Gayle Kirchmar, AIA, LEED AP Elevated to Principal

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC (January 2023)


KCCT is pleased to announce that Gayle Kirchmar has been elevated to Principal within the firm. A subject matter expert in mission-critical projects, Kirchmar’s interdisciplinary leadership delivers state-of-the-art workspaces for KCCT’s clients that are imperative to national security operations. Her business acumen, solutions-driven design approach, and ability to connect with clients and mentor colleagues are integral to firm growth. Her dynamic portfolio reflects her commitment to elevating the human experience through architecture, ranging in scale from small tenant fit-outs to entire campus redevelopments.

“I am looking forward to expanding KCCT’s domestic design presence,” said Kirchmar. “Inherent in KCCT values and culture is a deep regard for our clients and the built environment, and I am excited to continue to play a key role in this as part of the firm’s leadership.”

A graduate of Virginia Tech and longtime DC resident, Kirchmar advocates for emerging designers, providing direction and opportunities for the realization of creative visions. Prior to joining KCCT in 2002, she specialized in community development and stabilization projects to facilitate Washington, DC’s ongoing renaissance, including the University of the District of Columbia renovations, the Mary Church Terrell House for Howard University, and the Ellen Wilson Community Center.

“Gayle’s direction and attention to detail, from concept through construction, are unparalleled,” said KCCT Principal Christopher Peoples. “She has been an important contributor to our legacy, and her leadership abilities will continue to drive our success.”

Firm History

Washington, DC-based KCCT is a multidisciplinary design firm focused on planning, architecture, and interior design in urban environments. The firm’s unique practice features a regional portfolio ranging from historic preservation to institutional and commercial designs. With nearly 40 years of experience in international design, KCCT also brings a global perspective to our work with diplomatic, military, and transportation projects in over 170 cities abroad. KCCT’s values are innovative design, technical quality, and an unwavering dedication to service.





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