Washington, DC (March 2022)
KCCT announces that senior architect Sunil Mistry will retire from the firm. Mistry has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of KCCT since he joined in 2015. He has led flagship projects for the international studio that include the new embassy campus in New Delhi, one of the largest compounds contracted by the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings, on which Mistry played a key role in securing complex permitting. With his highly versatile skill set, Mistry has successfully delivered projects domestically and abroad on both new construction and buildings that appear on the National Register of Historic Places. His expertise in all phases of architectural design, construction documentation, and construction administration has allowed our clients to realize their visions in fully coordinated high-performance building designs.
“It has been a pleasure to work alongside Sunil at KCCT,” KCCT Principal Stephen M. Vlach said. “His commitment to design infused every project he touched, and his extensive construction experience contributed to the success of many great projects. Sunil’s mentorship to younger staff has instilled values that will keep design and constructability at the forefront for a new generation.”
Mistry began his 45-year career under the tutelage of Frank Lloyd Wright fellow Raja Aederi. Mistry’s award-winning portfolio spans US consulates and embassies, airports, iconic religious facilities, institutional buildings, mixed-use facilities, commercial structures, retail, multi-family residential buildings, five-star resort hotels, healthcare and educational facilities, and Class A parking garages. High-profile, public-facing projects throughout his career include the delivery of the Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia; the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia; the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Assistance building in Suitland, Maryland; the King Abdullah Financial District Conference Center in Riyadh, KSA; and the US Embassy in Moscow, which has earned several awards for Mistry’s glass staircase design.
The first part of Mistry’s retirement will be spent in Boston, where he and his wife will welcome their first grandchild. He is also looking forward to traveling the world, beginning with a trip to Portugal. Reflecting on the lifecycles of his projects, many of which he saw from project outset to full realization, Mistry said, “It is like watching a flower bloom.”
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 160 cities abroad. KCCT’s values are innovative design, technical quality, and an unwavering dedication to service.