History

Established in 1946 KBJ Architects has emerged as one of the regions leading full service architectural and interior design firms. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida KBJ employs a staff of 40, including 15 registered professionals. In its more than six decades of practice, and with consistently experienced design teams, KBJ has virtually sculpted the downtown skyline of Jacksonville and the landscape of north and central Florida.

Our Portfolio includes high rise and suburban offices, hospitality facilities; educational facilities, religious institutions, airports, industrial facilities, museums and exhibition space, theaters, parking structures, health care clinics, and a broad range of master planning, urban design and restoration.

To maintain such a diverse practice, KBJ has excelled at working with specialist in many different types of fields. We team with the best design architects and consultants when the nature of the project type requires such special skills. We employ the service of quality engineers for the technical aspects of each project. In the implementation phase, KBJ considers the construction teams as partners, with the common goal of delivering a successful project to the owners.

Since our organization in 1946, (then known as Kemp, Bunch and Jackson), a significant characteristic of our firm has been a commitment to the objectives of our clients combined with strong project management. KBJ’s office is organized in teams, each headed by one of the three working principals, handling projects from the inception to completion. This organization provides project continuity, insures personnel availability, and establishes pride, responsibility and commitment from the beginning. Team members follow a project through all phases which allows a singular design intent to develop throughout the process. We also require the same personnel assignments and commitment of our consultants.

A high percentage of KBJ’s work each year is for clients that the firm has served previously. Frequently, KBJ is asked to adapt and renovate facilities as past clients’ businesses evolve. Repetitive clients include international and private corporations, developers, institutions, public authorities, as well as federal, state, and local governments.