Introducing our upcoming #KPGspotlight! Over the next few months, each department will take their turn with a weeklong Instagram #takeover! During this time, you’ll get to learn more about our #teamKPG and the work they do behind the scenes. Which group are you the most excited to learn more about? Let us know by commenting below ⬇️...
Happy National Disability Independence Day! At KPG we are always designing and thinking with accessibility in mind. Through our site plans, layout, landscape design, restroom design, and engineering, Big Rock Park Central now has ADA compliant and accessible sidewalks, parking, public restroom, and pathways to both the heritage garden and historic house.
Learn more at kpg.com/project/big-rock-park-central
Downtown Renton is taking shape! KPG led the design for Phase 1 of a multi-phased streetscape improvement consisting of new sidewalks, street illumination, and irrigation. Project elements include gateway monuments, pedestrian kiosks, benches, waste receptacles, wayfinding design, and landscape elements such as flower baskets, street trees, tree grates, and landscape strip fencing.
We did a groundbreaking ceremony of our own to kick off #FoodFrenzy with @FoodLifeline this last week! We volunteered at their warehouse and helped package 450 1-lb bags of cereal to be distributed to 340 food banks throughout WA. We love being able to volunteer together, and look forward to doing it again! #FoodFrenzy2021 #teamKPG...
#flashbackfriday to 2009, when we celebrated the Duvall Main Street ribbon cutting with some ice cream! National Ice Cream Day is this weekend, so we say CHEERS to enjoying a delicious scoop, wherever you may be. Pro Tip: @DoorDash has a deal this weekend to grab some free ice cream with code ICECREAM when you order $20+, be sure to use it! #NationalIceCreamDay #teamKPG #celebrate...
S 144th Street Phase 2 provides a critical east-west pedestrian and bicycle connection through the City of Tukwila along a diverse mixed-use corridor that includes single and multi-family residential and commercial uses, senior housing, the Tukwila library and Foster High School. The project design features bike lanes, generous sidewalks, two mid-block crossings, decorative luminaires, site furnishings, and new roadway planters and street trees and has set the stage for new development along the corridor.
Our Environmental Stewardship Committee is excited to share a Call to Action to clean our beaches! National Clean Beaches took place this year between July 1st and July 7th, as July 4th happens to be the largest holiday for beach goers. Join us in celebrating Clean Beaches Week by helping us clean beaches all month long! Take a photo and be sure to tag us for a repost! #beachday #calltoaction #teamKPG #cleanbeaches #environmentalstewardship...
The goals of this project were to improve multi-modal connections and provide development infrastructure along the SW 236th St corridor between I-5 and downtown Mountlake Terrace. This project connects the downtown core to the new Light Rail Station along I-5 and encourages future development along this key City corridor. KPG provided traffic and stormwater modelling and design of cross sectional elements including new bike lanes, sidewalks, illumination and signals as well as landscaping and urban design elements.
In the past year we have had some furry friends join the KPG family, and we would love to highlight two of the newest members! Meet these furry friends below ⬇️
Meet Rico! KPG Design Engineer Randall adopted Rico in 2020. Rico is a high energy dog who loves to join Dad (Randall), Mom (Andrea), and Sister (Molly) on hikes and mountain bike rides. When it comes to time relax, Rico is quick to join snuggles and sleep on those comfy human beds! Welcome to the family, Rico!
Meet Miner! KPG Design Engineer Kelsey brought home Minerva in 2020. Minerva likes to climb, explore cardboard boxes, make friends with neighbor cats, birdwatch, and nap in the sun.
Happy National Take Your Dog to Work Day! Here at KPG we love to bring our dogs with us into the office, and in the past year we have enjoyed celebrating all of our furry friends both in the office and at our home workspaces.
Congratulations to KPGer Jeremy Thompson for earning his PE License! Jeremy is excited about having his PE because it recognizes the knowledge and expertise that he has developed over the past 6 years of working in engineering. He is looking forward to developing his specialty and helping new engineers advance in their careers. Most of all, Jeremy is very happy to have passed the spring exam so he can enjoy his summer riding bikes, kayaking, and hiking with his dog Ruby and his girlfriend Megan! We are excited for you too, Jeremy!
“KPG has always been about celebration and supporting our communities. We created a DEI committee to help us continue to focus on ways we can support and celebrate all people.”
We are excited to introduce our new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee, which was started this year. The committee will focus on celebrating all people, bringing awareness and representation to all groups, and highlighting ways we are focused on embodying a culture of care at KPG. Thank you to our committee members: Bryce Corrigan, Cheyanne Farr, Georgeanne Smith, Karina Franada, Michelle Hippe, Phuong Nguyen, and Ron Reichel!
Meet one of KPG’s newest family members, Weslee! KPG Marketing Specialist, Jamie, welcomed Weslee into the world in September 2020 at a whopping 6 lbs. and 4 oz. We are so happy to have you on #teamKPG Weslee!
KPG recently attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Big Rock Park Central in Sammamish. This site is a hidden gem in the charming City of Sammamish, and features a heritage garden, the historically registered Reard House, a custom-built tree house, as well as 20 acres of forest, fields, and trails. Careful thought was given to ADA design elements for the historic home’s deck, the tree house, and the connecting trails. Other features include site furnishings, native and ornamental plantings, on-site parking, LID stormwater facilities, and a public restroom. Thank you so much to all the KPGers who made this happen!
KPG Principal Architect DJ decided 2020 was the year to further reduce his carbon footprint, ditch the internal combustion engine, and go 100% electric for his primary mode of transportation. Since buying his first electric vehicle he has enjoyed numerous family road trips around the Pacific Northwest, including to the beach, all while not burning any fossil fuels! Recently DJ and family traveled across the state, stopping at various charging stations along the journey.
KPG worked with the City of Tukwila to provide construction services for approximately 1600 linear feet of drainage improvements within the right-of-way of East Marginal Way. KPG Project Manager Jake Williams, and KPG Resident Engineer Matt North helped oversee the work, which included stormwater pump station installation, gravity and force main storm sewer, stormwater treatment vaults, bioretention planters, permeable pavement and paving, roadway, and curb and gutter restoration.
Thank you to the @ecologywa for the grant that funded this project!
Working in the yard and around the house became a lot more fun for KPG’s Seattle Office Manager, Lucy, this last year! Lucy built up her confidence by learning how to operate a backhoe to tackle a HUGE backyard project, and when her dryer bit the dust, she took it apart and used this dryer drum to fix it herself! Way to go Lucy! What projects have you been up to?
On this Memorial Day we honor and remember the military personnel who lost their lives while serving. Cheyanne, one of our KPGers, snapped this photo at the Price of Freedom Wall in Washington, DC. #remember #memorialday #usa...