A passion for great design

Jonathan Kuhn Architect was established in June 2012 in Washington DC, with the belief that every client deserves unique attention. Whether it’s a residential remodel or small commercial design project, we bring an unwavering passion for great design and years of experience in the industry. Residential projects have included new homes, additions, and renovations ranging in style from modern architecture to historic structures. For commercial projects we have collaborated with clients to create inviting office environments, design luxury condos, and craft engaging public spaces. We serve Washington DC and the surrounding area but are also licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New York.

Creating an emotional response

The way we work is really an extension of Jonathan’s personality – honest, open, and engaged. Some clients come to JKA inspired with a vision while others only have a general sense of what they’d like to achieve. We love to work with both – and everything in between. It’s an ongoing conversation and why our collaborative approach is key to our success. By carefully listening to our clients’ stated (and sometimes unarticulated) goals, we hone in on key design elements and strategies to incorporate. We take into account every detail, from materials to lighting, that contributes to the physical and emotional response to architecture. It’s only after understanding how our clients interact, both physically and emotionally, with their environment, that we can create solutions that exceed our clients’ goals and expectations.

Established and respected by peers

Jonathan Kuhn has been called a “creative and passionate architect” and featured in many publications including The Design Bureau 100, The Washington Post, Houzz, The Washingtonian Magazine, Opad, and Pine River Group. JKA has also won many prestigious awards such as 2015 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation, Capital COTY (Contractor of the Year Award),  AIA|DC – 2015 Chapter Design Award, HBAM Remodelers Gold Award of Excellence for Exterior Remodel up to $50K, and HBAM Remodelers Silver Award of Excellence for Commercial up to $150K.

With every project we aspire to create a physically and emotionally inviting environment – and we believe our role is to facilitate the right conversations and provide professional guidance as we help to achieve your vision.

“Creativity is the human capacity to transform something into an emotion.” — Chef Alex Atala

Professional Credentials


Architectural Licenses

DC, MD, VA, NY, PA, and WA