About Us


Established in 2009, KPN Architects, LLC is a minority-owned, full service architectural design firm offering a wide variety of creative and technical services that range from Master Planning of large complex sites to Space Planning, Interior Architecture and Construction Administration. Founded by award-winning architects Jacob Panikar, Sotero Nieves and Gordon Ingerson, KPN Architects, LLC takes pride in its dedication to design excellence and its commitment to each project from concept design to construction.

With over 70 years of collective design experience, our team members’ respective portfolios include completed projects in K-12 and Higher Education, Student Housing, Retail, Mixed-Use Commercial Developments, Multi-family residential and Senior Living Communities. In addition, KPN Architects, LLC also provides expert consulting services in allied disciplines such as Existing Building Forensics, Energy Audits, Adoptive Reuse Renovations and Historic Restoration projects.

Through an effective mix of vision and experience, KPN Architects, LLC provides unique design solutions to the most challenging projects without compromising the clients’ goals. At KPN Architects, we deliver projects that consistently exceed expectations.

Our Philosophy

Good design is born out of a sound concept. It should embody history, culture and community. At KPN Architects, we do not design to showcase our abilities but to highlight and promote our clients’ vision. We are passionate about creativity, about quality and about service. We define our success by how well we bridge the gap between vision and realization with thoughtful and responsible solutions.

We believe in cultivating relationships that go beyond the completion of a project. To us, a handshake means more than a friendly gesture. To us, it is a symbol of our promise to serve with integrity and to the best of our abilities.

At KPN Architects, every project means more than just a commission, but a token of trust.