John Kuhn, AIA Senior Principal, LEED AP
John, a LEED AP, has been practicing architecture in the Pioneer Valley since 1975. Together with Chris Riddle, John founded Kuhn Riddle Architects, Inc. in 1977. John’s work experience spans multiple project types, including both new construction and adaptive reuse/renovation projects.
John received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame, which included a year studying in Rome, Italy. Since that time he has been involved in numerous projects in the area, with his portfolio including residential, commercial and institutional projects. He has designed custom homes, renovations, and additions to hundreds of single family homes in the region. John oversaw the $22 million expansion and renovation of the Amherst Regional High School and worked on the River’s Landing complex, formerly the National Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, MA.
John worked for years with Yankee Candle Company as they grew in the nineties, designing many expansions to their flagship store in South Deerfield, as well as their corporate headquarters building. He also developed their original prototype mall store. In more recent years he has helped develop the Kringle Candle Company retail campus in Bernardston, MA, including the company’s Farm Table Restaurant.
John is involved in many local organizations outside of the office and sits on the Board of Directors at Northampton Cooperative Bank and the Amherst BID (Business Improvement District). He is also a passionate musician and has released two albums of original music as a singer/songwriter/guitarist. He is currently working on a third album of new material.