we create more than just Healthcare Architecture, we create healing environments that facilitate better health outcomes and well being for patients and staff."

Dave has over 30 years of professional experience, specializing in health care planning and design. A licensed architect in New York State and Pennsylvania, he is NCARB-certified, LEED accredited, and accredited in Evidence Based Design, EDAC.

Dave sits on the boards of directors for the Visiting Nurse Association of CNY; CNY HealtheConnections; and the American Red Cross of Central New York. Dave received his associate's degree in architectural technology from SUNY-Delhi, his bachelor of professional studies, architecture from SUNY-Buffalo, and his master of architecture from SUNY-Buffalo.

Dave is a golfer, likes woodworking and is a boating enthusiast who loves the 1000 Islands. He and his wife Michele live in Cicero and have two grown daughters, Kristin and Lauren, and 3 grandchildren.

Jim King

Jim King, AIA, LEED AP BD + C
Partner-in-Charge
K-12 Education Design Studio

"Working in a fantastic sustainable building with great people that I'm able to mentor and support is very rewarding. I'm fortunate to be part of a team that creates architecture designed to positively impact the community today and into the future."

Jim brings more than 30 years of professional experience to the firm, where he has specialized in the K-12 education market for most of his career. He has a strong working relationship with the NYS Education Department, and is well-versed in interpreting its regulations.

Jim serves on numerous boards and committees including: the Metro and East Branch board for the YMCA, YWCA Asset Development Committee, Eldercare Foundation, Vera House Foundation, Fayetteville Manlius Crewsters, Henderson Harbor Yacht Club, Henderson Harbor Water Sports Programs and Cazenovia Ski Club. He is also co-chair for the Vera House 2012 White Ribbon Campaign.

A graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor's in architecture, he is a New York State-licensed architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects and is NCARB-certified. He enjoys downhill skiing, sailing, and classic Porsches. Jim and his wife, Kristin, reside in Manlius. He has two sons - Tom and John.

Pete King

Pete King, AIA, LEED BD + C
Partner-in-Charge
Health Care/Community Studio

"It's not by chance, it's by design."

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Pete is a fifth generation leader at the firm. His personal commitment to improving the quality of life in Central New York and his passion for environmental responsibility has led to the firm's leadership in sustainable design.

Pete is chair of the Syracuse Center of Excellence Board of Directors, board member and past chairman of the Onondaga Community College Foundation, past Chair of NYIEQ Center, Inc, past board chairman for the Golisano Children's Hospital Advisory Council and was a member of the Community General Foundation board.

He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture and is a licensed architect in New York State, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Pete is also a LEED Accredited Professional. He enjoys skiing in Vermont with his wife and children, Susie and Alex. Pete resides in Manlius with wife Kathe.

Chad Rogers

Chad Rogers, AIA, LEED AP BD + C
Partner-in-Charge
Health Care/Community Studio

"I believe King + King’s commitment to our Community makes us stand out, and allows me to pursue my passion for unique, client-centric and sustainable architecture together with a focus on community engagement and relationship building."

Chad joined the firm in 2010 after 10 years of professional experience in Boston, MA. He provides day-to-day project leadership, with a significant scope of responsibility related to architectural design, client and business development, project problem solving, and team coordination.

Chad serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Syracuse Habitat for Humanity and Chairman of the Skaneateles Landmark Preservation Committee. He has a passion for participation with the firm’s community activities including those held on behalf of Vera House, the Food Bank of CNY, Rescue Mission, and the Red Cross.

Chad is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and is a licensed Architect in New York State, as well as a LEED accredited professional. He lives in Skaneateles with his wife, Kathleen, and daughters, Celia, Isabel and Lillian. Chad enjoys golf, woodworking, traveling with his family, and is slowly improving his home-brewing skills.

Kerry Tarolli

Kerry Tarolli, AIA, LEED AP
Partner-in-Charge
K-12 Education Design Studio

"Our staff truly is the key to our success. We have a great mix of people that are knowledgeable, responsive, and dedicated to creating inspired design solutions."

Kerry has been with the firm for ten years, coordinating and leading projects in our education market. She is committed to building client relationships and delivering successful projects, and she is actively involved in all phases of a project, from the initial facilities assessment through closeout of a capital improvement project.

Kerry holds bachelor's degrees in European History and French Language and Literature from Union College, and a master's degree in Architecture from Syracuse University. In her spare time, she serves on the Board of Directors for Child Care Solutions and officiates womens' basketball. Kerry lives in Camillus with her husband, Steve, and sons, James, Tyler, and Alex.

Awards

Recent Awards

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2014
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Citation for Design for the Ithaca College Hill Center

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2014
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Awards of Merit for the Reservoir Residence

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2014
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2014
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Award of Excellence for the WCNY Broadcasting Studio

Business and Community Awards

Business of the Year Award 2010
Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
Business of the Year, Over Fifty Employees, First Place

Best Companies New York State 2008
New York State Society for Human Resource Management Council, the state Business Council and Best Companies Group
Best Company to Work For - Small/Medium Company (15 to 249 employees)

Zweig White’s 2008 Hot Firm List
List of the 200 Fastest Growing Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Firms in the United States and Canada
Honorable Mention

Business of the Year Award 2007
Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
Community Involvement Award, Finalist

Design Awards

Central New York Business Journal, A Time to Build 2013
Fulton Medical Center, Camden Central School District

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2012
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Fulton Medical Center

Zero Footprint Re-Skinning Award
King + King, Architects
Architectural Studio

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2011
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Central New York Community Foundation - The Central New York Philanthropy Center - Joint Citation Award with VIP Structures

Cast Stone Institute 2011
Camden Central School District
Excellence Award for Restoration

Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) 2010
Canastota Central School District
Honorable Mention

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2010
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Syracuse University, Club 44
Award of Merit

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2009
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
King + King, Architects
Architectural Studio
Award of Merit - Commercial Category

King + King, Architects
Architectural Studio
Award of Merit - Sustainability Category

SUNY College at Oneonta
Wilsbach Br@in Cafe
Honorable Mention - Interior Design Category

Upstate Chapter, Annual Awards 2009
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
SUNY College at Oneonta
Wilsbach Br@in Cafe
Design Award Recipient - First Place Institutional Category

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2008
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Vernon Verona Sherrill School District
Shevron Community Center
Design Award Recipient and Chapter Peer Recognition Award

Upstate Chapter, Annual Awards 2008
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
New Main Entry and Lobby
Design Award Recipient

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2007
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Onondaga Community College
Gordon One-Stop Student Service Center Addition
Merit Award Recipient

Upstate Chapter, Annual Awards 2007
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Onondaga Community College
Gordon One-Stop Student Service Center Addition
Design Award Recipient

Community General Hospital
Maternity Services Center Renovation
Design Award Recipient

Architectural Portfolio 2007
American School and University
Onondaga Community College
Gordon One-Stop Student Service Center Addition
Outstanding Design Recognition

Best Installation Contest 2006
3form
State University of New York, College at Cortland
Bishop Residence Hall Renovation
Grand Prize Winner

Central New York Chapter, Annual Awards 2006
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
University of Rochester
Helen Wood Hall School of Nursing Addition
Merit Award Recipient