Firm Overview

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Kuhn Riddle Architects was first established in 1977. We are a studio of 13 people located in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts. We are not a large firm, at least not in the way that "large" is defined in urban settings. Nevertheless we aren't small either—no firm in Western Massachusetts employs more licensed architects.


We serve a diverse client base

We provide architectural and interior design services to a diverse client base throughout the Pioneer Valley and beyond, including colleges and schools, individual families, churches, office, retail and multi-family developers, and municipalities.


We believe in context

We believe in design which has strong links to context and neighborhood, and which contributes to the sustenance of the planet. Four of our architects are LEED® APs.


We are good listeners

For us, design and construction are collaborative processes that succeed when all genuine stakeholders work together and have ownership of the finished product.


We are committed to green design

The local western Massachusetts economy is starting to respond to the benefits of green design, and recent state laws now require all publically funded buildings to be LEED certified. We have three projects in various phases of construction and design and three completed projects registered under the LEED Green Building Rating System, which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.