STUDIOKCA is an award-winning architecture and design firm led by Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang based in Brooklyn, New York with projects ranging in scale and complexity from lighting fixtures and interiors, to public installations, sculptures and buildings in New York, Vermont, Nevada, Wisconsin, Brazil, Taiwan, and Papua New Guinea.
The practice explores the ways in which context and locality offer opportunities to design and create objects and spaces that respond directly to the demands of their programs and site-specific environmental conditions. With each project, we are interested in how materials can be crafted or purposed to solve a problem, shape a narrative, create a sense of place, and offer a unique solution that resonates with our clients and their sites.
STUDIOKCA been honored with design awards including an American Institute of Architects National Small Project Award, AIA California Council Design Honor Award, AIA New York Design Merit Award, AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Merit Award, AIA New York City of Dreams Pavilion Winner, SARA New York Chapter Design Award of Excellence, two Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards, three Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award Honors, two Architizer A+ Award Finalists, and The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Young Architects Award Honorable Mention.
The work of the firm has been published in Architectural Record, Interior Design, The Architect's Newspaper, Architectural Digest, Wired, Wallpaper*, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and broadcast on The Weather Channel, CNN, and Discovery Channel.
The firm's public pavilions and installations, such as Head in the Clouds, A Comet Lands in Brooklyn (Rosetta), NASA Orbit Pavilion, Drop, Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale), Night and Day, have been exhibited on Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City, at the Center For Architecture in New York, the AIA National Convention, the World Science Festival, The Exploratorium Museum, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens, Jan Van Eyck Square in Bruges, Belgium, and at the Jockey Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil.