About Us

Our firm has grown from its inception in 1981 into an award winning organization, experienced at managing diverse projects of superior design quality. Experience in the resolution of complex buildings of museum caliber has given the firm a body of knowledge and resources essential to producing the unique design response that special projects demand.

KAPC has provided services in every phase of project development, from programmatic stages to post-construction phases, for a variety of diverse project types and sizes. We approach projects with a generalist philosophy, focusing on content, context, and creative problem solving.

Principals, associates, and staff work closely with select consultants as a cohesive team. Partners maintain continuous involvement with every project from inception through completion. Our methodology ensures appropriate, innovative, and environmentally conscious solutions responsive to client wishes within established budgetary parameters.

Nicholas P. Koutsomitis, Principal

Nicholas Koutsomitis is an architect with over 30 years of experience in the planning of museum and cultural facilities and institutions. He has been involved in numerous master plans for new museums, as well as plans for the future growth of established institutions.

Clients have included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, The Queens Museum, The City Museum of Washington DC, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Hechel Shlomo Museum of Jewish Art and Heritage in Jerusalem, the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation, and many others.

He is an active member of the American Association of Museums, the American Institute of Architects, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is also an adjunct professor of architecture at Pratt Institute School of Architecture.

Maria Cristina Gomez, Associate AIA

Maria Cristina Gomez has been a practicing architectural designer for more than twenty years. She was associated with the offices of Perkins and Will in Chicago, Marcel Breuer and Associates, and Rafael Vinoly Architects, in New York City, prior to joining KAPC. Ms. Gomez has been the project manager on numerous institutional and commercial projects, including various civic projects, visitor centers, retail stores, and restaurant facilities.

A native of Colombia, Ms. Gomez is fluent in Spanish and has managed various projects in South America. Ms. Gomez is a member of the American Association of Museums, an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and is active on several committees.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The American Museum of Natural History

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company

The Luis Ferré Foundation

Microsoft Corporation

Walt Disney Development Co.

Union Carbide Corporation

Ziff-Davis Publishing Company

Children's Television Workshop Inc.

The Museo de Arte de Ponce

The JB Speed Art Museum

The National Songwriters' Hall of Fame

The National Catholic Art Museum

Whittle Communications

The New York Hall of Science

Central Park Conservancy

The International Center of Photography

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Public Library

The Government of the British Virgin Islands

New York State Dormitory Authority

Port Authority of NY & NJ

NYC Department of Design & Construction

NYC Department of Transportation

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

The Grand Central Partnership

Oikos Ventures, LLC

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Fat Annie's Truck Stop

The Church of the Transfiguration

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Hechal Shlomo, Jerusalem

2 Gold Street, LLC

Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation

Anverse, Inc.

Times Square Studio

Reuters America

Tishman Development Corp.

LaSalle Partners

Stone Creek Housing Development Corp.

Gomez-Vallecilla Development Corp.

Sunny Lane Farms Development Corp.

TDI / Transportation Displays Incorporated

Ogilvy & Mather

Organization Resources Counselors

DesignFrame Incorporated

Scandia Realty Corporation

National Institute for Architectural Education

The Development Bank of Puerto Rico

The First Bank of the Americas

The Bank of Bogota

The Albert G. Ruben Company

Damon Associates

Mark Ross Films, Inc.

Sylvia Whyte Inc.

Altier & Barasch, Attorneys

Mount Hope AME Zion Church

Vanguard Temporaries

American Express

Butler Institute of American Art

Riverkeeper Wave Hill

The 34th Street Partnership

Bryant Park Restoration Corporation

Ramakrishna-Vivekanda Center of New York

NYU Co-Generation Plant

Cafe Bravo Restaurant

The City Museum of Washington D.C.

Queen Borough Public Library

The National D-Day Museum

Staut, Inc.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Disney World Imagineering

New York Convention and Visitor's Bureau


The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople